22nd June 2024
SUPERCHROMATIC SPECTROSYNTHESIS 1986
We have available an absolutely stunning 60 inch piece hand printed by the artist.

James ELLIOTT STUNNING PHOTOGRAPH


14th June 2024
MOMENTS LOST IN RED 1984
MARYAM D'ABO plays the lead female role in 007 film,'The Living Daylights'. Elliott created the atmospheric mood with highly sophisticated and beautiful lighting. By curling her hair, adding beautiful make-up and wrapping her in red chiffon, the artist portrays her with a doll-like beauty whose thoughts are drifting away, lost in daydreams. Although light years removed from the more secular work Elliott creates today, there is an appealing innocence and romance to some of his early work. The dreamy feel was augmented by using a Zeiss Softar No 1, which imbued the work with a diffuse glow. The multiple shades of red blend in harmony to create a picture which is a treasure to behold.

Maryam D'ABO BOND


19th May 2024
THE PURPLE SHADES OF EVENING 1972
I absolutely LOVE this piece. There is almost a spiritual glow to it. The polychromatic time lapse seascapes pre-date Photoshop by decades. This was right back at the beginning where for the first time I discovered that Photography has its own language and was MUCH deeper than I thought. And had phenomenal creative potential, which no-one was using.

genius photo

 


2nd May 2024
METASPHERE NEWS
Official announcement - I have just finished and created TWO spectacular masterpieces to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Metasphere 1974+5. The first is called ULTRASPHERE and is photographically based on the original, but a sort of contemporary version with different colours and details. Mostly Royal Blue. It took 17 layers and 10 channels. The second is completely new and computer generated. Titled SYMPHONY OF THE SPHERES, I have been working on both for years. More soon.
James Elliott Epic Photo


31st March 2024
DARKNESS ALLURE 2018
I have just today printed this picture and I have to say at 24 inches high it looks totally fabadoodles. I only printed one as all editions are tiny these days. Did you know that in the entire canon, the most common edition is ONE. Grab yourself something UNIQUE. I pioneered unique originals and tiny editions way back.

James Elliott Photo Master


1st March 2024
SUBLIME SATIN SYMPHONY - 1975 CLASSIC
Variations on a theme. This 50 year old timeless classic is as beautiful as ever. I was doing an archival print of it and I had the idea for some monochromatic variations. They turned out shockingly good. I will post one soon. I have always advocated the supreme splendour of colour, but sometimes, just sometimes, mono can be great. And in this case they were. I created the pink image due to the total lack of pink in paintings and art generally. Why? It's such a gorgeous colour.

James Elliott spectacular photos


A GLAMOUR ICON
35 years on this masterpiece of glamour still shines timeless and supreme. The chair is by Italian designer Vico Magistretti. The red curtains were at my home in Belsize Park. I bought the top in London's West End. Add a little Elliottonian magic and voila!

James Elliott Photo


0th Dec 2023
NEW YORK - NO LAUGHING MATTER
These are the first words I ever heard in New York.

New York Welcome


24th Nov 2023
THE ENIGMA OF EXISTENCE IN AN ETERNITY OF EPHEMERA 2023
This is a new major work, which I started in 2015 and worked on sporadically. I just finished it so this is a world first viewing. It going to be 36 x 24 inches and the edition of 3 will be archival giclée. It looks amazing that size.

James Elliott Incredible Art


26th Oct 2023
JAMES ELLIOTT PAINTING 5 METRE WIDE SELF PORTRAIT MURAL
This is at Belsize Park, London. This is the one on my studio wall back then. I have always found immodesty very funny and indeed ambiguity. I remember well a model's mum asking me about the famous classic IN THE SHAPE OF A HEART. She enquired of me "Will your pictures of my daughter be as good as the Mona Lisa?" To which I replied "I expect to do better than that." Mother says "Are you serious or joking?" To which I replied "Both". The Mona was hyped as 'Most beautiful woman in the world." Pure babble. Seriously, if you want a great Renaissance painting of a pretty girl take a look at Raphael's La Donna Velata. It's well north of the rodent like Mona. I have seen both close up. The art world never did know its ass from its elbow.


