Sunday, June 07, 2009

Mungbeing slot

A couple of years ago N asked me to take some photographs of her. She is a great advocate of just accepting her new body shape, post mastectomy. She even goes topless back home on the beaches in Spain, and is completely at one with herself.

Anyway, I took a whole series of shots of her and at the end of the session she persuaded me to use the remote shutter release and step into the shot.

The photograph that we captured is featured in this month's Mungbeing with a poem that I wrote about the experience.

She loves this image and I love and admire her for the strength and character she shows everyday living with Stage 4 breast cancer.


Blogger Kay Cooke said...

Wow that is a powerful celebration of survival and victory. So beautiful. Thanks Anna.

12:29 am  
Blogger apprentice said...

Thanks Kay, I tidied up the post, as I can't write anything straight onto the page at present. My head needs defrag'd I think.

10:47 am  
Blogger Pat said...

Such brave beautiful girls. I salute you both.xoxoxo

12:44 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

brave, brave, brave!


5:18 pm  
Blogger Lucy said...

Just beautiful, the photo really brings the poem to life.

6:16 pm  
Blogger Pam said...

Poem, photo are incredible Anna. Your friend is lucky to have you...and vice versa I'm sure. I love the topographies of your torsos, of the poem and photo. Thanks for this.

1:59 am  
Blogger apprentice said...

Thank you all. N knows how to take me out of my comfort zone, that's for sure! But she is also an inspiration in so many ways. These last few weeks she has undergone so many tests with courage and dignity, and is now lined up for yet more. And yet she gets up each day and lives her life to the maximum.

10:05 am  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

very beautiful and moving image and words, thanks for sharing

11:09 am  
Blogger Rouchswalwe said...

The love of friends strengthens to an incredible degree. Beautiful. Thank you, Anna.

3:41 pm  

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