Interview in We Are Elseware:
Post By Alice Carlisle
The Richard Young Gallery invites you into the realms of naturalism and fairytale with an intriguing solo exhibition by award-winning English photographer, Ellie Davies. Into the Woods will showcase a selection from each of the five series Davies has produced from 2010 – 2012 including and introducing her most recent, unseen body of work, The Dwellings. With this collection of 24 photographs Ellie Davies captures the mystery and intrigue of ancient forests by creating minimally disruptive woodland installations that transform the natural into the fanciful. These carefully constructed environments offer the viewer a nostalgic possibility of discovering something magical amidst the trees and shadows. Ellie says: ‘My work grows out of my sense of the woodland I am in. There is often a slight tension, an eeriness, but also great beauty in the shadows beneath the trees, and my images are an evocation of these feelings. I wanted my compositions to capture a sense of my place within the woodland and my response to it, but also a feeling of enchantment – like a chance discovery in a fairytale.’ Exhibiting from 5 October – 17 November 2012 @ Richard Young Gallery, 4 Holland Street, London, W8 4LT.