What’s the story?
Photography for Samaritans #breakthesilence fundraising campaign; an appeal to get people talking and stamp out the stigma that surrounds suicide. I was briefed to do the stills for the campaign which included portraits of real callers and listening volunteers at various Bristol locations.
I needed someone who I didn’t know to just sit there and let me be vulnerable. At that point, Samaritans was there.Ian
Sometimes people are just very alone and to be able to pick up the phone is such a huge thing.Joanne
When someone isn’t offering you words or answers, you really have to dig into thinking ‘What is this thing that I’m feeling?’Heldiney
If I didn’t break the silence – if I didn’t take steps to obtain help and understand myself – then I probably wouldn’t be here today.Paul
by Campfire Agency
Read more about the campaign here and please consider supporting with a donation to this amazing charity.
Big thanks to the agencies who made this happen and the wonderful participants who braved it in front of my lens on the streets of Bristol.
Film and production: Skylark Media