Ebb and Flow: Photography

a sea view blending into sand fabric ripples feet in the foam folds hands and waves silver and white

In a divergence from the usual outfits posts and culture bites, this is a little photographic exploration I embarked on for a friends zine. Mint Magazine is a new publication to come out monthly online (and print of you would prefer) which showcases some pretty darn awesome work from creatives from Adelaide and around the globe. Each month has a theme, in this case the idea of Flux, and this is a foray into an area which I am very passionate about but often don’t get the opportunity to indulge in: fashion photography. Big thanks to my sister for being in the photos for once (rather than the other side of the camera taking pictures of me).

Holidaying on the coast of the Fleurieu Peninsular several times a year with my family has bestowed on me a familiarity with this certain part of the ocean, and to me it feels approachable in ways that other stretches of coast never have. It doesn’t seem to mind if I get all retrospective on it when we get together each year, particularly the wintry tête à têtes, hair tousled by the tempestuous lover that is the wind, the watery dialogue the perfect nostalgic companion. A setting that only the best of moody contemplation can accompany.

Inspired by the continuous flow of the ocean, I aimed to capture the graceful movement of the wind rippling though fabric, with textures of water and colours of sand. I love the way the movement mirrors one another and the boundaries between fabric and water blend, as in metallurgy and fusing metals. There is also strength in the ability for fabrics to move in such a yielding and fluid way, mimicking surrounds so as not to become a casualty of the weather, yet defiant, as they seem to come alive with the energy of the wind.

Standing in the water on the edge of the earth will never fail to produce a state of flux, particularly in such a surreal surrounding as this mid-winter foam and surf.; that uncertainty fueled with longing. The yearning is untargeted and a byproduct of staring out to sea, a changing landscape that, in its vastness, seems constant. I wanted to evoke that undefined and ambiguous longing, which makes tangible longing all the harder.

To view the other contributions for the magazine and check out the past issues please head to Mint Magazine’s facebook page or view this issue online here.

Say Rad x x


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Categories: F A S H I O N

Author:Elli Agars

Adelaidian with a love of fashion, music, culture and life.


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6 Comments on “Ebb and Flow: Photography”

  1. August 7, 2013 at 3:04 am #

    Pretty!! http://www.alysheasurani.com

  2. August 7, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    Wow these pictures are amazing! You did a GREAT job – I can’t wait to see what you’ve got planned next!

  3. August 9, 2013 at 8:35 am #

    Wow these pics are amazing! And your blog is super cool 🙂 please check out mine if you get a chance, I’m new to wordpress and have just started a fashion blog – would love to hear any feedback you may have! Keep up the wonderful posts, I look forward to reading more! Liv x

  4. August 23, 2013 at 2:24 pm #

    Hi Ellie! Loved Up Closet has a giveaway at the moment – a voucher for the amazing boys at MABE hair and a Maison Balzac candle! All you have to do is like my blog and enter your email and you’re in the draw! xS

  5. September 13, 2013 at 4:12 am #

    beautiful!!!! love the backdrop

  6. October 1, 2013 at 3:20 am #

    amazing photography! this is so beautiful!
    xx Vera & Rony

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