One of the things I love about being a brand photographer is the variety of businesses I get to work with. However, they all have one thing in common, a creative way of providing their services and the passion and drive to really make them successful in their respective field.
In the summer of last year, I had the pleasure of photographing some brand portraits for Catherine, founder and lead occupational therapist of Cup-OT, a mental health social enterprise that makes mental health services more accessible for those in the rural communities in Norfolk.
As part of Catherine’s mission to deliver much needed therapy to people who ordinarily wouldn’t be able to access it, she, along with her husband, is converting a van into a mobile therapy unit. This will not only mean she can take the therapy environment to those in need, but can also take it along to festivals and events to provide support and drop in services for those attendees.
Now, as Cup-OT is a social enterprise, the profits go back into the business to be able to provide subsidized support to those who cannot access private treatment or do not qualify for NHS treatment. Therefore, in order to bring this to life, a fundraising page has been created, so if you’re feeling generous and really want to help those with mental health issues but nowhere to turn for assistance, then here is the link to that page – mobile therapy unit
The entire premise around Cup-OT is to make mental health support more accessible, not just physically, but mentally too. So the images of Catherine had to be approachable and in no shape clinical. As Catherine’s target audience resides in rural Norfolk, of course the shoot had to take place in rural surroundings. Once the mobile therapy room is complete I’ll be doing another shoot with Catherine, for now though, here are the results from her first shoot.
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Until next time,
March 11, 2019