SHE BELIEVES IN CREATIVE CONTENT, SHE IS A SKATER, A WOMAN: ELISE HAS A DIFFERENT SUPER SKILLS. DISCOVER MORE READING OUR INTERVIEW.
Describe Elise with a sentence.
A determined, do it yourself individual, hard yet soft.
Where do you live?
Dana Point, CA
The city of your heart.
St. Augustine, FL
How did you get to photography?
I have always been a creative thinker and maker. I got my first camera when was 16 years old and I started shooting people and things around me. As I grew older and developed specific interest It was a given to combine the two.
Do you feel more skater or digital editor?
There are several different things I pursue with passion. Some days are more work driven than skate, but I defiantly hold a balance for everything, within that balance allows me to produce my best work.
What is skate for you?
Skating is a release. It is something I can enjoy in solitude or with friends. It has lead me to find true self, what I stand for, and has pushed me to share that experience with others.
When did you start to approach it?
I started skating after high school, early years of college.
Do you follow a particular diet to keep you fit?
I have always been an active person that eats fairly healthy. I eat what makes me feel good, but never limit myself to a particular diet.
Do you like fashion? What is your favorite designer?
When It comes to skating and lifestyle I kind of just wear whatever I want. I am always inspired by the style of the 70s, I reference this style in fashion and in my photography.
What girl were you at school?
In school I was the tomboy, I was better friends with the boys than girls. I was an artist always looking for ways to stand out in my uniform and cause havoc at my private school.
Do you usually listen to music while you are on the table?
Does on the table mean working? If I do, it is soft music. When I am working I am a full concentration, need quiet kind of person.
Have you ever hurt yourself?
Yes, not too often though. Being locked down to let an injury heel is the worst. Luckily I usually can continue to photograph skating and create during that time.
The most difficult trick to perform.
I am no pro skater by any means. For me personally, doing tricks front side is more of a challenge, but it’s always worth pushing yourself!
Your daily routine.
Weekday: I work M-F, 9-5, when I get home I usually work on side projects, editing, or planning shoots for the weekends. Weekend: My weekends usually consist of shoots early in the morning when the light is good, then hitting the beach, and or skating with friends, cooking good food, and working at home. I tend to jam pack my weekends, always.
I am 32 and I got on the skate once when I was a child: can I still learn?
Yes! Skating is just like riding a bike, you have to allow yourself to become familiar with the feeling of standing on, pushing and riding a board. Slowly allow yourself to become comfortable with those steps, and progress from there.