Another Asthma UK shoot. This is specialist respiratory nurse and all round nice lady, Suzie Regan, who works at the Brompton Hospital in London.

"Patients living with severe asthma often feel that their voice within the wider community, or within general healthcare practice, is not being heard. It is the job of the specialist respiratory nurse to ensure a platform is provided for their fears and concerns to be expressed."

Severe Asthmatics

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Two Pictures from a series of portraits of people I've just shot, who suffer from severe forms of Asthma. Pip, 11 from Gwent on the left and Kerry-Anne from Middlesborough on the right. Kerry-Anne says:

"It feels like somebody sticking a pin in my chest and then it’s a hundred pins. Straight away my airways close and I can’t breathe, it’s not a gradual thing but sudden. I try not to panic and dial 999"



Janet Is A Punk Rocker

I've just had the honour of pointing my lens at the lovely Janet Ellis. The ex-Blue Peter presenter, asthma sufferer and mother of Sophie Ellis-Bexter posed at her west London home with Lucy, her large shaggy dog, who is not normally allowed on the sofa. I noticed that Janet's cd collection contained The Ramones Anthology, it was probably her husband's, but anyway she rocks! (I wasn't snooping by the way, it's an easilly recognisable double cd with pink writing).