October 2008: Photography Competition Runner Up, Sarah Loughlin
Reveal the truth
In photography, as in life, trust is essential to reveal the truth. To take a good photograph requires the subject to give their trust and in so doing reveal some truth about themselves - devoid of pose, attitude and self-consciousness. This photograph is of my father, who in younger years was very uncomfortable with his physical appearance. I feel touched that he chose to trust me not to undermine his self respect by taking this photograph.