Thursday, December 20, 2012

16 Trees

The third of my "averaging" images. Trees from across North America.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Average of 20 Landscape Photos

A composite of many parts of the North American landscape.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Average of 25 Road Photos

A potential still image accompaniment to my zoetrope. This is a mix of 25 photos taken on the roadside all the way West-East-back West.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Welcome Back Ye Annunaki!

I am in a show that's opening tomorrow at Open Space Artist-Run Centre, in Victoria, BC. I have designed a calling card, with which aliens can call their home planet. More info here.

Urban Mirages

New images from my recent trip for my Urban Mirages series (formerly Public Clocks). This project examines urban and touristic landscapes, using red, green and blue filters on black and white film to create colour images. The process was developed by the early 20th century Russian photographer Prokudin-Gorskii, and is adapted here to emphasize the chaos of modern urban scenery. It is also an inquiry into why people gather in certain places.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Roadtrip Complete

Finally back home from my roadtrip. This is the route it ended up to be.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sand Rainbow

A possible new series I am working on. Transplanting natural materials from one place to another to create site-specific installations. This is a "sand rainbow," made up of sand from Bighorn and Yellowstone National Parks, Prince Edward Island and Iceland.

Thursday, September 20, 2012


I'm in Newfoundland now, spending 2 weeks at a residency at Full Tilt Creative Centre.

New In Progress Work

A projection of several images I've been shooting over the course of my trip for my zoetrope project.
Some new pinhole images I made during my residency at Roberts Street Social Centre in Halifax.

Exhibition Photos

Friday, September 7, 2012

Sightings Exhibition Up Now!

WHAT: Sightings: An Exhibition of the Photography of Ella Morton WHERE: ViewPoint Gallery of Contemporary Photography 1272 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS B3J 1Y5 Phone: (902) 420-0854 WHEN: Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 6pm - 9pm Artists’ Talk: Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012 2pm - 3:30pm Exhibition run: September 4, 2012 - September 30, 2012 Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 12 noon - 5pm; Thursday and Friday 12 noon - 7pm; or by appointment Vancouver artist Ella Morton was recognized as one of Canada’s top emerging photographers in this months issue of Photolife magazine. ViewPoint is pleased to present “Sightings,” Morton’s series of staged pinhole photographs depicting scenes of people witnessing mysterious phenomena from UFOs and other unexplainable happenings.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

B/W Pinhole Images

Some black and white images for my Sightings series.

Thursday, July 5, 2012


I am going on an enormous road trip during August, September and October! Anticipated itinerary: Vancouver, BC >> Portland, OR >> Crater Lake, OR >> Craters of the Moon, ID >> Grand Teton, WY >> Yellowstone, WY >> Badlands, SD >> Chicago, IL >> Roller Coasters in Ohio >> Pennsylvania >> New York, NY >> Oh Canada show @ MassMOCA >> Rhode Island >> Some places in New England/Maritimes >> Halifax, NS (art show) >> Cape Breton, NS >> Newfoundland (residency) >> Labrador >> A ghost town, Northern Quebec >> Montreal, QC, >> Toronto, ON >> Unplanned areas along Highway 1 Ontariomanitobasaskatchewanalbertabcawesome >> Vancouver, BC

Zoetrope Project

An upcoming project I will be working on:
Landscape Composites is a series of stop-motion projections created by spinning zoetropes, depicting natural landscapes. The zoetropes will contain 4”x5” sheets of colour transparency film that portray gradual changes in the landscape across North America. I will be shooting these images during a road trip through Canada and the US this summer, from Vancouver, BC to Halifax, NS. I plan to isolate certain parts of the scenery: the horizon, roads and road signs, both urban and rural. I will shoot these subjects at even intervals over the course of the trip, so as to catalogue the way they change across the continent. Once the film sheets are placed within the zoetropes, there will be a light in the middle of each zoetrope, which will project the film sheets onto the wall. The spinning zoetropes will make the images blend together, creating looping animations of the changes in the scenery as depicted in each image. I was on Pender Island last month and shot a few test images on Fuji Velvia film, which I plan to use for the project:
Here is a mock-up of the three images blended together, emulating what they might look like through the spinning zoetrope:

Monday, April 2, 2012

Collages from Iceland Prints

Experimenting with some of my old prints of Icelandic landscapes by making collages. Trying to create illusory or eerie patterns of some sort. Not sure where it will go.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Sightings Continued

Continued progress on my Sightings project. These photographs will be shown next September at Viewpoint Gallery in Halifax.

Sunday, February 5, 2012


I made a mural in downtown Vancouver called Fortune, as part of The Crying Room Projects. It's a series of 8 fortunes from fortune cookies. It's up for the month of February 2012 at the corner of Cordova and Main St.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Mojave & Death Valley

A few more pictures I took in the Mojave desert and Death Valley. These don't belong to a particular series, and I'm not sure what I'll do with them, but might be able to use them for a future project.

Friday, January 13, 2012