As part of Creativity Works: Visual Storytelling, we're highlighting each of the photographers who took part

What Is Your London?

For many, the idea of London conjures up postcard pictures: the London Eye, Buckingham Palace. However, these depictions of the capital that we’re used to seeing in the media, advertising and the press are outdated. That isn’t the reality for young people living here today. London is nothing without the people that live in it, and each individual has their own story to tell so the participants of Creativity Works: Visual Storytelling were briefed with showing the world what their version of London is, to let the world see their perspective.

This is Ellie's London...

Is Paradise An Island Of Perfection?

London is a hub for the fashion industry, a place where people dedicate their lives in pursuit of this career.

Ellie Radford began her journey chasing the allure of fashion and the art form of clothing. Her own personal journey has opened her eyes to the fragmented reality of this industry where creativity is intertwined with idolisation, nepotism and the challenges of femininity.

Angelic studio imagery references perfection and fantasy whilst the manual interruption of weaving these photographs allude to the juxtapositions within the industry. This series is part of a larger project investigating the connotations of colour associations and how these can be used as a form of silent communication.

*The title, Is Paradise An Island Of Perfection? is from Roger Robinson,2019

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