I’m Enna. I’m an adopted Northerner living in Manchester. I enjoy wandering around with my camera and capturing city life. This website is where I showcase my hobby. For my professional work, go here:
A bit about me
I grew up in Essex, but I came to Manchester in 2010 to study Linguistics (don’t ask me how many languages I speak). Those three years of university converted me; I liked Manchester so much I didn’t move home when I graduated. So, I did the young and irresponsible thing of signing for a flat when I didn’t have a job. But it’s okay, I became a Christmas temp in the Arndale and spent my days pointing out shops for people!
Since then I’ve wiggled myself into a marketing job. Marketing is generally much better than helping Christmas shoppers find the Build-a-Bear Workshop. When I’m not at work I am usually mooching around, camera in hand, snapping the buildings of Manchester (or any other city that I happen to be in). If I’m not doing that, I’m probably having a cup of tea and a piece of cake somewhere. You need to keep yourself sufficiently fuelled when you’re out photographing. I’m a sucker for a good brew and a piece of cake.
I first picked up a camera over ten years ago. I turned to photography because I was frustrated that drawing took so long. Turns out you can spend just as long tweaking and playing with photographs as you can drawing a picture.
I started by photographing wildlife and nature; I’ve always loved animals. I was influenced by great photographers such as Frans Lanting and Nick Brandt and aspired to be like them. I took an A Level in Photography to improve my photography (that, and I didn’t want to do English Lit if I could help it). Through my A Level, and subsequently moving to Manchester, I found a love for cityscapes and every day life. And that’s when this website was born. I’ve collected all my favourite photos into one place so you can (hopefully) enjoy them too!
I’m a Sony shooter, I always have been. I started with the Sony a100 and I now have the Sony a7 and Sony a7Rii. I usually walk around with my 35mm f2.8 Samyang lens (the best 200-quid you can spend by the way). But I recently bought the Samyang 14mm f2.8 and it’s a beauty for wide cityscape shots.