Annemarie Farley


After completing a BA (Hons) degree in Photography at Blackpool and the Fylde College in 1997, I worked as a Medical Photographer (whilst working freelance) until 2008 after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2007.

Since that time, I have found photography to be a lifeline; giving me the time to appreciate flowers and nature, proving to myself that despite my ‘imperfection’ I can still produce something that others may find beautiful, elegant and even perfect! I try to make my images perfect; possibly because I can’t be.

Through my photographs I have subconsciously been looking for a way to be normal again. MS has made me approach things differently; I look at life more closely and try not to view things on face value alone. I’ve applied this to the most mundane of flowers.

I hide behind my photographs, and my work certainly attempts to heal my loss of mobility by creating images that sometimes seem to dance off the page and other times seem so sad.

Books by Annemarie Farley