Catalyst Interviews - David Ellingsen
Catalyst Interviews: David Ellingsen
July 23, 2021
I really love conducting these interviews with such an incredible array of talented photographic artists. I cannot express how much I have personally learned along the way. I try and stay open to work and processes that are not always in my wheelhouse, so I’m occasionally inquiring about things that I know nothing about, but I am genuinely curious. Then there are times I get to collaborate on an interview with someone that I am a massive fan of and am admittedly a little extra excited about. This discussion is one of those, and I am thrilled to say this interview with David Ellingsen has me quite spellbound.
I’m happy to take an interview I started over at One Twelve Publishing for my Traverse column, and stop by here to extend it into a full-length one where we get to bring up not just a few more bodies of work from David but look at the overall aesthetic that he has built for himself. David has found myriad ways of developing his collections of photographs, using whatever appropriate means, to help illustrate the effects of climate change and allow us to grasp better the fundamentals of conservation and the constantly degrading landscape. I have been interested in this for a while, but David knows his stuff so well and has taught me so much more with his imagery. He also directs us to some possible moves to help humankind take an active role in preventing the downward direction we are on, hoping that we might better things for future generations. It’s a noble cause and one that he does with creativity and intention. So with these thoughts in hand, please take some time to absorb the work and creative process of a photographer who wants to illustrate these concepts and move forward with making positive changes.
- Michael Kirchoff, Catalyst Interviews
LINK to full interview