Ellen Hoverkamp

“Despite all, the beauty of nature prevails.” This motto guides Connecticut-based artist Ellen Hoverkamp in her work. For more than 25 years, she has been arranging and, using a flatbed scanner as her camera, photographing artifacts of nature and the garden. Ellen has collaborated on two gardening books, and her work has appeared in garden and art magazine editorials. Her fine-art prints have been widely exhibited and are displayed in several collections.

Ellen’s process for each image begins with inspiration sparked by the shape of an object or plant and the idea of how it will relate to others. She then meticulously arranges each element of the composition, placing every item facedown on the glass of the open scanner. This camera provides a high-resolution detail and consistent light and depth of field to create an image that is uniquely accurate and intriguing. Learn more about Ellen’s work at