Still Waiting for You

Completed in 2018, 100 years after WW1. This is my story. A story so clear in my mind that I had to depict it through my lens. It's about the despair and heartache of two Edwardian sisters. Their husbands left to fight in WW1 and never returned. The sisters spent months and years waiting for their return and eventually mourning their loss. A once beautiful home quickly went to rack and ruin. Eventually the sisters passed away, but even in death they searched and haunted the home they had once all shared so happily.

I photographed the same four models at a variety of locations. Antwerp Mansion in Manchester; Meols Hall In Southport and a beautiful turn-of-the-century family home in Stalybridge.

There needed to be continuality with the story between each shoot. Costume, hair and makeup had to be accurate for the period too. The team consisted of myself as the photographer and concept designer and Anna Pogodzinska a talented hair and makeup artist.

The models: Ezhan Nz, Kieron Moore, Anita Cannon and Em Katherine. Each model had a part to play in depicting and acting out their own characters. They were briefed before each shoot and knew the storyline well. They were whole-heartedly on-board and understood the concept of the story I was endeavouring to portray. We completed three photoshoots over a period of a few months.