Portugal Series The Portugal series
is the result of a two week intensive travel photography workshop, my first
experience of total immersion in my art form over such a period of time. While on this trip I sensed a major shift in
my ability to ‘see’ – light and shadow provided shape and form to my
surroundings in a way that I’d never quite grasped before. My eyes were dancing with excitement!
This body of work inspired
musician Loreena McKennitt to engage
my photographic services for the Canadian release of her album called ‘The Visit”. We went to Portugal together to capture the
essence of her music.
Transformation Series In conversation with others, in an attempt to understand her own life passages, Elisabeth Feryn has come to know that most people have stories of transformation. Out of these everyday epiphanies come images and metaphors: companions to memory. The Transformation series images are a result of collaboration between the subject as storyteller, and Elisabeth as explorer. This series of photographs is the product of several photographic sessions over a period of several months. Out of the process come the icons: the images of death, of transformation and of rebirth.
Extrapolations Series Growing up in a rural setting, Elisabeth Feryn developed an agricultural perspective on life: nature could be taken for granted. Since then, she has discovered the delicate balance of the natural world and its unending capacity to rejuvenate a tired and disgruntled soul.