IV. HUG Dialogues - Card Set (2018)

HUG Dialogues, in its tangible version, is a set of 52 questions written by artist Ellie Tsatsou between 2016-2018, intending to encourage flowing discussion and honest interaction amongst friends, family members, lovers and strangers. 

Please play with them. Hike with them. Expand them. Pause for a moment and enjoy the wonder hidden in not knowing how to respond. Let these words act as a reflector of your root lightning, your vision, your intuitive understanding of what is here now; of our world. And return to them. To gather your summer.‘

Currently available via ET Studio Store, here.  
For wholesale enquiries, please email: contact@ellietsatsou.com


Concept & Words by Ellie Tsatsou
Design by Daphne Oude Geerdink

Printed in July 2018, in Athens, Greece | Self-published
52 cards | B&W | 8.5. x 5.5 cm | Paper: Photographic Silk (350gsm) | Packaged in white string washer gusset envelope, with handwritten artist signature on its exterior back.


III. A Family You Choose (2017)
Spring 2014 at the Villa Lena Art Foundation


A memoir of spring 2014 at the Villa Lena Art Foundation in Tuscany, this book is a heartfelt gesture of gratitude to everyone who made this experience a blossoming. As part of the work produced during Ellie's residency at the foundation, it brings together visual traces and notes of 2 months of life spent amongst nature, working artists, kind visitors; a group of welcoming new friends.


Currently available via ET Studio Store, here.  
Also stocked at the Villa Lena Art Foundation library & shop.
Worth complementing with this & this.


Photography & Words by Ellie Tsatsou
Edited by Ellie Tsatsou & Stylianos Tsatsos

Printed in May 2017 in Athens, Greece | Self-published
Indigo Printing | Book Dimensions: 19.5 x 26.5 cm | 74 pages
Handwritten title on the front cover | Hand-bound with cotton string
Includes transparent pages with short diary entries from spring 2014

Edition of 100, numbered on the back cover


II. From the path the water (2017)
Collaborative book with poet Wessie du Toit


This book was made to coincide with Ellie Tsatsou's solo exhibition 'as long as you want' at Gallery Iris in Athens, Greece, in May of 2017. It is the first collaborative book project between photographer Ellie Tsatsou & poet Wessie du Toit & it came into being in the course of many messages and conversations between London, Athens and China. It consists of the poem "from the path the water" alongside 7 photographs from the show, in a mellow dialogue.


Currently available via ET Studio Store, here.


Words by Wessie du Toit & Photography by Ellie Tsatsou
Designed & Edited by Wessie du Toit & Ellie Tsatsou

Published by Whitelight Editions
Indigo Printing | Book Dimensions: 16.5 x 24 cm | 60 pages
Printed in May 2017 in Athens, Greece
ISBN: 978-0-9954930-1-8

Edition of 50, numbered


I. Alphabet (2016)
Early Works 2005-2013


The collection of works titled Alphabet aims to bring together Ellie Tsatsou’s first approaches to the language of photography. It is a compilation of early photographs, as seen years after they were shot, with the intention to discover and highlight the creative movement of one’s self; the awakenings, the travels, the angst, the joy, the expansion and the rituals it took to get an idea of what it means to be using photography as a medium of rooting and growing.

The works included in the Alphabet series span from 2005 to 2013 and have been shot in various places of Greece, Spain, England, France, America, Egypt, Zambia & Zimbabwe, among others. Each photograph can be seen as a ‘letter' -an element of a bigger composition- which can either stand alone or pair with others to evoke meaning. Thus, the formation of the viewer’s own ‘words’, later ‘sentences’, becomes a subjective creative process, celebrated as it happens- in the same way the journey & synthesis gradually developed within the photographer’s own practice. 

- Alphabet, the book, is available at:
The Photographers' Gallery Bookshop, London
Tender Books, London
BookArt BookShop, London
0fr. Paris
Spoonbill Booksellers, New York
Arcana, Los Angeles
Association Shop, Portland - Oregon
IANOS Bookstores, Greece
BonSu online, with international shipping &
ET Studio Store online, with international shipping


Photography & Words (cover) 2016 © Ellie Tsatsou
Edited by Gelly Siganou | Designed by Konsept83
Writings by Ilektra Ellinikioti & Wessie du Toit

Published by Whitelight Editions / Photography Books
Whitelight Editions is a curated series of collectible publications
and printed matter with a focus on contemporary Greek photography.

Printed in May 2016 in Athens, Greece
ISBN: 978-0-9954930-0-1

Edition of 500, signed & numbered