from the mind of freelance creative Elou Carroll, creating fine art photography and print design
Confession: I love white butterflies much more than colourful ones. But butterflies aren't where these images originated. These images started with a dress. This dress.
The day I took this photo, I slept longer than I intended to. The day before I got up very early, drove a lot and got back very late. It's apt that this was the photograph I had planned for a day on which I would be so tired.
Would you believe me if I told you it was tipping it down less than an hour before we shot these photographs? When I jumped in my car to head to Sparrow's I was begging the sky to keep itself to itself. Loudly. As soon as I got into Oxford, however, the rains started. Noooo.
Something surreal created on a scorcher of a Sunday. It's surprising what you can achieve with just a novelty moon lamp, a black bed sheet and yourself.
Have you ever spotted the tiniest patch of scenery that a) is in a really unexpected place and b) is really aesthetically pleasing? This was one of those.
Have you ever scrambled across the tiniest, cutest, most deliciously styled house ever to collect every single plant in the building just for the shot? We have.
Sometimes ideas float around in my head for a while and turn out differently than I expect and not necessarily in a bad way. This is one of those ideas, and I will be revisiting it again in the future.
There is nothing more magical than reading a book, having the words paint pictures in your head in a way nothing else can, so when Sparrow suggested making our own little slice of magic using a book, who was I to refuse?
Once upon a time, a girl who looks very much like me but with a face that was seven years younger and less hair on one side of her head, dreamed up a Cloudiverse, crowded with characters and packed with places that were just as whimsical as she was.
When Sparrow asks to you bring something black and moody to wear, you know you're going to end up creating something wonderful. I am not lying when I say I wish I could look like this every single day.