We’d shot once previously but stayed in contact and had been trying to find a date to shoot. We didn’t discuss ideas in any great detail, instead we spoke about how we’ve both been finding ourselves at a creative cross road. Scared of pigeonhole-ing ourselves but also looking for some kind of structure and guidance.
We put on a song and Renee began to dance and I just photographed her movements. There was almost no direction from either of us.
Someone recently told me that the best kind of photography ‘feels like journaling’. You’re anticipating each other instinctively and just reacting to whatever is flowing between you.
Slowly, edging and feeling your way back to whatever made you start in the first place, back to a place where your body and mind go ‘this is right.’ A place where you’re intuitively feeling and creating exactly what you craved.
‘We’re in our twenties and feeling stuck between the powerhouse of the woman we know lives in our bellies, whilst searching for the security of guidance - that gentle steering hand to steady the wheel when you feel like you’re spinning out,
We wear our vulnerability and strength equally, an amour of modern women who aren’t quite sure where they’re going, but know they’re going somewhere. Renee travels in dips and arcs and free flung movement. We don’t speak often. I click the shutter and trust we’re both going to land. ‘