Abbie Trayler-Smith is an acclaimed portrait and documentary photographer, specialising in capturing people’s reactions and responses to contemporary events and social issues. Often challenging, sometimes tinged with wry humour, but always beautifully crafted and created, Abbie’s work is exquisitely personal and naturally observational.
At the heart of each image lies an intense, personal connection to each and every subject, which reveals the everyday, the ordinary, the anguish, the humility and extraordinary courage of those on the other side of her lens. – www.abbietraylersmith.com
The images I’ve archived are part of Abbie’s “The Big O Project” that Draws on her own experiences of growing up fat in the 1990s in the UK. “I knew I had to turn my lens on the stigma of obesity and what it means to be obese in a world largely obsessed with junk food, body image, sex and perfection.” – The Big O Project.
The Big O Project tells the story of what it’s like to be one of the 2.1 billion people in the world deemed medically overweight or obese.