I love it when nature gives you such gifts of light and form and such vibrant colour as this. I have spotted these intriguing jade vines before in Brazil and I love the way they hang in curling tendrils like cascading waterfalls. I knew they would be perfect for some macro shots, but unfortunately I didn’t have access to my macro lens at the…

seeking paradise

seeking paradise, 2018   Layered composite image, photographed with a rolleiflex TLR on Ilford pan 50. © Emily Hughes

a winter morning

The fairy in whose presence we are granted a wish is there for each of us. But few of us know how to remember the wish we have made; and so, few of us recognise its fulfilment later in our lives. I know the wish of mine that was fulfilled, and I will not say that it was any more clever than the wishes…

a January mood

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

winter star

  © images by Emily Hughes, 2017


interrupted by a daydream, 2014 She tugged at her apron and bit hard at her bottom lip, watching as three drops of blood fell, staining the perfect blanket of starched white cotton. The memory shifted into place: a bolt unlocking. She didn’t want it – not now – it was all too painful. Exhausting. But there it was, tugging at her. It seemed insolent…

silver and gold

  © images by Emily Hughes, 2017


  ‘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

black and white

  I’m trying to work on a new black and white image, so I’ve been playing around with a few ideas.   © images and words by Emily Hughes, 2015