Hello there, my name is Els. I’m a Belgian portrait photographer currently based in La Roche-sur-Yon, France.
Whether I'm making a portrait of someone or shooting self-portraits, my approach is always focused on capturing the authentic, emotional essence of the person in front of the lens. I believe that the best photographs are the ones that tell a story, and that means capturing not just the physical appearance of my subject, but also the emotions, thoughts, and experiences that shape who they are.
I choose to shoot film as well as digital. For my portrait work I prefer to shoot with film cameras, as I feel they give me the possibility to create a more intense image. For my self portrait series, digital photography allows me to have more control over the outcome of the shoot. Either way, I’m always looking for ways to use each medium to their fullest potential, to create images that are rich and nuanced, with a sense of depth and texture. I believe that the choice of medium can have a significant impact on the final image, and I enjoy experimenting with both.
Ultimately, my goal as a photographer is to create images that capture the beauty and complexity of the human experience, to tell stories that are both universal and deeply personal. I believe that photography has the power to connect us to one another and to the world around us, and I'm committed to using my craft to create images that inspire, provoke, and move viewers in meaningful ways.