Hello !













My name is Ellen,

this is my stuff





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ABOUT



Some quick things about me:


︎Currently in Los Angeles


︎Studying Cognitive Science and Media Arts and Culture

︎Passionate about perception, decision making, intuition, and documentary media

︎Some artists I am inspired by: Bao Ngo, David Booth, Gal-Dem Magazine, Carla McRae


EDUCATION
Currently pursuing B.A at Occidental College 




Photo by Ian Zunt


BOYS DO CRY



ELLEN MCDERMOTT & ASHER TESSIER



BOYS DO CRY

Ellen McDermott & Asher Tessier


Too often, mainstream media depicts transgender people from a scope focusing on grieving rather than celebration. With this work, we wanted to provide a more holistic perspective- focusing both on losses and gains, and ultimately being an intimate and celebratory piece. After speaking with Alexander, Jack, and Asher, the immense, positive influence that Los Angeles had on their growth became clear. The city provided a sense of acceptance which was not present at their hometowns, and therefore Asher and I wanted to keep L.A as a heartbeat to our visual narrative.









MD→CA



I am originally from Maryland,
but currently live in Los Angeles, California

In between, I lived in Shanghai, China,
Paris, France, and most recently
Amsterdam, The Netherlands