"I’m most comfortable as a quiet observer. I let things happen in front of me, and press the shutter release. Most of my work is dependent upon chance, resulting in offbeat photos in which the content and composition are ultimately unpredictable. I like to be surprised when I see the images later on."
Ellen Mitchell is an American photographer based at the New Jersey shore, where she grew up and currently resides. Her photos document the people, places, and dramatic situations she encounters during her daily life, revealing a humorous yet melancholic side of human behavior. Her work has been exhibited in Italy, Atlanta, and Minneapolis, and has been published in The Guardian, Lens Magazine, American Illustration - American Photography (AI-AP), and A Photo Editor. She has received awards from Lensculture, the New York Center for Photographic Art, and Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP).
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