Figures and incidents
In my artwork I explore the cinematic formula and the manipulative techniques of the probably least respected film genre ‒ the slasher film.
By using the visual language of slasher movies combined with vivid colors, strong contrasts and often feeble light I aim at creating a mysterious space with its tension and uncertainty, while every picture tells its own story.
Most of my works are staged photography inspired by the horror classics of the eighties and my nigtmares. The intriguing forms of expression, the creation of suspense and mysterious moments that never took place as well as the search for new photographic aesthetics is what fascinates me most.
Elvira Kolerova is a Russian-born photographer who currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany. She holds a master’s degree in American Studies from the Humboldt University of Berlin and she is studying fine art photography at the moment.
all images and text © Elvira Kolerova