A FINE art photographer's first solo exhibit is on display in north Oxford.

Bella Kotak's 'In Bloom' is being exhibited in a Summertown restaurant until early next year.

The Oxford local says the 14-picture series is a 'representation of the space between childlike wonder and womanhood.'

She continued: "Woven through each piece are themes of girlhood, femininity, self discovery, wonder, love, loss, and hope against an ever changing, ever evolving backdrop of nature."

The limited edition photographs, which are the culmination of years' of work starting in 2014, use a number of Oxford-based models and scenes from in and around the city.

They can be seen in full at Summertown's Thirty Eight restaurant, on South Parade.

The free exhibition, curated by Element Studios Ltd, began on Saturday night.

Art curator Vic Crofts, from Element Studios Ltd, said: "Bella’s journey as a photographer is inspirational. With huge amounts of talent, determination and an amazing imagination she has been able to follow her dreams (and) become one of the most talented fine art photographers around.

"Bella is very generous with her knowledge and shares lots of information on how she creates magic from the everyday locations that most of us never notice. In this world of intense social media and competition it’s great for her audience to see how you don’t need an enormous budget to achieve breathtakingly beautiful images.

"By using locations all around her she transports us to a magical other world that’s right there in front of us."

Ms Kotak began shooting the series while still a full-time architect working in Summertown, but has now seen her work featured in exhibitions in New York, London, and Paris - and boasts more than 100,000 followers on Instagram, with nearly 75,000 Facebook likes.

She says the photographs are inspired by fairytales, nature and strong feminine characters.

The exhibition runs until March 31, 2018. A percentage of each sale goes to Helen and Douglas House.

For more details on Ms Kotak's work, and for other artists interested in exhibiting at ThirtyEight, email info@elementstudio.co.uk.