Zoë Power on the sea’s cre­ative al­lure

Pho­tog­ra­pher Zoë Power on why the sea­side is her favourite cre­ative space

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I adore the sea­side. There’s noth­ing quite like me­an­der­ing along the beach bare­foot with the sun on your face, breath­ing in lung­fuls of fresh sea air, to re­store the spir­its. It’s the per­fect place to un­plug from our 24/ 7 dig­i­tal world and just be. I love all the soft colours and tex­tures you find there – from pas­tel beach huts, gen­tle sun­rises and epic sun­sets, to smooth round peb­bles, rip­ples and pat­terns as the waves crash in. The beach re­ally is one gi­ant can­vas that can change in an in­stant. I love how it

pho­to­shoots are al­ways en­ter­tain­ing – and some­times messy – af­fairs

can look en­tirely dif­fer­ent, from bright sunny tech­ni­colour to wild mono­tone. It’s a great place to learn how to work with light. Calm sea­side set­tings are a per­fect back­drop for Blythe pho­tog­ra­phy, too. Pho­to­shoots are al­ways en­ter­tain­ing and of­ten messy af­fairs – they have a ten­dency to take a nose dive where they shouldn’t and I’m con­stantly look­ing over my shoul­der for cu­ri­ous dogs who take a shine to my dolls. I haven’t lost one – yet!

Blythe loves the sea­side – when she’s not be­ing chased by a dog!

Colour, tex­ture and shape abound down on the beach.

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Name: Zoë Power Oc­cu­pa­tion: Pho­tog­ra­pher, blog­ger, crafter and vin­tage fab­ric ad­dict Links: Find her blog and prints shop at www. zoe­power. co. uk

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