Join us in Canon Creator Lab at Free Space on July 12 for a creative discussion with Elie 'Visionelie', one of Toronto’s best young photographers making moves on the international stage.
A Toronto-based Africa-born photographer, Elie started his career in Toronto shooting architecture around the city focusing mainly on the symmetry of large skyscrapers. From there, he amassed a large following on Instagram and evolved his photography to display more reflection and emotion. His big break came when he was asked to shoot the lookbook for The Weeknd’s clothing line XO. Since than, Elie has become largely sought after — becoming a personal photographer to The Weeknd, Travis Scott, Banks and Selena Gomez. In 2017, he was exclusively invited to shoot the behind-the-scenes photography for the blockbuster hit Black Panther.
Moderated by journalist and DJ Jordan Sowunmi (Fader, Complex, VICE, Boosie Fade), the focus of this talk will be on Elie’s rise as a photographer, early inspirations, career highlights, and how he established himself as one of the music industry's most sought-after photographers.
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