Marissa Elman is a lifelong lover of fashion and photography, as well as the brilliant intersection of the two in modern culture.
Marissa appreciates the way in which art, especially as manifested in fashion and captured by cameras, can communicate what words fail to say. She also enjoys the adventure to using they way in which we dress to express the deepest components of our identities.
Marissa Elman believes that at the core of the fashion world, the only true constant is change. The sometimes cyclical, but always evolving, fashion trends from the industry can be noted in our music, movies, television, social media, and more. Marissa invests some of her free time into analyzing how the cultural icons from each of these spaces pick up, as well as contribute, ideas to the fashion industry at large.
In many ways, fashion is the way in which we tell the world who we are without saying a word. Marissa Elman recognizes that this holds true in nearly every aspect of life, from the professional to the personal.
In the working world, the way in which a company’s employees dress very often illustrates the general tone of that office or industry. For example, a corporate lawyer, a grade school teacher, and a mobile app developer are more likely than not going to conform to certain aesthetics that have been deemed most appropriate for their professional settings. The same holds true for schools, where the degree to which students may freely choose how they dress can impact the environment overall. On a personal level, everything from color to cut to fit can connote something different about who you are. Marissa would never support the idea of “judging a book by its cover.” However, clothing simply can be the fastest way to curate the message you do wish people would infer about you from just a glance.
Photography can be a similarly empowering form of self-expression. Marissa Elman has, for many years, marveled at the incredible beauty of a moment that a camera in the right hands can capture. Photography preserves an instant for an eternity, allowing the entire world to witness an object or event through the eyes of the photographer. As technology advances, so too do the techniques that the most masterful photographers employ to take the art to the next level. Marissa Elman loves the way in which this artistic medium connects us, allowing us to look at life through the eyes of others.