Ella’s signature style fuses stunning imagery onto otherwise neglected products, to create new design classics along the way. With her eclectic eye in combination with our innovative print techniques, Ella has been a natural partner for Surface View ever since our pioneering early years. Having evolved her techniques from fabric to film, we were interested in what inspires Ella’s, now signature, visual style?
“For me inspiration is about the moment, the context and the colour. Sometimes I’m captivated by the striking play of light and material in our manmade and natural environment when strolling about with my camera on a sunny day. At other times, a design is sparked by a conversation, which can be in the context of a commission or completely unrelated to a project. These designs usually have a strong narrative element. But I also collect items that appeal to me for their colour and texture, and occasionally for their cultural associations, and arrange them into designs”. Ella Doran.
Portrait photograph courtesy of Ella Doran.
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Reflecting her love of colour, texture and detail, and her eye for a great image, Ella’s images convey the natural and manmade world in a form which is creatively vibrant yet outwardly simple.