Keri-Anne is probably better known throughout the blog world as her flickr alias, Ginger Lilly Tea. Her photographs have a dreamlike, magical feel to them, often drawing inspiration from childhood memories. Props such as rocking horses and dolls houses (no doubt belonging to her beautiful two-year-old daughter, Elle) add to the youthful feel in Keri's work. Browsing through her bulging flickr stream, one feels that they have entered a fairy-tale world of their own, where fairys dance amongst the bluebells and unicorns run through the woods.
What got you into photography? i am a very creative person and i always wished that i could draw but i could never get across what i would see in my head onto paper. I started photographing things for my blogs and then i realised i could get more out of photography. i could create what i wanted. i started teaching myself the basics and the passion grew and grew.
Who or what would you most like to photograph? i would love to set up a secret kingdom under a huge lake and photograph people living there. i eventually want to shoot people as mermaids in and under water.
Which of your own photographs is your favourite? i have two. Ginger and lace (6) and my wise horse (1).
Who are your favourite photographers? Tim walker, Denise Grunstein, Nicholas Routzen and Walder and Max.
What music do you listen to? my music taste is very different to others. my favourite artists include Hannah fury, said the shark, the honey trees, deep forest, tresspassers william and pink floyd.
What are your ambitions with regards to your photography? i would love to be in magazines across the world and to tell fairytales through my work.
Who is your favourite author? Francesca Lia Block. Her writing amazes me. When i read her books, i just lose myself in a completely different world and frame of mind. i get so much inspiration from her stories.
Where did you grow up? i grew up in a little town called Rushden in England. i then moved in with my grandmother when i was eleven to the countryside. i used to climb trees and set up forts in the woods.
What did you want to be when you grew up? a sports teacher. boy, hasnt time changed!
What were you like as a child? completely different to who i am now. i was a big tomboy with a love for sports. i wanted to be a sports teacher. i was quite obnoxious and loud. i dont know how the transition happened from being a loud tomboy to a shy girly girl. i just dont even remember that point.
What, or who inspires you? my daughter is a huge influence on me. It has been since having her in summer 2008 that i have really pushed at my photography. she has helped me become a better person and now i am following my dream. i am also deeply inspired by my childhood memories. i try to incorporate the innocence of being a child into my work.
What cameras do you use? i mainly use a Canon 350-D SLR. i have around ten different film cameras and three polaroid land cameras.
What are your favourite blogs?
There are so many more but these are a few. you can see the full list on my blog on the right.