A friend’s daughter has made it through to the final’s of Miss Herfordshire – to me she is already winner and a model for other young people in Herfordshire as she is already breaking stereo types and showing other young people. Looking at Lauren you would not realise:
- She is an amazing young carer.
- She is a mechanical engineer – a job you don’t associate immediately with a beauty queen.
- She likes to be different – creating a metal dress?
- She wants to make a difference to the world she lives in.
Lauren is currently collecting sponsorship and knitted squares to make blankets for the homeless in her area. She would love to raise more money and have more squares… this is just my small contribution, and an opportunity to photograph knitted squares!
This was something new to photograph – it was interesting to think about how to incorporate the texture, how to show it was homemade knitting (hence the knitting needles and the wool), how to present the colours so that the layers of squares can be seen and to experiment with the depth of field by moving the camera and the squares.