A Moray photographer is hoping to shine a light on a devastating illness through her images, which have been chosen for a new exhibition.
Forres resident, Hannah Laycock, has had five pieces selected for the touring “When the light shifts” gallery.
The 34-year-old’s work, which has been entitled Awakenings, explores her struggles with multiple sclerosis.
She explained: “Hopefully, when people look at my work, regardless of whether they know someone with MS or not, it will stir something with them – maybe something they have experienced or someone they know.
“I’ve tried to represent the thoughts and feelings that I might be experiencing on some days. Brain fog is something often experienced by MS patients, there’s quite a lot of trouble being able to concentrate, being able to articulate yourself and you can get tired easier.
“The images aren’t a literal depiction of them though – it’s more about what they do as a whole.”
The photographer intends to display the pictures at scattered heights to represent the confusion which can often accompany MS.
The exhibition opens next month in Glasgow and will tour the country with dates also scheduled in London, Dunfermline and St Andrews.
Most of Miss Laycock’s works are self-portraits, but with added colour and texture to create the sensations of the illness.
MS is a long-lasting disease which can affect the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves.
Miss Laycock added: “MS can be an invisible disease at times and the effects are not always obvious.”
The exhibition at the Glasgow Women’s Library launches on March 11 and runs until April 1.