Forests are mystical places – the stuff of fairy tales and folklore. Part fantasy, part reality, Ellie Davies’ enchanting installations and subsequent photographs capture their essence
Ellie has been photographing forests for the past eight years. But rather than capture a simple composition, she brings into the frame what she calls ‘interventions’ – smoke or a painted path – to surprise and intrigue viewers, and make them see forests differently.
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Going Back To Her Roots
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Tender Loving Care
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Time To Stand And Stare
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