Born to a legacy of couturiers, the influence of fashion and art was naturally upon her from a very young age. Having expressed herself a strong interest in photography, her grandmother fueled this passion with a gift of a tiny, red Kodak camera for her tenth birthday. Her first snapshots were self-portraits, copying model poses and dressed in her mother’s oversized wardrobe.
As a teenager, Emmanuelle Bousquet approached photography in a less playful and more existential manner.
After attending the Superior School of Journalism in Paris and got her diploma, she followed with a program at the SPEOS Photography Institute in Paris. Her choice was decisive.
In 2004, Emmanuelle met photographer Antoine d’Agata, who suggested that she totally immerse herself in self-portraiture, completely and in a more direct, refined way.