As i'm always on the hunt for new creative artists, i'm so excited to have just found out the work of photographer and filmmaker Elza Jo from Amsterdam. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Arts in Hague, Elza uses her photographic lens to capture her three favourite subjects, her friends, her cat Rico and Elza Jo herself turning them into mixed media artworks by using handcraft techniques such as glitter, markers, embroidery, staples and lots of glue, instead of digital retouching. From what you can see, the result is a surrealistic approach to the artist's inspirations, where femininity, romance, violence and gore make a humouristic, colourful, sparkling blend that poises between real and artificial. Elza has a rich portfolio that many would jealous of and her work has been widely exhibited in major cities like Paris, Amsterdam, New York City and Miami, also featured in many big magazines like Cosmogirl, Dazed Digital, Elle, Nylon, Vice and I Love Fake.

Con Ban Wa from Elza Jo on Vimeo.

All pics and video courtesy of the artist

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