My memory and the emotions linked to certain memories constantly fade; I photograph to understand better, to let go of the past and distant memories that are nostalgic to me.
I photograph to pour meaning into who I am.
Each photograph of mine is as unique as the memory that inspired it as it reassemble fragmented images of the past.
To me, photography disrupts, makes conscious and redraws invisibles lines. In doing so, it reminds me that though my life moves forward and leaves behind past memories, it is I who creates sense through those memories.
It is I who creates a new memory through the uncertain states and vulnerabilities of life.
I find it hard to understand life and society, to make sense of all the different aspects that we are born into - a system driven by power, money and exploitation, where greed seems to be put above the wellbeing of our planet.
Society is ignorance but Nature is bliss.
I find it important to use my photographic work as a tool to awaken consciousness and create a sense of awareness and respect for our irreplaceable landscapes; to not only challenge the mind set of society, but to evoke an emotional and tactile connection between Man and Nature.
My name is Elena Cremona, I was born in 1991 in Munich, Germany to an Italian father and a German mother. Experiencing different cultures, societies and landscapes have shaped the person I am today.
I graduated in 2015 with a first class Honours Bachelor Degree in Fine Art Photography from the prestigious Arts University Bournemouth and am currently living and working in London, where I run the collective The Earth Issue.
The content of my work centers around environmental and landscape coverage, bringing issues around Climate Change into focus, as well as shooting social documentary photography.
Obscura Land, Volume 3 - Iceland
Optiko Magazine, Issue 7 - After Memory
In Clover Magazine, Volume Three (London) - Where the Land Split
Fruitlandzine, Issue 2 (London) - The Space Issue: The Diminishing Landscape
Humble Arts Foundation (New York) - Group Show 48: Winter - Landscape Divided
This Very Instant TVI01 (Vienna) - The Disneyland Experience
Avant Arte - web (Paris) - Launching Partner: Elena Cremona
Kollektiv Gallery - web (Brighton) - Picture Interview: Elena Cremona
The Old Girls Club - web (London) - Iceland
Telegramtakeover Zine (London) - Limitscapes
Luce Curated - web (Milan) - Limitscapes
Source: Graduate Photography 2015 - Elena Cremona
F-Stop Magazine Issue #71 - Human vs. Nature
Tjejland - web. (Amsterdam) - Collective: Elena Cremona
Accidental Zine – web. (London) – California Kevin
Linkup Magazine, vol. 5 (Hong Kong) – Landscape Divided
iGavel Auctions (New York, USA, 2016) – Kevin, The Blues of June
Lindebner Studios (Munich, Germany, 2015) – Selected Work by Elena Cremona
The Candid Arts Trust (London, UK, 2016) – Summer Salon: Uncertain States
Worklife Camden (London, UK, 2016) – Landscape Divided
20 Canada Square, Canary Wharf (London, UK, 2016) – Landscape Divided
Metro Imaging Front of House Gallery (London, UK, 2015) – YOU WILL END BY DESTROYING THE EARTH
WeWork Devonshire Sq (London, UK, 2015) – Creative Debuts: Landscape Divided
Meyrick Hall (Bournemouth, UK, 2015) – Asian Osmosis: What you mean to me
Crane Kalman Gallery (Brighton, UK, 2015) – Cream' 15 Biennale: Iceland
Black & White Building (London, UK, 2015) – Creative Debuts Showcase IX: Landscape Divided
Peckham Pelican (London, UK, 2015) – Telegram Gallery: Telegram Takeover's
Twenty TwentyTwo (Manchester, UK, 2015) – The Lucky Jotter: 7th Exhibition
The Old Truman Brewery (London, UK, 2015) – SPRAWL Grad Show
House of Vans (London, UK, 2015) – Somewhere_To: Wanderlust
The Island (Bristol, UK, 2015) – Somwhere_To Showcase: The Diminishing Landscape
The Candid Arts Trust (London, UK, 2015) – Wanderlust
Austin Forum (London, UK, 2015) – SPRAWL Presents: Portraits
Circus Street Warehouse (Brighton, UK, 2014) – Iklect
Drop Project (Bournemouth, UK, 2014) – Being