5th Sept 2023
THE GIRL WHO HAD GOLD IN HER HAIR AND HER HEART 2023
This is my latest piece which I just finished. This electronic painting was originally started in 2003. I had the hair and the lips with an otherwise blank face and I liked it like that, but on reflection I realised it should have a face with closed eyes. So I did that and voila! It's a ground-breaking piece of cyber art. Edition of 3 archival giclées. Inspired by all the nightclubs I went to in the 90s. Everyone in the art world is saying 'What can we do with digital?' but I have already done it, since the 80s.

James Elliott Art Photos


20th Aug 2023
THE GIRL WHO DRANK LIMEADE THROUGH A STRAW 1979
BY JAMES ELLIOTT
This 70s timeless classic is an edition of 9 on Cibachrome Deluxe. We have in stock a vintage photograph printed by Elliott. Pop fizz or survival in an alien universe? Maybe teenage wasteland.... It's 44 years old and as amazing today as back then.

James Elliott Classic Photo


14th July 2023
THE ICONIC BLUE PICTURE OF MARS (WITH HER SILVER LOCKET)
BY JAMES ELLIOTT

This lovely portrait of Mars was lost for about a decade, as I forgot I created it and it was misplaced in the wrong file. Whilst looking for something else I came across it and could not figure out why I had rejected it. The picture itself is from 1974. I reworked it 40 years later in 2014. I absolutely love it now.

James Elliott Icon of Mars


19th May 2023
WHITE LADY IN RUINS
BY JAMES ELLIOTT

This ultraclassic was one of the last images I created before I left Devon.
To read the legend go to http://www.jameselliott.com/gothicarches/whiteladyessay.html
This is a 3250 word essay written by me 20 years ago.

Berry Pomeroy Castle


8th May 2023
A SENSATION IN SCARLET 2016
BY JAMES ELLIOTT
New erotic masterpiece. This was created over a 25 year time span and I finished it in 2016. This is the first publication. It is common these days for me to create pictures over many,many years. I pioneered the epic photograph, created over months of continuous work. But sometimes a protracted timescale can work incredibly well. As we age it is normal to become a greater master and so the possibility for elevating images already excellent to a new level. This becomes a reality. I have created at least a hundred masterpieces in this way. It is an edition of 4.

James Elliott Gorgeous Art Phorograph


15th Apr 2023
APHRODITE AUTOGENESIS 1995
BY JAMES ELLIOTT

The picture shown here is APHRODITE AUTOGENESIS from 1995. It was a breakthrough image in my pioneering cyber art. The concept of spontaneous materialisation always fascinated me. If something can occur slowly over time then why not fast? The myth of Aphrodite held that she rose up from the sea on a shell and as the water dripped from her body the drops turned to pearls. And so atomic pearls. In stock, edition of 6.

James Elliott Art Photo


20th Mar 2023
METASPHERE 1974+5
BY JAMES ELLIOTT
Revolutionary photograph. Metasphere is the world's first painted and sculpted photograph. It took over three months including a month of honing, sanding and filing. The first epic photograph created over time. It is widely loved and has a universal appeal admired by people from ages 8 to 80. It was inspired first by my interest in astronomy and quantum mechanics as a teenager. And the incomprehensible complexity of physicality. A theme which recurs in the canon. It predicts and predates the computer imagery of the millennium era. More at http://www.jameselliott.com/articons/meta/metasphere.html

James Elliott Master Artist Photographer


20th Feb 2023
THE ONLY TRULY GLAMOUROUS COLOUR IS SCARLET 2017
This classic with its atmospheric lighting, elegance and beautiful colour, is widely liked. The splash of colour on a tone thing is an Elliottonian trademark, now much imitated, which goes right back to earliest works. And of course 'Kiss On Frosted Glass' is a good example. I remember at the beginning of the 70s writing on a piece of paper 'splash of colour on tone'. I had by then used it quite a bit and found it very powerful.
Unique World Edition of 4
.

