Gold 2017 Portfolio / Personal

She has flown

  • Prize
    Gold in Portfolio/Personal
  • Photographer
    Antoinette Castro

I felt such a huge loss, when my daughter left home to move abroad. I shot this series, trying to make sense of it.

I was born and raised in London, where I read Pure Mathematics at Bedford College, University of London.My interest in photography began after seeing Robert MapplethorpeĀ“s controversial exhibition at the ICA. Soon it became my passion.Although I worked full-time in the finance sector, I attended numerous evening and online classes in Photography.A few years ago I gave up my full-time work, to set up a studio as a freelance portrait photographer and have time to study towards my photography degree. My area of interest, besides portraiture, is staged and narrative photography.