England - London - Ella's first year, exhausted mother.
On a labour ward at Kings College Hospital, London, a young mother sits back and rests before being transferred to a bed on the maternity ward. Wearing a hospital gown and an identity wrist tag, leans back exhausted on a wall with eyes closed, reflecting on the last 24 hours of labour, contractions and the birth of her first child, a baby girl who sleeps in a cot next to her mother. Tissues and a drink cups are on the table in front but the new mum is too tired to reach out for a sip. This is from a documentary series of pictures about the first year of the photographer's first child Ella. Accompanied by personal reflections and references from various nursery rhymes, this work describes his wife Lynda's journey from expectant to actual motherhood and for Ella - from new-born to one year-old.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download