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    Eleanor Hardwick: The Day the Circus Came to Town

Photography: Eleanor Hardwick captures the circus for Rookie Magazine

Posted by Liv Siddall,

Just when you thought these were backstage pictures from a Mumford & Sons gig, think again! This is a series of beautiful photographs from the young and talented Eleanor Hardwick, who recently got to go to the circus to take photos for a Rookie Mag feature. I don’t know about you, but I always thought (quite cynically) that behind the scenes of the circus could be quite grim in this day and age. WRONG! It’s just as magical as you thought it would be, with incredible costumes, magical characters and some really rather touching talent. What I’d give to hang out with bacchanalian fawns all day and braid horses’ fetlocks.

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.