Photo taken by contributor Fleur Alston, a 42-year-old mother attempting to document her family through photography. One of her children suffers from anxiety and panic attacks. It makes her feel helpless as a parent to see her daughter suffer from very low self-esteem brought on by a severe bout of bullying she encountered when she was younger. Fleur wants to help her children see how beautiful they are through her photography.
About this photo: “This image of Oscar was inspired literally by the colour of the wheat and his hair. I wanted to make a connection between him and the landscape around him. There are a few photographs from this series but this to me is the most ambiguous, hopefully leaving the viewer to interpret it as they will, which is often a method I use in my practice. I like to pose questions rather than give answers, in this way the work is less documentation and perhaps more open to personal narratives, it means something to me but may mean something else entirely different to you.”
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