Elle’s work captures the essence of youth and teenage tribulations, with stylised shots of everyday models. Burnt is a great example of this. The photograph tells the story of a relationship between two girls, one that can be read as a broken down friendship. The aggressive etching of the space between the subject matter conveys emotions of bitterness and love lost, whilst the coffee splatters and worn appearance suggest a rediscovered photo that was once cast away.
Elle uses various cameras in her work, ranging from traditional film, digital SLR and the Diana F. She also uses filters and fisheye lenses to achieve her distorted effects. This photograph was taken on colour film and then distressed by hand through cutting, burning and scratching into the print. Relating to all things young and hipster, we believe that Elle is one to watch. HSB