Monday, 19 December 2011

I Blame Coco, In spirit golden

'It was too bright for me and the love of my life.

But if you capture me I'll be within your sight.'

Emily x

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Exciting times:

Ems darkroom has been featured in Southampton Solent Photography blog! take a look:

Thankyou, E x

Thursday, 8 December 2011


‘the interior is not just the universe but also the container of the private individual. To dwell means to leave traces. In the interior, these are accentuated’, Walter Benjamin (1935)

With Love E x

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Imperfect print

Admittedly it's not perfectly hand printed and only a temporary scanned in negative so please don't let the  colour cast lead you astray. But in my defence, this is a work in progress for one of my uni projects. I politely ask you, if I may, to bear with me. After all, patience is a virtue.

Love E x

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

The Secret Garden

One of my favourite stories of all time is; 'The Secret Garden'. I'm afraid to say these charming gates, don't hold the entrance to the beautiful garden in the novel, but i'm sure there is something magical behind them.... 

Love E x

Thursday, 10 November 2011



E. x

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Monday, 7 November 2011

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Friday, 7 October 2011

Alternative bookshop...

Out of a metro station in Bucharest I stumbled across this beaut... A rather unique style of bookshop!

With Love x

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Wednesday, 28 September 2011


So just because I know your all eagerly awaiting some results from the recently received polaroid; I thought I'd treat you to a series of images I took of my brother player the piano...

The lighting isn't great in all of them, but I happen to be very fond of them, I hope you are to? 

Love E x

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Polaroid back on a 35mm Nikon SLR

I was fortunate enough to get given this beauty of a camera: A Polaroid back which has been fitted onto a 35mm Nikon SLR, and surprisingly enough, it does exactly what it says on the tin.

It produces a polaroid; the classic 600 size with the photograph the size of a 35mm negative. Originally these cameras were used as test shots, to double check exposure and composition on a shoot. Well naturally I found this exciting and just thought I'd share it with you. What's your most recent polaroid extravaganza?! x

Thursday, 15 September 2011


I'm not entirely sure what compelled me to go back to this scene, I haphazardly came across. Maybe I thought it was a perfect example of the disposable culture we live in; surrounded by it, yet completely ignorant of it until it's right in-front of us. Or maybe I just thought it was an ideal set for an image....

'Nobody ever discovered ugliness through photographs. But many, through photographs, have discovered beauty.' Susan Sontag.

E x

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Capturing moments

Admittedly these are just snapshots (using my compact; the only camera I had at hand.) But I think it reveals my core creative influences as a photographer.... As someone who is inspired by the narrative dimension that photography can be so rich in. I am fascinated by the idea of capturing a moment in time; allowing the viewer to read into it as they wish. 

A handful of Photographers/Artists who inspire me to create tableau photography:
- Hannah Starkey
- Edward Hopper
- Frances Kearney
- Gregory Crewdson
- Tim Walker 

I'm sure this wont be the last you hear of them! Love E x

Tuesday, 30 August 2011



Wondering through Prague I found....

A lack of a wide angle lens meant I had to find more creative ways of fitting in the buildings! 

I have to admit; it's a little strange that architecture seems to be the common denominator in my travelling images. Normally its the one of the last subjects I choose... I don't know about you but I was fascinated by the variety of styles. E x

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Silent film: THE CAMERAMAN

Reading about the old myth of the camera being a 'magic box' that insures the perfect results; this silent movie toys with the notion, providing some amusement along the way....

Here Buster Keaton helplessly struggles with his tripod and equipment knocking out windows and doors, never managing to take a decent picture.... Until he gets some footage of the Tong war; by accident because his pet monkey winds the film on for him.

Clip 2/7

And here's the end clip just so you know what I'm on about!

Clip 7/7

I hope it amused you. E x

Thursday, 25 August 2011



As you can see we did quite the tour around poland; mainly because of a planned festival: Open'er, but also so that we could explore. Here are a few snaps from Warsaw. Despite the bad weather, we didn't manage to escape from, I've found a few to share with you. Enjoy.

E x

Wednesday, 3 August 2011


Sorry for my absence within the blogging world, but I've been galavanting around Europe with my BFF.

So if i'm forgiven I'll attempt to share with you some of what we saw. And of course keep you in the loop with my current activities as much as possible.

....Lets start at the beginning: Berlin.

E x

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Dolls in window

Focusing on the items in the charity shop having a connection with the public space, I photographed this. It's one of my final images that I handed in today so thats a relief! My finals are hand printed and shot on my little Bronica - Obviously! x

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Favourite print of the week:

This is one, out of four, of my final images. But not so secretly it's my favourite! I think it captures the reason I first fell in love with these thrifty shops.... I'll upload the rest from my series soon so keep a keen eye out.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

I apologise my lateness in wishing you all a 'Happy Easter'. I hope that you had a tremendous weekend despite my lack of posting. I'm going to continue with my blog even though lent is officially over, I'll try and post as often as I can and photograph as well as I can! I hope you enjoy the next few, no doubt they'll be from my easter films my Bonica assisted me in. x

Well here's to all that have supported me through my blogging these last few weeks.... 

Much love Emily x

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Badminton Horse Trials 2011

Lucinda Fredericks (AUS) Riding: Prada.

Badminton House

I hope your Saturday was as fun as mine :) x

Friday, 22 April 2011

Good Friday

only a couple of days left of lent which means my Bristol holiday is coming to an end but I know it'll always be here waiting for me, so that gives me some comfort. x

Monday, 18 April 2011

It's a full moon....

Anything can happen... I like the layers in this image, I hope you do too, see you tomorrow. x

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Sunday post

Now back in the west country, i'm going to make the most of my last week here. I think you should too. x

Friday, 15 April 2011

Just to say...

Currently in London staying with some of my favourite friends. But this is for the rest of you that I can't see as often, you know who you are. x