For Elizabeth Koning, there are no boundaries. For many years she lived and worked in Milan, Italy, then to London and then back to Milan again seeing a lot of the advertising world, the hotspots of northern Italy. After a while, she changed her job as a model, before the camera into organizing and managing a renowned Milanese model agency. Through the modeling agency, she came into contact with the fashion houses that had to sell their collections. At the same time, she worked for a fashion magazine as the assistant to the editor-in-chief. The worldly fashion scene, refined intellectual, artistic, developing taste, Italy has given her a deeper cultural awareness. But also, of course, the unrestrained happiness and hot parties on the islands, on the rooftops, the views, the panoramas and everywhere you went there was ancient art and new, refined taste.
After fifteen years, she returned to the Netherlands, looking with a refreshed view at the typical Dutch cultural scene. Elizabeth is married has a daughter, Ottavia".
Photography involves a lot of introspection. The deeper you get, the more I realize that it’s all about what I am interested in, how I feel about it, and what I want to say to the people who view my work. As I shoot, I learn more about myself, what I value, and how I see the world. This changes over the years. My work let me also share that perspective with others, it allows me to express myself— my opinions and beliefs. Photos make you feel. They can produce every emotion, from childhood memories, lightheartedness, liberation, surprise, to sadness, fear and excitement. I refer to the notion that a complex idea can be conveyed with just a single still image or that an image of a subject conveys its meaning or essence more effectively than a description does." ! It is for the spectator to make a choice - or not.
What do you want to communicate through your shots?
A silence dialogue. Connecting and opening the communication for more depth in a turbulent World.
What camera do you work?
Among the great masters of photography, who do you prefer?
As an art lover of manny diciplines, photography, paintings, sculptures, illustrations, fashion, architecture, music and poetry I am in love with Roger Ballen, Rineke Dijkstra and Jim Naughten fascinating photo series, Hereros, Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness, Paula Rego and many more ....
Elizabeth Koning is an International award-winning artist, selected among the 25 Best Talented European Photographers !