Every now and then I’m invited to photograph the Women of Letters event. Raising funds for Edgars Mission, everyone including the speakers donate their time. I love doing this gig. In fact even if I’m not photographing you’ll find me at Women of Letters. At this session I had the privilege of meeting Mojo Juju Sam Lane Judy Horacek Busty Beatz and finally Bertie Blackman
I never research who will be speaking until after the gig. I like to go into the gig and meet these women with no preconceived ideas about how they’ll be or how I should act. Afterwards, when I do follow up on who I’ve just met and photographed I am always amazed and to be honest a little humbled by their talent and humility.
Women of Letters is an afternoon that celebrates a diverse range of strong female talent whilst simultaneously raising funds for Victorian animal rescue shelter, Edgar’s Mission.
Co-curated by Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire, the monthly occasion brings together five of Melbourne’s best and brightest writers, musicians, politicians and comedians in celebration of the beautiful lost art of letter-writing.