The project 'To Sheila' explores Simpson's Grandmothers life while dealing with Vascular Dementia, the images revealing the evidence of her Grandmothers mental state as it slowly deteriorates. Simpson draws her audience in by using truthful, hard hitting images and offering a personal insight to this intimate subject; she achieves this by using a soft focussed and calm coloured collection of heartfelt and delicately shot documentary images. Photographed in Sheila's home Simpson shoots with an insightful purpose which documents Sheila's ever changing normality, which is both honest and painful to witness. Simpson has achieved this emotive and relatable feel to her work by choosing to shoot from an observational viewpoint. Simpson's images take the viewer on a journey of progression through the illness, and the deterioration of Sheila.
Rachel Abraham • Robin Albrecht • Robert Cook • Todd Hickey • Emily Hocking • Laura Huhta • Henna Mattila • Samia Meah • James Proctor • Anton Reenpaa • Amy Simpson • Pamela Jane Wheeler • Sam Wiles •