I don’t mind saying ‘yes’ to media photographs because it means I get some nice ones to keep to give to Sarah and Gemma.
Recently I’ve had 2 photographers come to the house. One for the Telegraph and one regarding the DEEP project.
We were (that’s the royal ‘we’ as the girls don’t like photos taken….) very excited about the Telegraph man as he was here to take photos of me and the girls. I have so few photos of the 3 of us that I was hoping they would send us some……….He was here for nearly 2 hours and must have taken over 1000. Most were taken outside so the passersby were very amused.
However, sadly we havn’t received any copies, even after the reporter requested them so that was really disappointing. This is the one that was online for the article but I would have liked other copies…..
In complete contrast, a couple of days later I had a great happy visit from photographer Jo Hanley who seemed to be touring the country taking photos for the wonderful Rachael Litherland from ‘Innovations in Dementia’. They’re putting together some picture profiles of people with dementia on the DEEP website. They wanted it to be a collection of personal reflections by different people with dementia – about what has happened in terms of involvement over the last number of years. They are speaking with people who’ve been involved for over 10 years as well as people who have been involved in more recently, like myself. They want to share the big story of how much work people with dementia do. So the wonderful Nada Savitch came to collect my words one day and Jo the photos on another occasion.
When she arrived I had to admit that I’d forgotten why she was coming to take photos…….She arrived extremely organised with all the paraphernalia that seems to travel with photographers – she was wonderful and so nice and professional
Check out her wonderful web site www.johanley.com for some amazing photos she’s taken in the past, I especially like the Landscapes. What a wonderful job to have – maybe I should have thought of that one 20 years ago……😎📷