Muscular Dystrophy has always been very close to my heart, with my mum being diagnosed when I was a child and then myself when I was 24 with the same rare form of Muscular Dystrophy a progressive muscle wasting condition.
So i’m sure you can imagine I was very honoured and excited when my friend Andrew asked if I would like to be apart of this incredible exhibition in aid of Muscular Dystrophy UK to not just raise awareness but vital funds also,
Reflections in Colour, launched on 10 May 2021, is a series of pictures born of the friendship between a businessman and a successful cinematographer – The exhibition was created by retired director of photography, Chris Howard and Andrew Robertson, who has limb girdle muscular dystrophy.
The exhibition features very high-quality prints which are mounted on Foamex 3mm board and printed in Scotland. They are available to buy through Chris’ website: crispandsharp.co.uk.
Andrew said: “My friendship with Chris developed after he organised the Kent Castle Walk, four years ago, in aid of MDUK. Chris’ daughter also has muscular dystrophy, and after that first experience together, Chris and I would often meet for coffee”.
Andrew Robertson, who volunteers as a peer-to-peer supporter for MDUK, and his friend, Chris Howard, developed the exhibition together. Alongside each picture, Andrew recorded the thoughts of 50 people from all over the UK myself included. We all have a muscle-wasting conditions and included pictures of ourselves and brief descriptions of our lives. Most of us are already friends with Andrew that he has made along his journey of being diagnosed with a muscle-wasting condition himself.
Retired Director of Photography, Chris has worked in film and television all over the world, with credits from film classics like North Sea Hijack and International Velvet, through countless commercials, documentaries and television shows including Minder, Peak Practice, Soldier Soldier and, more recently, New Tricks and Doc Martin.
So without further ado here’s my reflections in Colour, I chose the one that spoke to me the most a beautiful photograph called “Deal Flowers”
Looking at the natural beauty of the Deal flowers reminds me that no matter what you look like, you are beautiful inside and out. You don’t have to hide yourself away or be afraid to flourish, showing the world the real you. Life can be full of bold, beautiful, bright colours. It’s something I try to do myself. I love to wear bright pink in a world that doesn’t always see me. To read more on my reflections please click this link
Please take the time to look and read everyone’s reflections there are some truly incredible people involved in this exhibition that I am lucky enough to also call some of them my friends.
I would love to know your reflections what photograph stands out to you and makes you reflect on you? Please feel free to leave me a comment
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