Ellie Templeton, Ally Gould, Erin Straude, Claire Daly and Jemima Daly ...age 24.
No One Gets Left Behind...
No, it's not referring to a football position. It is their motto. As they move through life these close friends pledge to support one another and always be there for each other. I guess we all need family and support and a gang or friendship-group provides just that, particularly as young people try the big world around them. Sadly, they did leave one behind for the shoot, but she was in Melbourne and couldn't make it. Another time, I hope...
My connection to this group is through Jemima's Dad, my old school mate. I met Claire through a previous shoot and the others I recognise from their images popping up on each others' facebook snaps.
Their friendship goes back in some cases to the first years of schooling. The others got tacked on as they progressed through life. They are all now 24 years of age.
I was interested to know what they hoped for in the future and asked each where they thought they'd be in 5 and 20 years from now.
All have a tertiary education. One is currently a public affairs consultant, one a media adviser for a politician, one has just finished University and is working in childcare, another is a teacher and one has just quit her job in retail. Four had a reasonable idea where they wanted to be in the future, with two pretty sure they'd like kids. One claimed to have no idea where she'd be in years to come. I will try to catch up with the gang in 5 year to see what has become of them.