from the mind of freelance creative Elou Carroll, creating fine art photography and print design
When I posted the first set of Angel images from our jaunt in the forest, I mentioned there would be a part two. Voila! These images looked so different to the other set that I didn't want to post them together, where one set was filled with drama from both the light and the action, these are soft, muted, calm.
And now for something a little different. I enjoy the between spaces, that hazy time between sleeping and waking, standing over a threshold in winter when the inside is toasty warm and the outside is chilly and cold, the gaps between your fingers when you stop holding someone's hand and the phantom digits that sit there. These photos are from an in-between space.
I love autumn. I love the colours, I love the jumpers and the fun scented candles that seem to only come out when the leaves are turning. It's no surprise, then, that in the height of summer I decided to take all of the greenery and paint it gold.
There are lots of little patches of magic in Sparrow's little house. This is one of them.
I don't think I can accurately express quite how much I love that dark blue curtain. It's great when you find a rich background which is, at the same time, simple. Especially when both the accessories and the costume on your model are quite busy! This is another little set from the Conceptual Workshop I attended in July hosted by Thomas Oscar Miles.
My favourite thing is creating magic. There is very little that I enjoy more than creating little pockets of whimsy with my favourites. Sparrow and Wren never fail to make my heart happy.
I have taken a lot of magical photographs in my time but none are as magical as these. The first image in this blog post is quite possibly the most wonderful photo I have ever taken. But I never expected to take these.
Yesterday (keen, I know), I had the absolute pleasure of attending Thomas Oscar Miles' first ever photography workshop alongside Katie Howey and Caroline Victoria, featuring the incredible talents of Nicolé Dawn Makeup Artist and Miss Rosie Lea.
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.