Friday, 18 December 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

I want to take a moment to thank all my buyers for their support this year. My Etsy and Folksy shops have gone from strength to strength and I'll continue to produce more fine art photography for you to enjoy! Since opening my Etsy shop back in March I've sold to people in places all over the world, and it fills me with such joy and awe that someone in somewhere as far away as Australia has one of my prints hanging on their wall! I've also met some wonderful people through the Etsy and Folksy forums, here on the blogs, on and at the We Make London fair.

To all of you who've bought my prints, I thank you and I hope they please you for many, many years to come!
I wish all of you a very merry Christmas and a wonderful 2010!

(PS: I'll be taking a short break over Christmas, from Dec 24th to 28th, so any prints bought won't be posted until the 29th at the earliest. Apologies for any inconvenience. Em ♥)

Thursday, 3 December 2009

'We Make London' Christmas Market --- This Saturday! A reminder and more info!

Just a little reminder that the We Make London designer art and craft Christmas fair is this Saturday (Dec 5th) at the Chelsea Town Hall, King's Rd, London.

I've already blogged about this great event, which I'm really looking forward to, but I have some more info about the day:
Firstly, the We Make fair has been listed as one of the top 10 Christmas markets in London by Time Out magazine! It has also been featured in these mags, too: Crafts Beautiful, Foxtons Sloane Square and Selvedge!

There will be a wonderful selection of stallholders selling their handcrafted wares. Textiles, fashion, ceramics, fine art and, of course, Christmas decorations will all be on sale. You can be assured of excellent quality and service, too.

Aside from the great shopping opportunity, there will be carol singers to welcome the first visitors of the day - 11-11:45am - to help us all get into the Christmas spirit!

The event has a few superb sponsors, too:

The Make Lounge - who will be giving everyone a chance to have a go at a craft on the day at their 'creation station'!

Moo - those friendly and fun printers and providers of the now famous mini-cards!

Tea, coffee, cakes, sandwiches and hot food will be provided by Sands Caterers, the founders of Patisserie Valerie.
Don't forget - all my blog readers will recieve a free thank-you gift from me on the day!

Do drop by and say hello, it would be lovely to meet you in person and would be a great opportunity to see my work 'in the flesh' as it were, in various sizes, mounted and even framed! I'll also be offering reductions for two or more prints, as well as some items not yet available in my online shops! (If you like, you can let me know in the comments box that you're coming.)

Hope to see you there!
Em ♥

Tuesday, 1 December 2009


Sorry to shout, but just wanted to give you a quick reminder that today (Dec 1st) is the last day of my free print offer; I'll also be putting my 10x8" prices back to their usual price, so if there's a print you've had your eye on TODAY is the day to order it! :-)

Until midnight tonight (wherever you are in the world!) you will still recieve a free 6x4", 5x5" or 7x5" print of your choosing. Just tell me which print and what size!

Bye for now!
Em ♥

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Please come and see me at the 'We Make London' Christmas fair!

I have secured a place at the 'We Make London' designer arts & crafts fair, at the fabulous Chelsea Town Hall in the equally fabulous King's Rd!

Date: Saturday, Dec 5th
Time: 11am -5pm
Place: Chelsea Town Hall, King's Rd, London SW3 5EE

The hall itself is a beautiful building and is often the preferred civil wedding place of many a pop star or socialite! It's slap bang in the middle of the King's Rd (that is, it's equadistant between Sloane Square at one end and The World's End at the other - not that it's actually in the middle of the road! That would be stupid.) The position means that it's extremely accessible by bus or tube. Or do it properly and get in a London Black cab! There's no parking right outside the Town Hall, but there are public car parks near by.

I'll have my usual range of fine art images (printed as ever on highest quality archive-safe paper and guaranteed for 150 years +) in 6x4", 5x5", 7x5" and 10x8" sizes. I'll also be bringing some ready-framed prints and some brand new items, not yet available in either of my online shops!


Are you a follower of this blog? If so I'd love to meet you and say thanks in person! Just mention that you're a follower of my blog and you will recieve a special free gift on the day! (If you are planning on coming, do pop a note in the comments box below so I know to look out for you!)

