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Hi, friends.  Thanks for taking a minute or two to learn more about the gal behind the camera.

I am Elise Holsonback, a 21 year-old visual creative from small-town North Carolina.  I currently live in the pretty little town of Chapel Hill as I finish my last year as a photojournalism student at the University of North Carolina.
I became interested in photography early in my high school years as a means to document life--friends, family, and creative pursuits.  I'm a complete nostalgic sap, and photography was as close as I could get to freezing every moment and keeping it with me to remember forever.  
As I explored photography more, I found a real connection between my passions for photography and art.  I am drawn to creating photographs that portray every moment, formulated or candid, as a work of art and through this, tell a beautiful story. 
Outside of photography, a little more about me:
- The sun (rising, setting, filtering through blooms on the trees in spring) makes me emotional.  Good light = will tear up.  
- I dream of one day owning a not-yet-to-exist lap elephant as a pet.
- I love music (singing, playing, listening, etc.), but am a   terrible dancer.  If Hey Ya! comes on, I'll pretend.
- And I'm always down to bake some scones. 
Nice to meet you.  Let's make beautiful things together.
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Elise is currently the Photography Director for UNC's first fashion and lifestyle publication, Coulture (coulture.org), a magazine based on the idea of attainable fashion and lifestyle for the diverse population of students on college campuses.