Ellen Cantor is a photographer who creates an entirely different reality in her photos. As she says in her artist statement,
Reality has nothing to do with external form, but with the idea, the essence of thing.” Brancusi
"I search for the seen among the unseen. Always looking to discover and reveal the hidden nuances of life, I seek to discover and reveal that which may be overlooked. My photos are visual meditations to share with you.
Through my photography, I hope to reveal my unique perception of the world. Whether photographing the natural world or our manmade environment, I am looking for images that transcend the moment. My photographs are designed to transport the viewer from the mundane to the exquisite by capturing the hidden nuances of life.The beauty and diversity of the colors around us are a source of inspiration in my work and allow me to express my wonder about our world.
I often shoot part of the subject, use soft focus, move the camera, use a slow shutter speed, shoot multiple images or create composites. By experimenting with technique, I capture the chance encounters of life. Much of formal photography is “getting the right picture.” I want to find that which is unknown and unseen."