Nelson returned to her love of photography in 2008 after lending her talents to such illustrious projects as Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 300, Moulin Rouge, and Australia. Drawing upon hundreds of nature photographs, Nelson digitally stitches together each element in a process that takes months to complete. The pieces are about 100cm x 100cm and they’re filled with images of water, trees, animals and mountains.
Nelson says: “I felt that taking a picture that represented only what was within the frame of the lens wasn’t expressing my personal and inner experience of the world around me. With the eye and training of a painter and with years of experience behind me in film visual effects, I began to take my photos to another level.” Not content to passively observe the world around her, she manipulates real-life objects into fantastical planets.