Loved&Lost is currently run by me, Simon.
As a documentary photographer, it has and will never be my expectation to make a profit from creating the project, however, as Loved&Lost grows, it requires more of my time and resources in order to travel to meet participants, capture their story and present it for the website. My intention has always been that Loved&Lost would be a positive and restorative experience for the participants, a means for them to talk about their loss and celebrate the person who is no longer with them. My hope is that the project acts as a point of support and solace for those who have experienced loss and to encourage conversation, to allow us all greater license to talk about grief and remove the social taboo that it's not something that should be spoken about. Each story, taking into account the travelling, time with each participant, the editing of the images, audio and typing out of the interviews requires around 2-3 days work, which I currently cover using my own resources.
In order to maintain the ongoing nature of the project, I'm asking for donations to enable me to continue telling stories and saying yes to each person who approaches me about taking part. Any contribution, large or small will be gratefully received.
100% of your donation will go towards the continuation of the Loved&Lost Project, allowing future participants to take part and share their stories.
£3-£10 will allow me to buy the participant lunch and a cup of coffee when we meet.
£25 will cover my travelling costs to reach participants who live within 100 miles of where I am based.
£50 will cover my travelling costs to reach participants who live within 200 miles of where I am based.
£100 will cover my travelling costs and contribute towards the time I spend working on one story.