The ineffable beauty of nature: 'Disturbing the Spirits' by Ellen Jantzen
Trees, nature and mysticism. These are the protagonists of series "Disturbing the Spirits", an experiment of Ellen Jantzen at a crossroads between photography, collage and digital manipulation.
On each photo blows the same regenerative breath that caresses and blurs the greenery, whether in the woods or in the city. Nature here represented by the tree thus becomes a symbol of life and the living cosmos that continuously regenerates itself.
But Ellen’s works are not a visual representation of beliefs that exalt the legendary longevity of trees, "lulling us into a false sense of immortality", as the author herself defines it. The photographer is rather interested in the aspect of transience and the ineffable beauty that each tree encompasses like a green sanctuary, hidden behind a green curtain.
Promises of Spring, new seasons and feelings allow themselves to be stroked by the reflections of a common imaginarium, charged with emotion towards the force and mysteries of nature, elusive yet able to join past, present and future.
Ellen Jantzen is represented by Californian gallery Susan Spiritus in Newport Beach, and presents "Disturbing the Spirits" after having won the latest edition of the Photographic Paris Competition with mystical-looking series "Transplanting Reality" and "Transcending Nature".
Photos via ellenjantzen.com