• Cortes Island, Canada
  • Initial Gallery, Vancouver
    Art Interiors, Toronto
    ARS at the Vancouver Art Gallery
    The Print Atelier
About David Ellingsen

I am a photographer and environmental artist creating images of site-specific installations, landscapes and object studies that speak to the natural world and Man’s impact upon it. In the making of my work I am most at home on the edge between traditional documentary and contemporary post-photographic processes. Originally from Cortes Island, a remote community of 800 residents in Canada's Pacific Northwest, I was raised on a small family farm surrounded by forest and ocean. My photography is rooted in this rural upbringing, which emphasized the importance of a harmonious relationship between people and the environment. This point of departure continues to inform my working life.

I am honored that my photographs are part of the permanent collections of the Chinese Museum of Photography and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and have been shortlisted for Photolucida's Critical Mass Book Award, awarded First Place at the Prix de la Photographie Paris and First Place at the International Photography Awards in Los Angeles. I am also recognized for advertising, corporate and editorial work with a client list that includes the Business Development Bank of Canada, Time Inc., Enbridge Inc., PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation along with Men's Health, People, Marie Claire and the New York Times magazines.

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