Elly Fraser-Watts

I’m a 20 year old artist, photographer, and singer currently studying photography at University of Leeds. My photography is mainly documentary based; I try to maintain an emotional connection with my work, getting to know my subject and relating to it in some way. This emotional aspect allows me to take photos that are well thought out and carry meaning. I also occasionally do shoots purely for their aestheticism, focusing on strong colours, angles, and interesting compositions. I feel that my photography is intertwined with both my art and my music – they are all influenced by each other in some way or another. As I progress in one area in makes me better in the other.

‘A Hole in Our Home’ series description:
These are three images taken from a larger series titled ‘A Hole In Our Home’, a collection of portraits and still lifes taken in my Grandmother’s home. The series explores my Grandmother’s experience as a widow living in a large house holding many memories and reminders of the past; whether it’s the bedroom where she sleeps alone, or objects that carry meaning, like my grandfather’s chair. The images look into themes of isolation, reflection, and change.

‘Hidden’ series description:
These are three images taken from a larger series titled ‘Hidden’. A body of abstract self-portraits that attempt to divert from typical traits of portraiture by covering the main features of the face and experimentally editing to change and enhance their colours.