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RECORD BREAKERS
By consistently selling at higher and higher prices in the early Nineties, many considered world records, Elliott did more than most to create a dynamic in the contemporary photography market. For a living photographer, such prices were unheard of at the time. 'Metasphere' was always the price leader, closely followed by 'Kiss On Frosted Glass'.


“James Elliott, the world’s highest paid photographer. His photo "Metasphere" sold for £25,000 within the first 10 minutes.
Cheap at half the price.”
LOADED magazine 1995

“ ELLIOTT....has been paid vast sums for his work and holds the world record for having been paid the highest fee....$40,000”
THE TIMES

“James Elliott's photographs now sell for more money than those of any other European photographer
BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 1995


PRICE RECORD .... “A buyer has paid $20,000 ($12,800) for a “Metasphere” by James Elliott - the highest price ever paid to a living European photographer”
PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER 1995

“Brit Smashes Euro Record”.
“James Elliott..... sold one of his images for a record-breaking $20,000.”

BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 1995

“James Elliott.....Britain’s most successful erotic photographer. Signed copies of his work have fetched more than £10,000.”

DESIRE 1995

“James is the highest paid photographer in Europe......how about “Remorse” - ye olde wooden door with spooky disembodied hand grasping vainly at the knocker - deep, moving, perfectly executed and just £7, 000.”

TIME OUT 1995

Elliott has created and sold pure photography as fine art for more than twenty years and few of his contemporaries can match that.
(Note: 'More than 20 years' was correct in 1995. Elliott became a pioneering Artist Photographer in 1968.)
PHOTON 1995

“One thing is certain. His photographs have
consistently achieved higher prices than any other living English art photographer - one print recently sold for £6,000.”
PENTHOUSE 1992

“Art Photographer James Elliott has struck gold again...... after selling the last three of a series “Kiss On Frosted Glass” for a combined price of $25,000 to three different collectors. Elliott has also managed to sell the catchily titled “Superchromatic Spectrosynthesis” to another collector for $19,000.”

BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 1995

“Having just sold one of his limited edition prints for a staggering £6,000, you’d think James Elliott would be laughing all the way to the bank, but he’s too busy to dwell on his good fortune
AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER.

“Having become one of the most mentioned photographers in the U.K., he then proceeded to set a national record with the sale of a certain “Metasphere”....only recently it once more broke the U.K. record when it sold for £6,000.”

PHOTOGRAPHY 1991

“James Elliott, England’s most successful art photographer. His works have sold for as much as $10,500, the highest price ever paid in England for a photograph by a contemporary artist.”.
THE VILLAGER New York

“The highest price ever paid to a living British photographer.”
PHOTOGRAPHY 1989

“Highly priced is each Elliott, 15,000 marks worth.”

German PENTHOUSE

“James Elliott .......shattered photographic sales records in Britain, France and the USA.

CAMERA WISE

“Europe’s most expensive photographer, James Elliott”
BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 1995

"The future will find precious little true fine art recorded on roll and 35mm formats and printed on contemporary colour materials, and its value will be all the higher because of its scarcity."

PHOTON