El Hardwick is a photographer and director born in 1993 and currently based in London.
They have exhibited in London, Paris, Tokyo, LA, Oxford, Lisbon and Brighton, at galleries including Palais De Tokyo, The Southbank Centre and The Cob Gallery, and have also done talks for Oxford and Cambridge University.
They have been interviewed and featured by publications including Dazed, i-D, BBC Radio 4, British Vogue, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, The British Journal Of Photography and The Independent.
Selected commercial clients
Miu Miu, Vivienne Westwood, Meadham Kirchhoff, Sony Music, Atlantic Records, Island Records, Polydor Records, Penguin, Random House, Tate, Jack Wills, Urban Outfitters, Selfridges, 3ina, Honey mi Honey, Oasis Clothing, Lotto Sport, F-Troupe, Warby Parker, Lomography, Lucky Number, Method Records, Kanine Records, Wolf Tone.
Selected editorial clients
Dazed, i-D, Purple, Crack, Buffalo Zine, Vogue.com, W Magazine, Wonderland, Bullett, King Kong, Oyster, So-en, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Rookie, Numero Tokyo, Resident Advisor, VogueGirl Japan, ElleGirl Japan, Madame Figaro Japan, Commons & Sense, Models.com, Tatler, Nero Japan, MilK, Jalouse, Indie, Dna Mexico, Polyester.
El also makes music under the moniker Moonbow, where a highly conceptual and multidisciplinary approach is always at the forefront of the way in which they release and perform. This passion for combining media carries over equally into Hardwick's photographic work, where a sensitivity for storytelling is visible in their visual collaborations with musicians; it is obvious the two seemingly distinct worlds of photography and music, are in fact naturally one for El.