Helené - Birmingham Documentary Photography (Personal Project)
Chiaroscuro is Italian for 'light-dark' and is described in art is the use of strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition. I was introduced to this term when I began photographing this project. It felt as appropriate for the aesthetic of the work as it is for my subject - in theis case, Helené. This is Helené. She is a potter, a writer, a climber, a vegan and animal rights welfare campaigner. She also happens to be deafblind.