This is another image that was shot for the ‘1-10’ exhibition last year. Heidi was very comfortable in front of the camera and loved playing up for each shot. I really wanted to capture a moment where she wasn’t actually aware of the camera, to find a moment of stillness, softness and vulnerability.

I actually love this image and find myself staring at it quite often. I couldn’t quite put my finger on what it was that intrigued me so much about Heidi until my mother, upon seeing it in print, asked if it was an old photo of me!

I kept the image hidden from Heidi’s mother until the opening of the exhibition. I wanted it to be a surprise and for her to see it at its best, and when she saw it on the wall, she actually cried. That is enough to give anyone a warm fuzzy feeling.

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