Let’s Talk is a campaign that aims to spark millions of conversations about mental health. By literally drawing people’s most difficult thoughts on their faces, lettering artist Kate Forrester and I hope to inspire others to open up about their own mental health.
It’s ok to not feel ok. Speak up. Let’s Talk.
Everyone featured in the project has had mental health difficulties. I interviewed each volunteer to find out how they would describe these in their own words. Kate and I then picked out words and phrases from the interview which we felt best explained each person’s experience. On the day of the photoshoot Kate spent a couple of hours hand-lettering these words onto the person’s face. Having literally put their toughest thoughts out in the open, I then photographed them whilst they talked about their life, their passions and their difficulties.