“A champion of minimalism, visual artist Elise Windsor creates optical illusions that truly captivate the eye. Her three bodies of work leave you wondering: “How did she do that?” Without breaking any vows of secrecy (she’s an artist, dammit, not a magician) Elise reveals that all of her photographs are manipulated on-site: the result of origami, sculptures and mirrors.
With me it’s all about in-camera versus digital manipulation. So all of the shots with mirrors I didn’t have to Photoshop the camera out. That’s just how I set it up and that’s how it’s meant to be viewed. Before I used to be super rigid, like I thought “Okay, I need to read this kind of paper, I need to go to the library, I need to do all these things”. But then I realized that it’s good to sort of work organically as well. Sometimes my intention doesn’t come through but I’ll still get a photo that I really love. I always have some sort of idea so that everything I do is constructed.”
More of Elise’s work here