Hello ! If you have just discovered Elements i love… & this little journal, I am the human behind the camera & the stories 🙂 This journal – is both a visual diary & part folly, always a work in progress. I like having the freedom to write about travel or photograph stories that I want to explore…
The origins of the shop Elements i love… germinated from this blog. Originally I thought up the name so it was affiliated with our business Architectural & Antique Elements. Always a keen photographer, my first posts were inspired by a buying trip to France in 2009… I was privy to a part of our business that was interesting & photogenic, a kind of “behind the scenes” idea which seemed fresh & original back then! In comparison our website was clunky & stock laden, with mis-sized images.
The blogging platform seemed a perfect fit for beautiful imagery and it felt like a creative way to engage, sharing snippets of our world that was happening in real time
Jump forward to 2018/2019 and websites are not so clunky – you can now shop online with images, sizing & pricing. Imagery and photography has stepped up another level as we find creative ways to shoot the beautiful pieces we find on our travels.
Like all small businesses, the many hats that one wears throughout the days & weeks can be both a blessing and a curse! Some days are spent sourcing fabulous finds for both the shop and interiors projects, or hands-on in the workshop where restoration of each + every piece is given just the right amount of TLC. Other days are spent behind the camera – styling and shooting, capturing our pieces for the website, blog + instagram etc, along with merchandising the showroom. Sometimes I can be found on the shop floor selling pieces (!) & helping you, our creative clientele to find what you are looking for…
I hope you find some inspiration here – one of the joys of creating each post is reliving those captured moments – editing and selecting images from a trip away or a well spent week with friends on the road.
Feel free to email me if you have any collaborative ideas/workshops or if you just want to say hi 🙂 firstname.lastname@example.org