About the Photographer
American, b. 1959
Paul Elledge has been a successful commercial and advertising photographer for over twenty years. He has worked for high-profile agencies including Leo Burnett USA, DDB Chicago, Pentagram, and made portraits of business executives and celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and basketball coach Phil Jackson. His photographs have appeared in publications such as People, Rolling Stone, Wired, Newsweek, and Life. Elledge has worked with the music industry, creating album covers or promotional photographs for bands such as Urge Overkill and Ministry, and on occasion directing music videos. Beyond this kind of work with clients, Elledge has also completed a number of book projects, including several with chef Charlie Trotter and a personal monograph, Luna Bella Luna, devoted to the small Italian town of Vesale. Elledge received his BA from Southern Illinois University, where he studied Cinema and Photography.