An Ode to Summer’s End – photography collaboration between Laura Knoops and Arnaud Ele.

During the summer of 2017, photographer Arnaud Ele has collaborated with visual artist Laura Knoops. Together they have produced two series of visually pleasing photographs as an ode to summer’s end. Their collaboration is a highly aesthetic fusion of nature and bare skin as well as landscape, portrait, and still life photography. With images captured between France and Switzerland, the two creative minds make you dream of past summer days. Below you can find a small selection of images as well as some further information about both artists.

ARNAUD ELE (Lausanne, Switzerland)

“Born in Cameroon and established in Switzerland for more than ten years, Arnaud Ele studied film and movie-making in Geneva. Photographer and videographer, Arnaud calls us to the journey. Snapshots, cinematographic photos, natural light, a sense of freedom … all inviting to live the present moment, a human reality of which everyone is part, without artifice. His work in the vintage spirit seems timeless, navigating between analog and digital. His travels and various collaborations with international brands, artists and magazines allowed him to develop an original, vintage and authentic style. Between landscapes, portraits and still lifes, in the soft colors of analog and with a natural grain, its shots provide a feeling of sincerity and harmony and represent the moment with veracity.”

INSTAGRAM: @LOSTMYSPIRIT_
FACEBOOK: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ARNAUDELE

LAURA KNOOPS (Berlin, Germany)

“Born in France, from Belgian and Swiss parents, Laura is a Berlin-based designer at the crossroads between digital and print graphics. She landed in Berlin in 2012 to begin her professional journey as a graphic designer and art director. She has pushed her knowledge further as a freelancer and is now catering to the needs of clients from all over Europe and beyond, including Germany, France, Switzerland, UK and China.
Collaboration is central in her work ; sometimes going as far as to explore a wide variety of communication media. Her interventions deal both with print and digital. In parallel with her work, she collaborates with others – graphic designers, artists, musicians and composers – which allows her to build a profile that purposefully mixes disciplines (graphic design, textile, live video).”

INSTAGRAM: @KNOOPS
FACEBOOK: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/L.KNOOPS
WEBSITE: WWW.KNOOPS.FR

An Ode to Summer’s End by Laura Knoops and Arnaud Ele.
An Ode to Summer’s End by Laura Knoops and Arnaud Ele.
An Ode to Summer’s End by Laura Knoops and Arnaud Ele, Natural surfaces.
Natural surfaces.
An Ode to Summer’s End by Laura Knoops and Arnaud Ele, Abstract landscapes.
Abstract landscapes.
An Ode to Summer’s End by Laura Knoops and Arnaud Ele, The shots provide feelings of sincerity and harmony.
The shots provide feelings of sincerity and harmony.
An Ode to Summer’s End by Laura Knoops and Arnaud Ele, The series combines landscapes, portraits, and still lifes.
The series combines landscapes, portraits, and still life photography.
An Ode to Summer’s End by Laura Knoops and Arnaud Ele, Natural grain captured in black and white.
Natural grain captured in black and white.
An Ode to Summer’s End by Laura Knoops and Arnaud Ele, Interacting with the rock.
Interacting with the rock.
An Ode to Summer’s End by Laura Knoops and Arnaud Ele, The story of the summer.
Capturing the story of the summer.
An Ode to Summer’s End by Laura Knoops and Arnaud Ele, Side by side.
Side by side.

All images © by Laura Knoops and Arnaud Ele. Feel free to find more inspiration in our extensive Photography section.

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