Get Bluck-y! | Engagement Photos

I was so privileged to photograph this lovely series of engagement photos, celebrating the Bluck’s. We set it right where Lewis proposed to Kirsty: by Sham Castle, Bath.

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All images subject to copyright –  © Eleanor Hyde 2020

Street Photography | People in Paris

A collection of street photography: portraits of strangers on corners or through windows.

Some people people-watch, sitting on street corners or at cafe tables. A select few reach for a note book and sketch away, creating characters with stories and adventures imagined. Yet, I find there is a frustrating sense of inactivity involved in this process, feeling stuck and still with one single frame in which to capture.

Thats why I take to the streets. I walk and delight in the split-second moments that a 50mm lens affords me to capture. With street photography, I’m no longer observing but stumbling upon a moment – an exchange and interaction. Some of my subjects notice. Others will maybe never know. All are captured with the intent of dignity.

The French, I find, are more expressive of their personality. Each individual follows a fashion of their own style and lives out their unique moment, perfectly intertwined within habitual routine.

All street photography images subject to copyright –  © Eleanor Hyde 2022

More from France here.

More street photography: ‘Humans of Japan’ here, or Camden Streets here.

A French artist wearing a beret sketches a portrait in the street
a woman in a pink dress walks a large grey Great Dane dog through a large French square

*Disclaimer: One or two of these were shot in Bordeaux, although the majority were from the streets of Paris.

JD – Portrait

I’ve been enjoying portraiture lately. I did a street – style shoot for my brother over lockdown and it turned out well. The abandoned Art-Deco street was a brilliant backdrop to work with.

All images subject to copyright –  © Eleanor Hyde 2021

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Baseball caps or lockdown hair? Either way it’s a vibe! I have a few more shoots lined up (within restrictions). If you’re wanting your own photographs, do get in touch via contact – I’m always on the lookout for portrait models.

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the process of shooting with a model. Additionally, with lockdown I found myself watching YouTube videos created by photographers who film their shoot days with clients. I learnt so much about portraiture as well as getting that much needed escapism, to street locations all over the world. Jessica Kobeissi has a very fun series and here’s one that has me desperate to visit Japan again!


All photos taken with the Canon EF 50mm f1.8 lens.

Humans of Japan

Street Photography

The people of Japan are incredible! They are some of the healthiest people on earth and are very active. I couldn’t wait to get to Japan – it is a brilliant place for street photography. I’m calling this collection ‘Humans of Japan.’ I capture subjects unaware in order to reflect and document Japanese culture.

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Hortus Botanicus

Hortus Botanicus is an amazing place!

Whilst in Amsterdam I visited the Hortus Botanicus botanical gardens and I set to work with all of the best macro techniques! They even have a butterfly house there which made for some truly beautiful shots.

I haven’t picked up my camera to do a themed series of photographs in so long! The photography section of this blog has been so neglected recently. Botanics are one of my favourite subjects; they are colourful and create brilliant abstract forms. Here’s a series I’ve put together from my Amsterdam trip!strong purple flower spreading open

Close up of the center of a sunflower star-like abstract form of a bluebell abstract yellow form created by petals side profile of a butterfly closeup profile of a butterfly's antennae close up Birdseye of a butterfly's wing span bright yellow flower against a dark green background portrait image of dark green foliage, framing a spiders web in the centre, upon which a spider is silhouetted by the sunlight Beautiful green palm leaves potted in a wooden pot cacti leaves with the view of one of Amsterdam's canals behindI defintely recommend a trip to your local botanical gardens! Here are a few UK places:
If you are heading to Amsterdam, you can find more information regarding the cities “flower attractions,” here.

Por Las Ventanas

Por las ventanas: through the windows.

Recently I have been looking at the relationship between windows, the figures in them and the views beyond in order to inspire a new series of art work. As part of this, you may have seen a behind the scenes video over on Instagram, documenting a research trip. I headed to the nearest city for the day, snapping as many views and “moments,” through windows as I could!


I’ve been inspired by Kat Gill’s work recently – she carried out an engagement shoot one winter looking in on a couple through a coffee shop window. I just can’t stop shooting reflections! The architecture in the city gave me so much to work with, layering windows with subject reflections, framed by the facades on the opposite side of the road.
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One of the beauties about shooting in the city, is that everybody is so wrapped up in the hustle of their own lives, that you can afford to be daring. I took this image looking into the apple store and I love how the camera just captures a moment in time, unable to be recreated again…
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I’m still experimenting with these ideas but I hope you like them!

Eleanor ♥

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Last week, I woke up to snow so I grabbed my camera, and headed outside before anyone could spoil the oh-so-pretty, perfect layer of bliss! I had some fun with a macro extension (my favourite thing to talk about these days) and tyre tracks…

Hope you enjoy them!

Eleanor ♥

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Safari Adventure

Last week, I visited the Safari Zoo in the Lake District – I had such a great day! The enclosures gave great access to the animals, and I was able to get right up close to tigers, jaguars, giraffes, lemurs, kangaroos… My creativity jumped at the chance to shoot! Even if I did end up freezing and numbly sipping a coffee post 6 hours outdoors!

Enjoy the shots as much as I did!

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Butterfly Heaven

Last week, the sun was shining, and I decided to take a walk and get some fresh air. I got 50m and there discovered a beautiful plant, attracting many bees. For a while I tried to try and capture these little creatures but they were just to fast however, suddenly a butterfly came to sit on one of the flowers – I took my chance and started shooting!

Eleanor ♥

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