Hope to see you there! In the meantime, click here to see my designer feature on the We Make blog!
Em ♥

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Westy Exhibition, Aldershot


Some news for anyone in my local area. The fabulous West End Centre, in Aldershot are holding their annual open exhibition from the 16th of November to 12th December. The preview night is Monday (16th Nov) and I'll be there with my family as my Mum and I have both entered works into the exhibition!

I inherited my creative side from my Mum, so it seems fitting that we're exhibiting together, side by side. It's also very exciting for me, personally!

Like myself, my Mum has a long history of mental health problems but she was also diagnosed a couple of years ago with Multiple Sclerosis, which has meant she has to use a cane or wheelchair to get about. I've watched Mum struggle and suffer so much with MS that it's with great pride I'll see my pieces hanging alongside hers.

The two pieces I've selected are A Gentle Freak-Out and The Chapel Gate.

If you're in the neighbourhood from the 16th Nov to 12th Dec, do pop your head round the door of the Westy gallery. If you come along in the evening the bar will be open, so you can grab a drink (including tea and coffee) and a snack and settle into one of the big leather sofas!

Let me know if you're coming - wherever possible I'd love to meet you there for a drink and a chat! (I'll be at the Westy on Tuesday night anyway for a rehearsal for an upcoming Christmas show.)

Bye for now!
Em ♥

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

You Asked - I Listened!

Aside from the price reductions, I'm also doing a bit of rejigging in other areas of my Etsy and Folksy shops.

One thing I've heard raised a good few times in the forums is concerning item photos - and framed examples of prints in particular. So I've just been through my shop and posted the first of many photos of the framed examples I already have in my home. This is so you can get a better idea of what my pictures would actually look like hanging in your home; something which people have both directly and indirectly asked me for.

Another issue raised by the photo-buying handmade community was sizing options. Some people want each item in each size listed separately, while others simply want a list of the options in each listing without having to send a message to ask. Since opening my shops I intended to list every available print individually so I mean to go on the way I started. Basically, if it's listed, it's available. I always keep my listed prints in stock, so I can meet or beat my 'within 3 days' shipping deadline. I hope this will make shopping easy - like taking the items straight off the shelf in real-life! (Of course, I'm still as open as ever to special requests, such as larger/smaller sizes, adding text or a different finish - high gloss or matt - and will always welcome queries and strive to provide what you want.)

Please feel free to add in the comments any points or questions you have - I'm at your service!

Em ♥

Monday, 2 November 2009

Wow! My first review - and it's a good 'un!

I've been featured in the 'Haptree and Me' blog and their is a lovely review of my work - and I must say it's made me very, very happy indeed! :-)

(I've also won a months' free advertising on her blog, too, which is fabulous!!! Thank you 'Haptree'!)

I'm not too well at the moment and had started to feel a bit crappy about my photography, so this couldn't have come at a better time. I'm a great believer in the power of prayer and God never fails to amaze me..!

Em ♥

Saturday, 31 October 2009

An Early Christmas Present For All My Customers!!!

I've done a bit of rejigging in the financial and supplies departments and been able to reduce ALL my 10x8" prints in both my Etsy and Folksy shops!

I've also been able to knock a bit off the postage and packing rates, too! Woohoo!!!

...and my offer of a free 7x5" or 5x5" print of your choice with every single 10x8" until Dec 1st still stands so now is the perfect time to buy that print you've had an eye on for yourself - or someone else!


Merry (early) Christmas!
Em ♥

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Art Meets Mental Health Issues - A Very Special Treasury

I've just been notified that my photograph 'A Gentle Freak-Out' has been included in the following treasury on

It's always nice to have a piece of work selected for any treasury, but this is a subject which many of you know is very close to my heart, so if you could just click on it and maybe leave a comment, we might get this issue on the frontpage of Etsy - and I'm all for promoting good mental health and raising awareness of mental health issues.

Thank you!!!
Em ♥

Sunday, 25 October 2009

A Nice Surprise!

I woke up this morning to find I'd been featured in this lovely Etsy treasury:

which was a lovely surprise!

