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INVISIBLE ILLNESSES 

LAUREN REBECCA SALTONSTALL

Invisible illnesses affect 15% of the population worldwide yet are still overlooked by many. This shoot aims to widen people’s knowledge of how disabilities can affect individuals.  

Abbie has Cerebral Palsy which affects the left side of her body, her ability to walk and multiple parts of her brain. She described her illness as Green since it represents the CB charities. Poses shown push her in terms of walking and using the parts of her body she struggles with, and she is styled her in stiletto heels which she can’t usually wear. 

Tania has a genetic blood clotting disorder, Factor V Leiden, which has caused her to also experience Deep Vein Thrombosis, initially triggered by taking the oral contraceptive pill. The colour Tania chose is Red due to the fact her illness is blood related. Typically DVT sufferers often have to wear flight socks or tight clothing to compress the area and keep blood flowing, Tania finds this agitating on her legs.  

Helen has Endometriosis which is where the tissue inside your womb grows on the outside; she suffers with severe bloating and the risk of being infertile. She chose Pink to represent her Endometriosis because the colour relates to fertility and the womb. Helen is styled in clothing which could cover her bloating, since this is what she tries to do on a regular basis. 

CREDITS:

STYLIST & CREATIVE DIRECTOR: LAUREN SALTONSTALL

PHOTOGRAPHER & RETOUCHING: MOLLY MEARS

MUA/HAIR: SOPHIA GEORGIOU & UYI ILENBS

MODELS: ABBIE HILLS, TANIA VEYSEY, HELEN GOUGH

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