I was in the Hospital Club the other day with J-Mac and Vikki Chowney having a good ol' chinwag and this bloke comes up to me, asked me to write down something that I felt was important to me and then took my photograph.
You can see the result here
Mario the photographer writes
We are all shaped by the things that someone once told us. The words we hear impact on us, whether we want them to or not, and it’s undeniable that they have a power.
Someone Once Told Me is essentially a means for me to practise my photography - and give others the excuse to use their cameras - as well as giving me something to do on my days off as I wander around London, which always feels full of possibilities.
But SOTM is also an attempt to gather and chronicle some of the things that people have heard in their lives, the messages and expressions that have stuck in people's head, for reasons both obvious and odd. Someone told me once that this project was 'photography meets storytelling', which sums it up rather neatly, I think.
Fascinating and thank you Mario