Ellen Kramer

After a career in healthcare, I now work as a fine art photographer. My familiar environment is my inspiration.

My photos do not necessarily represent visible reality, but show the tension between reality and truth. In my perception I am looking for limitations, a part of the whole. This is how I see structure and create a different world, which is alienating and in which things are not always what they seem.

Post-processing is essential for me to abstract reality by emphasizing or softening contrast differences and strengthening the abstraction. I work in black and white because I can see clearer structures in black and white, while in color the appearance is paramount. To make my images more tactile, I sometimes print them on materials such as fabric to add softness. Emphasizing lines with thread can add toughness or show softness in emotion.