Creative Collaboration - An Interior Shoot with Sara Lynd Photography
To kick off the new Design by Nature journal I wanted to get right to the heart of friendship, art and collaboration.
Earlier this year I had the pleasure of collaborating with a very talented friend of mine, Sara Hibbert aka @saralyndphotography.
Sara is a photographer and artist-filmmaker, having studied her MA at the RCA, and now also pursues a successful career in interior and lifestyle photography alongside her art practice.
Sara and I met when we were both studying for our BA Fine Art at Kingston University. From those student days in Knights Park (the student bar) ever lasting friendships were formed with an amazing group of friends. We were so lucky that post uni, a large proportion of us picked ourselves up and made fresh roots in East London pursuing creative careers in all manner of industries.
As some of you may or may not know, before I became a florist I worked with some the UK’s best known artists and designers creating luxury products and furniture. My job involved elements of studio management, exhibition and product installation, as well as managing design projects for a selection of elite clients.
Now I run my own floristry business I get the opportunity to work with my creative friends and share projects together that enhance all of our work.
The first project with Sara involved a day’s photography at my house for an interior feature on the home’s of florists and botanists living in North & East London. This shoot allowed Sara and I to bring together Sara’s photography and the Design by Nature floral and plant styling.
One of the best things I’ve learnt about collaborating with friends is allowing each other the creative freedom to make changes, openly bring ideas to the table and let the project evolve naturally.
For me these images have a strong element of clean, crisp and design-led style with simple touches of plants and greenery, which I love. This most definitely is the result from working through the interior together and taking the time to set up the shoot. Sara is amazing at capturing the delicate details that I would have certainly missed and applying this to the body of work.
Collectively these images tell a story and bring about a sense of style and design.