El Hardwick (they/them) is a London based photographer, director, musician, curator and writer. Identifying as trans non-binary, their work explores relationships between bodies and their surrounding environments, queer world making practices, and how we can heal on a damaged planet.

Whether taking photographs of fellow musicians, or releasing music and recording mixes: a highly conceptual and multidisciplinary approach is always at the forefront of El’s work. In their passion for combining media, and sensitivity for storytelling, it is obvious that the two seemingly distinct worlds of photography and music, are in fact naturally one for El. 2020 will see the release of El’s debut album under their own name, released on 33-33 alongside a book of photography and writing.

El Hardwick has exhibited in London, Paris, Tokyo, LA, Oxford, Lisbon and Brighton, at galleries including The V&A Museum, Palais De Tokyo, The Southbank Centre and The Cob Gallery. They have also performed their music internationally, and done talks for Oxford and Cambridge University about their work.

They have been featured by platforms including Dazed, I-D, BBC Radio 4, British Vogue, The Guardian, The British Journal of Photography, The Independent, Purple Fashion, Buffalo Zine, Crack magazine, The Wire, 4:3 & more.

Selected commercial clients

Miu Miu, Vivienne Westwood, Adidas, Crocs, Meadham Kirchhoff, Jack Wills, Urban Outfitters, Selfridges, GHOST, 3INA, Penguin Random House, Sony Music, Atlantic Records, Island Records, Polydor Records, Secretly Canadian, Ninja Tune, Lucky Number, Method Records, Kanine Records, Wolf Tone, Honey mi Honey, Oasis Clothing, Lotto Sport, F-Troupe, Warby Parker, Lomography.

Selected editorial clients

Dazed, i-D, Purple, Crack, Buffalo Zine,, W Magazine, Bullet, Glamcult, Wonderland, METAL, King Kong, Oyster, Rookie, Harper’s Bazaar, Numero Tokyo, Madame Figaro Japan, Commons & Sense,, Tatler, Nero Japan, Jalouse.

  • Model in Water by El Hardwick
  • Girl On Roof by El Hardwick
  • Tree by El Hardwick
  • Mountains by El Hardwick
  • Jumping Into Water by El Hardwick
  • Water by El Hardwick
  • Reflection by El Hardwick
  • Girl On Balcony by El Hardwick
  • Light by El Hardwick
  • Barrier and Clouds by El Hardwick
  • Trees by El Hardwick
  • Moon and Trees by El Hardwick
  • Skate Boarding by El Hardwick
  • Motel by El Hardwick
  • Blue Taxis by El Hardwick
  • Road by El Hardwick
  • Person At Dusk by El Hardwick
  • Palms by El Hardwick
  • Bike by El Hardwick
  • Trees by El Hardwick
  • Girl in Woodland by El Hardwick
  • Tree by El Hardwick
  • Hang On Tube Carriage by El Hardwick
  • Little Red House by El Hardwick
  • Kiss Under Zig Zag Tree by El Hardwick
  • Flower in Bikini by El Hardwick
  • Girl With Cat qnd Fruit by El Hardwick
  • Couple on Tree By El Hardwick
  • Boot Full Of Flowers by El Hardwick
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