Ed van der Elsken

His imagery provides quotidian, intimate and autobiographic perspectives on the European zeitgeist spanning the period of the Second World War into the nineteen-seventies in the realms of love, sex, art, music (particularly jazz), and alternative culture. He described his camera as ‘infatuated’, and said: ‘I’m not a journalist, an objective reporter, I’m a man with likes and dislikes’1.2

A few pictures

A few pictures

More stuffs

Videos (Dutch with English subtitles / English)


Ed van der Elsken – Camera In Love: A very good pdf document in English, with pictures.

One of his most famous exhibition: Love On The Left Bank (pdf in French with a lot of pictures)