I saw some of Lissy Elle’s “suspended model” pictures on the web. They attracted me creating a tension, a desire to understand what imaginary world they were part of. I discovered Lissy is herself the suspended model, as she is the main character of all her stories. She creates children’s dreams in her photography, the same ones that many illustrators, who are having success in the last years, are getting their inspiration from as well.
Do you remember some thoughts of your childhood? I love to remember that moments.
I had a look on Lissy’s website and I had to quote her statement. Simple and forthright. Read it when you need a positive and sincere vibe:
“that I am someone who likes to pretend that I don’t care what other people think of me. I like to pretend that I make my art for ME, and no one else. But there comes a point in every artist’s life that they crave recognition. Admit it. Be not ashamed. This is only human.
The overwhelming support I’ve received from the online community may be the only reason I’ve been able to get this far. Whenever someone says I have inspired them I realize I can never stop. If anyone creates anything that wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for me, I feel like I can change the world. When I don’t have that rush for a while, I need that feeling back. My images are half for me, and half for you.
The more views I got on a photo I’d post to Flickr, the more offers I got. For book covers for album covers for magazines for ads, and I feel insanely blessed to do something I love because a few people took a liking to what a teenage girl posted on the internet.”
julikafrombudapest (& Lissy Elle)