'Liz named her daughter Lisa Marie, just like Elvis Presley’s daughter. French photographer Clémentine Schneidermann met Liz in Newport, Wales, a few miles away from the site of the world’s largest annual festival dedicated to “the king”. Each year Liz joins tens of thousands of fans at the seaside resort of Porthcawl to celebrate the life and music of their icon, Elvis Presley.
From 2013 to 2017, Schneidermann joined too, creating portraits of fans for her series I Called her Lisa Marie. Schneidermann spent immersed herself fully in this world, using her camera to capture the poignancy of this flamboyant gathering where the life and music of the king offers a moment of solace.
Schneidermann is based in Cardiff, and travelled with Elvis fans Alison, and her son, from Wales to Memphis. She met them at Porthcawl, where Alison’s son was performing under the stage name Johnny B. Goode. Schneidermann documented their pilgrimage across the Atlantic and creating Johnny B. Goode, to create a visual travel diary that is presented here in her first monograph, I Called her Lisa Marie.' (Chose Commune) Click here for more books by Chose Commune