elise toïdé photography


BIOGRAPHY
Elise lives in Paris, France, and studied documentary photography at the International Center of Photography in New York City. Toïdé has been commissioned by Yohji Yamamoto to shoot his campaigns and by David Lynch’s club, Silencio. Her photos have been published in Elle UK, Première, NEXT-Libération, Crash, Encens, Metal, Line and Ssaw among others. Her personal work has been exhibited across the United States and Europe. She is represented by SOME/THINGS S/TUDIO in Paris.
Elise Toïde captures moments of intimate stillness in the restless chaos of eventsHer gaze seems to escape conventional situations, finding the beautiful introspection of suspended times into hectic backstages of fashion shows, concerts, streets and public transports.

Elise’s images are memories of ephemeral feelings translated into a visual language: dramatic, poetic, delicate words on photographic film. She patiently waits, like a thinker who silently watches the flow of thoughts in searching of an idea, until something like an epiphany breaks through the situation revealing the shade of an hidden emotion. The soul of the subject is now vulnerable to her lens, which glimpses into this private dimension catching its secrets.

Her images immortalize small details which otherwise would have been unnoticed, like in paintings. Indeed, Elise’s passion for drawing with charcoals gave birth to the contrasts and grains of her photography, while the graphic shapes are rooted in her studies of architecture.
As an artist, she is completely plunged into reality, she is not interested in building a parallel imaginary world through her pictures, yet a part of her is floating, as it was not belonging to this universe and right for this reason it owns the possibility of portraying it. This attraction for emptiness, which conceptually reminds of Edward Hopper’s art, may be liked to her childhood spent in the open landscapes of South of France.

Although her images are mainly shot in crowded big cities, she seems to long for a certain softness in the roughness of the frames. Photography is indissoluble to Elise’s personality as it is her own way to possess reality according to her discrete presence, looking at the accidents of contemporary life in a deeper and highly personal way.

Text by Cecilia Musmeci | S/TUDIO

 

MAGAZINES

A MAGAZINE CURATED BY
BOYS ON FILM
CONTRIBUTOR
CRASH
ELLE UK
ELLE COLLECTIONS UK
ENCENS
FLAIR Italy
KALTBLUT
LINE
METAL
NEXT – LIBERATION
POSI+TIVE
PREMIERE
SICKY
SSAW
TOURIST
VANDALS
VUU COLLECTIVE. SS 6

 

INTERVIEWS

DAZED DIGITAL
ANYONE, GIRL
MY PORTIS WASP
MELBA MAGAZINE

 

CLIENTS

YOHJI YAMAMOTO
SILENCIO
WANDERLUST
MATTHEW AMES
LE MOINE TRICOTE
S’YTE
CHIC DESSIN
SOME/THINGS
TRASTEVERINE
HSIA-FEI CHANG
FOB PARIS

 

EXHIBITIONS

Wanderlust. Manifesto. Paris. 2014.
Galerie Vivienne. Les Nouveaux Monstres. Paris. 2014.
Espacio 8. Interseccion. François Bel, Elise Toïdé, Laetitia Kitegi. Madrid. 2013.
Galerie 154. Solo show : Fire Walk With Me. Paris. 2012.
Suite Dior. Face Up. David Armstrong, Elise Toïdé, Romina Shama. Majestic Hôtel, Cannes. 2012.
Galerie 106. Group show. 2011. Paris.
Andrea Bier Studio. Solo show. Vienna. 2010.
New York Photo Festival. Powerhouse Arena. Capture Brooklyn. Brooklyn. 2010.
Under Minerva. Off the Grid. Joe Davis, Elise Toïdé, Michael Scott. Brooklyn. 2009.
Fashionhaus. Solo show : BedStuy. New York. 2009.
440 Gallery. Small Works Show. Brooklyn. 2008

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