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 carlawatkins.com
Proper photography of cosplay, larp & fairytales (and cats) over at carlawatkinsphotography.com
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,...
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...
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...