My aim in my stock photography is to create compelling, high quality images of people who are members of groups that have demonstrated resilience and survival in the face of marginalisation and discrimination.
My goal is to portray the models in ways that advance their dignity and opportunity.
It is for this reason I was very proud that a photograph of John and Liam made it onto the front cover of a book on Active Support by the late Prof James Mansell and Dr Julie Beadle-Brown. As the cover says, Active Support is all about "enabling and empowering people with intellectual disabilities".
Active Support is a set of empirically validated practices that results in increased levels of skilled and individualised support by support workers that, in turn, promotes engagement in meaningful activity for the people they support.