• Location:
    Cortes Island, Canada
  • Gallery Representation:
    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. Mirroring our contemporary culture, my personal projects flow between reality and illusion and I employ multiple photographic techniques including traditional film and alternative processes to contemporary digital technology and post-photographic methodology.

Commissions, typically portraiture, corporate and advertising assignments, are also important aspects of my career and I have been fortunate to work with many of Canada's top organizations over the last 15 years.

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 grounded 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.

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David Ellingsen's Projects on LensCulture