The last ride – by Elsa Kostic

Elsa Kostic likes to capture the lifestyle of the people and the places she visits. We featured her work a couple of months ago, with her series ‘Distancia‘ – an “on-the-road” project based on the concept of distance. With ‘The Last Ride’, she now proposes a photo story built around the cultural diversity that drove her to a famous motorbike band based in Miami – and the denial of the population regarding climate change.

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“I’ve recently been in Miami where I did a few projects. I was pleasantly surprised to find other things than clichés we are used to knowing there. This cultural diversity drove me to a motorbike band with who I built this story.

After spending 6 weeks in Miami, one thing kept being stuck in my mind; the city is probably going to disappear in a few years. Indeed, the sea level is increasing since 1950 for at least 50 cm. As strange as it sounds, nobody seems to pay attention to it : hotels keep on being built on the coast and the whole city is under construction…”

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miamiskeet is one of the main members of a motorbike crew based in Miami. Today they represent the caribbean culture in the US, getting people mad on social media by doing rear wheels on the highway.

I decided to decontextualize them, representing the crew in a poetic and melancholic way, showing how the last ride could feel before the evacuation of the city. “

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Elsa Kostic is born in Paris in 1990, she is based there when she is not going all over the world. After graphic design studies, she chose photography to express herself.

Wanderer and nomad, traveling and discovering new cultures allows her to tell personal and spontaneous stories, in a raw and poetic style.

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