Its been a hectic time recently. This week I was at the House of Lords for the launch of a book that I contributed to. I’ve also been selecting and printing photos for a London exhibition in September and there are a couple of other exhibitions in the pipeline too.
The writing was a personal reflection on what I considered to be the most significant change in healthcare during the last 20 years from the point of view of someone with motor neurone disease. It was part of the celebration for the 20th anniversary of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. I went to the launch expecting a small paragraph and tiny photo but was excited to find I’d been given a double page spread.
These opportunities have arisen because of my photography and the friends and contacts I’ve made since developing motor neurone disease – Proof once again that having to slow down because of illness can reveal hitherto unseen opportunities.
It’s been tough deciding what prints to use in the London exhibition, but in the end I went with my recent work that is all shot from the vantage point of a mobility scooter.
Here are some of the final selection:
The London exhibition is being organised by Movement for Hope which is an innovative neurological charity. It’ll be running at the end of September at The Tabernacle Arts Centre, in Notting Hill.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the sneak preview.
words and pictures © Miles Pilling