Carla Borel is a London based portrait and fine art photographer. Born in Paris, raised in Las Vegas and a Hampshire village, she was formerly a croupier in Mayfair casinos; a bar tender at the French House in Soho; production assistant to legendary advertising photographer John Claridge; a gallery girl in London’s art world, working with influential curator Emma Dexter; and assistant to Beat Generation expert, Barry Miles.
Borel's personal work addresses themes of transience, identity, community, isolation and loneliness. Her Stillsoho series has been described by Town magazine 'as one of the most iconic portrayals of London in recent years.'
Her work has been published in AnOther Man, Harper's Bazaar, German Vogue, L'Uomo Vogue, Port, Town, Elephant, the Daily Telegraph and the Guardian. Recent exhibitions include a solo show, Homme Libre, in London, Nov 2017; and group shows: LONDON CALLING, Photocopy Club at V3, London, Jan 2018; Conceal/Reveal, Photo Oxford, September 2017