Sean Ellis started taking pictures when he was 11. Trained as a still life photographer, Sean moved to London from Brighton in 1994. Applying his knowledge of the still life and using it to light fashion models helped to make him one of the new generation of fashion photographers who were most sought after in the late nineties.
His work with magazines such as iD, The Face, Visionaire, Dazed and Confused, Numero and Vogue has often pushed the darker side of fashion photography with a style that has been described as ‘cinematic’. This led to a crossover with moving film and a string of acclaimed music videos followed.
He has directed commercials for Jean Paul Gaultier, Land Rover, Rimmel, O2, EA Games, Nike, H&M, Samsung and Hugo Boss.
He has collaborated with fellow director, David Lynch on a series of fashion images that were published in Harper’s Bazaar.
‘A photograph everyday for a year’ was the idea behind his first published book 365 – A Year in Fashion which includes commercial and personal work taken during 1999.