Em ♥

Saturday, 17 October 2009


Just a gentle reminder to my loyal followers :-) that until Dec 1st I'm giving away a free 5x5" or 7x5" print of your choosing with every single 10x8" sold (and none of this 'one-per-transaction' high street nonsense, either!)

If you buy three prints, you get three free - simple!

(And if you mention that you saw the offer in my blog, I may just throw in an extra freebie..!)

Em ♥


Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Dear Father Christmas, I've been a very good girl this year...

Well;, anyone who knows my photography knows how much I adore lomography and the vintage look (see previous blog entry here!)

Now I'm ready to take the plunge, put down the battery chargers and memory cards and go totally old skool...with a toy camera!

(So, for anyone who doesn't know about toy cameras, please read on...)

Yes, you heard right. I said 'toy'. Not that these are toys - no siree! They may be 'cheap' (relatively speaking) plastic cameras but they take some of the best photography I've seen. Check out this work from fellow fPOE team member, HolgaJen, who just happens to be one of my great toy camera inspirations: (Please click on the photos/titles.)


Polson Park

Check out Jen's shop here!

You see, 'toy' cameras, like the Holga featued here and the Diana cameras, are definitely not mere toys...but that doesn't mean they're not fun!

Look at the stunning effects they can achieve - the aged, retro feel; the vignetting (the shadow around the edge); the rich colours or deep black & whites, the bursts of sunlight...some people spend hours in Photoshop trying to achieve with a digital camera what the Holga or Diana can do in an instant on film. Ah yes, I do miss working with film...another reason to give this a go!

Yep, I already know what I want this Christmas - and it definitely isn't a silly jumper with Rudolf on it!

Em ♥

Coincedentally, World Camera Day 2009 is coming up on Staurday, 17th!

(P.S. More info about Holgas here)

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Good News, Now About 'Good News Now'!

I'm so proud to be on the front page of today! (Oct 3rd.)

As both a Christian and a photographer (and the two aren't mutually exclusive!) I was only to happy to allow them to use my image today.

It's a great, uplifting website - a break from the constant barrage of bad news in the mainstream media.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Creative Streak!

After a long, dry spell I seem to be coming to the end (possibly) of a very short yet prolific creative streak! Since coming home from France I've been doing some challenging, although successful, still life work - I'm really proud of myself!

I don't know if it was the strong coffee or the perfect chocolate eclairs, but France gave me back my mojo. I ticked a lot of boxes from my mental list; portraiture, landscape, social documentary, slow exposure work, bright sunshine then low light levels, faster shutter speeds...I was a busy girl!

Since being back I've produced a few successful stil lifes and really pushed my limited resources and DIY lighting skills to the limit!

Please, tell me what you think...

Until next time,

Sunday, 27 September 2009


Though that would get your attention! :-)

From now until December 1st I'm giving away a FREE 7x5" print with every single 10x8" sold in my online shops!

After making your purchase, simply tell me which 7x5" you would like. It can be one of any from the 7x5" or 10x8" sizes in my shops.

As ever, they will both be printed on 'Fujifilm Crystal Archive' paper - guaranteed to last a lifetime...if not longer! Both prints will be signed, titled and dated upon purchase (unless you don't want that!)

Remember: EVERY single 10x8" gets a free print - even if you buy two or more!


Monday, 21 September 2009

Time for 'another great photographer you should check out!'

This time I'm raving about Mark Highton-Ridley's B&W work and his great blog, 'Musings in Monochrome.'

You probably all know by know that I a deep and passionate love affair with black and white photography and Mark's work are superb examples of this type. Mark is a fellow brit, living in the beautiful west-country county of Devon (!) and has been featured by that grand old British institution, the BBC and is scheduled to do a BBC Radio interview this week. Not bad, eh?

Mark's main site is HERE and he's also currently running a prize draw on his blog (here!) to win one of three prints, so I suggest you get over there pretty smartish, too!

Until next time!
Em ♥

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Back to Blighty!

My camera and I have just got back from a trip to France. There were a few shots I definitely wanted to get, such as a reshoot of 'Summer's End' (aka 'Depth of Field'.)

