Elisa D’Ippolito was born in northern Italy in 1984. She spent the first eleven years of her life in a small village located a thousand meters above the sea, in the heart of the Dolomites. At twelve she moved to Pergine Valsugana, a village dominated by a castle that is said to be haunted.
In 2005 she moved to Rome where she attended the ” Istituto Superiore di Fotografia e Comunicazione Integrata”.
During and after the years of study she earned a living as a sculptor of sand, a fine-art printer and as a waitress.
In 2010 she moved to London where she worked as assistant of the photographer Leonie Hampton.
In 2011 she moved to Bruxelles where she worked as a free-lance, curating her own work and realizing reportages for magazines.
Since 2016, she works and lives in Berlin.