The raw, edgy vibe of Bella Howard’s photographs is especially evident when looking at her collection of black and white images. Howard’s urban scenery of walls strewn in graffiti, towering blocks of flats and deserted council estates help create the raw, youthful attitude I feel that she has so well captured in her images.
Her use of props and the placement of the models draw the eye to these monochrome shots; dingy doorways, metal railings, and brick walls act as the perfect backdrop for the models, while a whippet acts as a brilliant accessory in this poignant shot of a boy and his dog, and an abandoned bathtub creates a sense of derelict anarchy.
But it’s not all black and white, as Howard shows her ability of capturing colour and laughter in her camping image. I especially like the use of the contrasting uniforms of the two campers, creating a mirrored effect in this bright and eye-catching shot, while the foregrounding grass and foliage could even prompt one to overlook the indoor setting of the shoot.
Images courtesy of Bella Howard.
Posted by Emily Rogers