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."
I am Sharon. I am forty. This is forty.
"The most challenging thing is going through a divorce at the moment, very difficult, very emotional... but as a person i've grown, i'm more confident, I believe in myself a lot more.. it's because of all the support I've received from family and friends... them being able to put a smile on my face without them even realising that that is what they're doing."
I am Giorgia. I am forty. This is forty.
"When Viola was born, the first few minutes she couldn't breathe... it was very scary... but then hearing her voice was pure joy. One thing I cannot live without are cuddles.
The end of the occupation in Italy is a time I would like to have been alive..."
I am Andy. I am forty. This is forty.
"If i could have any superpower it would be x-ray vision so that i can see into the future and predict where to be...
Jimi Hendrix is a hero, he turned the idea of what it is to be a musician on its head... I play guitar.. My happy place is when I'm in a place where my band is playing music that we've created..."