Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Andrea Couture submits Ellen Kooi

Ellen Kooi is a Dutch photographer working in color. I found her images very interesting and I was especially drawn to the wide format of most of her images because it is a unique format that is not often seen. She uses a lot of children in her photography and with each image there is definitely a sense of mystery and dream-like/fairytale quality...who has children growing out of trees? All of Kooi's compositions are very dynamic and help add another layer of obscurity to the images.
The second image from the top is a very alluring photo. At first glance I just thought there was a woman on the side of the road with cars passing by her. But upon further examination I discovered that the woman was kneeling in the road and screaming into the storm drain. Then I realized that there is another woman in the background doing the same thing. In this photo Kooi also used some of the available light from the cars and street lights (at least that is how it seems). This gives the photo a pink/purple hue adding to the strangeness of this photo.

Here is her website:

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