The project is particularly personal to photographer Charlie Clift because of his history with depression. Whilst at University his mental health forced him to drop out for a year. By opening up and talking to people he was able to seek help and get back on his own feet. He says “for the first six months I just stayed inside and ignored the world. I was then given a camera by my parents. Photography got me out of the house and got me back talking to people. I really hope this project can be a way of using my photography to help others who have mental health difficulties.”
Charlie loves telling people’s stories in an intimate and unique way. He has been commissioned by the likes of BAFTA, GQ, The Sunday Times Magazine and The BBC, and his work has been featured in the National Portrait Gallery, the Creative Review Photo Annual and the British Journal of Photography.