An outdoor shoot in a graveyard in November seemed like a very good idea in early October. Even back then, it shouldn’t have seemed like a good idea. It was cold and wet, although not quite miserable then. But it did, so I organised one.
Abney park cemetery is gorgeous in it’s overgrown, slightly dilapidated wildness and the leaves shimmering with misted rain, poking out of gloopy mud just added to the foreboding aesthetic. It also made it, muddy, slippery and damned difficult to navigate. The cemetery is a maze anyway, but carting around props while trying to shoot means it’s easy to get grubby and lost in there.
But, despite a few mishaps, we made it out just before dark with images. As I work through them all, I can’t help posting them on Facebook or Instagram one by one instead of waiting to upload them in one go. They’re all edited as individual images anyway, instead of a series.
I had beautiful taxidermy props courtesy of Mole and Dove, the above image features a bird headdress and I have some white mice cropping up in more images.
After being asked about the possibility of buying prints a few times I’ve had ideas of possibly setting up an Etsy shop, selling images printed by Printspace. But they’ve just gone and made it a whole lot easier for me by allowing me to upload images and they sort out the printing and posting element via their new Hub service. I’ve just picked up a couple of test prints and I love them, I rarely see my work anywhere other than a computer screen so it’s slightly weird seeing them in real life.
You can now buy prints here: Stevie-Ella Photography on Printspace
Only one in there at the moment, but I’m trying to go through and get correct printing sizes for every image so they print at the very best quality. If you would like to request a particular image, just drop me a message here.