In 2017, newly engaged to be married and working as a portrait photographer, Elyn found a large, unruptured brain aneurysm and had to face major surgery to remove it and the threat to her life.
Already appreciative of life and its beauty, the experience only made Elyn more grateful for each day and the loveliness within it as she faced the terrifying risks of brain surgery and the months-long recovery after. Her home of 19 years, the beautiful city of Sydney, became even more beautiful as she took the slow, painful steps of recovery in this wonderful place.
With camera in hand, Elyn set out to capture the areas she loves from dawn to dusk and beyond. Enchanted by light, the changing weather, glorious harbour, parks and gardens, celebratory events, and the everyday scenes of Sydneysiders, Sydney Love is a love letter to the home she adores.
Elyn takes you on a journey through this iconic city from dreamy harbour-side locations such as the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, to colourful art hubs where artists have left their mark on the streets and in galleries.
Follow her through secret gardens and vibrant spring walks, along city streets and inside buildings dressed beautifully for Christmas. Experience Sydney's dramatic moods from tropical storms to atmospheric foggy mornings, romantic warm sunsets and sun-drenched days the city is so well-known for. Explore moonlit nights and enjoy the people and places in classic black and white street photography.
Sydney Love is an art book for lovers of photography, travel and those who dream of visiting this gorgeous city. It is also a story of hope, resilience and the powerful effect of beauty on the human spirit.