Jeffris Elliott was born in 1947 BA and Masters in Fine Art Antioch University. Studied art at San Francisco Art Institute, University of San Miguel de Allende (Mexico), University of Madrid, and M.I.T.
Apprenticed with Minor White in 1967 for one year. Minor was a master photographer and a colleague of Ansel Adama, Ruth Bernhard, Edward Weston and other notable photographic Masters.
“I have been published in the London Times Magazine, Marie Claire Italy (9 page portaolio and interview), Esquire Magazine, and extensively in the U.S.
Collectors include: Elizabeth Avedon, Telluride Arts Council, Dr.Paul Sorum, author John Fulton, artist Jenny Franks and Jeff Price, Joeseph Sanfilippo, and numerous other individuale.”
Have shown my work extensively in the U.S. in both solo and group exhibitions.
Projects for the future?
“I have just completed a project of 3 years in the Gulf States of the Middle East entitled ‘Another Face of Islam’.
I am currently working on a one year project entitled ‘Time’. This will be a group of images reflectiing visually our experience of time (personally and archatipically). Cuttently it requires three images daily, and groups of images as time passes.”
Someone that inspire your creativity?
“By far the biggest influence on my work was the one year I spent under the tutelage of Minor White, some 40 plus years ago. He introduced me to the spiritual aspects of the visual image as captured through the lense. He practiced ZaZen, which I have continued for 40 years, including many retreats at various monasteries. He also was an advocate of the spiritual teacher Gurdjieff. I have used these practices on a voyage of sight and hopefully insight.”
‘Another Face of Islam’
“I am a photographic artist and do not use my camera for anything but that.”
Jeffris Elliott / (402) 981-0313 (US) / firstname.lastname@example.org (email) / jeffriselliott.com (web site)
“You can see more of my work on my web site jeffriselliott.com or on the galler site of Photo Eye. You can buy my work directly from the artist or from Photo Eye (photoeye.com)”