- Birth date: March 10, 1925.
- Birth place: Amsterdam✈.
- Death date: December 28, 1990.
- Death place: Edam✈.
- Field: Photography.
- Main interests: Documentary photography, Cinema.
- Main subjects: People, Body, Jazz, Culture of Japan.
- Personal Website: Ed van der Elsken - Photographer & Cineast.
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
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)