Raphaela Rosella’s WE MET A LITTLE EARLY BUT I GET TO LOVE YOU LONGER is now part of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive

Book Title: We Met A Little Early But I Get To Love You Longer

Photographer/s: Raphaela Rosella

Place of publication: Sydney, Australia

Year of publication: 2015

Publisher: Momento Pro

Language: English

Dimensions of book: 250 x 210 mm

Edition size: 3 (dummies)

Binding, paper & printing details: Hard cover, section sewn, perfect bound, digital colour prints on uncoated paper

Number of pages:123

Number of pictures: 41

Designer: Wendy Kimpton and Raphaela Rosella

Editor: n/a

Printer: Momento Pro

ISBN: n/a

Retail price: NFS

Where to buy; stores/ distributors/URLS: NFS

Link/s to existing book reviews: n/a

Summary of project:

“This project stems from the reaction I had when my teenage twin sister told me she was pregnant. I was angry; I called her a ‘slut’ and told her to get an abortion because I thought she could have a ‘better life’. But what is a better life? I always knew that at some stage she was going to be a mum, I just hadn’t expected it to be so early in her life.

We Met a Little Early, But I Get To Love You Longer is a collaboration with young mothers from my neighbourhood. By exploring and individualising the complex range of issues that lead teen girls to early pregnancy and the challenges they face, the collaborations seek to show that each mother is different, and there is no ‘uniform’ type. By listening and telling the stories of others, we come to understand that there are no stereotypes and we stand as individuals.”

Raphaela Rosella