Sunday, October 22, 2006

Ellen Kooi: Recent Photography

Ellen Kooi: Recent Photography at P·P·O·W. "...Ellen Kooi produces photographs that are a curious blend of documentation and psychology of the Dutch landscape. These panoramas are carefully staged. Kooi works in the manner of a film director, making preliminary sketches, designing the location and lighting, and positioning her human subjects. Through elaborate lighting and the help of double and triple light exposures, Kooi conveys moods of romanticism, melancholy and spirituality in the landscape that surrounds her characters. Despite the size and the involved production method behind these photoworks, she manages to preserve in each piece the surprise and spontaneity of a snapshot." More at Ellen Kooi Photography.


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