BA Photography, Middlesex University, London, U.K., 2012
About Elanor Marielle
Elanor began taking pictures from a young age as a way to deal with the stress of helping care for her two brothers, who both have profound autism.
At the age of 13 she had her first picture, and image called ‘The Birds’, published in a book of landscapes in America.
As she grew so did her photography, taking inspiration from her favourite filmmakers such as Tim Burton and Alfred Hitchcock and applying it to her own aesthetic. With a cheap digital camera and limited resources she shot her friends as often as she could.
This paid off at 19 when photographer Rankin and his wife Tuuli chose Elanor and several others to be featured in the first issue of Hunger magazine as part of a competition called ‘Dig The New Breed’, which showcased the work of emerging fashion photographers.
Elanor then began studying a BA in Photography at Middlesex University. Throughout the next three years she was taught how to use film cameras, how to use a studio, and as she studied more varied genre’s of photography, her own use of the medium began to change too.
In her third year she began a project called ‘Any Other Name’, a project that was essentially about using photography as therapy, a means of dealing with a complicated childhood and at times strained relationships between herself and her family.
Through this she was chosen to be featured in the British Journal of Photography, won a wooden pencil at the D&AD awards and been featured in news articles and blogs. She was recently chosen by The Old Girls Club to be the recipient of a 12 month mentorship programme sponsored by Metro Imaging.
Elanor now works as both a photographer and filmmaker, shooting all types of work including portraiture, fashion and fine art, working hard at honing her craft.