Caitlin Birch

Photography, BA (Hons)

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About me

Hello there!

My name is Caitlin and I’m aspiring to be a freelance photographer. I have just finished my BA (Hons) Photography at the University of Central Lancashire.

I have had the opportunity to submit some of my work on three separate occasions to the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull. I was very fortunate that I was able to not only exhibit but sell some of my work. Which gave me a big confidence boost.

I am interested in a variety of photography but my main areas of interest are the interactions with people. Whether it be weddings, campaigns etc.

I have always been a creative person, ever since I was a child, but my true passion for photography developed during my years at college. I find that it is not just a great platform to express yourself but to capture a moment that can last a life time.

Insecurities around men’s mental health is a personal project that documents reflections on personal experiences. Heavily influenced by the stigma surrounding mental health in men, societal expectations and gender roles are often thought to play a big part in the reason why men don’t come forward to talk about mental health. Some often use self-harm as type of release from the pressure they experience. The project is both a visual representation of men’s mental health and a platform for these individuals to share their stories and raise awareness to the public, that as men, it’s okay to not be okay.

Adam - 1

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Adam - 2

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Adam - 3

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Lewis - 1

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Lewis - 2

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Lewis - 3

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Dan - 1

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Dan - 2

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Dan - 3

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Keywords: Men's Mental Health, Photography, Self Harm, Empowerment, Speaking Out, Positivity, Safe Space, Taking Control, Portraiture, Studio, Togetherness, Sharing our truths, Freelance