Occasional acceptance (of chaos) is a collaborative photographic project engaging artists who are balancing their work as a creative practitioner alongside providing care to dependents. The portraits are produced by duo, Harriet Tarbuck and Stephanie Rose Wood, two Melbourne based UK-born documentary photographers who work in similar life circumstances balancing family, personal/commercial photography, educational roles and other industry engagement. The portraits act as an outcome of an affirming conversation and a visual response to the personal stories exchanged and is a reaction to reverberating conversations that circle around achieving an unattainable life balance, guilt ridden feelings of compromise and the occasional acceptance of chaos.
Harriet Tarbuck is a photographer specialising in the areas of portraiture and documentary. Her passion for photography is created through her want and need to connect with people and hear their stories. Harriet has spent her time in Naarm/Melbourne fostering inclusive and diverse community engagement through award recognition, education programs and community events.
Stephanie Rose Wood is a Naarm/Melbourne-based British documentary photographer who works as a collaborative, community-centred storyteller/question asker. Her creative practice is research-driven and explores the complex interconnections between community, ritual, and the psychology of belief.