Through the use of different media and disciplines, Elbling wants to reflect on, explore and discuss the nature of her primary medium; photography. She is fascinated by the relation between an object and its photographical representation. Elbling continuously plays with reality and illusion, for example by adding imagery objects to existing images or by deconstructing objects in order to make new ones. This way, she also highlights the image-object relation. Architecture, its components and the notion of ‘home’ often form the foundation of her photos. Elbling regularly confronts her viewers with today’s urge to, instead of aiming to present reality as it is, bend reality towards photography and the ideal images it can create.