Ellis Jansen • TEDxVenlo
The impact of honest attention
Capturing reality in every photo she takes. That’s the objective of photographer Ellis Jansen. “Capturing reality needs my observation and the person’s willingness and ability to open up. I try to have a true connection by creating an atmosphere of comfort and trust. To create this atmosphere, I always try to feel empathy, openness and interest. The true connection this atmosphere allows me to find is very powerful and worth every effort. The best thing is to hear someone, even years later, happily recall every detail of the moment I took their photo.” With her TED-talk Ellis hopes that people will think more about the importance of honest attention because you never know the positive impact it might have on someone.