Bart Ellison Photography
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Artist Statement


My images are "scapes:" photographs of sand, mountains, sky, walls, windows, shrines, buildings, rivers, lakes, churches and anything else that causes me to ask "what is this?" Why is this here? What happened here? I photograph scenes that contain powerful symbols; scenes that have mysterious patterns; scenes that are ironic and scenes that just stop me in my tracks.  The images are abstracted during processing to enhance the mood, simplify and focus the viewer on the essence of the image. My respect for the beauty and power of the desert landscapes motivates my current image making.