Mélanie Elbaz is a French photographer based in Paris and Ibiza. She studied at l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in ARLES and graduated from the Icart School in Paris.
Her work is inspired by the codes of street culture, fashion and the music personified by Radio Nova (New York rap, Afro-beat, UK garage, bossa nova, acid jazz...).
Mélanie has been commissioned by all the major record labels. She has just released her first book “HOME GROWN.” Each of the 70 photos in the book are like the groove of a vinyl that instantly reveals the soul of a musician at a specific time in their life as an artist.
Mélanie’s work is infused with her taste for travel in such places as Africa and Latin America, and her passion for local craftsmanship, weavings, embroidery and handicrafts, as well as for American and African photographers, and for modern design.