London girls by Holly Rae Jones

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Holly is a photographer based in London. Her girly centric photography is beautiful yet with a very natural feeling. At only 21, she is an up and coming talent to watch and keep up with. Holly shot an editorial with us and took a moment to talk about photography and life in London.

Tell us a little about who you are.
I live in London and I’m in my last year at Camberwell College of Arts studying Photography.

How would you describe your work?
I just like my work to be fun! It’s not serious, I love visuals and I love colour and the surface of things.

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What developed your interest in photography?
When I got my first digital camera when I was about 12 I would take photos of me and my friends at school and stuff trying to be cool. At that time I was just getting into the internet too and sharing things online was really new. I just messed around with it until I realised there was something there. I was always massively into like painting and drawing and fashion and I really didn’t even consider that I could take photographs and be an artist until a bit later.

Do you carry camera all the time?
Well, I always have my phone with me so am constantly taking photos with that but most of the time I do also have my Pentax automatic with me.

How does it feel like to live in London as a young artist?
It’s exciting and also intimidating but that’s why it’s great. I think London is one of the best cities to live in as a young artist, there is so much going on and exhibitions and events going on all the time. It can be extremely overwhelming though.

What are you working on currently?
My friend Emily and I have started a collective called Morello where we host parties and make art and parties that are art. We held our first party in September called The September Issue which included the launch of our zine. At the moment we’re planning our next one but it’s been a bit disrupted because we’re really busy writing our dissertations for college.

Where can we find your work?
On instagram @hollyraejones and on tumblr www.hollyraejones.tumblr.com

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Photo credit

Models
Ella Pavlides, insta @ella_pav
Ruby Pluhar, insta @rubypluhar