James Elliott Photo Icon


9th Feb 2023
IT'S ONLY ROCK AND ROLL

This snap was taken when I was a teenager and pursuing art and music in parallel. At this time I did not know which avenue I would take. As I like to say, 'where I would fork off' (!). I thought initially it would be music but I never wanted to be famous. When I played with a band I did not like the feeling of being on display. With Photography I wanted the work to be famous so it could be shared. I know how many love my art and praise it in the extreme. So there is an altruistic aspect. The more people see the work the more 'feelgood' one spreads. Great this snap is in colour as most things were black and white back then.

James Elliott Studio Photo


10th Jan 2023
LADY AT THE LAKE 1973
This timeless masterpiece is 50 YEARS OLD but still gives me the same gorgeous feeling that it did back when I created it. Mars and I had to scramble over a spiked fence and rush to the lake, as at that time of day the light falls at incredible speed. So I only got one shot. Collect if you can, email us.

James Elliott Photo Masterpieces


25th Dec 2022
QUEEN OF PAGE 3
This was back in the day before the boring plebeian plonkers banned page 3. Are there really people THAT dull? If so I have never met one.
TO THE VERY BEST OF TIMES.

Jo Guest - James Elliottelliott


2nd Nov 2022
WE ARE 25!!

Traci Topps

Having had an exhausting evening creating pioneering cyber art on his computer, Elliott was falling asleep on the sofa at around 4 a.m.,when he was suddenly startled by the telephone ringing. He was at his former home in Hampstead, London. It was Traci Topps, legendary American glamour queen and one of the world's most beautiful, glamorous girls. She was calling from her home in Texas.

Elliott : Hello

Traci Topps: Hi James it's Traci

Elliott : Hi, howz you? Erm...... it's 4a.m. here

Traci Topps: Were you asleep?

Elliott : No...... although I probably should be......

An hour conversation followed covering everything from the origins of the universe, to the colour of lipstick and a new subject - the internet. Traci can write html....... which would have been impressive if only Elliott had the faintest idea what it was....
El started firing off loads of questions.

Elliott : "What's a server?" "What's a host?" "What's a domain name?"

Traci Topps: You should register your name.

Elliott : Why?

Traci Topps: Well, someone else could take it and then you can't have it.

Elliott : Oh....

Traci Topps: Shall I check to see if it is still available.

Elliott : Mmmm....why not?

Traci Topps: Yes it is.......

Elliott : Marvellous.....what does that mean....?

Traci Topps: I could register it for you......do you have a credit card?

Elliott : Yes, but you have to promise not to paint the town with it...

Traci Topps: Well, actually........mmmm........yes.......

Traci registered JAMES ELLIOTT.com for $250 Australian dollars whilst on the phone from Texas to London and much to her credit did not paint the town with El's credit card. In retrospect this was hugely fortuitous, as both 'James' and 'Elliott' are very popular names. The name was left parked on Australian servers for a while.
Elliott connected to the internet shortly after and immediately understood its importance. So he moved the name to UK servers and put up a page about 'Kiss on Frosted Glass'. His first essay on a picture. Amazed at the number of people hitting the site he decided to create a Megasite. The artist looked around what was then a quite small web and observed:
"What a surprise, a website is a website is a website!"
He thought they all looked like office filing systems. Legacy thinking. So he decided to do something original. So the new site was the first ever virtual 3D museum of Art ever put on-line. In fact for years it remained the only site with a 3D interface. Although this was later influential (copied), like almost everything else Elliott does. The original site in the 90s had just two interfaces: Museum Square (now the home page) was originally static and did not have the flashing neon on either side or indeed the futuristic colours.
The Museum Interior was the other original interface - what is now the basic room format. Since it has been online, the site has gone through endless accretions and completely new interfaces have been created. The latest being Scarlet Starlight Stairway. The megasite has now been through over 1600 different versions and now has countless things to explore.
And if you still read things, the site has over 100,000 words written by Elliott, from long stories to four word aphorisms. And for those more visual than aural, there are superb videos and the site can be navigated visually (helpful if you don't speak much English). The website has taken around 2,500 hours of work thus far and the diversity of material is unparalleled. There are now over 30 rooms, many having additional interfaces and depth. So dig deep, the site is full of surprises.

