The MC1R's

Red hair is a relatively rare and fantastic trait, MC1R is one of the key proteins that creates this fiery manifestation and less than 2% of the global population can call it theirs by nature. Have redhair and good chance you will be considered Irish at some stage! 


Now more than ever being ginger is something sought after, a beauty that if lucky enough you have. Many turn to their stylists for this colour and some even use cosmetics to get ‘fake freckles!’


This new series of portraits will look at the MC1R’s of Northern Ireland and further afield, those with personalities as bright as their hair.

I want to take portraits of as many gingers as possible, young to old, small to big and as many tones of ginger as possible with the potential idea of exhibiting these portraits!

The series began at the First Ginger Pride event held in Belfast at Aether and Echo in February this year, it went so well that now I want to extend this series even further! Many writers, poets and artists have been inspired by red hair; as a ginger myself I will use my passion as a photographer to document in my own style.

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I look to challenge the stereotype of ginger hair and to encourage and empower everyone to be proud of their uniqueness. I want the series to comment on societal standards people are judged by everyday.

I want to change the notion that there is something wrong with ginger or at least say “ok we get it, we are different”, after all, how many gingers have heard the oh so perceptive, “your hair is ginger!” line? Yes mate, yes it is!

The MC1R’s come in many varieties, we can be pale, freckly, tattooed, have green eyes and sometimes blue (which is the rarest combination of hair and eye colour in the world) we are interesting, strong, feisty, and Irresistible to the eye. If you are interested in taking part in this project, feel free to get in touch!

Personally, Portrait photography allows me to study individuals, each frame celebrating the uniqueness of those in front of me and I aim to encapsulate this beauty that may be overlooked by others.

For all details on this project and any enquiries you can find here and contact me aswell
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