Fairytale & fantasy fine art photography

Carla Watkins is a photographic artist working in the realms of fantasy, magic & imagination, and different ways to look at the world. She lives & works on the north Essex coastline which suits her mermaid heart.

Through her photography, alter ego work, mermaiding, larp, burlesque & cosplay, she creates images which could have come from a dream or from the pages of a book.

She also shoots pets, portraiture & brand photography – come & play! 

Recent happenings…

Creating order from chaos

Creating order from chaos

And just like that, it's February - another month passed, and another birthday under my belt! Cake, Nosecco & pebble painting - I know how to rock and roll! I always think of birthdays as being another chance for reflecting and goal setting, although of course I...

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A change of scenery

A change of scenery

... digital scenery, at least! If you've been around for a while you'll notice things having a bit of a spring clean, clear out and polish - yay! I've embarked on a year-long intention to make space for my practice and actually get some of the images in my head out...

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Modern Fairytales: Sleeping Beauty

Modern Fairytales: Sleeping Beauty

I'd been dreaming of a modern fairytale series for a while, but it was winter and England in wintertime is generally cold, wet & windy - not ideal for outdoor shoots! Then Louise came to stay, bringing some of her gorgeous dresses with her, and we decided to do a...

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