Gothic, Romantic Hand-Painted Photographs by Katie Eleanor

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Katie Eleanor is a storyteller and photographic artist based in London. Inspired by literature, costume art, performance, and Victorian illustration, her work is dreamy, poetic, and filled with indescribable emotion. She hand-paints each photograph. Wearing powdered wigs, white makeup, and gauzy veils, the figures resemble nineteenth-century monarchs suspended in private states of reverie and despair; elsewhere, nude figures crawl in the leaf mold and kiss crows, signifying an intimacy with death. These woeful, passionate, and mysterious characters allow Eleanor to explore her “current states of being“—the parts of herself she doesn’t fully understand—which serves as a powerful form of therapy. Follow Eleanor on Facebook and Instagram.

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