Analogue photographer and film maker Ellen Rogers grew up in a world tinted with creation where her curiosity blossomed through the help of her father’s amateur photography. Feeding her natural interest for art, she left for London as soon she could to continue her journey; here she completed a degree and masters in photography at Goldsmith’s College. Ellen moved on to work primarily in the fashion industry, where her commissioned photography transfers effortlessly between numerous styles to produce iconic creations. Commissions for her work include the likes of Bullet Magazine, Vice and 1814 Magazine, along with her work with fashion designer Sorcha O’Raghallaigh and singer songwriter Imogen Heap.
Alongside this Ellen has continued to develop her own personal photography which evokes a certain contradictory comfort. Though her creations vary in style there is an ongoing historical feel with her use of traditional analogue photography and enigmatic colour. Alluring beauty is married with dark, sometimes grainy depths in Ellen’s work, triggering a sense that there is more underneath the surface. Often her subjects create direct eye contact with the viewer connecting the two within the moment. Ellen’s eye for rich textures allows us to luxuriate in her perfectly created bohemian decadence.
Ellen maintains the idea of manual creation within her own darkroom, where she not only develops her analogue films but hand tints each frame with colour. As well as a selection of single prints, you can buy a collection on her work within her first book Aberrant Necropolis, as well as other hidden gems on her online store.
‘In my journey,’ describes Ellen, ‘things have lodged themselves in me, acting like thorns, I pull them out, and I examine them. These thorns are the next ideas, they are usually tantalizing to us in some way…something promising.’
As well as currently creating her own analogue game Decoherence, Ellen is also working on two new art books.