May 10, 2020
FABRIC OF NEW YORK VISUALS
IN CONVERSATION WITH ELLE CLARKE
Photography by Elle Clarke
Interview by Bill Lacey
Elle Clarke is a native New Yorker with a background in design and worked as a textile artist. While previously she always had a camera in hand, a Pentax K1000 back in the eighties and a Nikon DX after that, Elle currently solely uses her mobile phone for photography. With a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, Elle had to regroup, and with the ambiguity a mobile phone can provide, the convenience and her natural eye for composition and design, Elle's passion for street photography began. It has become her healing tool for her lost artistic self, connecting her to the city that she loves and all it has to offer. Mostly black and white work with some color, Elle is drawn to compositions that have strong shadows or patterns to create her own fabric of New York visuals.
"Creativity is a drug I cannot live without!"
Cecil B DeMille