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.

90’s Fun Fair

My friends and I recently went on a seaside vacation and ended up in a fun fair. It was the perfect opportunity for some 90’s inspired portraits!

Eleanor ♥
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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!

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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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Our Story

Over the past month or so, I have been working on some commission work. West View Baptist Church recently celebrated their 60th anniversary, and as part of their mission week, they also opened a week’s exhibition called “Our Story.” In essence, it involved curating some kind of display, that would explain how faith impacts lives.

3Inspired by Humansof New York and Mark Steen Adamson’s “Stations,” my Dad (working on the graphic and publication side of things) and I decided to create a portrait gallery. It was as simple as photographing people in the church as well as others who had moved on to other places. Under these black and white portraits, we placed short testimonies and quotes about faith. These new digital aspects were then combined with old photographs of church groups and placed onto a series of graphic posters.

Roy DicksonThe exhibition was a great success and being commissioned to take the photographs, as well as type up/edit personal stories was a really blessed opportunity. Being able to read about such personal struggles and triumphs was inspiring! By the looks of it, the folk at WVBC were inspired to!

I managed to sneak a few pictures of the exhibition itself, and have also included some of the portrait work that I completed!

Enjoy!

Eleanor ♥
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Drink Up

Recently I found myself looking through old photography projects – I used to be so much more creative, and I miss planning shoot lists, then editing things together. Desperate to get back to this, I found myself searching pinterest for an idea – I came across a tea cup, with a forest scene coming out of it. I soon made my shootlist, and started creating!

What do you think?

Eleanor ♥
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Snowfall

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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BK

A few weeks ago I was asked to model for my two friends – they are currently studying A Level photography and the results are brilliant! It was kind of fun – especially trying to blow bubbles into the frame, and take a photo before they popped… I thought I’d share their work with you because it’s so flipping good! So here’s five from Beth, and five from Katie – thanks girls!

Eleanor ♥

P.s Please respect their work, and not download/save without permission. If sharing, please give credit.beth1 beth2 beth3 beth4 beth5 katie1 katie2 katie3 katie4 katie5

Burning Lights

Recently, I’ve been obsessed with photographing candles! So much so that on Wednesday, I dug out my macro lens extension and began to play around with compositions – they turned out quite abstract!

Enjoy!

Eleanor ♥

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Hamsterley Forest

To kick off the new year, I slept in till 10:30am, had brunch, then went off for a walk in Hamsterley Forest. We then followed it by coffee of course! Hamsterley forest is full of adventures, pretty photo opportunities and endless woodland trails! Here are the shots I got!

Eleanor ♥

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