Day 118 of Project Portrait. Next up we have Adah Parris. Now, where do I start? Adah is as close as I’ll ever probably get to meeting a polymath. She has a degree in maths, is a performance coach, a Reiki practitioner, a marketing expert, a head dress maker (she’s wearing one of her creations in the photo), a networking genius and currently helps people and businesses find their purpose and direction as well as running a youth programme for young minds. We actually met while I was working on my startup, Provenance and she was brought in as a mentor. But we spent most of our time moaning about the flaws in the accelerator programme we were both part of. We don’t meet up that often, but Adah has always been someone I wanted to photograph. Why? Because she’s one of those people that wears so many different hats in her life it’s very difficult to say what Adah ‘is’. So for this photo I wanted to try and convey that. I wanted to use an old physics trick to show how light separates to create this explosion of colour behind her to signify all the different things Adah is and does. She’s always smiling and always positive, but I wanted something a bit quieter to hopefully say something more about what I see. There’s more to Adah, and to anyone than what we see at first glance. If you’re interested in being part of this project, get in touch!