I am working on the last few photographs for my book Generation Pink. I have a list of 6 more images, that I need to make. I am ready to finish this project, to move on to other work. I need to think of it as finished, with just a few gaps to fill. It has been 3 years in the making and I am eager to move onto other projects. It is a substantial piece of work and frequently overwhelms me, unless I break it down to the next imiadiate task.
I have been thinking about how much this work has taught me and just how much I have put into it. I have poured myself into these photographs. I came across this quote from Ansel Adams, which perfectly sums up my clunky feelings “You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photographing all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
This picture shows one of those people that I have and do love. My daughter, Ruby is breast feeding her doll and as I look at her staring out at me; the picture is of her and how loving and gentle she is, but I can’t help but see myself reflected back in double helpings.