Artists Statement

We all like to congregate at boundary conditions. Where land meets water. where earth meets air. Where bodies meet mind. Where space meets time.  We like to be on one side, and look at the other.”

Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless  

Tony Ellis

Growing up in London’s East End in the 1950s, Tony always had an interest in photography, inspired by his uncle’s love of the craft and often stunning family photographs.

Tony’s interests in image making are many and varied and have included landscape, macro, public events, unusual shapes, shadows and unexpected or found objects and viewpoints. He has particularly enjoyed taking unusual shots of buildings in city centres, where angles made from steel and glass offer some intriguing geometry.

Influences and inspiration:

  • His “Uncle Ted” (Edward Ellis)
  • Henri Cartier-Bresson for that “Decisive Moment” and spirals
  • Andre Kertesz for his sense of humour, wet streets and shadows
  • Robert Doisneau for inspired observation.

Tony’s current work is focused on street photography mainly in parts of London where he has lived during his early 20s and 30s.

Check my Flickr Gallery for a preview of some of my recent work.