A grandmother sits on a wall at the Canal Gardens in Leeds, patiently waiting for her family.
She looks like a strong and determined woman and I wanted to bring this aspect out in the photographs I took of her.
As photographers we touch on many people's lives, our images a testimony to the passing moment we bear witness too. But the images can be so much more. They can be a metaphor and a symbol of someone's life, a tribute to them. I for one do not treat this responsibility lightly.
I hope this image also bears witness to the respect I feel for the people who's portraits I make.