Hold Still – A portrait of our nation – best selling book


The thing about life in the last year is it has taught us to be present. That it is possible to stop, drop all that we know and hold still.

In May, The National Portrait Gallery Hold Still – a Portrait of our nation book was published, home to 100 images that together go some what to visually telling the collective experience of the most surreal time in our recent history.

I’m still a little lost for words and get a mixed of teary goosebumps to have had an image selected as part of this and chosen As Nicholas Cullinan’s gallery ‘Director’s Choice’ selection of images.

The image of Paul & Simon their home forms part of this book, spearheaded by Kate Middleton Duchess of Cambridge and it went on an adventure appearing on billboards across the country before finding it’s forever home in this book and part of the national archive of images at the gallery.

The book went on to be an Amazon Number 1 Best Seller, never in my wildest dreams did I think my work would go on a journey like this.

I’m a little late on sharing the news, here’s me, holding onto this book of powerful images and moving stories, totally honoured to have been part of it all. You can see more about the journey I experienced here and the online exhibition here.

And totally in awe of science tonight, back when this photo was taken, we had no idea a vaccine would come and less than a year on the hope we hold for the future is perhaps more than we ever imagined back then.

Big love 💕

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