This year Oliver Doran embarking on a project to photograph 40 women over the age of 40. After working on the project for the best part of 2022, it’s fair to say that the end result is an interesting snapshot of the belles of the island.
The project has attracted women from all walks of life and backgrounds, all taking part for different reasons. Some choose to be involved as a way to push themselves outside their comfort zones, while others took part to celebrate personal milestones, recovery from illness, or simply to have a day to be made-up and enjoy a photoshoot.
As Oliver tells us, “The project focuses on celebrating the strength, wisdom and beauty of women over 40. It’s all about capturing individual beauty and celebrating lives and legacy. It all began with an idea. I want women in their 40s, 50s, 60s and over to feel seen, heard and appreciated.”
“Before the shoot, we talk about wardrobe, hair and make-up, how they’re feeling about being in front of the camera and any concerns they may have. It’s amazing to see the self-confidence build throughout the time spent together.”
It’s proven to be so popular that Oliver will be repeating the project in 2023. This time, it is to be the over 40’s ‘revolution’ with a resulting exhibition to coincide with International Womens Day in March 2023.
If you’d like to get involved, visit oliverdoran.com