Ellen Jantzen was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. Her early college years were spent obtaining a degree in graphic arts; later emphasizing fine art. Ellen doesn’t consider herself a “photographer” but an image-maker, as she creates work that bridges the world of photography, prints and collage. As digital cameras began producing excellent resolution, she found her perfect medium. It was a true confluence of technical advancements and creative desire that culminated in her current explorations in photo-inspired art using both a camera to capture imagery and a computer to alter, combine and manipulate the pieces. Her work is best described as “photomontages.” Ellen’s work is shown and published internationally.