My name is Rebecca Lily, and I'm just a (tiny bit idealistic) (tiny bit oversensitive) girl who can be found with her head in the clouds a camera around her neck a lot of times. I love storytelling through images. I get my love of stories from my grandfather, only nobody can tell one quite like he can. I was born in the Midwestern USA and lived there until 2010, when I moved to Ireland to live with my husband Johnny Patience (who also shares my love of photography) in a little cottage by the sea. My favorite type of photography is conceptual fine art portraiture, but I also love documentary style travel, still life, and seascape. If you couldn't find me in any of my normal haunts, you'd probably find me somewhere by the ocean. There isn't a canvas I love more than the open sea. My digital work is shot on a Leica M9 + Voigtländer Nokton 50mm f/1.5 ASPH VM. I shoot medium format film on a Contax 645 + Zeiss 80mm 2.0, and 35mm film on a Contax Aria + Zeiss 50mm 1.7 and Olympus 35-SP rangefinder. My film work is currently developed at Richard Photo Lab.

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The most important thing is to enjoy your life — to be happy — it’s all that matters.
[Audrey Hepburn]

Detroit, Michigan, USA. 2014.

Leica M9-P | Voigtlander Nokton 50mm 1.5 ASPH VM | Silver Lining (Rebecca Lily Pro Set III)


You can’t control the past, but you can control where you go next.
[Kirsten Hubbard]

London, England. 2014.

Rolleiflex 2.8F Planar | Kodak Portra 400 | Richard Photo Lab

I just received my film from Corfu, and there was one roll from London that had traveled with me in the Rolleiflex. These were taken in Old Spitalfields Market.

We let our lives mix with our dreams like two coloured paints, until we didn’t know which is what.
[Atticus poet]

London, England. 2014.

Rolleiflex 2.8F Planar | Kodak Portra 400 | Richard Photo Lab

While Johnny and I were in London we had the privilege of meeting up with the lovely and talented Charlotte Hu. I have been networking with Charlotte for awhile through her Twitter and always enjoyed her positive, upbeat spirit, her funny adventures with her boyfriend Hungry Man and her hedgehog Bramble, and her beautiful wedding, food and lifestyle photography. She also has an amazing Instagram that is definitely worth a follow!

We met at Pimlico Fresh, a great little cafe in Victoria that came recommended by our friends Stephen and Minakshi Bartels, and Charlotte brought along her new Rolleiflex (a gift from her boyfriend). Over coffee, we talked cameras and photography, and about finding and pursuing your passion and purpose in life. It’s a wonderful thing when “contacts” become real-life friends. Thanks so much for sharing time with us, Charlotte. You’re a star. <3