photographer / writer / digital artist
With a particular interest in all things analogue, she is a strong advocate for film and handwritten letters. She hopes to invoke this sense of something being left in the past in her photography.
She is currently working as a bartender, seeking alternative mediums for creation. She also runs karmakollective, curating clothing and accessories as an exploration of the samsaric cycle, and a move towards a more sustainable existence in this capitalist hellscape that we live in.
Elisa Tan (she/her, b. 2004) is a photographer desperate to rekindle her childhood sense of wonder through her work, heavily inspired by literature.
She is currently based in Singapore, where she was recently included in the 18th Edition of the Angkor Photo Festival and Workshops (2023), as well as Objectifs Centre For Photography and Film's Shooting Home Youth Awards 2021, now called the Young Photographers' Mentorship Programme. She was formerly engaged by TwoGatherPictures, shooting and assisting in weddings and corporate events.
In her spare time, she plays around with Photoshop and Procreate to make art. Other pursuits include tabletop roleplaying games, obsessively eating sour cream and onion potato chips, and writing amateurish poetry.
Her favourite books are Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami and The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy. Her current earworm is I Get Along Without You Very Well (Sometimes) by Chet Baker.