'Perfectly, Imperfect, Family'
Based round my own family, the work was made to show, how although a family may not be perfect in an outsiders eye, they are to those within that family.
Growing up so many people found it weird that I had half siblings, with the eldest being 20 years older. People would ask me to explain. I found it weird making me wonder, what was wrong with my family? I did not see anything wrong.
Before going to college I questioned, what it was people found weird about my family? Was I wrong to believe my family were perfect?
From getting this a lot at primary and high school, once I moved to college, the more people I met meant, I came across more people from all sorts different families, separated, adopted, half, full, non blood family, so many different family dynamics. This led me to think - who's to say that due to one persons family dynamic being different that they are imperfect?
The work highlights how unique each family is and their bond that they create. Your family does not have to be perfect. The aim over all to encourage others not to judge. Everyone is different and has different upbringing experiences. Who they consider family means something to them and they are perfect in their eyes.
Having been inspired by my family, I dedicated the work to my Granny and Uncle, who have both passed away, when I was younger, they were always happy and still have a huge impact on my life now. It is also dedicated to my Nan and Granddad, who are and have been a key support to me throughout my life. They have encouraged me to persue photography ever since the first time I mentioned it to them, never letting me give up when things have been hard.
(A photo of each of them is in the gallery at the end of the sequence.)