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AofA People: Elainea Emmott – Photographer, Mother


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Elainea Emmott, 48, is a wonderfully sensitive and intuitive photographer. She is part of the AoA creative community. We’re proud to have her and her camera in our midst. She’s taken all the marvellous photographs for our Arts Council funded OUTage series of performances and events – The Death Dinner, Taboo Night and next the OUTageous Stylista Bus tour.www.elaineaemmottphotography.com
WHO ARE YOU?
Elainea Emmott
HOW OLD ARE YOU?
48
WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
NW6
WHAT DO YOU DO?
Photographer,  mother.
TELL US WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE YOUR AGE?
More determined that I ever was and very happy.
WHAT DO YOU HAVE NOW THAT YOU DIDN’T HAVE AT 25?
Experienced about reading people and knowing where my energy is.
WHAT ABOUT SEX?
I am more interested in art & photography – it keeps me awake at night and is completely absorbing and fulfilling. And running.
AND RELATIONSHIPS?
I am enjoying platonic, interesting relationships with people I like and whom I want to get to know and inspire me. Nothing else gets my attention.
HOW FREE DO YOU FEEL?
I am free in my mind and making myself more so by devoting myself to my creative fantasy.
WHAT ARE YOU PROUD OF?
My ability to make things happen. My son and my achievement as his mother through the adversity of autism.
WHAT KEEPS YOU INSPIRED?
Being better than I was yesterday and taking better pictures.
WHEN ARE YOU HAPPIEST?
 
When I am taking photographs, being mum and a crazy sister and an aunt.
AND WHERE DOES YOUR CREATIVITY GO?
Into whatever I am doing.
WHAT’S YOUR PHILOSOPHY OF LIVING?
To be happy and have made a difference.
AND DYING?
I am not scared of it, it is part of the cycle of life.
ARE YOU STILL DREAMING?
I  dream vividly and remember it all and write it down and learn from it, I am often sure that when I sleep it is reality and my day is the dream.
WHAT WAS A RECENT OUTRAGEOUS ACTION OF YOURS?
I challenge myself every day taking pictures when common sense tells me to stop. I’ve been in shark cages for my son and will contact anyone and everyone I find interesting – from all walks of life. I just don’t believe in the word ‘no’ or ‘can’t’ – one has to try.

Just the Pics, Please: Rebel Cultures | Hint Fashion Magazine


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Photographer Janette Beckman began her career in the UK at the birth of punk, working for seminal magazines including The Face and Melody Maker. She shot bands and musicians from The Clash to Boy George, as well as three Police album covers, including their first, released in 1978. Beckman later moved to New York to immortalize the emergence of hip hop, along the way capturing Debbie Harry and Keith Haring.Given her hustle and bustle, Beckman’s body of work stands an archive of rebel cultures, often capturing soon-to-be household names in their formative green years. Beckman long ago gathered the most arresting of these portraits in the Rebel Cultures exhibition, which opens next at FIORENTINI + BAKER in New York on September 8, 2016. Here’s an overview…Sex Pistols, Hyde Park, London, 1979Boy, Kings Road, London, 1979Mods on Scooter, 1976Boy George, Notting Hill Gate, London, 1981Debbie Harry, London, 1981The Police, Waterloo, London, 1978Joe Strummer, The Clash, 1981Keith Haring, NYC, 1985The Go-Go’s, Tail of the Pup, 1983Run DMC, Queens, New York, 1984B Boys, London, 1982EPMD, Babylon, Long Island, 1989Salt N PepaSalt N Pepa

Read the full story here: Just the Pics, Please: Rebel Cultures | Hint Fashion Magazine

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