by Ellen Kooi
Ellen Kooi is a Dutch photographer with a beautiful and unique instinct to visualize and blend people with the landscape. Her work at first sight may look like common, everyday situations but some images are quite surreal scenes of people interacting with the landscape. In all, she manages to preserve a piece of surprise and spontaneity in her images. Most of her work are panoramas that are carefully staged. After visualizing and getting inspired from the location, Ellen will carefully place the subjects and design elaborated lighting to get the final image.
You can see her pictures here, here, and at her website. Ellen Kooi is represented by Foto-Formation (you will find more of her pictures there) and prints of her work can be purchased from two galleries/dealers, PPOW (NY, USA) and Torch Gallery (Amsterdam, NL).