A many of you know, we have two weeks left in Australia before hitting the jets to America for three years.
This is a great thing family wise, but not so much professionally as I’m not allowed to work. I can volunteer and learn which I fully intend to make use of. There are so many great photographers I want to meet and learn from I can’t wait!
My husband and I have lived apart now for four years and we are becoming more like friends than anything else. We are both really looking forward with spending some quality time together and becoming husband and wife again. It’s been a long time overdue.
There have been a few projects knocking around my head for the past few years but one always seems to keep cropping up and keeps putting itself in front of me every now and again. Since seeing Trish, Adam, Lizzie and Alex last month in Canberra it’s really kicking at my door. I’m not sure how I want to approach the project just yet but I know it’s going to be approached with love, happiness but most of all education. ‘You can question love but you can never question happiness’. Pharrell Williams said that last week and it just resonated with me.
So right this second I can’t give you specifics of HOW I’m going to do this project but I would really love to begin hearing from any families who are living with Autism, ASD and the branches that are created from there like Asbergers, OCD etc. There is such an incredible bond with these gorgeous children that intrigues me and little Alex has taken my heart away with every inch of his soul.
I would love to know your story: How did you find out about your special someone living with ASD? what are their dreams? what are your goals for them? what amazes you? what is the hardest part of living with ASD? do you have access to therapies? If you could educate me on the most cliche thing what would it be? What has been your favourite event/ memory/ thing that has happened to date? Please you can make this email 5000 pages or just a few paragraphs but I’d love to get your story. All about you and what makes your family so unique.
Please don’t feel like there’s an end date to this project. I’m planning on the next three years at least to educate myself, meet and learn from you all and photograph where appropriate as I go. But ultimately my aim is to capture the carers, the beautiful souls living beautifully with autism and help waken others to these people, one image at a time.
You will be my muse and together we will create this important project x
This link to my You Tube Channel will give you an idea of my work and how I put a families story together. I hope it helps to inspire you xxx
If you live with a family member with ASD then I really want to hear from you please at firstname.lastname@example.org
It doesn’t matter where in the world you are, I’ll be traveling the next three years and if I’m near you I would be honored to capture your family once the project is up and running!
I can’t wait to meet you