Elise is a photographer based in Paris who has just finished a collective show with Damien Hirst, Larry Clark, and David Hockney, along with a gang bang of other massively talented photographers. I asked her what she did other than photography, but she gave me this answer, which makes it seem like she’s super SUPER in to taking photos.
“I put a lot of time in to answering this question, because it becomes difficult. My work is my passion. I work all the time and I can’t spend a day without thinking of photos, of creation or art. I’m an autistic photographer. I develop a photographic work turned in to a story, hopefully creating images loaded with ellipses and silences. I don’t think my work shies away from the world, but intends to build an interpretation, where something deaf or undefinable is very present. My preoccupations concern the human reality of our time, trying to reveal what can be a secret of the individuals. These representations are loaded with references to the disorders, to the intimate regressions and to contemporary fears. I use questionings and I work with those within my circle of acquaintances very closely. Anyway, except for photography – I pass the time with my family and friends. By the way, I walk, I often walk. I’m also fascinated by music. And I write too. And I eat raspberries.”