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Hello! I’m Carla

Daydreamer & fairytale lover 

Photographer by trade and by passion  |  ex-librarian and book lover  |  professional-ish mermaid  |  burlesque & line dancer  |  larper  |  cosplayer  |  believer in unicorns & magic.

My whole life, I’ve never been able to shake a sense of dreamlike wonder, long after the point I was supposed to grow up and be sensible.

Often accused of living “off in my own world”, here’s where I explore what that world looks like… fairytale and fantasy ahoy!

Proper photography for entrepreneurs over at

Proper photography of cosplay, larp & fairytales (and cats) over at

Let’s play!

Latest musings

No grant, but inspiration

A few of you might know that I applied for the Developing Your Creative Practice grant in August. Sadly I found out yesterday I didn't get it, but am feeling surprisingly positive - the application taught me loads, I'm stepping up as a photographic artist as a result,...

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Steampunk selfie at the East Anglian Railway Museum

Steampunk selfie at the East Anglian Railway Museum

Popped in to the steampunk extravaganza at the East Anglian Railway Museum yesterday afternoon 🙂 Acquired a new wand and some custom pieces for my goggles, met some fabulous humans and took my tiny top hat-in-progress for its first trial run. I walked like a girl in...

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A new-old direction

A new-old direction

It's been a while since I've been over here - since launching my photography business in earnest, and then dealing with grief over losing my Dad, my alter ego work took a back seat. And then, in April, I went to Bothwell School of Witchcraft as a photographer - my...

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Recent projects