This expansion and fine tuning is still continuing today and the site is now hundreds of times its original size.


1st Nov 2022
THE ANGELICA GEOMETRICA

Pioneering computer masterpiece created in 1994. Wonderful piece. An early triumph.

James Elliott Photographer


15 Sept 2022
HALLUCINOGENIC CATACLYSM 2020

HEAVYWEIGHT CYBERPHOTO MASTERPIECE - WORLD PREMIERE
Heavyweight Photography Masterpiece HALLUCINOGENIC CATACLYSM 2020. Perhaps one of the most extraordinary features of the canon is that I am one minute heavier than Dali and the next lighter than Renoir. It's an incredible arc.

James Elliott Photo Genius Masterpiece


20th Aug 2022
DIVA DOLL DELUXE 2022

This went through two previous versions, both deletednow as this one is vastly superior. I started it decades ago and finally finished it this week. It is not uncommon for me to work on a single picture over decades.

James Elliott photographer


6th Aug 2022
WHITE LADY IN RUINS 1977 - DARKROOM NOTES

Darkroom notes reveal that the masterpiece required THREE different exposures to print. Created on Cibachrome Deluxe, an expensive, high end material, but it was very slow, hence the 5 MINUTE exposure. Areas requiring less exposure were controlled by waving my hands in the enlarger light beam.

James Elliott Artist Photographer


11th July 2022
WHITE LADY IN RUINS 1977

PHOTOGRAPHY ULTRA CLASSIC WHITE LADY IN RUINS 1977 by James Elliott
This is the last photograph I created in Devon before I permanently left to live in London. The place was still a crumbling ruins. Such a picture would be impossible today as they cleaned it all up. Alas. DON'T MISS THE WHITE LADY ESSAY on THE COM as the legend is phenomenal!
http://www.jameselliott.com/gothicarches/whiteladylegend.html

JAMES ELLIOTT PHOTOGRAPHER


19th June 2022
NEVER BEFORE SEEN AUTOPORTRAIT FROM 1982

This was created in 1982, two years before I created the first hat. Pseudosynthesis 1976 is a magnum opus I created in the Seventies. One of the great photo masterpieces of the Seventies. Later in 1982 I created "Hoopla! Hurrah!" which has similarly radical use of colour. These pictures stand out even 40-50 years on. My advice is to buy whilst you can. I have never, ever repeated an edition.

James Elliott Photographer Self Portrait


5th June 2022
ART IS......

This is something I said 14 years ago but it's as good a definition as any.
Meaning of Art James Elliott


18th April 2022
ELEVATED CONTEMPLATIONS ON THE RAGING GLORY OF A BEAUTIFUL STORM 2021

This is the autoportrait I was trying to create when I forked off (!) and created the amazing CELESTIAL SERIES of images, of which DREAMSTORM SPLENDOUR 2021 was my favourite. In my Top 10 ever. The road to glory is always long and winding. Never a straight line.

James Elliott Photographer Artist


26th March 2022
THE NEW ART FOR SALE GALLERY IS COMPLETE

This took 40 hours of work to compile and even if you are just window shopping it contains fantastic archival and biographical info and pictures. It's here: https://www.jameselliott.com/art-sales/galleries.html

Sarenna Lee

18th March 2022
THE NEW ART FOR SALE GALLERY

All the action is currently happening in ART FOR SALE which is being expanded and elaborated. You can click on each image to access a wealth of information on the specific piece of art. The wealth of information available is seriously fantastic.You can see it all here :

James Elliott Art For Sale


16th Mar 2022
SCALE GUIDE - UPDATE

There is a new SCALE GUIDE on all pictures in ART PRICES which gives collectors a way to pre-visualize the size of individual works of art. Fab feature. Sizes vary from 12 inches to 60 inches. This example is for Remorse.

