“The Brutalist architecture of the Barbican Estate hidden in the most inner district of London was the only appropriate location to shoot Ella – an artist and architectural student.” explains photographer Adam Laws.
“Ella and the Estate are a wonderful juxtaposition against the traditional identity of the City of London, which is run by financiers and the global markets. The vibe represents Ella and the time period the Estate was created during the 60s and 80s – with the set being shot on film during the last remaining light of the summer.”
Ella, you are based in London, is that where you are originally from? And how has the city shaped you as a person?
I am originally from a small midland town called Ashby-de-la-zouch so it’s so nice to be able to come to a big city like London as there’s just so many more opportunities. London can have so many more advantages in all aspects of life and I think it’s especially made me more open minded towards the future.
Would you relocate for love?
I crave spontaneity so any opportunity to move to a new place sounds like an adventure too good to miss out on.
Do you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert?
I would say I’m more extroverted as I love socialising and going to festivals but I do like my own space to think and reflect on things- I think it’s important to know who you are.
What was the last book you read?
The last book I read was “Pioneers Of Modern Design” by Nikolaus Pevsner as as dream of mine is to become an Architect- I’ve always been so interested in all fields of art and would love to create something that’s there for life, my stamp on things.
“Although technology has become so useful for us I think it’s definitely important to practice putting your phone down and enjoying what’s around you.”
How would you describe the lifestyle of nowadays youth – what are their/our/your main values?
I think it’s important nowadays and always to make the most of everything and live life to the full. Money always comes and goes so we may aswell make memories that last.
Although technology has become so useful for us I think it’s definitely important to practice putting your phone down and enjoying what’s around you.
What do you love most about your life and why?
I love the fact that I’m at that stage where every day feels like I’m closer to actually starting my life. There is so much to do and so much to see, I feel like it’s all just around the corner.