Born in Campbell River, BC
Lives in Victoria, BC
David Ellingsen is a Canadian photographer and environmental artist creating images of site-specific installations, landscapes and object studies that speak to the natural world and Man’s impact upon it. Employing different photographic techniques for each of his thematic series, Ellingsen acts as archivist, surrealist and storyteller as he calls attention to the contemporary state of the environment both directly and through subversive commentary about our consumerist society. As both a conceptual and humanistic photographer, Ellingsen’s images engage questions around the transience and temporality of existence and his thematic subjects are marked by simplicity, empathy and a wounded sense of humanity’s fate.