Photos of our loved ones have, in a way, become modern talismans. We fold them into our wallets, make them the backgrounds of our phones, and hang them in our bedrooms to summon the people, moments, and feelings we want to keep close. For Team Elledge, photos of our fathers are among these talismans. Through them, we can trace the cleft of our chin and the shape of our smile, and be reminded of our fathers’ boundless love.
This Father’s Day, team Elledge celebrate fatherhood in all its forms – whether by way of biology, marriage, adoption or mentorship. For everything, we thank you.
If you are looking to learn more about the creative process, working on a project or just want to hang out, come out to Paul’s talk at the Michigan Avenue Apple Store on June 7th at 6pm – 7pm. Since 2009 Paul has added a new photograph everyday to his ever-growing collection of iPhone photography. Come join us at to hear more about the evolution of his project!
iPhone Once a Day 2016 is now live on Instagram. Follow it daily starting today!
PDN’s database of the world’s best photographers, PhotoServe, is currently featuring Paul Elledge in their top ten! Paul’s selection of work on their site can be viewed here.
© 2015 Paul Elledge
Photography has historically been thought of as a mechanical imprint of the visual world — a record of what was in a particular moment in time. But, sometimes the camera doesn’t just record, it transforms. It creates a world beyond what we see with our eyes.
Lately, we’ve been in the midst of some drab, gray spring days. But the rain that drains saturation from daytime makes the city streets luminescent at night. Ultimately, photography (like the weather!) is subject to our vision, and here at Team Elledge we’re looking for magic.
© 2015 Paul Elledge
Team Elledge got some exciting news this week when the studio learned that one of Paul’s images was chosen as a winner in the 2016 Communication Arts Photography Annual. Paul feels honored that they chose his image that promotes the documentary “Joe Clay – Rockabilly Royalty.”
Despite playing on the Ed Sullivan show and appearing with Elvis, Joe Clay’s star dropped out of sight just as fast as it rose. He was discovered years later and now, at 78 years old, he is touring the world. Team Elledge has been going along for the ride and looks forward to making new Joe Clay images in the future!