Elizabeth Ellenwood is our fun loving darkroom printer and resident animal lover. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography from the New Hampshire Institute of Art in 2010. Following graduation she assisted Boston architectural photographer Peter Vanderwarker for a number of years. In 2012, she started working with us at Panopticon and became full time as of 2015.
Wet plate portrait by Mercedes Jelinek
Darkroom printing and development is her passion here at Panopticon. Elizabeth known lovingly as Liz is obsessed with all things film. She is an accomplished alternative process printer having studied and assisted at Penland School of Crafts. Over the years she has learned the alternative processes of Wet Plate Collodian Printing, Tin Types, Cyanotypes, Albumen Printing and Emulsion Lifts. Also, she has taken classes with Carl Weese at the Center for Alternative Photography where she added Platinum Printing to her repertoire. Recently, she had a one person exhibition of her work at Danforth Art titled Elizabeth Ellenwood: Of Light and Line. Which received a wonderful review by Mark Feeney in the Boston Globe!
Some fun facts about Liz. She loves cheese...I mean like really loves cheese. She is frequently known to throw a cheese party or two and loves to say "Queso for my Face-o". When not in the office you can find her chilling with her dog Ophelia and her drummer dude Josh who plays in the Boston-based band Girls, Guns and Glory. She loves to travel and has visited Germany, Ireland, Italy (2x) and Switzerland in the last two years. Her next excursion is to Hawaii next year!
Check out Liz's process video: