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.

  • Mum In The Garden by El Hardwick
  • Mum With Hose by El Hardwick
  • Mum by El Hardwick
  • Mum In The Garden
  • Nude At Dusk by El Hardwick
  • Dance On Black Sand by El Hardwick
  • Tree by El Hardwick
  • Body in Nature by El Hardwick
  • Body in Nature by El Hardwick
  • Bodies in Sand by El Hardwick
  • Person and Castle by El Hardwick
  • Self Portrait by El Hardwick
  • Self Portrait in Nature by El Hardwick
  • El With Fish by El Hardwick
  • Body in Dusk by El Hardwick
  • El In Cornfield by El Hardwick
  • El In Cornfield by El Hardwick
  • House on Hill by El Hardwick
  • Nude in Nature by El Hardwick
  • El In Cave By El Hardwick
  • El In Cave by El Hardwick
  • Nude In Nature
  • Body On Tree by El Hardwick
  • Person In Cave by El Hardwick
  • Nude In Cave by El Harwdick
  • Girl At Dusk by El Hardwick
  • Nude In Flowers by El Hardwick
  • Reflection by El Hardwick
  • Running Through Flowers by El Hardwick
  • Person On Mountain by El Hardwick
  • Light In Cave by El Hardwick
  • Nude Run Through Woodland by El Hardwick
  • Hiding Behind Tree by El Hardwick
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