Ellen Cantor

Cantor has been a photographer for 13 years. She has studied with distinguished photographers - Freeman Patterson in Santa Fe and Julia Dean in Los Angeles. After being diagnosed with scoliosis, spondylolisthesis and stenosis, she became inspired to capture self-arranged still lifes in her home as she was unable to transport her tripod to outdoor locations. Her decreasing strength did not diminish her artistic spirit. Cantor has adopted an outlook that is taken from the Greek philosopher Aristotle, who wrote, “The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.” Since 2002, her work has been included in more than 100 exhibitions throughout the Los Angeles area. She is a founding member of the Peacock Group in South Bay, California, which displays and publicizes fine art photography.