The more I work with photographers and stylists for Heart Home magazine the more I am in awe of their talent.
Interiors photography is an art in my humble opinion. It takes a lot of talent, hard work, technical knowledge and unending patience to convey in one image not just the personality of the owner but also the feeling that the room evokes in the observer. The best ones look as though someone just walked out the door and you are waiting for them to return. The open book, the unfinished cup of tea should never look staged but rather just suggest that activity has paused, just for a moment.
And in addition to that if the photographer can then capture the light at a certain time of the day with pools of brightness and dancing shadows, the work of art becomes a masterpiece.
They are just so atmospheric that I want to meet the owner of this cottage and ask her about the things she has and the things she has collected. Did she make that quilt, did she sew those cushions, did she play with those dolls house chairs when she was young?
You can tell just by the photographs that this home is loved.
And that’s no mean feat in my mind.