Photographer Sharon Boothroyd is the founder and editor of the photography blog Photoparley and is a visiting lecturer. She is represented by Lensky Gallery and lives in Oxford with her husband and two young daughters. Of her series, Edelweiss, Boothroyd writes:
‘Edelweiss is an ongoing series conceived as a visual lullaby using my daughter Anais. I began using the child as a means of portraying feminine grace, pain and suffering with all the trouble it brings. I am also interested in everyday moments where pain and routine events give way to some deeper point of connection; an enlightenment of sorts.
I based the project loosely on the lullaby because of the arresting clash between innocence and a sinister component which often occurs and leads to a deeper reading. Rather than being an illustration of the song, Edelweiss, in it’s repetition, emotion and simplicity, seeks to disarm the viewer by using childhood troubles as a correlation to those of the adult world.’