“Capturing reality needs my observation and the persons willingness and ability to open up. I try to have a true connetion by creating an atmosphere of comfort and trust."
Effort for connection
"To create this atmosphere, I always try to feel empathy, openess and interest. The true connection the atmosphere allows me to find is very powerful and worth every effort. The best thing is to hear someone years later happily recall every detail of the moment I took their photo."
With her TEDx-talk Ellis hopes that people will think more about the importance of honest attention, because you never know the positive impact it might have on someone.
Ellis is standing on the red dot in The Maaspoort on Thuesday 5 November.