Last week, my housemate’s friend, Yemisi Blake, asked if he could snap some photos of me in ‘my bone lab’. These would feature in his photography project entitled ‘Great British Youth’ which showcases British youth in their work environment.
Being neither of those things, I quickly acquiesced. The narcissist in me, only too pleased to play muse to a camera lens and unbothered by the small details, forgot to communicate my age and background until halfway through the shoot.
Since the photos will not be displayed in the exhibit, I’m showcasing them here instead, in my most self-indulgent blog post to date.
These photos are an homage to a 13 year-old girl, who once solemnly declared to her parents that she’d grow up to be a ‘paleoanthropologist’, and somehow, at 29, has managed to make a living out of playing with old bones.
This is my tribute to my love for bones, evolution… and all the worlds in between.
Thank you Yemisi!
[Photos by Yemisi Blake www.yemisiblake.co.uk]