Beauty in the Darkness

Talented Conceptual Photographic Artist- Michelle Mackie teams up with Beth Smith, to tell a story of acceptance,loving yourself & the importance of seeing hidden disabilities all around us.

You can find beauty in darkness if you look hard enough At the beginning of 2017 one of my lovely models sent me a message asking If I would work on something personal with her.

Beth is someone I have worked with a few times and I have got to know quite well.

Beth is creative, hard working and lovely, but there is something about Beth that I wouldn’t have known had she not told me.

Beth has an Invisible illness called Rheumatoid Arthritis (JIA).

Beth wanted us to work on a shoot together to portray her pain and struggles that she has internally in an external way for all to see, and she wanted them to go with her very honest and heart felt awareness post in the hope that it may help people understand how people with an invisible illness can be feeling and just because you can’t see it does not mean it is not there....

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