Jakes Elliott Photo Art


11th Feb 2022
ART PRICES

There is a whole new ART PRICES section on the site, which you can see here!
It will feature around 20 images which are available to buy. The selection will rotate. It is accessible from the home page or click on the link below.

elliott prices


27th Jan 2022
ALMA MATER

King Edward VI Grammar School was not exactly a dovetail fit, so I did not go much.
I wasn't going to let my schooling get in the way of my education.

James Elliott education


27th October 2021
ELLIOTT ON GLAMOUR

I wrote this piece for the latest 24 page SUPERGLAMOUR brochure.
James Elliott Superglamour


1st October 2021
QUOTE FROM THE DIARY 2001

Although written 20 years ago this seems even more pertinent today! Woke take a walk!

James Elliott Brilliant Quote


7th Sept 2021
NEW RELEASE - SUPERICONICA ELECTRONICA 2021

Size : 24 inch square : Unique World Edition : 4 - PRICE : £ ASK
This is a new release which evolved over decades. It's definitely in my top ten glamour icons.
Photo Masterpiece By James Elliott

20th Aug 2021
ELLIOTT ICONS - NEW BROCHURE

This is the third recent brochure, which has just gone to print and there is a fourth in the pipeline. I could not decide on either a portrait or landscape format, so I did both. They are both to be a fabadoodle 20 pages on heavy glossy paper stock, with a card cover. Includes some very important work, some of it previously unseen.

James Elliott Artist Brochure


8th Aug 2021
Voice Of A New Generation

The original video with Jarre's brilliant music has been remastered and rewrapped. It's about 12 minutes plus 4 minutes of credits. Zero per cent fat. It looks fabadoodles on my 4K TV. Hard to believe this was once a video tape mastered on Betacam. Here's the wrapper.

James Elliott Artist Video


19th July 2021
VIDEO REMASTERS

All three videos are being remastered by Elliott. The first part of it you can see in ART CINEMA. We have also much enlarged the size of all videos in said location. The biggest changes are being made to 'Generation Of A New Voice'. 'Voice Of A New Generation' has quite a few changes and 'Revolution Innovation Evolution', just a couple of detail perfections. They have all been remastered as DVDs as nothing beats viewing them on a 4K TV. GOANV also has a new cover. See below.

James Elliott Photographer video


20th June 2021
JAMES ELLIOTT - ART QUOTE

Ever wonder why so much art is boring? Me too. Here is what I concluded.
Brilliant Art Quote James Elliott


9th June 2021James Elliott Hampstead London


26th May 2021
JAMES ELLIOTT - ART QUOTE
Ludicrous Philosophies Part 49

The notion that 'anything can be art' is just a feeble attempt to democratise it.
Very little is actually art, including most of what I have seen in the art world.

James Elliott Brilliant Art Quotes


22nd May 2021
JAMES ELLIOTT - MAGNA OPERA
PREVIEW OF BROCHURE COVER

Sneak preview of the cover of a forthcoming brochure on 3 of the epic photographs.
It's 16 pages of images and info. Includes a ton of never before published info and pictures.

James Elliott Photographer Epic Photographs


29th April 2021
MAGICAL METAPHYSICAL MYSTERIES
"The greatest art captures an indefinable metaphysical magic.
That is what I always search for and find.
If it is not to be found, I abandon the image and take a new trajectory.
In visual art it is rare. You come across it with greater frequency in music.
The way chord progressions, melody, rhythm and harmony suddenly
synergistically coalesce into a cohesive dynamic and draw you in. Lyrics can add poetry.
As surely as you want to play the music repeatedly until satiated, so it is with art.
You go back to it over and over until it becomes a part of you.
99.99% of art does not have this quality. It's just flat.
Including most famous brands."
JAMES ELLIOTT
Artist Photographer


19th Apr 2021
ALMA MATER
THE BEATINGS WILL CONTINUE THEN.......

