Elisa Merlo

Wallpaper* City Guides
Photography Editor

Elisa’s passion for photography started age four, when her father allowed her to watch him in his darkroom with strict instructions not to touch anything. A photography BA graduate from the London College of Printing, she studied alongside award winning photographers, though quickly realised she wasn’t going to be one of them. Not easily curtailed, her career began at the Financial Times as the lowest possible picture assistant—a job that involved returning prints and slides to photographers and agencies—and an MA in arts administration and entrepreneurship followed. An innate understanding of how photographers work best, a sincere passion for the craft and a no-nonsense approach have afforded Elisa a career in print sales and business development, as well as editing and digitisations. Since 2012, she has been the Photography Editor of Wallpaper* City Guides.