Light and Love

This new biography traces the relationship between pioneer photographer Julia Margaret Cameron and her maid and model Mary Hillier.  Not simply the story of two lives, Light and Love is an exploration of what shapes people, how people are connected and what they leave behind in others.

The Holy Family (1864) Julia Margaret Cameron
Starting in Colonial India in the eighteenth century and finishing just before the Second World War, Light and Love is about the nature of creativity and the magic of art to transcend class and cultural differences.  One woman travelled over continents, the other was born and died within the same island village but between them they created a form of art that was groundbreaking.

Maud (1875) Julia Margaret Cameron

Light and Love will be published by Unicorn in September 2020.