Grace – after surgery

Association of Photographers Open Awards 2019 Finalist (Still Life) portrait, exhibited at Canary Wharf, London, and published in the 35th AoP Awards Book 2019.

I’ve photographed Grace a few times, her remarkable story is best learned by visiting

Grace asked me to photograph her immediately after surgery to correct the outcome of earlier surgery, which was to remove a brain tumour.  The photograph was made shortly afterwards; the bruise hasn’t fully developed.

  I’m interested in how the scar might define Grace and her struggle with the tumour, and how the scar has become a symbol of hope and determination.  Photographed on film, self developed and scanned.