Ellen was born in May 1994 in a town called Växjö in Sweden. She grew up with her mom, dad and older brother. Ellen has always been of a creative nature. However, she didn’t discover photography until early 2011, when she took her first photography class in high school. She decided to continue on that path and graduated Gamleby School of Photography, with emphasis on Commercial and Fashion Photography, the day she turned 21 (2015). In connection with her graduation from Gamleby School of Photography she received Molanders-Scholarship for her exam work World Wonders.
In August 2014, Ellen moved to New York. During her stay in New York, Ellen had an internship with the photographers Mikael Schulz and Therese Aldgård. She worked with them both as a retoucher and photo assistant. Ellen retouched, among many other things, the photographer’s personal projects and editorials for Harper’s Bazaar (Netherlands), V-Magazine (US), Korean Allure and Grazia (Italy). She stayed with Mikael and Therese in New York throughout the autumn before she got back to Sweden and Stockholm. During the winter, 2014/2015, Ellen had an internship as an assistant/retoucher for the photographer Fredrik Wannerstedt. In september 2015 she started to freelance for Bestseller, a clothing company in Denmark. She made commercial photography work for both ADPT. and Jack & Jones. 

TODAY / Ellen is based in Stockholm, Sweden, working as a photographer in her own business. You'll find her at Play Studio located in Vasastan.

- Secondhandstore, Gothenburg, Exam Work Exhibition, 29/5 - 12/6 2015
- Arbetets Museum, “Define Me”, 26/4 - 8/6 2014
- Växjö Katedralskola, “Fashion Photography Through The Years”, may - june 2013 
- Affärshuset Skrapan, Stockholm, “Look A Like”, june 2012 
- Växjö Bibliotek, may 2012 

- Winner of Molanders-scholarship 2015, // LINK // - “
Molander’s Scholarship is awarded annually to a prominent student at one of the established post 
secondary vocational schools for photo and image.
- Winner of Kronobergs Fotografernas (Kronoberg’s Photographers) scholarship 2013
- Winner of Skrapan Photo Contest 2012 in Stockholm, theme Look A Like.  “With a technical skill, sense of expression and perfection in detail,
Ellen created an almost identical copy of the original. An accuracy and aesthetic quality that gives a confident winner.” - Sunny Sue
-Winner of SM (Swedish Championships) in UngDrive 2011. 

2013 - 2015, Fashion and Editorial Photography at Gamleby School of Photography in Sweden.

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