“She remembered who she was and she changed the game.” (Lalah Deliah)
Last week I had the privilege of working with award winning poet, professional basketball player and Adidas Ambassador, Asma Elbadawi.
When we were creating the brief for this shoot, Asma revealed a vulnerability, strength and lyricism about her, that I found most endearing.
She loved the aesthetic of my ‘bohemian’ home so much that we decided that we would use this as the backdrop for her photo shoot. She surely did deliver.
How lucky am I. :-)
I just wanted to share this fantastic couple’s shoot with you all! A lovely couple, nearly forty years strong, and just as in love with each other now as they were then!
Thank you Richard and Ruth for trusting me with your couple’s shoot, glad you liked it!
I was so thrilled to welcome Stacie and Chris back into the Shy B Photography fold! (They were wedding clients!) Thank you so much guys for bringing the kids along to my home studio and participating in such a fun and engaging shoot! I loved every minute of it!
Enjoy your canvas and prints collection!
#familyphotoshoot #familyportrait #familiyportaiture #studiophotography #Kidsshoot #kidsportaits
I am Banaris. I am Forty. This is Forty.
"I've got an eyesight problem, I'm very short-sighted and have other health issues with communication and getting around but I have a lot of good friends who help me out. I want to encourage other young people to do a project like this because it actually encourages people with a disability to say we're not different, we're just like any other human being.
My happiest memory is that I wanted to become a Radio Presenter, and my teacher found an article on BCB Radio and he said there's a three month training programme... I went into BCB in September 1998, did my radio training, carried on as a volunteer, and have been there for over twenty years."
I am Shy. I am Forty. This is Forty.
"There's one philosophy I live by and that is 'do it anyway.' When your heart is broken, when your spirit is broken, when your mind and your body are broken, just do it anyway. Somehow you have to find the strength within to pull yourself up and to carry on."
I am Katie. I am Forty. This is Forty.
"Being a proud member of the LGBTQ community doesn't define me, it enhances me. For me it's all about balance, you could be orange, you could be any colour in the rainbow, but you have to find something that balances it all out. It could be love, it could be anything, for me, it's travel and all the experiences that brings."
I am Steph. I am Forty. This is Forty.
"The most challenging thing was losing a baby, I lost my first daughter, Jasmine, she was stillborn at 32 weeks.... since then my other children’s names also have references to nature. Hence my happy place is out in nature, in a wood, any wood.”
I am Becky. I am Forty. This is Forty.
"I'm happy that I'm here because I shouldn't be, I nearly died through my drug use. I'm happy, I got married, I never thought I'd get married, I never thought I'd find a man, let alone have another child, I bought a house, so grown up, all these grown things that I never thought I'd have with my past.
The UK is where my home is, it's where my family is, it's where I was born and bred, there's no place like home.
Love is massive, I never thought I'd find the love of my life, love is huge, without the love of my family and friends I wouldn't be here."
I am Helen. I am Forty. This is Forty.
"It's more experiences than memories that are important to me. I've travelled a lot, if I could go away for the whole of winter I would, particularly Brazil, I've already been there twice and love the culture and the people. I embrace challenge."
I just wanted to share this photo from a pre-Christmas family shoot! It was a delight to welcome back Monica and her family, clients of old from about ten years ago! Thank you so much for visiting my home studio and bringing so much joy and laughter to the shoot!
Enjoy your print collection!
I am Leanna. I am Forty. This is Forty.
"Purple is my favourite colour, I am a purple queen....
My wheelchair is a part of me, it's my legs, so if anybody bashes it, it's my legs that you bash, it's my independence, it's my mobility. It is a part of me but it isn't me."