sunset over Belo

sunset over Belo Horizonte, 2015   Photographed with Kodak portra 400 120 film on rolleiflex TLR.   © image, Emily Hughes

a January mood

  Winter’s Reverie I   Winter’s Reverie II   One from the archives.   © Emily Hughes, 2015  

twenty two

© images and words by Emily Hughes, 2016


  ‘stardust’ 2016 He stared up at the stars: and it seemed to him then that they were dancers, stately and graceful, performing a dance almost infinite in its complexity. He imagined he could see the very faces of the stars; pale, they were, and smiling gently, as if they had spent so much time above the world, watching the scrambling and the joy…

oh, she dreams in gold

oh, she dreams in gold, 2015   I’m working on a little series of golden, composite images on the theme of reverie, and I’ve just added this one to my artfinder shop. I’ve posted this one before here, but needed to make a few tweaks before I was entirely happy with it.   © images and words by Emily Hughes, 2015

powder puff dreams

I found this unusual flower on my trip to Sri Lanka where the hotel grounds were scattered with them. After some research I discovered they are from the tree ‘barringtonia racemosa’, otherwise known as the ‘powder puff tree’. They really do look like exquisite little powder puffs – dreamy, light and graceful. I love the way the festive shocks of vibrant pink and gold contrast…


A one-off commission I created for a special surf-loving couple of the Welsh coastline near Bridgend. I overlaid textures from the rocks and cliffs nearby to give a feel of the local landscape.   © images and words Emily Hughes, 2015