— No less a woman

Photography - No less a woman is collaboration about breast cancer with Stella McCartney.

No less a woman

Photography, Campaign, Charity

A collaboration about breast cancer with Stella McCartney.


The loss of a breast, or a scar, the diagnosis, treatment and recovery will mean different things to different women – we are individual, complex, nuanced. I wanted to tell these women’s stories and share the brave, sad, painful, moving and sometimes even funny truth.

I was be invited by Stella McCartney to collaborate on a new project, 'No Less a Woman', to raise awareness of breast cancer.

I photographed and interviewed 12 anonymous women who survived breast cancer, in exactly the same style as Bare Reality. That meant no airbrushing, no pink-washed sugar coating. The images are gentle but entirely honest. Just seeing a normal pair of boobs is shocking for some people (as I found out after Bare Reality was published) let alone the raw truth of breast cancer scars. How often do we see photographs which, while gentle and sympathetic, also present the un-airbrushed reality of breast cancer? And on the website of one of the world’s leading fashion brands?


My Q&A on the Stella McCartney website.

An interview with me on Channel 5 News.

An interview with one of the women who took part also on Channel 5 News

Article in Evening Standard

Stella McCartney website image
There are so many different emotions attached to the tragic realities of having had a double mastectomy. Many cultures are unaccepting and terrible things happen to women both physically and emotionally. After reading Laura Dodsworth’s ’Bare Reality: 100 women, their breasts, their stories’; in which 100 women bravely share un-airbrushed photographs of their breasts alongside honest, courageous, powerful and humorous stories about their bodies and their experiences, I knew I wanted to work with her somehow. We both share in the idea of making something that allows women undergoing breast cancer to have something to be proud of, something with no shame attached. We wanted women to know that you can still be feminine, have your sensuality, have all of the things that are attached to being a woman and that part of your body can still feel beautiful on the outside, as well as the inside. Together with Laura Dosworth and the Hello beautiful foundation we have created the #NoLessaWoman campaign to continue supporting women around the world.
— Stella McCartney