Hi, my name is Darren Ellis and I’m a photographer focused on urban and rural scapes. Backwards Drifting is where I feature this work and sell limited prints.
A Quick Story
My relationship with photography began with my father, who has spent a lifetime capturing the world around him. I recall many moments of him hunched over some detail or asking strangers for their portrait. It was embarrassing then, but years later I found myself doing the same thing. I had caught the bug.
Today, my style and drive to shoot is influenced by those times, just as my subjects of choice are influenced by my youth in Arizona. I spent a lot of my time outdoors observing the natural world, playing on the hot suburban asphalt, and riding my skateboard over concrete paths and alleys of endless strip malls. Those moments and scenes continue to reverberate and appear in my work.
Over the years my gear has ranged from toy film cameras, to early digital compacts, to a DSLR, to the iPhone, to the mirrorless systems I use today. What I gained from my self-lessons and mostly fixed-lens path is a focus on spontaneity, determination, creative approach, and composition. These are things I want to bring here and share.
Yeah, yeah this is out of focus. I didn't take it :)
Downtown Arts Collective
SEPT 20th - OCT 31st - 2018
Photo Shoot: 2018
Black Box Gallery
SEPT 1 - 20th - 2018
Third-Shifters: Art That Comes Alive At Night
SEPT 21 - 23rd - 2018
Lomo LC-A - The Greatest Camera of All Time
Published by Lomographic Society (2008)
ISBN 10: 3902217162
ISBN 13: 9783902217165
Holga Lomography - The World Through A Plastic Lens
Published by Lomographic Society (2006)
Float Magazine: The Road
X013: Stake Out