An article from way back when. Looking at these pictures feels like looking at a portrait of the woman I was at 32.
It's interesting to look back, see how I lived then, contrast it with what matters to me now. Realise that I have grown so much as an artist and woman, but that in some ways, little has changed.
Making work about the beauty in this life as a counterpoint to what's tough still matters deeply, it's just the method of delivery that's different.
"I love to make other people look beautiful because I know what a gift it is to feel like that. I admire the work of (photographers) Diane Arbus and Mary Ellen Mark and I want to create something as real as they did but as opposed to them I want to create images that are about all the beauty in the world, not just what is harsh and sad."
Words: Ann Clifford
Photographs by Paul McCredie
FYI: Here's the post I wrote about it.