NYC photographer Ellen Ruden shoots vast and beautiful landscapes and cityscapes. Her vibrant colors give her work a dream like quality often characteristic of impressionists, but Ruden’s colors pop so vividly while combined with such desolation that I can’t help feeling there is a slight surreal element fighting to poke through as well. Her b/w’s are just as striking, giving the prevailing sense of loneliness and isolation, that are such a common theme in her work, extra depth… the extra bit of “umph” that really sells a piece for the viewer. We like it a lot. So should you.
We did a bit of an interview with her that we’ll post below/following the gallery of her work. In said interview we discussed big, big ideas like “What constitutes “art”?”, “Is the work always a fair and accurate representation of the artist?” and “How you gonna keep the girl in Iowa now that she’s seen the big city”… among other things, both personal and whimsical. If you’d like to contact the artist please do so through the blog via our “Contacts” page.