2010 Garden Gate. This was the year I began the Big O and the first picture I ever took of Shannon, at her home in Sheffield.
When I first met Shannon, all she wanted was for people to experience her life before judging her.
I have been walking in her shoes for 10 years now. It has been an extraordinary journey; I have watched her grow from an awkward teenager into a beautiful young woman. And I have learned the importance and necessity of truly committing to your subject: of being vulnerable, being curious, being available. I have learned as much about myself as I have about Shannon and for this I will be forever grateful.