Warrior Princess

 
  "My friends were saying to me, 'You need to accept this is your life, you have to get this 'western-girl' mentality out of your head'"   A woman caught between two cultures shares the story of her hard-won journey to becoming the British kickboxing and Muay Thai boxing champion  Photo by  T  ori Ferenc

"My friends were saying to me, 'You need to accept this is your life, you have to get this 'western-girl' mentality out of your head'"

A woman caught between two cultures shares the story of her hard-won journey to becoming the British kickboxing and Muay Thai boxing champion

Photo by Tori Ferenc

 

The Jungle

 
  "He told me that the spirit of the jaguar had told him that a very spiritual person was going to go with this group of people"   Having decided to embark on a creative journey through the jungle of Colombia, a man recalls a conversation he had with a local villager and how it affected his mindset on life  Photo by  Alaric MacDonald

"He told me that the spirit of the jaguar had told him that a very spiritual person was going to go with this group of people"

Having decided to embark on a creative journey through the jungle of Colombia, a man recalls a conversation he had with a local villager and how it affected his mindset on life

Photo by Alaric MacDonald

 

Thump

 
  "I'm still processing if I want to go back down that road or if it was just a beautiful experience and that it should stay as a good memory"    A teenager shares her experience of first love, the impact of the breakup and what she wants from her life and future relationships as a consequence  Photo by  Alaric MacDonald

"I'm still processing if I want to go back down that road or if it was just a beautiful experience and that it should stay as a good memory"

A teenager shares her experience of first love, the impact of the breakup and what she wants from her life and future relationships as a consequence

Photo by Alaric MacDonald

 

Untitled

 
  "To what extent should you change yourself to appease other people? I thought, 'Yeah, maybe I should just say that I'm pretentious and live as a pretentious person'"    A 17 year old talks about his love of art, the misconceptions around it and the creative aspirations he holds for his future  Photo by  Tori Ferenc

"To what extent should you change yourself to appease other people? I thought, 'Yeah, maybe I should just say that I'm pretentious and live as a pretentious person'"

A 17 year old talks about his love of art, the misconceptions around it and the creative aspirations he holds for his future

Photo by Tori Ferenc

 

Greville Oh

 
  "I became disabled in 1993. In 2003 I heard the words 'Second Life'. I had no information about it at all, just those two words and I thought, 'That's exactly what I need - a second life'"   A man describes how he found a new lease of life on the virtual world 'Second Life', where he set up a LGBT+ haven that hosts dance parties and sees 2000 participants at it's annual Fantasy Gay Pride celebrations

"I became disabled in 1993. In 2003 I heard the words 'Second Life'. I had no information about it at all, just those two words and I thought, 'That's exactly what I need - a second life'"

A man describes how he found a new lease of life on the virtual world 'Second Life', where he set up a LGBT+ haven that hosts dance parties and sees 2000 participants at it's annual Fantasy Gay Pride celebrations

 

Decision

 
  "More than anything, more than wishing to get cured, I would like not to have fear. I would like courage - more than healing"   Having been diagnosed with cancer, a father and husband weighs up his treatment options, what kind of time they will allow him with his family and the process of facing up to his own mortality  Photo by  Tori Ferenc

"More than anything, more than wishing to get cured, I would like not to have fear. I would like courage - more than healing"

Having been diagnosed with cancer, a father and husband weighs up his treatment options, what kind of time they will allow him with his family and the process of facing up to his own mortality

Photo by Tori Ferenc

 

Seen

 
  "While I felt like I was part of their transformation and their fantasy, they were also giving me the same back - they were seeing me and helping me figure out what was important"   A man who decided to advertise himself as a naked cleaner on Craigslist talks about his motivations, the strangers who hired him and the unexpected moments of vulnerability, understanding and compassion they shared  Photo by  Tori Ferenc

"While I felt like I was part of their transformation and their fantasy, they were also giving me the same back - they were seeing me and helping me figure out what was important"

A man who decided to advertise himself as a naked cleaner on Craigslist talks about his motivations, the strangers who hired him and the unexpected moments of vulnerability, understanding and compassion they shared

Photo by Tori Ferenc

 

Pandora

 
  "I will be glad to see you if you come to Rochester, let me know in detail...You are sane aren't you? Regards, Louise Brooks"   A man recalls the summer of 1965 when he decided to track down and write to an iconic flapper and actress of the 1920s, after reading her article in a magazine  Photo by  Gray Brame

"I will be glad to see you if you come to Rochester, let me know in detail...You are sane aren't you? Regards, Louise Brooks"

A man recalls the summer of 1965 when he decided to track down and write to an iconic flapper and actress of the 1920s, after reading her article in a magazine

Photo by Gray Brame

 

Herself

 
  "I remember the exam invigilator saying, 'It's 9 o clock and you have 1hr 30mins, start your paper'. I thought to myself, 'My Dad tried to kill himself last night"   A young woman relives the realities and repercussions of her mum abandoning her family many years ago and how, despite the odds, positives have been drawn from what happened  Photo by  Gray Brame

"I remember the exam invigilator saying, 'It's 9 o clock and you have 1hr 30mins, start your paper'. I thought to myself, 'My Dad tried to kill himself last night"

A young woman relives the realities and repercussions of her mum abandoning her family many years ago and how, despite the odds, positives have been drawn from what happened

Photo by Gray Brame