Once in a while we are lucky enough to meet someone who operates within the same frequency in their thinking, their commitment and worldview. I first met with Lydia Harper in the Lake District on one of the most picturesque summers evenings that I can remember. She jumped out of the car, after a long journey from Herefordshire, shouted a really quick warm welcome and then disappeared off in to the fields to capture the sunset! Soon after meeting we agreed on a 4 o'clock start the next morning to capture the sunrise, knowing full well that this weather wasn't going to last! 


For some time now we have wanted to start our journal in order to share more about who we are and where our inspiration for RUSKIN comes from.  So when we were presented with the opportunity to collaborate with Lydia Harper, naturally we jumped at it. Always immersed in nature and experimenting with natural light, Lydia’s photography is the ideal medium for us to begin sharing our brand story.  

Not only does Lydia’s photography complement RUSKIN but we also love to work with her to create, brainstorm and benefit from her keen insight. For someone who prefers time alone or on the road, Lydia contributes a significant quiet energy and patience that allows her to consistently make stunning images.  


In an age where just about everyone has a camera and everything is photographed, the ability to capture moments and create the right emotion is borne of experience, skill and perseverance. We are excited to be working with Lydia on a long term project to share our journey.


The RUSKIN story originates in the Lake District of northern England and so that is where we will begin!

Allison Abdelal