'The Little Things' was inspired by my upbringing and old family photos. The name of this project stems from my mum and my nana always saying "appreciate the little things in life". As a child, I was fascinated by disposable cameras and the fond memories that were captured with my family on holidays, at home and out in the open.
This three part editorial is an ode to those childhood memories through place, item and feeling. I aimed to reflect back on those fond times through imagery, and to bring some happiness into the current times of unknown. With so much negativity and despair surrounding a year of lockdown, I wanted to bring a glimpse of hope and positivity back into our lives by tapping into those old good times.
When looking back on these old images, it brought back so many feelings and thoughts that I had completely forgotten about. Everyone's upbringing is completely different to one another, some are good and some are bad. With this project, I wanted to tap into some of those good memories that I had that defined who I am as a person today. I believe that it is good to reflect on both the good and the bad as we would not be who we are without everything that has happened to us.
Shooting on predominantly analogue as a photographer, this links with how photos used to be taken when I was a child. With this body of work, I wanted to keep the classic analogue feel but with a modern touch to bring it relevant to now.
Alongside being a photographer, I am also a self taught nail artist. I taught myself nails at the beginning of the pandemic originally to do just on myself, however I have taken it further and have been able to incorporate it with my practice. It means the world to me that I can do two things I love together and really bring a more personal touch to my shoots.