My name is Evelyn Flint. I’m a creative photographer based in the South West of the United Kingdom.
My interest in photography really began in my childhood. From a young age I always had a camera and loved taking photos. I took lots of photos and I’m so glad I did because I still have all those photos today. They’re not amazing works of art but they contain wonderful happy childhood memories which I treasure. I am so grateful to my parents for buying me a camera early in life.
I didn’t take a more serious interest in photography till the year 2000, when I bought myself my very first PC. I found learning how to use a PC very easy and through it I discovered digital photography. This was the very early days of digital. To me being able to process my photos in software on the computer was mind blowing – I loved it! I wasted no time in buying myself my first digital camera and image editing software. Since then I’ve never looked back. My love for photography has only grown.
In January 2009 I joined Flickr. I was addicted immediately. I’ve found Flickr to be a great platform for experimenting, being creative and learning new things. I love the Flickr community and through it I’ve met some very talented photographers and artists. I find their work very inspirational. I also find inspiration from lots of other things we find around us in every day life – colour, texture, art, nature, television adverts, being by the sea, in shops, on the street – I find inspiration is everywhere, I simply try to train myself to see it…
Through Flickr I discovered how to use textures with images, which I love doing. I love the way they transform a photo into a work of art, it appeals to my creative nature.
Something I have often been asked is “what type of photography do you do?” Well, I don’t like to limit myself to any particular type of photography, like landscapes or portraits for example. Where my photography is concerned I do feel the need to be a free spirit – I need to photograph and create whatever I feel moved to at that particular time. So I generally describe myself as a “creative photographer”.