During the recent pandemic and lockdown, many children have sought comfort in an accessory: a ‘Buddy'.
Finding reassurance in this time of social distancing has been essential for them.
Having worked on an international project called ‘Resonators’ where Scarlet photographed guitarists with their guitars, similarly she wanted to photograph children holding their number one love; their special, most loved comfort toy.
This item relaxed the subjects, and in 5 mins the shot was achieved. Each image was spontaneous and not preplanned except for an estimated time of arrival.
Capturing the essence of the child, socially distanced, it struck Scarlet how powerful and thought provoking these images really are.
The young faces possessed a wisdom of sorts. 60 children have been photographed to date. Here is a small selection:
Since 2017 Scarlet has covered the Henley Literary Festival, capturing portraits and event photography for press, markeing and social media use over the course of 10 days.