submission: Lauren Paterson

It came to our attention that we have had no female submissions before on the surejournal. Until today! And what better way to open up the ladies account than featuring talented photographer, Lauren Paterson.

Here Lauren presents to us her series 'Petal', which combines 35mm photos and creative writing to draw on the similarities of delicacy and innocence between a girl and flower petals.


Sweet morning young,

Soft light shining, 

Petal sat there, 

Quietly basking in solitude. 

We adore her delicacy,

silky peach,

golden ray,

We watch her blossom,

To then shine another day.

Get across the rest of Lauren's work here.

Model - Ellie Wilkinson @elliewilkinson24

Lauren's Instagram - @laurenjaneimages