The Adventures of a Birth Photographer

Jo Robertson

Tune into this super casual birthy podcast! In each episode, I'll be deep-diving into all things birth and birth photography. I'll be having real conversations, sharing honest thoughts and a whole lot in between! If you're slightly obsessed with all things birth - you'll LOVE this Podcast! Join me, your host Jo Robertson a UK birth photographer at Lillian Craze Birth Photography. Let the adventure begin, hit play! read less
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Episodes

Talks With Angella About Birthing Twins During The Pandemic!
Jul 15 2022
Talks With Angella About Birthing Twins During The Pandemic!
Welcome to episode 33, where I invited Angella on the show to share her pregnancy, twin birth and postpartum journey during the pandemic and lockdowns in November 2020.Angella's story tells of the hardship and reality of what it was like to be pregnant and give birth during the height of the pandemic and how using hypnobirthing helped enormously. I'm sure her story will resonate with so many who experienced a similar situation.We also touch on the Black Lives Matter movement and how she answered a Model Call of mine which also highlights the incredible work that FiveXMore are doing. We discuss what it was like working with me and why she answered my model call. The model call is still open - please see the link below to my blog: Why Representation and Inclusivity Matters. Angella also shares her other businesses which include photography and we also chatted about her recent involvement in a book called Dear Mum. There is SO MUCH in this episode!!Show Notes: Find Angella on Instagram:  @shecanbirthing //  @busylittleletters Photography: @photographybyangella // https://photographybyangella.mypixieset.comMy Model Call is still Active: Go Here To Read & Apply  Dear Mum - As part of the Dear series:   @_ladiesinwaiting https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dear-Mum-Abigail-Ohemaa-Afriyie/dp/1914442156/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1657793678&refinements=p_27%3AAbigail+Ohemaa+Afriyie&s=books&sr=1-1&text=Abigail+Ohemaa+Afriyie Dear Mum follows the journey of 11 mums and their personal experiences of becoming mothers. This book explores Joy, Love and astonishing testimonies. This book does not just cover the beautiful memories during pregnancy but explores fear, anxiety and discord. Follow their incredible and magnificent journeys for no story is the same. Visit : @fivemore_  //  https://www.fivexmore.com/blackmereportOther Fab Resources Mentioned: Kemi Johnson // Mars Lord // Lorna's Black Mamas Birth Village
Talks About The Birth Rites Collection
Oct 26 2021
Talks About The Birth Rites Collection
Welcome to episode 20 – On this week's episode, I'm thrilled to be joined by Helen Knowles who's an artist and the curator of the Birth Rites Collection and also Hermione Wiltshire who's also an artist and the co-head of a photography program at the Royal College of Art.In this episode, I invited both Helen and Hermione to tell me all about how the Birth Rites Collection was born and about the works that reside within it.The Birth Rites Collection is one of the largest collections of contemporary artwork dedicated to childbirth in the world. During our chat, we also touched on the topic of the censorship of childbirth and the public's reactions to some of the work.We also cover how the pandemic has forced the tours to go online and how they are now available to a much wider audience. The link to book virtual tours is in the show notes.If you have a combined love of birth and art – this is definitely one to tune into!Show NotesThe Birth Rites Collection Website: https://www.birthritescollection.org.uk/The BRC Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/birthritescollection/Helen Knowles Artwork: Youtube Portraits - https://www.birthritescollection.org.uk/the-collection-1/helen-knowlesHermione Wiltshire Artwork: Therese in Ecstatic Childbirth - https://www.birthritescollection.org.uk/the-collection-1/hermione-wiltshireThe winner of the 2020 BRC competition was Marta Stysiak for her work titled – Badland. There is a Premiere of Marta's Stysiak film called 'Come Home' follow the link for details: https://www.birthritescollection.org.uk/events/premiere-of-come-home-a-documentary-film-by-marta-stysiak  Information and how to book up and coming Virtual Tours of the collection: https://www.birthritescollection.org.uk/toursWorks We Touched on During the Podcast:Private View by Liv Pennington - https://www.birthritescollection.org.uk/the-collection-1/liv-penningtonIslands of Blood and Longing by Tabitha Moses - https://www.birthritescollection.org.uk/the-collection-1/tabitha-mosesA Massive Nothing by Claire Lawrie - https://www.birthritescollection.org.uk/the-collection-1/claire-lawrieA Link with the Past by Billie Bond - https://www.birthritescollection.org.uk/the-collection-1/billie-bondPodcast Cover by: Belinda Kochanowska, In Utero, 2014, Archival Pigment Prints, 60 x 60 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Birth Rites Collection – https://www.birthritescollection.org.uk/more-works/belinda-kochanowska You can also find more of Belindas work on Instagram: https://instagram.com/belindakochanowska