Adria Ellis – Just a little history.


For 8 years I have been shooting exclusively with my iPhone. Once I let go of my larger cameras and excssive gear I remembered my love of photography. For the longest time I felt that if I didn’t have the biggest and the best, and wasn’t up the earliest I might as well not bother. So I stopped. ¬†Thank goodness that has all changed.

In 2013 I started traveling and living the lifestyle of a Digital Nomad. The image quality, the size, and the ability to share my experiences with such ease has fueled my creativity and sense of adventure. There’s something about the size and the simplicity of my camera that has allowed me to access a quality of life and creativity that I find so satisfying. I don’t believe that I would have this drive if it weren’t for my camera. My camera is an iPhone, and yes, everything you see here has been shot with my iPhone.

For the moment the most satisfying aspect of my creativity is sharing my travels and teaching people to use the camera they always have. Currently I am taking people to Havana Cuba for iPhongraphy Photo adventures. (See Havana Now ūüôā Future destinations will include Japan, and India, Spain, and Santa Fe NM. ¬†I have also provided social content for WholeFoods, Cooking Light, Inspirato, and Fathom.

Formal photographic education:

1990 at Parsons School of Design in Paris.

1997 she graduated from Brooks institute of photography with honors in commercial photography and illustration.


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

2015 Mobile Photo Now. Columbus Museum of Art

2015 MPLS Juried Show: Still Lives.

http://www.mplsphotocenter.com/exhibits/juror_results.php

2014 MPA Shadow Stories: Two portraits.

http://mobilephotoawards.com/shadowstoriestop75/

2014 MPLS Juried Show. Two still lives.

http://www.mplsphotocenter.com/exhibits/juror_results.php

2013 Mobile Photography Awards. Food & Beverage

http://mobilephotoawards.com/2013-mobile-photography-awards-foodbeverage-category-winners/

2013 Mobile Photography Awards: Plants & Flowers

http://mobilephotographyblog.com/plantsflowers/

2013 iPhone Photography Awards. Honorable Mention:  Flowers

2013 iPhone Photography Awards. Honorable Mention:  Flowers

http://www.ippawards.com/?project=2013-winners

2013 American Aperture Awards. Honorable Mentions: Fashion

2013 American Aperture Awards. Honorable Mentions: Nudes

2013 American Aperture Awards. Honorable Mentions: Street Life

http://ax3.cc/honorable-mentions/

2013 Published ¬†“The Art of iPhone photography.” A collaboration of the worlds 45 leading iPhone photographers. ¬†

http://www.amazon.com/The-Art-iPhone-Photography-Creating/dp/1937538184

2012 La Mobile Arts Festival. Featured: Botanica Illuminati

2012 La Mobile Arts Festival. Featured: Portrait Series

2012 La Mobile Arts Festival. Featured: Winter Series

http://la-maf.com

 2012 Mobile Photography awards. Flowers

2012 Mobile Photography awards. Travel Plants

http://mobilephotographyblog.com/travel/

http://mobilephotographyblog.com/plantsflowers/

2012 iPhone Photography Awards.  First Place: Botanicals

2012 iPhone Photography Awards.  First Place: Animals

2012 iPhone Photography Awards.  First Place: Still Life

2012 iPhone Photography Awards.  Honorable Mention: Life Style

2012 iPhone Photography Awards.  Honorable Mention: Seasons

2012 iPhone Photography Awards.  Honorable Mention: Still Life

http://www.ippawards.com/?project=2012-winners

2011 Mobile Art Grant. Semi Finalist

http://www.iphoneart.com/groups/323