Jane McCrae’s photography breathes life into the processing of giving birth.
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Raw. Honest. Powerful. Those are three words to describe Jane McCrae’s photography. She encapsulates nature with new life and the result is something that really has to be seen to be believed.
Her series, which shows off birth in a way that is rarely seen, was created through many conversations with a pregnant friend. McCrae photographed her friend, Natalia, through the birth of her first child, and did the same with her second.
McCrae’s talent breathes life into the images while her subjects are literally bringing new life into the world.
She photographs pregnancy through all its stages, and mixes nature and water with the process of birth. Her images, if you’re not used to the process of birth, are confronting – but in way that opens you up to the beauty that you wouldn’t otherwise see.
McCrae photograph encompasses everything a new mother would feel in that moment – happiness, joy, pain, pride, awe, relief. The emotions are written on their faces and captured beautifully in colour and life within her photographs.
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