Eye Candy

Like Mother

Following in her footsteps 40 years later.


  • ultraviolettaa April 9th, 2014 3:41 PM

    This is too sweet, thank you for sharing.
    I hope one day I can experience the love you describe and have such amazing adventures.

  • drmcatcher April 9th, 2014 3:43 PM

    What a beautiful album. All the things you both did in just 20 years…makes my 22 feel like a complete waste -_-

    • Flossy Mae April 10th, 2014 5:09 AM

      Don’t feel like that! The moments described here are mostly fleeting, special ones (I get the impression), so they can apply to everyone. I’m sure you have some fleeting, gorgeous moments that if you photographed beautifully and wrote about would look just as special. It’s kind of like selective memory I think.

      Lovely photos by the way!!

  • margharita April 9th, 2014 4:36 PM

    I love this. it just makes me feel good about life.

  • Babyblue April 9th, 2014 5:03 PM

    This is beautiful <3

  • Lona427 April 9th, 2014 6:13 PM

    Really incredible photos and concept. Great job!

  • Edith April 9th, 2014 6:18 PM

    This is incredible and lovely. I can’t believe how similar your experiences are.

  • clocksheep April 9th, 2014 8:43 PM

    These are so gorgeous and romantic.

  • alexablue April 10th, 2014 12:42 AM

    these are so beautiful! truly puts the beauty and romanticism of simplistic life into perspective

  • VagabondZombie April 10th, 2014 2:30 AM

    This is simply sweet and wonderful. The awareness and appreciation on the relationship you have with your mom is fantastic.


  • honorarygilmoregal April 10th, 2014 3:51 AM

    Such cool parallels between you and your mom!

  • orangedoorhinge April 10th, 2014 4:42 AM

    I love your theory on the romance in Paris! I completely agree; the passion and love in the city comes from those struggling emotionally and financially in order to keep living there. This exists in a lot of the best cities like London and New York too, thanks for sharing, you have a super cool mum and I hope that if you ever have children they are as fascinated by your teenage years as you are by your mum’s!

  • rubi April 10th, 2014 4:56 AM

    at one point, i forgot who was who. so magically intertwined. *sighs*

  • Nomali April 10th, 2014 6:34 AM

    Tears. Feelings. This is just incredible. I love it so much. As the 22-year-old daughter of a mother who’s been dead for nearly five years… as a lonely person. Ugh. Thank you for sharing this, Eleanor and Melanie. *bookmarks*

  • georgiekm April 10th, 2014 6:36 AM

    this is so lovely, Eleanor’s photography is always super cute and I have so many memories of walking along hampstead heath and beachy head too <3

  • Gwendolen April 10th, 2014 7:48 AM

    These photos are so gorgeous – and they totally appeal to my cyclical nature of life and humanity vibes. I was decorating my brother’s wall with my photos this week (he’s at Uni so I’m claiming his wall as my own) and I was wondering what my children will think of my photos – I feel that question has been weirdly answered.


  • Alabastrowa April 10th, 2014 7:55 AM

    I’m looking at these pictures and listening to Daughter. And it’s such a great feeling.

  • Caitlin H. April 10th, 2014 8:29 AM

    Eleanor you amaze me always <3

  • Paulatte April 10th, 2014 9:02 AM

    photos that make you want to take photos are the best photos.
    also, as a student in Paris i completely agree, romance is alive as ever in Paris, just not where you expect it.

  • Mary the freak April 10th, 2014 9:34 AM

    this is so cute<3 your relationship with your mother seems to be great, that's awesome and I'm slightly jealous.
    I love those pictures,though.


  • Brodieburgers April 10th, 2014 4:14 PM

    I really enjoyed looking at the photos. I found them to be magical.

  • elliecp April 10th, 2014 4:21 PM

    yep, this is definitely my favourite ever post on Rookie. Thankyou Eleanor, you’re amazing. <3


  • FrozenCookies April 10th, 2014 11:51 PM

    This post is breathtakingly beautiful.

    The concept is wonderful. I’ve only recently discovered how similar I am to my mother.

    I love your observation on Paris too!


  • AliceS April 11th, 2014 5:01 AM

    This photo set makes me so emotional.


  • pizzaface April 11th, 2014 5:12 AM

    Wow, I am amazed by the magic and vibes of these photographs, paired with their stories. It makes me feel like I was there, on the adventure, and it makes me want to have those explore-summer-happiness-friends kind of time. I’m not the best at putting what I feel in words, but this photoset is absolutely stunning and I love it. In Rookie slang, I’d say ‘rad vibes’.

  • hemngway April 11th, 2014 9:09 AM

    Beautiful series, loved every picture

  • Faith April 12th, 2014 12:15 AM

    As someone who is close with her mother, I find this really sweet and beautiful.

  • mangointhesky April 12th, 2014 12:47 PM

    These were all really sweet!


  • Amy Jackson April 12th, 2014 6:18 PM

    Eleanor, this is so beautiful, eerie and interesting. Thank you.

  • Berries April 14th, 2014 6:09 AM

    This makes my heart ache with romantic feelings. I wished I made photographs of all the people I loved and love.

  • Pattymafu May 17th, 2014 12:01 PM

    the las t quotation is actually so true!! and I love every sigle picture. I wish I could take some pictures like that sometime, of people I love and are important to me you know? WEll, thanks for those potos