The theme 'motherhood' is often looked at with rose-tinted glasses. I wanted to give this notion a reality-check. Not to shock, but to encompass the role of a mother as a whole. There are the joyful, serene, affirming moments. But there's lot of pain, anxiety, stress and work too! I feel acknowledging all of these important parts of motherhood, rather than sweeping them under the carpet, gives value to the role of the mother. Through my series I photographed various paraphernalia that will be very familiar to mothers. Each object stands as a symbol of some part of a mother's experience or role, through pregnancy, birth and then caring for a baby in the early months of life.
Nicole Brock • Giola Cassar • Salvador Dewald • Ollie Gapper • Sandra Grabowska • Ramona Guntert • Ingrid Gustafsson • Sanaa Hamid • Bradley Helbert • Ben Hollingbery • Laura Kale • Josie McCann • Chel Negus • Amy Overbury • Christine Sanderson • Harry Scott • Nikita Shergill • Rosie Squires • Ian Wisbey •