A little bit about me
Hey I’m Emma, Em to my friends and Emma Louise when I’m in trouble. I am from Lancashire, in the north west of England, where all men sound like Sean Bean and we have our own delightful dialect including things such as;
‘Am frozan dee’uth’ (I’m cold),
‘put wood in’th – ole’ (please close the door),
and my personal favourite
‘Eaw fot speyk reet’ (he ought to speak properly) –
I studied and worked in film and TV in Manchester (United before you ask) then left to concentrate on my own photography buisness which, being a fan of adventure, led to a jump over the sea to Belfast in 2012!
I live with in a house in Belfast, with my best pal Charlie (a Beagador extrordinaire) and my Fiancee Andrew, which homes my studio! We are currently in the midst of wedding planning for our own wedding at the end of September, so 2023 is an absolute whirlwind.
When I am not taking thousands of photos, I facilitate digital and traditional art workshops around Northern Ireland with children and young adults who don’t have access to the arts. It’s genuinely amazing. I travel to as many places as I possibly can. And I pour a mean pint of Guinness (see evidence below).
I love climbing to the tops of things, waterfalls, castles, give me a mountain anyday (although some days I might just want to look at it from a nice cafe), seeing new places, meeting people and cooking and eating lots of food.
What first got me behind the camera? Well a complete phobia of posing in front of it. And it is this aversion towards forced smiles and awkward poses that has developed the approach I bring to photography today. Keeing it natural, fun and being forever yourself! I spend most if my life taking pictures BUT when not hiding behind the lens I listen to music…lots and lots of music.
Ahl si thi – (see you soon)