A Tilted View

© Inger Ellen Eftevand Orvin
© Inger Ellen Eftevand Orvin
© Inger Ellen Eftevand Orvin
© Inger Ellen Eftevand Orvin
© Inger Ellen Eftevand Orvin
© Inger Ellen Eftevand Orvin
© Inger Ellen Eftevand Orvin
© Inger Ellen Eftevand Orvin
© Inger Ellen Eftevand Orvin
© Inger Ellen Eftevand Orvin

Inger Ellen Eftevand Orvin observes the smaller details in the bigger picture and makes them the visual story entrance. Often it’s just an expression in a face, or even the lack of expression, sometimes it’s a posture or a little facet that seems odd when viewed in a wider context. No matter what it is, her images are always intriguing. There is a bond between the way Inger Ellen sees and captures the world and her own grounding and down to earth attitude. This is also reflected in her photographic approach. There is a calmness and stability in her visual understanding, even when she photographs something very chaotic. She brings her conceptual understanding in line with the world and how she sees that world. The viewer will always find an intriguing element somewhere within the frame, which is either skewed or just a bit off. However, it’s often concealed behind a well balance and delicate composition. The images presented here Inger Ellen captured during the photo workshop in Villajoyosa, Spain, earlier this spring.


61 thoughts on “A Tilted View

  1. Intriguing photos indeed. Very much enjoyed to read your words framing the fine images. Makes me wonder whether I have a concept myself. I think not. It would be a lot more interesting if I had, though. Now you have got me thinking. Again. 🙂
    Ha en fin helg, Otto!

  2. Intriguing images….they do draw the viewer in. And as ever, I enjoy reading your posts. Have a good weekend, Otto, and look forward to more of your Workshop participants work…

  3. That is interesting concept.. titled just about the right amount makes world of different. These pictures keep you look at them awhile longer. They are not just the good objects, colors but frame reference that your mind typically see is different too. Very good!

  4. Beautiful colours and yes, there is an element of balance and symmetry in the composition. Inger indeed has a distinctive style of translating into photographs how she sees the world. Otto, as always, thank you for sharing the work of yet another talented artist.


  5. Her photo’s have a focal point and the rest is not a background but part of the composition. Do I make any sense? I like how you describe how she expresses her view of the world through her photography. Which is what makes each photographer unique.

  6. Long time no talk, Otto. But honestly, as a photographer, I get a lot of inspiration from things like paintings or animations. Sometimes, even films. I don’t feel like I am close minded to other mediums.

    But when you say photographers become immersed in only photography, I bet there are other types of artists out there who stick to their own preference, as well. What do you think on that?

    1. I am sure you are right, but I still have a feeling photographers are more inclined to stick to their craft. I might be wrong, of course, and nothing would be better. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Emily.

  7. I keep learning from your blog about photographic storytelling. I tend to focus on a smaller vision, up-close, intimate, and personal, but through your photography and the photographers you feature, I am learning the great value of setting and props. I’m intrigued by the idea of storytelling. Thanks for sharing these beautiful images!

  8. These are fascinating images, indeed. Your analysis of the style is most interesting, Otto, as they do have that little strangeness to them, but it’s hard to put your finger on what exactly it is.

  9. The second shot I really find fascinating ~ one reason is that the lighting is difficult, yet Inger Ellen pulled it off…and I love not just the expression of the lady, but the two quite different light sources. Makes it a magical shot.

  10. Thank you all for the wonderful comments. They really motivate me to keep up the wonderful art of photographic storytelling…

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