I LOVE finding new creatives and artists to be inspired by, and after reading an article about one of my favourite humans Travis Alabanza on ItsNiceThat, the accompanying photos caught my eye:
Elise Rose is a British photographer who’s creative aesthetic is Punk expression. Elise uses her imagery to convey raw and authentic narratives, and originally started off with a project called POC Punx – a photography series focusing on the black experience of Punk.
Growing up, I was one of 3 people of colour involved in a scene that felt unquestionably white. In an effort to visually dismantle the idea that punk is essentially a white thing, I began to take photographs of friends and inspirational people of colour in punk and alternative music scenes. Within this series I wanted create straight-ups, intimate snapshots and images that capture the energy and power of their presence at shows. On many occasions, particularly with the straight up’s, I’ve used different compact and disposable cameras as I feel theres’s something really unpretentious and unfiltered about the snapshots they produce. I feel that it compliments the movement.
I love how Elise’s portfolio sways from untamed edge to editorial art direction, but still maintains a strong aesthetic. What a talent!