Elena Helfrecht was born in Germany and is based in London. In 2014 she graduated in Art History and Book Science at Friedrich-Alexander-University in Erlangen and is enrolled in the Master’s Programme of Photography at the Royal College of Art from 2017 to 2019. Her photographic practice revolves around consciousness and its interactions with mental and material environments. She is interested in how inner space is informed and influenced, where it originates and how it can be made visible. Her images are created from multiple layers of meaning, characterised by a visceral iconography. She is influenced by the folklore of her childhood in Bavaria and her active and continuous passion for Art History and Psychology.