Looking up in DTLA
Looking up in DTLA is an architectural photography series featuring eight 1/1 photographs taken in Downtown Los Angeles between 2019 and 2021. Each photograph places the viewer on the ground, tilts their head all the way back, and allows them to stare straight up at iconic buildings and structures. I created this collection to share my favorite perspectives of the city and allow others to feel inspired and energized by how the architecture of Downtown Los Angeles cuts into the sky.
5th x Broadway: Editions
This photo is one of the images that made me want to pursue photography as a fine art. It captures a specific moment while waiting at the intersection of 5th and Broadway, but more than that, it represents the energy of Downtown Los Angeles at that time. As I have developed as a photographer, I continue to come back to this photo as the standard for how to capture intersections as both a personal experience and an embodiment of the city as a whole.
For the viewer, the photo is immersive. They are placed on the sidewalk through a first person perspective. Their focus may jump from the signs in front of them to the person crossing on the opposite side of the street. They may find themselves staring at the patterns of the windows or peering down 5th. By being placed in my shoes at this intersection, the viewer is given the opportunity to experience what Downtown Los Angeles felt like in 2016.
Elliott is a fine art photographer who captures architecture and urban landscapes. His work has been featured in galleries and exhibitions throughout California and is currently on display in the lobby of One Cal Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles.
Elliott has made his work available as NFTs because he believes that an immutable record of digital ownership and provenance are important for both artists and collectors.
Outside of photography, Elliott is a dedicated father and husband, and an experienced educator and writer.