Archive for the ‘Personal work’ Category

Nowhere 2016

Posted by Emma on August 5, 2016 in Personal work, Uncategorized | 12 Comments

If Burning Man is a dusty city with 80,000 inhabitants, then Nowhere is a dusty village with just 2,000. I like it that way. This was my third time, having missed 2015’s 50 degree heatwave, and it felt like coming home. Lots of friends and familiar faces yet to become friends; dusty bodies, crazy dancing, sharing, creating, connecting […]

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Portrait(s) of the week – Via degli Orti

Posted by Emma on August 18, 2015 in Personal work | No Comments

I swapped the bustle of Hackney for the sweeping Tuscan Hills (and a full-blown Italian heatwave) during the first week of August. I was there to take part in a workshop on ‘Storytelling with Portraits’ with the wonderful documentary photographer Rena Effendi as part of the Tuscany Photographic Workshops programme. Italy is famous for its […]

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Portrait of the week – Philippe

Posted by Emma on June 9, 2015 in Personal work, Portrait | No Comments

My neighbour Philippe Malouin. He’s a brilliant furniture and interiors designer from Canada originally but now living on the top floor of my building. His flat is very stylish, not surprisingly! And has great views over Stoke Newington and Hackney. This isn’t the portrait I posted in my daily blog but I think maybe I like […]

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Portrait of the week – Dakota Jim

Posted by Emma on May 26, 2015 in Music, Personal work, Portrait | No Comments

  This is Jim, who I met last Thursday at the Jamboree, Limehouse. I was drawn by his laid back, lived-in style, the beard, the hat, the baggy suit. He looked like a man with a story. One thing about this project is it’s made me get over my shyness. I don’t always feel like […]

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Daily portrait round up

Posted by Emma on May 15, 2015 in Personal work, Portrait | No Comments

I’m posting a portrait daily on Instagram and Tumblr and even a new Facebook page, but in the process neglecting this, my trusty blog. Time to get back on track. Here’s a small selection of favourite portraits from the last couple of months.

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Daily portrait round up

Posted by Emma on February 13, 2015 in Personal work, Portrait | No Comments

Some recent faves from my daily portrait project. It’s proving to be an interesting challenge, making me look for, see and take opportunities to interact with people and make portraits of the people I meet where otherwise I might be too shy to ask. I’ve met some great characters and made some new friends. Nearly […]

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Daily portraits

Posted by Emma on January 22, 2015 in Personal work, Portrait | No Comments

I’ve embarked on a portrait-a-day project over on tumblr. Nothing fancy, just a portrait every day, of someone different each time – so no lazy repeats of boyfriends/flatmates etc. Day 350 will be 31 December 2015, but I’ll probably keep going til day 365 because I’m a bit bloody minded like that. Here are some of […]

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Beard art

Posted by Emma on December 18, 2014 in Personal work, Portrait | No Comments

A portrait of my flatmate Seb. This was made last week BEFORE the internet was flooded with stories about hipster beard baubles…

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Ceramicist Emma Lacey

Posted by Emma on October 30, 2014 in 52 square portraits, Personal work, Portrait | No Comments

The lovely and very talented Emma Lacey. Creator of the most pleasingly ergonomic mug ever invented, among other fab things.  

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Parkland Walk foragers

Posted by Emma on September 26, 2014 in Personal work, Portrait, Travel | No Comments

I happened upon this pair picking blackberries along the Parkland Walk a month ago or so. I cycle along this old railway/nature reserve a lot during the summer, to visit my mum in Muswell Hill. At a certain point in late August you can practically taste the berries on the air, the scent of them is so […]

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