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 life, 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.
Laura Knoops is a Berlin-based designer and art director, formerly from print, now at the crossroads between digital and print graphics. She explores the possibilities of mixing together a diverse array of tools and techniques. By the crossover of analogue and digital manipulations, her graphic-design background and videos create virtual territories where color and shapes fall into abstraction. Collaboration is central in her work ; sometimes going as far as to explore a wide variety of communication media. In parallel to her work, she collaborate with others – graphic designers, artists, musicians and composers – which allowed her to build a profile that purposefully mixes disciplines (graphic design, textile, live video).
“We met Manon during a intimate afternoon in Zurich and she became our muse for few hours. She brought us in several scenarios. She has an incredible face that is just so divine; it takes to light so beautifully. We discovered her personality through our lenses. “
“Living in only two settings: nothing at all or too much. There is no in between.”
Model: Manon Schlaepfer