One Twelve - Traverse
One Twelve: Traverse No. 5
Very happy to see Life: As We've Known It appear with One Twelve Publishing in the Traverse series, a column "that discovers, investigates, and highlights fine art photographic work from an international forum of creatives. Aptly named “Traverse” and written by contributing editor, Michael Kirchoff."
"For this installment of Traverse, I wanted to reach back in time and retrieve the work and ideals of a photographer I greatly admire. Having known David Ellingsen’s photographs for several years, this was my chance to investigate the images and the man a bit more, as well as include some thoughts on photography and the subject of conserving our natural environment. Being born and raised in British Columbia, Canada, the surrounding landscape and its denizens are often a part of his everyday life. What I find especially fascinating in making photographs for his body of work, Life: As We’ve Known It, Ellingsen had chosen to use a film that I too have found to be an excellent companion in the creative process – Polaroid positive/negative film. The marriage of these pieces of his visionary puzzle keeps me transfixed on his images. In doing so, this column comes with the addition of a brief interview at the end, to be expanded upon later over at my project Catalyst: Interviews. But for now, let’s take a look at these stunning and thought-provoking photographs and learn about his process."
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