Eleanor Bennett is a very young and gifted photographer, whose art captures a stunning range of landscapes, people and other animals, along with the purely conceptual. It is obvious that she intuitively understands composition, drama, angles, lines, shadows and color. It is also obvious that she has command over her subject matter and a voracious interest in the world surrounding her.
The above is but a small sample of her work, which is best seen on her own website.
Eleanor says of her work and journey:
I started doing photography around four years ago. It was for a biodiversity project on recording the occurrences of nature in your local environment. I enjoyed greatly creating art in that manner. Everything was captured and preserved. I could collage and I could make portraiture with exactly what I wanted to frame.
I would cite Alexander Rodchenko, Rankin and Cindy Sherman as big influences. When I am concentrating on animal anatomy and body functions I cite Damien Hirst as a big inspiration. I find nature to be a constant source of inspiration.
For my equipment I use a Nikon D5000 to do portraiture and for everything else my Lumix Panasonic DMC FZ38. It is a fabulous all round camera.
Photography copyright © 2012, by Eleanor Leonne Bennett. All Right Reserved.
Bio: Eleanor Leonne Bennett is a 16 year old internationally award winning photographer and artist who has won first places with National Geographic, The World Photography Organisation, Nature’s Best Photography, Papworth Trust, Mencap, The Woodland trust and Postal Heritage. Her photography has been published in the Telegraph , The Guardian, BBC News Website and on the cover of books and magazines in the United states and Canada. Her art is globally exhibited , having shown work in London, Paris, Indonesia, Los Angeles, Florida, Washington, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Canada, Spain, Germany, Japan, Australia and The Environmental Photographer of the year Exhibition (2011) amongst many other locations. She was also the only person from the UK to have her work displayed in the National Geographic and Airbus run See The Bigger Picture global exhibition tour with the United Nations International Year Of Biodiversity 2010.