I am a documentarian and storyteller, an editorialist and voyeur.
Photography is the constant that ties my past to my future.
It is an action; a way of being and thinking that informs, distracts, consumes and enriches my experience of this life.
It is a habit, a process so familiar that it sometimes feels like muscle memory. I push the shutter to document, to collect with clarity and accuracy the moments and things that will be transformed by time, memory and sentimentality.
Often, my images strike me as visual metaphors of where I was emotionally when I physically made the image.
Elena Bouvier is a Philadelphia-based artist whose creative voice has manifested itself in such varied endeavors as mural painting, professional gardening, hosting and producing a radio program, artist books, photography, printmaking and book conservation. She received a BFA in photography from Moore College of Art and Design and an MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from the University of the Arts. She is also a Fulbright Fellowship recipient to Germany.
Elena has been published in Down Beat, Jazz Times, The Wall Street Journal and numerous other local and national publications. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, and her work is held in the collections of The Newark Public Library, University of Pennsylvania Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, Print and Picture Collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and Chemical Heritage Foundation.
Please, All photographs on this web site are fully protected by U.S. and international copyright laws, all rights reserved. The images may not be reproduced, manipulated or used in any way, without written permission from Elena Bouvier. Any unauthorized usage will be prosecuted to the full extent of U.S. Copyright Law.