If Not Now

PhotographerMichael Whelan
Entry Description

The inspiration for this project came from a news interview featuring a Contact The Elderly charity’s Trustee when he was discussing the importance of recognising and tackling loneliness and social isolation amongst the elderly. After some initial research into the charity I felt moved by there activities and wanted to use my skills as a photographer to get involved and started to develop ideas for a body of work that would visually represent the charity’s aims. I wanted to capture the moment of recognition in loneliness in each of the sitter.