When Ella Jazz is not soaking up the sun around the world with her partner in crime photographer Viktor Vauthier this gorgeous lady is working hard in the studio or in front of the lens. We caught up with this Madrid-born beauty to talk about her art, constant travel and her creative vision.
For those of us who are not familiar with your work, tell us a bit about yourself and what you do?
My name's Ella Jazz. I'm an artist and an actress.
What is the inspiration behind your work?
I like to try to get inspiration from everything really, even difficult moments. I take it as a challenge. Since I'm a little girl, I've always allowed my imagination to ride free (never stop being curious) which I keep on doing nowadays. I can spend hours imagining things... So I guess this helps me a lot to feel inspired even if I don’t feel that way all the time.
You seem to do a lot of travelling with your partner Viktor Vauthier, another great creative. How does this affect your art?
Travelling is one of my favourite things, and Viktor loves it too. I believe that travelling is kind of like a school of life. You learn and experiment incredible feelings probably different to those you would have when you are inside of your comfort zone. And this has a big impact on your evolution as an artist (and as a person)
Are there any artists, past or present that you look up to artistically?
Of course, I admire a lot of artists but there are so many I can't name them all. But I can tell you Boris Vian is probably my number one :)
A pair of lips seem to be a focal point for your work which we adore, Tell us a bit about that?
I see abstract faces everyday everywhere. The reason behind is to let people play with their imagination when they see my collages.
Are there any exciting projects that you are working on at the moment?
Yes. There are things I am working on, and I'm very excited about it. A cool collaboration coming soon, I've just finished shooting for a feature film (I believe going to be very "moving") that will come out next year and continue working on my art, I have so many ideas, and very sexy things are coming...
Your Instagram feed looks like one incredible holiday. If you had to settle down which city would you pick?
What does a typical day for Ella look like?
Ha, ha! It really depends on the day. Because of my work my days are different in general. But a good day would be to wake up to a very sunny day, eat well, meet with people who inspire me, work in my studio, dance, get close to the ocean and get high by the beach ;)
We would like to thank the lovely Ella Jazz for taking the time out to talk to us. You can follow her work via the links below.
Images of Ella in the studio taken by Viktor Vauthier