The original was taken on the spur of the moment, as we drove past a particular field in Normandy's wonderful farmlands. It was a great composition and but a low resolution image, therefore the quality was to low for quality prints larger than 6x4". This time I went prepared, with my favourite digital landscape equipment (Nikon D80, light tripod and all the filters I might need, all packed safely and neatly in my gorgeous new Lowepro 'Flipside 200' backpack!)

I went to Normandy on 2007 and did the D-Day beaches, the Bayeaux tapestry, revisited Mont St Michel and spent a couple of days in Caen and Rouen (where an uber-heroine of mine, St Joan of Ark, was burned at the stake.) I took a ridiculous amount of photos, swearing to come back and shoot properly - doing justice to the place this time! I've been to various parts of France but Normandy has stolen my heart - the people are wonderful, the scenery is stunning, the buildings are gorgeous and every town and village has a charm all of it's own. There's something for everyone - a rugged coastline or wide, sandy beaches, quaint little houses and farms, picturesque villages, large, bustling towns, peace and quiet or fun and excitement and of course, history seeping out of every blade of grass and cobbled stone!

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I couldn't spend as much time out and about with my camera as I'd have liked (having a husband and 3-year-old son in tow hinders things a little!) but I think there are definitely a few worthy shots which I'm about to start working on now, including some social documentary style portraits as well as the usual landscapes and architectural shots. I even managed to get in a self-portrait in a wonderful brasserie. The best should be ready for sale within the next two weeks...fingers crossed!

See you soon - à bientôt!

Em ♥

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

~ Shops temporarily closed for 12 days ~

Just a quick warning; the online shops will be closed for 12 days from 27th of August, so if you would like to make a purchase during that time, I won't be able to post until 8th September. Any purchases made until 26th August will be posted on 26th or 27th August.

Em ♥

Friday, 21 August 2009

So what's this 'lomo' thingy then, eh?

People have been asking me what 'lomography' is and how I achieve the effect on my more recent work. So, for them everyone else who's interested, here's the lowdown:

A potted history:

The name was inspired by a Russian company; LOMO Plc in St Petersberg, although 'Lomography' is actually the commercial trademark of Lomographische AG, an Austrian company. LOMO Plc produced the now-legendary 35mm LOMO LC-A Kompakt Automat camera in the 1980s, which was rediscovered in 1991 by Lomographische. They bought the sole marketing and distribution rights and became the sole distributers for the LOMO LC-A outside of the then Soviet Union.

So what's so cool about a cheap, plastic camera, then?

Well, it's partly explained by what first attracted the Austrian Lomography founders to it. Apparently they were very taken with it's; "unique, colourful, and sometimes blurry" images. Lomo photographs are characterised by vignetting (the dark shadows around the edges of the image) and deep, over-saturated colours, which even make a wonderful difference to black and white photography. Because of its cheap, plastic build the original cameras were/are prone to light leaks which can also add an interesting depth to the images.

The cameras are compact, light and easy to use anywhere, anytime.

So how do you do your photos, then, Emma?

I use a digital SLR camera and add the lomography effect afterwards in post-processing. This way I can offer buyers the best of both worlds: an original image and/or one with the lomo effect. (I like to think of the second option as adding a little extra nostalgia!)

I personally adore the lomo effect - it gives a shot that classic, retro vintage-feel which is so popular these days and also adds a depth to my work which I really enjoy. I love the slight unpredictability of it, too. It's made photography fun for me again!

Take care - bye for now!

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Etsy Art Showcase!

I'm in Etsy's art showcase today. I heartily recommend you pop over there and check out all the amazing artwork Etsy has to offer!

Bye for now!

Monday, 10 August 2009

fPOE 'Member of the Week'!

As you may or may not yet know, I'm a very proud member of the new (pending) Female Photographers of Etsy (fPOE) street team and this week I'm particularly proud as I've been selected as 'Member of the Week' on the teams' blog - which is a great blog, actually!

Click HERE to check it out!

How cool is that?!!


(Just realised that I've just blogged about being blogged! LOL)

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

ArtFire Coupon Codes and Vouchers are Coming!!!

