Maribyrnong City Council commissioned me to direct four short films and shoot a series of portraits to reflect the rich lives of women in the municipality. For the portraits I wanted to present the women as bold and empowered. I shot very wide and full body to allow the surroundings to tell a bit of a story about the individual and the local area. In the photographs the women are alone in the space, but interestingly, they own it. The films tell the stories of 3 women under the loose themes of Live, Work Create and Play. The aim was to give the women the opportunity to share a small part of their life with us. To allow them to tell their story, in their way. Too often women's stories are sold to us by men. It is vital that we tell our story, our way, for ourselves.