Ilsa is a multi award-winning Australian female photographer and director. Her impressive body of work spans fashion, portraiture, still life, art and documentary.
With a background in fine arts film and theatre, Ilsa captures an unvarnished yet alluring cinema-verité style in her imagery. Often working in analogue, her distinctive aesthetic has been described as an ‘elevated rawness’.
Ilsa’s intimate and evocative imagery is inspired by imperfections, shape and space. Her visual storytelling is honest yet seductive, highlighting the human condition. She seeks to capture the underlying essence of a concept, the life in the ‘in-between’, the unseen beauty and intrigue.
Her beautifully crafted portraiture of women celebrates the female gaze evoking a sense of power and vulnerability in equal measure. Rendering images that feel authentic and inspiring.
Ilsa’s gift lies in her ability to create meaningful narratives inspired by truths and fleeting moments; the raw, sensory, evocative and interpersonal moments. It’s the grittiest of life and emotion that drives her creativity.
This uniquely talented artist works to develop a distinctive visual language for every brand and every project. Her passion for originality has already earned her numerous accolades, winning:
The 18th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women 2022 / Best Fashion Photography Ilford CCP Salon 2021 / The British Journal of Photography Awards 2021 / The Stories Award 2020 / The Australian Photography Awards (Film/Analogue) 2019