Soon ArtFire will be officially launching coupons and voucher codes for use all over their site on all sorts of great items, including prints from the Emma in Wonderland Photography studio!

Read all about it here!

Free stuff, discounts, special offers...they're all coming, so watch this space!!!

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Woohoo! Made Etsy's Frontpage Again!

Just found out, thanks to Craft Cult, that I made the front page as part of a treasury on July 30th!

Thank you, heidiburton, for including me!!!

Friday, 31 July 2009

'Photographers of Etsy' and 'Female Photographers of Etsy' Teams

I am now a member of the Photographers of Etsy Street Team (POE Team) on Etsy.

You can also find the POE Team blog HERE!

I'm also a member of the newest group (pending): Female Photographers of Etsy (FPOE)

...which all means I am now very well connected to some of the most talented independant photographers anywhere!

Make yourself a cup of tea or pour a glass of something stronger, click away - and enjoy...!

Em ♥

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Introducing Robby!

Robby has retired from his B-movie film career and now lives with and models for me!

I originally included him in a still life shoot (above) just for fun and practice, but was so pleased with the result that I have now subjected his image to the lomography effect and digital art. What do you think...?

Lomo Digital art.
The original and digital art versions are available as 6x4", 7x5" and 10x8" prints. The 'lomo' version is currently only available as a 6x4" and 7x5".
All are available in my Etsy, Folksy shops and in my ArtFire studio, or contact me direct!
Em ♥

Friday, 10 July 2009

Another great photographer you should check out!

Sometimes it's nice to share,so here's a link to one of my favourite fellow female photographers (that's a lot of fff's), Elle Moss. She's having a sale in her Etsy shops right now so I'd get over there pretty smartish if I were you!!!

Elle is a gorgeous person, with exceptioal taste. She's also pretty gorgeous in the looks department, too, for which I try not to hold a grudge ;-)

'Elle' is also a member of the FSPASG (Female Self-portrait Artists' Support Group) on Flickr. We're also in the pending 'Female Photographers on Etsy' group - watch this space!
As if that wasn't enough, we're also both in the FSPASG books - the first of which (She Took Her Own Picture) is available on and the second (In Her Own Image) will have its official public release soon! (Again, watch this space!)

I'll post some more info on the books and share some more inspirational people with you soon!

Happy 1st Birthday, Folksy! has just turned one!

Celebrate by investing in something gorgeous and beautifully handmade! You could do worse than start with a nice print for your wall... well, it doesn't hurt to try! ;-)

Friday, 3 July 2009

Now on!

I've just opened yet another branch of Emma in Wonderland Photography at
(I'm a veritable chain!)

ArtFire is a great way to buy art and crafts on a 'proper' commercial online shop - and no need to sign up for an account first, either! Prices are also displayed in YOUR currency, too, which is cool!

The shop is in its infancy at the moment, so please bear with me for a few days while I add all my current prints.

See you there!
Em :-)

Friday, 19 June 2009


Now this may seem like a fairly small thing, but it's hugely important to me and you'll see why...

Every month I read my favourite magazine in the whole world, Black & White Photography. Not only is it an excellent specialist publication, but one of the finest of any type of photographic magazines. It is always superbly presented and well-written and is great for anyone from beginners to life-long, professional photographers.

Ok, advert over. Why am I so excited? Well, this morning I recieved a pre-released version of this month's magazine - with my 'letter-of-the-month' in it, accompanied by one of my very first still life shots!

I knew it was happening as I'd already been told by GMC Publications' editor, Elizabeth Roberts and I was sent a copy of a lovely book for my troubles! It was still a wonderful surprise in the post, though!

I will scan and post the page here, in the meantime, here is a copy of my email as it appears:

LETTER OF THE MONTH - Creative Shot in the Arm

As a huge fan of monochrome photography I have been an avid reader of your magazine for over two years now and every month I am inspired; howeverMarch's issue was especially welcome!

Due to a recurring long-term mental health problem my creativity hit a dry spell and my inability to get out and about much meant my photography became quite restricted. After reading about Andrew Sanderson's still lifes, however, I was motivated to have a go and have included the two best results. I was very pleased
with them - especially as I planned, shot and post-processed both images in one afternoon! It's a whole new genre for me and one I intend to persue!

