Luckily, I don’t have direct experience of child mortality. But this was still an especially challenging project to work on. I had never worked on a project with a subject matter like this before, and it presents unique challenges. This subject needs to be treated with respect and the stories told in an appropriate way.
One of the reasons it was so hard is because part of the way that I like to work involves having fun with the project. This helps with the exploration of ideas. Exploring ideas around the idea of child mortality was not an especially fun place to explore, but I tried to approach the concepts as best I could. I tried so many things that didn’t work because I thought they would be interpreted badly. The team at RCPCH were really good to work with as they were able to provide guidance and discussion on imagery and representation. In the end I think we managed to make a set of work that is compassionate and communicative.