Saturday, 11 April 2009

The Keepsakes Exhibition

It's been a privilege to have been part of a wonderful photographic project created by the Willow Foundation.
The charity, set up in 1999 by Bob and Megs Wilson in memory of their daughter Anna, provides seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds with special day experiences.

Nine  photographers were asked to take portraits of both beneficiaries of the charity and celebrities who lend their support.  My subjects were the lovely Alison, who has since sadly passed away, and a spirited young 'Girls Aloud' fan from Newcastle called Chris. I also shot comedy legend John Cleese and Hardeep Singh Kohli.

The project culminated in a great show at the SW1 Gallery and a book called Keepsakes. The show runs from 4 April-17th April 2009. Copies of the book can be purchased here.