Ellen Barnes
Category: Photographers

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Ellen BarnesI truly believe that artistic talent is a gift. My mother worked full time as a fashion illustrator for several department stores in the 60s. She used to block off the kitchen and use it as a darkroom. I would watch in amazement as the images magically appeared in the trays and was instantly hooked.

While studying Photography & Advertising at Columbia College, I began working as a photojournalist in Chicago before relocating to Phoenix. After shooting entertainment journalism for a few years, fashion began to captivate my interest. I wanted to continue developing as an artist, so I relocated to Los Angeles in 1989 and built a successful business as a fashion/lifestyle photographer.

I love Phoenix, bought a home here in and have been happily based here ever since. I recently won the Fashion Icon 2009 award from Fashion Group International.

My passion is documentary portraiture in the third world. It brings a great reality balance to the fashion side of my work. My roots and heart are in photojournalism.

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