Elise’s winning image at Life Framers ‘THE HUMAN BODY’.
“The body is the instrument of our hold on the world” – Simone de Beauvoir
Amongst a series of dark imagery, Elise’s shot of cascading thighs stands out in their degree of sensitivity. Pastel tones capture the beauty in imperfection.
Elise’s new personal project ‘Heavenly Creature’ centres around the natural. Sunlight bounces into frame from below the model, softening the harder shadows that can form in daylight settings.
This series also signifies a move away from studio beauty and into a slightly more loose, naturalistic beauty.
These fun and colourful images were shot by Elise for Femfresh. The team set up in the studio with party props and coloramas for a zesty quirk!
Elise’s latest personal project plays with ever-evolving make-up trends and the team decided to really push the boat out!
REAL gold was applied to the model’s skin for a series of intense close-ups, creating an intensified highlights. #goldie
‘Beneath the Veil’ is Elise’s most recent personal project with a focus on body curves, textures, and tone.
The use of a veil symbolises barriers and change. Close crops of the model dominate this series and build on the intimacy that surrounds marriage.
Elise draws performances out of her models for this series titled ‘Chanel I Love You’.
It focuses on the craft and beauty of Chanel jewellery, sitting juxtaposed by the provocative and high energy characters.
From Erik Almas’s personal series focussing on insecurities and the stigma around body features.
Eriks personal challenge to capture emotion, with a focus on the visual is a step away from much of his commercial work, which is based in the realm of the conceptual.
Erik said of the project “It was both a gift and a joy to focus so intently upon emotion.”
Using mirrors, perspex, and sculptural reliefs, Beate Sonnenberg continues her exploration with ‘Four Elements’, how light interacts with different surfaces and materials through the processes of refraction and reflection-. “I experiment with perspective, illusion and the configuration of geometric forms. I aim to question how we look and perceive, and how space can be used, appropriated and revealed.”
Beate takes much of the inspiration for these projects from the natural world, in the form of shapes, patterns, and textures. Beate says “Four Elements moves away from the calculated geometric precision of previous projects to explore the formalistic qualities of irregular, organic forms. Using digital projections depicting fire, earth, water, and earth, I have projected two-dimensional images onto an architectural arrangement of white blocks and mirror shards. By twisting and turning the sculptural reliefs into alternate configurations, the elemental qualities of each image are portrayed in different ways. Requiring very little post-production and an economy of the medium, mundane materials are transformed into curious and beautiful images through light and fragmented image.”
Unsurprisingly, a diamond was the seed for the series. The strongest and purest material known to man – A diamond in itself symbolises each of the four elements. “I wanted to use glass to replicate its cubic crystal structure and the magical way it disperses light into multifaceted perspectives. The sculpting of each still life reflects how diamonds are cut, shaped and transformed into desirable objects”
“My work is propelled by the drive to investigate the objects, shapes, and patterns that surround my everyday life. Whilst the aesthetic and conceptual discoveries I make are flavored by my past, my personality and my emotional responses to the world, I hope that my work can be open to interpretation to anyone, inspiring surprise, contemplation, and positivity.”
JFW Magazine commissioned Elise Dumontet for the series titled “It all worked out”.
Elise was unleashed to capture the raw power and beauty of women working out. Particular attention was given to the the models skin by use of diffused and gentle highlights seen on the face and arms. The series features watches by Chanel, Hublot & Tag Heuer, with clothing produced by Puma, Ivy Park & Sophia Webster.
The latest personal project by Elise entertains the idea of ‘going under the knife’.
Knots tied in tape around human body parts visualises Elise’s direct interpretation of medical photography.