This is my Alma Mater, as it looked when I was there. I was much too cool for school.... Alumni included Charles Babbage, who invented the concept of the programmable, digital computer.

James Elliott Photographer School


14th Mar 2021
GIRL LOCKED INTO ANONYMITY
BEHIND THE RED VELVET CURTAINS OF FAME 1995

One of the pioneering cyber art images I created 30 years ago. This is a major work that definitely instills the magic. Definitely North of Picasso! hahahaha.... I still don't see anyone working in parallel. In terms of art, it seems to have been something, which once again, I pretty much seem to have pioneered alone.
James Elliott Genius Artist


25th Feb 2021
REMORSE 1974 by JAMES ELLIOTT
REMORSE 1974 by JAMES ELLIOTT, world famous classic now almost half a century on, still stands out in terms of pure alchemy and substance. It is NOT a montage or done in Photoshop (which was 1990). It is too good for that. It was all done optically. Including the shadow coloration, which is also innovative. It is virtuosic I know and the better for it. It has it's own expanded 11,000 word essay here...

http://www.jameselliott.com/scarlet/remorse/remorse.html

Remorse Photographic Masterpiece - James Elliott


19th Feb 2021
AUTOPORTRAIT IN BLUE
Heretofore unseen self portrait with me wearing my self-made hat. The cloak was another of my sartorial creations. The hat featured is the Mk 2. For the latest Mk4, see the above portrait of me with the cerise pigeons. That is still current. Blah di blah......

James Elliott Self Portrait with hat and cloak


1st Feb 2021
WHAT IS ART?
To render something accurately isn’t art, it’s observational recording.
Art expresses the soul and mind. It comes from within, not without.
Definition of art by James Elliott


1st Jan 2021
THE 332 HOUR PHOTOGRAPH
METASPHERE 1974+5
Photography in the early 70s was a form of observational recording, a product of the mind and brain. My art came from some place higher. Straight out of my imagination (mind) and with a depth which was spiritual. I knew that for photography to become a true art, it would have to come from within and not without. 'Metasphere' was the world's first painted photo-sculpture. It took over 3 months including a month of filing, sanding and honing to perfection. The first epic photograph.

James Elliott Genius Artist


6th Nov 2020
FIRST USE OF THE WORD 'PHOTOGRAPHY'
This autoportrait was created unaware of the fact that Sir John Herschel first used the word 'photography' at Somerset House in 1839. Nice bit of synchronicity. I was just at my favourite London rooftop bar at the time, but it is ironically apposite. Somerset House is the purple lit building in the centre of the picture. See also The Shard and Tower Bridge at left.

James Elliott Photography


24th Oct 2020
ON PIONEERING CYBER ART (AND PHOTO ART)
This is the story of how I pioneered cyber art about 20 years after I pioneered photo art. It has many fabadoodle illustrations as does the essay on pioneering photo art. Together they are a whopping 20,000 words. Make the most of it as intend to stop writing. I have written at least 200,000 words (a book). I never had any intention to write at all, I just had a lot to say. The 2 essays are at:

CYBER ART: http://www.jameselliott.com/history/computer/innovation.html

PHOTO ART : http://www.jameselliott.com/history/photo/pioneer.html

James Elliott Art Photography Pioneer


4th Oct 2020
A FRISSON OF FORTISSIMO 2005
Always loved this piece for its vivacity. It exudes a feeling of being young and wild. The gritted teeth and raging hair give a feeling of the ferocious, the feral and the defiant. It captures a tremendous dynamism. Sheer classic stuff.
Collect if you can.

James Elliott Photographer Master


27th Sept 2020
HALLUCINOGENIC WONDERVISION 2020
I created this magical piece earlier in the year, one of three cloudscapes. This is the second one. I was especially pleased with what I did with the clouds at bottom right. