If you’re like me and a fan of architecture and admiring unusual walls and doors and even window frames, this post is for you. Photographer Bella Foxwell has been taking photographs of doors in London, the doors that people overlook and walk past without a second glimpse.
Bella says she is fascinated by doors: “It’s partly that I admire people who put so much pride into their front door, particularly those that are very daring, with a strong shade of paint or extravagant door knocker,” Bella said. “And it’s partly that doors are very symbolic. Whether it’s because they represent new opportunities, or because they remind of home. There’s something special about them.”
“I started this account about two-and-a-half years ago as a challenge. I’d spent the previous year building the accounts of big consumer brands and wanted to see if I could practice what I preached for myself. Since I was already obsessed with doors, it felt like a natural fit as my ‘niche.'”
“Over time I’ve come to learn what engages people and what doesn’t, and unsurprisingly the brighter, more colorful doors framed by foliage tend to perform better. That’s a long-winded way of saying that unless a front door has something unique about it – like my front door, which is very uninspiring, I will give it miss.”
“I usually do a little research into different locations first, and then head there with my phone to have a wander and see what I can find. The best feeling is when you stumble across a street full of gorgeous doors that you never knew existed. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it’s very exciting.”
Check out some of Bellas gorgeous photographs, from Notting Hill to Brixton, this collection of doors will have you paying more attention next time you walk down the street.
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