2022 — France
About this series
Elise Toïdé, a French photographer, composes during her distant and local travels a personal partition with a luminous panoply and pictural panoply of narrative fragments.
These images, shot on 35 mm, are often an art of observation – an artistic expression allowing her to merge her daily experience and her personal aesthetic experience by giving substance to the idea of time passing and loss but also to which persists despite everything. She succeeds in capturing the absences, the games, the boredom of the souls for whom everything still remains open. Without fiction, with her raw visual language, she crystallizes the memory of a summer in a fragile balance between the vestiges of childhood and the promises of adulthood. (Caroline de Greef)
Elise Toïdé grew up in the south of France where she began, as a teenager, to photograph her friends and her travels with film.
At 24, she moved to New York and immersed herself in the streets of Brooklyn, while taking a course in documentary photography at the ICP. She feeds her practice with the history of American photography, particularly Saul Leiter and William Eggleston.
Back in Paris in 2010, she continued her work as an author, exploring the themes of time, intimacy and vulnerability, especially among young people.
Today, as an extension of her personal practice, Elise Toïdé carries out commissioned works in various fields, with institutions such as the Musée Rodin or fashion designers, in particular a long-term collaboration with Yohji Yamamoto.
She has also published in M Le Monde, Les Inrocks, i-D, T Magazine, Dazed&Confused, Crash, The Wire.
She has published two books with Eyd Paris editions: Il fera longtemps clair ce soir in 2019 and Les vagues in 2022.