Yearly online advent calendar for self promotion and creative exploration. This is a selection from my 2013 calendar
Layla Sailor was born in Manchester, England in 1978. After completing a degree in photography at Manchester in 2005, she has continued to combine commercial fashion photography with fine art & filmmaking, receiving an honourable mention at the 2009 IPA awards and was short listed for the 2009 Royal Photographic Society Genix Bursary. She has exhibited in numerous group and solo shows including Printemps Paris, Nouvel Organon Paris, Harris Museum, Preston Art Gallery. Clients include Whitney Port,1883 Magazine, Boohoo, Oxfam, Forever Unique, The Lowry Theatre Her work explores the relationship between the self, nostalgia and personal fictions. Inspired by cinematography and literature, she creates hyper-realistic, dreamlike works focusing on colour, pattern and surrealism. Her work also includes lighting design, art direction and prop making Layla lives in Manchester, and works between Manchester, London and Paris.