Featured in People and Portraiture.
This photograph is one of a series on windows/isolation/spaces between people/ etc. This one depicts my daughter Lauren who was disabled in a car accident when she was four. Despite this tragedy, she has achieved a lot. Representing Australia in the US in wheelchair sports, becoming a fashion model in the 90s which culminated in a lot of media coverage and led to her being chosen as the face of the year for the Australian Couture collection in Sydney. ‘Too much Too Young’ could be her theme song as sadly soon after her life spiralled out of control and culminated in an overdose in 2000. She was on life support for a week and was not expected to survive, but I just knew she would… It has been a slow road back but with lots of support and encouragement Lauren is finding her way again this time through writing and art. She hopes to have her writing printed one day and is considering doing a fine art degree next year. Lauren has a classic beauty and since I took up photography about 3 years ago has been ‘my muse’ on many occasions. I particularly like this photo of her as it shows her classic looks off in a setting reminiscent of the 20-30s. The window serves not only as a protection from the outside world but can also be seen as a form of imprisionment and isolation. The window frame acts as a support, but also could be conceived as a burden.