There is no denying that working in the photography industry is a fantastic gig. Yea, just the thought of being around creative people and being able to be inventive yourself is something beyond comparison and pleasing. And as such, every photographer deserves some good kudos. But some photographers are more professional than others and deserve sheer professional respect. And this is where Ellie Davis comes in.
She is an artist and a photographer who lives in London. She captures magical, beautiful and extraordinary visions of forests. Her scenes star both the natural marvel of an area and an invention of her own making. Her’ surreal, dreamlike photos are quite strange starting from where she explores to how they come out so perfectly. The image effect is at once stunning, amazing, exciting, interesting, soothing, menacing, and fraught with potential danger.
The artist with a rare talent, Davis uses centuries of human relationship with nature and mystery to inspire her work. She is greatly influenced by Naturalists and Scientists of the modern times as well as fairy tale heroes and mythical creatures of ancient times. In her images, the forests swirl with smoke, open into mysterious passageways, and twinkle with stars. Every of her collections focus on a particular theme of exploration, alienation, and connection.
She is in fact a photographer many need to look much through. Below Are the images she captured after spending seven years in the forest…..Its kind of ridiculous right?
Between The Trees:
The Between the Trees series looks at the pockets of space in a forest and it is defined in a poem as “the space between its trees”. It uses smoke to make those spaces appear clearer.
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Come With Me:
In this series, she used different materials to make winding or snaking pathways through the woods. She used pigments, paper, and both natural and artificial materials for the different paths. The series makes use of the concepts of mapping an individual’s placement in and movement through the unknown.
These mysterious huts made from natural materials evoke feelings of settlement and home, particularly in the wild, as well as the pleasure of building according to Davis. These structures are left in the forest to degrade naturally, similar to the work of
Another Green World:
These pot-like objects, covered in mosses and other natural vegetation, are part of this series on exploration. Davis was inspired by the “new worlds” discovered by explorers and scientists over the years. She based these strange items around the idea of discovering something new.
The dramatic lighting in this series turns pieces of the forest into floating “islands” that seem removed from the natural world. The darkness surrounding them seems potentially dangerous.
Knit One, Pearl One:
Like Come With Me, this series, which sees wool fibers woven through tree branches, also makes a kind of path. However, the material, Davis says, reflects ideas about connection between apparently different entities by the land itself.
Smoke and Mirrors Heathland:
This series uses artificial trees in bright, unnatural colors to explore how nature can be turned into something artificial, and how something artificial can be thought of as naturally occurring.
Did you ever imagine a forest could have such a magical and stunning vision? Anyway, Davis’ most recent project doesn’t really exist as the photos here depict. She blended photos of the forest with photos of stars from the Hubble Telescope in order to create these images. The mix of earthly and galactic spaces reflects the idea that no matter how small or wide, one can always explore.
More importantly, Davis spent seven years making these projects, and she doesn’t show any signs of quitting. Her interest with forests covers science, folklore, psychology, and the connection humans inherently have to the natural world. To see more work from Davis click here both on Facebook, Twitter and Website.