Saesha Ward’s Mersey Paradise

In her series, Mersey Paradise, Saesha Ward documents the relationship between herself and friends in a series of portraits.

Through exploring a subjective sense of identity and image, Mersey Paradise questions whether portraiture can reflect the intimacy of a friendship between photographer and subject. Shooting her peers at home in Manchester, Saesha explores commonalities and group identity; one that manifests itself to a wider cultural identity of youth in Northern England.