Rekindled

I was born in England and spent the first eight years of my life there. In 2002 my mum, dad, brother and I moved to Colorado. After living and growing up in the US, I obviously felt physically and emotionally distant from my family back in England. Although, it wasn't until my uncle passed away in 2013 that I truly realized this. When my uncle died, I was not as upset at the fact that a family member had died, I was upset that my father had lost his own brother. That felt so wrong. But after only hearing the voices of my family members through the phone a few times a year for fifteen years the relationships I once had would naturally dwindle away.

The years are passing by so quickly now, so a few months ago I traveled to England to visit my family and rekindle those relationships that I felt had almost faded away. It was everything I wanted it to be. My cousins and I are now closer than ever, I was able to sit down and spend time with my aunts, uncles, and grandparents without it being awkward and I got to know everyone again.

During my visit, I wanted to capture portraits of some of my family members and I wanted to share a few of my favorites here:

Portrait of Nanny Bett

 Portrait of Grandad Ken

Portrait of Grandad Ken

 Portrait of Nanny Mary

Portrait of Nanny Mary

 Portrait of my cousin, Danielle Every

Portrait of my cousin, Danielle Every

 Portrait of my cousin, Nicolle Every

Portrait of my cousin, Nicolle Every

Cheers,

-E

Closer

Being a portrait photographer, I tend to capture the subtle nuances of each person I photograph in order to uncover their unique qualities. I tend to build a connection and a relationship with the subject in hopes of getting to know them as a person. This time I chose to flip that process and photograph something in my life. Through this collection of photographs, I portray the four-year-long, intimate relationship with my boyfriend, Bryce. These images are a real, tangible representation of something that changed my life entirely through experiencing love and finding a true life partner. I hope to depict the details of a loyal and honest relationship that I hold close to my heart. This project was captured in our first apartment together, from small intimate moments we share to the memorabilia saved from our past.

-E