Just got back from the weekend to Prague when I travelled with Cameron and his Mum and Dad. I wanted to visit the hospital where Cameron was born and take photographs for potential inclusion in the book. In the end the Gynaecologist, Jana, gave my unrestricted access to the birthing suite for an hour and I had all that time to work. The project continues to be a very emotional one as I could imagine the sights and sounds of what must have been happening as Cameron was born and as he struggled to breath. I still prefer to take fewer photographs than whats become the norm with digital cameras as that works best for me. And so its quite normal for me to leave with 36 or 72 photos but knowing that I have what I need. Sitting in the gloom of the hospital corridor looking at the light coming from the door of the delivery suite I noticed in the reflection of the stainless steel door a doctors white coat, hanging over chair. I knew I had what I needed…
Next week more photo shoots as I need to get what I need before the end of September. Meeting with our designer Umair Akthar next week to discuss final details and to agree his costs.
George James Ltd donated £1000 towards print costs and set us on our way towards covering the £12k needed for the first print run.
The new camera provides huge files and so I’ve now filled my hard disk – rethink required re my storage system…….