Young Artist Showcase: Eleanor Leonne Bennett, Photographer (17, United Kingdom)

Young Artist Showcase: Eleanor Leonne Bennett, Photographer (17, United Kingdom)


Eleanor Leonne Bennett

“The first time I took photographs iwas for a nature diary competition that I entered as a 12 year old , I lost the competition but had the OCD to become a better wildlife photographer. That eventually turned towards more contemporary subjects as I grew up. Now I adore a lot of architectural themed work. I have been taking photos for 4 years.”

Eleanor Leonne Bennett

“I sometimes shoot on commission but the majority of the time I take them for myself. If someone needs a cover picture for their book, it could be a canoe, a postbox in the snow or a hand print from a slap I’ll have the images in my archive. It is almost completely random and that transfers to even planned images. I find an offshoot for my creativity and follow it. I always desire to create images that my audience are unsure of. I try to be unique as often as possible.”

Eleanor Leonne Bennett

“I find myself heavily involved with horror and contemporary photography. Contemporary allows me to take any image and I feel most free doing that. I greatly enjoy illustrating for Sci Fi magazines also. I was at first strictly a nature photographer and then street portraiture tempted me away to learn on how to broaden my horizons.”

Eleanor Leonne Bennett

“I shoot digital due to the cost to myself. I would like to broaden my horizons to become a film photographer in the near future. When using digital manipulation there is a case that everything can be done well as well as done badly. Know your limits with your raw image.”

Eleanor Leonne Bennett

“I wish someone would have told me how much effort it will take and that unless you have contacts your road will be long and difficult. It is surprisingly easy to get exhibited in some of the most prestigious places in the world in comparison with trying to sell your work when everyone has the idea that you are too young.”

Eleanor Leonne Bennett

“Music has a massive influence on my work. I really enjoy listening to a great album it gives me the focus to work like nothing else does.”

Eleanor Leonne Bennett

Secret to success: “Being determined in my persistence to do it all myself and in my way.”

Eleanor Leonne Bennett

Find Eleanor online: www.eleanorleonnebennett.com