Anneleen Lindsay is a professional freelance photographer, based in Edinburgh and working throughout the UK. Her photography focuses on creative storytelling portraiture, wild landscapes and the interplay between people and their environments. Her work explores the timeless quality and endurance of nature and themes of solitude, feminism, representations of femininity, psychogeography, the natural environment and land usage. The Romantic poets and Gothic literature of the Victorian era and the paintings of the Pre-Raphaelite movement influence her approach and aesthetic, which uses rich colours and spiritual and emotional symbolism. She photographs both real and imagined relationships between individuals and nature, often using locations, props and styling to conjure scenes, inviting the viewer to project a story or character on to the subject.
Anneleen’s work has been exhibited in London, Scotland, Mexico, Russia, Israel, the USA, France, Spain and Vietnam and has been featured in the New York Times, London Evening Standard, Mujer Hoy magazine and Amber magazine. She was a winner in the British Journal of Photography’s ‘Portrait of Britain’ 2016 and the British Council’s ‘Shakespeare Lives in Photography’ competitions. She was a runner up and finalist in 4 categories of the 11th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for Women Photographers. Her photograph ‘Caroline at the Back Door’ was included in the ‘Portrait of Britain’ book by the British Journal of Photography, published by Hoxton Mini Press in September 2018.