Mother and Child

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Photographed by James Hall
Modelled by Kristina and Storm Karlsen from the Ugly Agency, and Jo Turner
Styled by Claudia Oliver of Falcieri Designs


Nigel Lawson famously quipped that the National Health Service is the nearest thing we have in Britain to a national religion. It is a subversive quip with enough truth to be worth exploring. It is notable, for example, how the NHS and the public at large are minded to treat the NHS like a religious order, separate from society at large, demanding homage from it but not answerable to it.

This image is intended as the first tentative effort to play with this idea by picturing the NHS through the lens of traditional religious imagery.