clay ellis photography

My interest in photography began as a teenager when my
father worked for the United Nations and was assigned to
several exotic locations around the world.  That exposure
to other cultures later influenced the direction of my work
as a photographer.  After earning a degree in geography,
I backpacked around the world where I found that photography,
like geography, allowed me to indulge my restless curiosity in a
variety of interests.  I started my business in Santa Fe in 1995
and divide my time between shooting travel, food, product/still life
and interiors.

A quote by Georgia O’Keeffe mirrors my thoughts about
my photography, “I found I could say things with color and
shapes that I couldn’t say any other way — things for which
I had no words.”

A partial client list includes: Auberge Resorts, El Monte Sagrado Resort,
The City of Santa Fe, Akal Security, Ocean Master, Yogi Tea, Nambe and
The New Mexico Land Conservancy.

My work has appeared in publications such as Esquire, Wine Spectator,
Business 2.0, House Beautiful, Ski, Skiing, Outside, Runner’s World,
Phoenix Home and Garden, The Washington Post Magazine and others.