'Forty' - Shychetype No 23 - Banaris Iqbal


I am Banaris. I am Forty. This is Forty.

DOB: 19.08.78

"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."

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'Forty' - Shychetype No 17 - Becky Coombes


I am Becky. I am Forty. This is Forty.

DOB: 15.10.78

"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."

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Family Shoot!

Hi all!

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!

Shy

#familyphotoshoot

#studioportraiture

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'Forty' - Shychetype No 11 - Sharon Thandi

I am Sharon. I am forty. This is forty.

DOB: 15.06.78

"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."

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