"Ellie Ramsden is a photographer and videographer based in London, who specialises in portrait, music and street photography. Ramsden's love for underground music and youth culture have led her to document London's music scene, and she has self-published a photo-book exploring women in the grime scene. Ramsden also works as a Campaign Associate at Digital Voices, a digital marketing company, helping to craft creative campaigns with brands."- About Page.
Ellie has recently released a book called 'Too Many Man - Women of Grime', in the book she documents the rappers, writers, producers, DJ's, filmmakers, radio presenters and more, of the Grime scene in London, Ramsden picks up the fact this industry is heavily dominated by males, hence the title which is an direct expression to 'Boy Better Know's' (Skepta, Wiley, JME, Frisco and Shorty) song; 'Too Many Man', in which the chorus goes 'We need some more gils in here' repetitively. Being a women her interest obviously lies in the female perspective. Creative and well constructed portraiture is her style, capturing the artists behind current popular culture music which has quite rapidly hit the fabric of the mainstream in recent years. Her photography creates representations of the places and the people, seeing these artists in the streets of their home town sets it into context very well. Ramsden has thrown in another level of engagement within the work, using writings that the artists provided her with, lyrics that show the viewer quite a bit about how the artists think and perceive the world, but ultimately how they work, these documents of their lyrics are like photographic prints, only written language is their tool and Ramsden has enhanced this with the visual language that helps create the forever changing image we have of these artists.