Thank you for the monthly creative 'shots in the arm' - I have just bought my copy of May's issue and have already read it cover to cover and am planning my first close-up nature shots (Assignment) and Lee Frost/Sense of Place-inspired coastal scene - we'll see how it goes!

Emma Newson by email

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Liz has also expressed an interest in publishing the whole set when it's finished, too!

#Doing the happy dance!#

Monday, 15 June 2009

New UK shop!!!

I've just opened a new virtual branch of Emma in Wonderland Photography on

It's like a UK version of Etsy and it means I can sell in pounds rather than dollars and hopefully offer my fellow Brits a better deal on postage, etc! I will also be able to offer bulkier items, such as canvas prints to UK customers which would be difficult and very expensive to ship overseas.

At present the images offered are exactly the same as my Etsy shop, but I should be expanding the range very soon, so watch this space! :-)

Bye for now,
Em x

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Gloss or Matt?

I have a bit of an obsession with matt/matte prints. My subjects, particularly the urban landscapes/portraits and still lifes, look so good on matt that I automatically order them on matte. An advantage of using good matte photo paper is that it reduces reflections, which is why galleries often use satin or matte. Light bouncing off a picture doesn't do much for the image and can be quite annoying for the viewer who has to dodge and weave to get a good look!


...saying that, some of the colours I use just look so much better in high gloss - and I mean HIGH gloss! The paper still has the same high quality (I use Fujifilm Crystal archive paper for all my 10x8" and A4 prints) but the colour images are given an extra richness and depth. Beautiful!

So - the ball really is in your court. I often print colour-only and colour versions of my images in both matte and high gloss, so if you don't see the alternative in my Etsy shop, just ask! The price is currently exactly the same for both.

(BTW; I always use a well-established and trusted professional lab for all my printing. Rest assured!)

My Etsy shop

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Etsy Showcases

I sometimes take part in the Etsy showcases, usually the main, art or Storque (blog) categories.

The showcases and blog are a great Etsy community-building exercise and potential customers can find fabulous products and great sellers they otherwise might never come across by browsing alone.

Today I'm in the art (general) showcase. You can find it via the link on Etsy's frontpage, or simply go to and click through the categories using the arrows and menu at the top.

Tip: Clicking on an image opens a more detailed pop-up. Clicking the image closes it again, or you can go straight to the seller's shop.

Enjoy all the loveliness that is Etsy!!!

Bye for now,
Em x

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Easter Assignment

In case you were wondering whether I do any other types of work aside from the character portraiture and fine art stuff, the answer is yes! Occasionally I undertake voluntary assignments for my church such as event photography and the like.

One very fun shoot was with a friend's son, Benjamin. I was asked to set up a portrait shoot to exact specifications, that being a young boy in front of a white background eating a lot of chocolate and obviously loving it!

The shoot was great fun. Ben's daddy brought him over to my house and we sat him on the floor (on a sheet...I'm no fool) while the chocolate fun began! William, my own son, played with Ben's dad behind me so in the photo what you can actually see is Benjamin in fact laughing at them! A great team effort! We also had quite a bit of Easter egg left over... ;-)

(Text added by St Peter's. Photo shown here with permission of the parents)

Tuesday, 2 June 2009


Yesterday afternoon (after an anti-anxiety medication-induced nap!) I went across the road into the woods to take some photographs. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day. I then went onto the field over the brook and it was full of buttercups - such a wonderful sight!

I got a couple of good shots and there's one in particular that I'm very pleased with. I've added a little bit of texture in post-processing to soften the image and slightly mute the pretty yellows and greens. I can't wait to print an 8x10" version to see how it comes out!

As I walked back from the field I had to congratulate God for such a lovely day and such beautiful buttercups. I also thanked him for sharing it with us. Awesome to think He created each and every petal!

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

I see a pattern forming...

...I seem to have been caught in a still-life web - and I'm loving it!

I've found myself shopping around and foraging about for interesting objects to photograph recently and I've started seeing the world in small, sepia-toned snippets!

