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The Self Empowerment collection

Explore the Self Empowerment collection

The way we talk about health is incredibly lop-sided. One quick glance at medical departments and it’s clear where the priorities lay. There are all kinds of specialists for various parts of your body right down to individual organs. But there aren’t nearly as many departments that deal with mental health.

And this is strange because our existence, our perceptions, and the act of being is an internal experience. The body is a merely a vessel, an important vessel but the mind is where we live.

In reality, they need each other. Practising good physical health leads to good mental health; a healthy mind gives motivation to maintain physical health. And right now, that’s been more important than ever.

Our Self Empowerment collection celebrates those moments where we make the space to take care of ourselves and enjoy life. Whether that’s doing a little exercise to boost your physical and mental health, or working on a craft or hobby to fulfil your creative itch, it’s important we indulge in a bit of self-care.

Matt started off as a live music photographer covering up-and-coming bands in Brighton, and since then has become enamoured by the power of pictures. With a penchant for storytelling, he's on a mission to uncover unique images from the Alamy library and tell the story behind them.