England - London - Ella's first year, the first haircut.
"Losing the hair I was born with." We look over the darkened shoulder of a mother as she cuts her baby daughter's hair, at home, for the first time. Sitting in her high-chair, the child watches with fascination as the scissors snip away at the tufts of thick, dark hair the girl has had from birth. The experience is clearly enchanting her and she looks with her mouth open, captivated by this strange instrument that she feels trimming her head. 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