Interview with… Elena Ayllon

Photos by Elena Ayllon

Elena Ayllon is an artist based in Madrid. Born in 1986, she grew up in Tokyo and received an international education surrounded by Japanese souls. She moved back to Madrid and works with a 35mm camera. She likes freethinkers.

1) Can you tell us something about you?
The camera is my tool to express and create images connected with me, like a painter with its brush.

2) Where do you live and work now?
At the moment, I live in Madrid but at the same time I’m in all the places I have already been.

3)When did you start to think about photography?
When I discovered that life seems more beautiful when I look through my camera.

4) Where your inspiration comes from?
Probably from my Japanese heart but my European vision.

5) What does it mean for you streetphotography?
It’s the purest and natural way of photography.

 6)When you take a portrait, what is important for you?
Trying to capture the soul of each person.

7)Do you think it’s important to follow a school to learn how to shoot?
Knowledge never hurts. What is important is the connection with your camera, there has to be a mutual understanding.

 8.)What’s the photo you want to take and you never did?
A photo of Rimbaud.

9)What’s your photo-mission?
The world moves so fast, I use photography to try to stop the time.

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