One of my most recent image is, in my own personal humble opinion, my best so far. I was really chuffed with the final results and I've had some really positive feedback from various quarters. I think I've definitely found my niche...for now, anyway!

The image in question is called 'Thel's Motto.' The title comes from a prophetic poem by William Blake called The Book of Thel. One of the verses reads:

Does the Eagle know what is in the pit,
or wilt thou go ask the Mole?
Can Wisdom be put in a silver rod,
or Love in a golden bowl?

I uploaded three versions of Thel's Motto - one in colour, one in sepia and one in sepia 'on canvas' to Flickr to guage reactions and the canvas version seems to have won, hands-down, so I'll be releasing a canvas version of this and other images in due course. I want to use the highest archive quality canvas and printing so will do a bit of research first!

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Quality Assurance!

Just a quick message to let you know that all my 10x8" prints, whether framed, mounted or unmounted, are all professionally printed in a lab on highest quality 'Fujifilm Crystal' archive paper. I stupidly neglected to mention this before...!


Em x

Thursday, 21 May 2009

The Storque

If you haven't come across it before, The Storque is the Etsy blog. It's full of gorgeous things and great ideas and lots of helpful info.

Today I'm featuring in The Storque showcase (slap bang in the middle of the page!) I'll be rotating different images from my shop throughout the day.

Monday, 18 May 2009

Christian Photography

I'm very passionate about people using their creative gifts for worship, prayer, praise and ministry. Some people sing and dance, others draw and paint - I take photographs. It's a wonderful to spend some time with God, especially doing still life or being out in the landscape, and the resulting images can be used to share the gospel. A winning combination!

I'm part of a core group at St Peter's in Farnborough, called 'Audience of One,' who are desperately trying to further creative worship, not only in our own church but also as an outreach to the wider community.

FACT: Everyone has a creative gift - even if they haven't discovered what it is yet!

I have a selection of some of my photographic prints with a strong, deliberate Christian influence and some with a less immediately obvious link, in my Etsy shop. They are all currently available unmounted for $10 or mounted (matted) for $20.

I am an artisan member of Veritasse, the Christian Arts Society, in the UK and exhibited some of my work with them at Spring Harvest 2009. Through Veritasse I made my very first sale (The Boot) to a church in Wallington, Surrey, at the end of 2008.

I have been asked by Audience of One to run a Christian photography workshop at St Peter's during the summer. I will also be running a drama and theatre skills workshop (when I'm not taking photos I'm a promenade actor.)

Sunday, 17 May 2009

10x8" Bargains - while stocks last!!! :-)

I'm about to launch professional giclee versions of my fine art images. These will be of museum archive quality and printed using archival inks which will last a lifetime.

Until then, I'm selling off mounted and unmounted versions in my Etsy shop on high quality matt and/or gloss photographic paper at $10/$20 respectively. (Approx. £6.50/£13.20)

I will also be selling these at upcoming exhibitions and sales but once they're gone, they're gone and there's only one or two of each print left.

If you'd like to purchase a giclee printed version - watch this space!

By the way, a massive thank you to my recent customers! You're fabulous!!!

Emma :-)

Friday, 15 May 2009

The Rim of Every Cup

This image put me in mind of the following quote:

"What is laid down, ordered, factual is never enough to embrace the whole truth: life always spills over the rim of every cup."Boris Pasternak (Russian novelist, poet and translator, 1890-1960)

As important as an early education is, there's nothing like life experience and whether you like it or not, it will get in the way!

This image is deliberately soft, in the tradition of early sepia photography. I love the vintage feel of it and it looks fantastic mounted or framed at 10x8" plus!

Extra info: The mug is made of bone, based on a traditional horn jug. The berries came out of a Christmas pot pourri! Who needs expensive props?!

Currently available in my Etsy shop as a mounted 10x8" print at the bargain price of $20! Also available unmounted for $10 - just ask!

A more expensive giclee edition will replace this one so I'm selling off this version at a bargain price. Get it while stocks last (as they say)!!!

Still Life

I'm currently working on a still life set. Black and White Photography Magazine have expressed an interest in publishing the monchrome images from set once finished, which is very cool as it's my favourite magazine in the whole wide world!