With photographs that evoke a Manchester attitude and an innate ability to transport us to the streets of the UK, Ellen Brockbank has mastered the art of combining cool casual with a distinctive edge, setting herself apart from the rest of the fashion photography crowd.
An up and coming photographer based in England, Brockbank is definitely proving to be one to watch. Currently studying fashion styling and image making at the University of Salford, she is already paving the way for a successful career in fashion photography, hoping to pursue this goal full time after graduating. Having interned for renowned photographers Tyrone Lebon and Christina Smith who have shot for the likes of i-D Magazine, Dazed & Confused, Vogue Magazine and Nike, it’s evident Brockbank not only has the talent but also the drive and know-how to work hard and be open to learning by surrounding herself with experienced photographers.
While her photographs appear effortless and just left of whimsically unplanned, it is clear Brockbank is considerate and thoughtful in her process allowing her images to maintain an illusive ease about them. Primarily a photographer, this girl also has a killer knack in styling as she proves her ability to do both within many of her shoots.
Whether she is shooting in a laundromat, an abandoned underpass, a record store, throughout the streets of Manchester or simply within a studio, you can rely on Brockbank to bring an edge like no other in the way she depicts her unique subjects.
Words/ Sarina Meuleman