Biography: Jelena Jakovljevic
Jelena Jakovljevic is a Serbian/Maltese national, living in Malta since 2000.
Inspired by Proust’s “discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes” in her photographs Jelena revisit places, things, simple joys we see every day and tend to take for granted.
Without obsessing about technicalities or special effects, she finds that any subject can be inspiring. As both colour and monochrome photographs tell stories in their different tones, she keeps snapping hoping to offer a different view, another angle or uncover a story not yet told.
Since 2003 she has exhibited a number of times in Malta both in solo and as a part of collective exhibitions.
“Both her black and white and colour photographs seem to mesmerise and engross the viewer, they are both beautifully lucid and strong” Amber Knights, Indulge
“Some of her works are highly impressive, rich and strong in contrast” E.V.Borg, Times of Malta