Hello, my name is Abigail...
I am a photographer, a story teller, a collector and a people watcher.
You’ll mostly find me being a mother to my children; a lively 8 year old Theo and a cheeky 3 year old Rohan who also happens to have additional needs. We spend our time adventuring around Bristol and the South West with my camera in hand, along with my husband and puppy! We enjoy nothing more than a wild walk in the woods, spending time at the beach or weekends spent pottering around at home.
I’ve been photographing my own family for many years, trying to capture as much of childhood, family life and motherhood as I can, to savour those moments and memories and whatever life throws at you. I realised how important this is and wanted to offer up my experience to other families and individuals. I love nothing more than taking a walk in nature, scrambling through the woods, being wild and free and witness kids being kids. Carving out time to spend as a family doing the things you love is the most important, each family, whatever form that may take is as valued as the next, and I want to be a part of telling your story.
I've always been a collector. I like to have a little obsession that runs in the background of my everyday, always on the look out but never letting it take over. I've collected many things; snow-globes, old cameras, sparkly and bejewelled 80's tops, playing cards, old written postcards and family photographs. I guess you can say I like things that tell stories. Objects that hold memories and traces of people who I don't know, a secret keeper, a piece of history. I'm curious about the way people live their lives, the people they surround themselves with, where they live and what they do. I love to watch and observe, to notice those small moments or hidden details that can flash by unnoticed.
I too like to tell my own story, and I try and do this through photography. I am collecting memories and all those moments that so quickly fade into one larger fabricated memory. I like details, I like to look back and find that expression or gesture that has now changed into something new. So I guess you can say that is my current obsession. But I've been doing it for a long time.
I studied photography at college and that's where my love for it grew. A reoccurring theme of old objects, memory and capturing moments has always weaved it's way through my work and continued through to my degree in Documentary Photography. I studied people's lives, their everyday routines, their jobs, their homes. I photographed people who chose to live alternative lifestyles, living in tipis and yurts on remote Welsh hillsides and valleys. This is where my love of storytelling became woven into the photographs I was taking. I have always used photography as a way to observe people's habits and relationships. Relationships with their families, surroundings and objects dear to them. To show the ordinary in a new light, to mark a piece of time in history.
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