Monday, April 4, 2011

Photographer #261: Lisa Elmaleh

Lisa Elmaleh, 1984, USA, is a landscape photographer who uses an 8 x 10" camera and the collodion on glass process. This process from the mid 1800's requires an on-site darkroom which she build in the trunk of her car. She attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and is inspired by the historical photographers of the American West. She documented the Everglades in Florida, an ecosystem that has lost most of it's land to urban and agricultural use. The freshwater flowing into the national park is engineered, making it an ecosystem on life support, "alive but diminished". Lisa hopes to preserve an essence of the Everglades. The following images come from the series Everglades, Rooted and Musicians.




Website: www.lisaelmaleh.com
(Video from Kickstarter)

3 comments:

Niklas said...

great. so unique

bonnie said...

beautiful work, lisa! I'm so happy for you, that you had the opportunity to work on your documentary projects in the everglades, and you came up with some really stunning photos :)

best wishes,
bonnie

ALBERT BENSUSEN said...

LISA
I CAME ACROSS YOUR NAME AND THE LISTING OF YOUR SHOW IN THE NEW YORKER, AND BECAUSE YOUR LAST NAME IS SO UNIQUE AND VERY SIMILAR
TO MY GRANDMA'S I LOOKED YOU UP ONLINE AND WAS BLOWN AWAY BY YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS. YOU ARE POSITIVELY AMAZING. BRAVO. YOU GO GIRL.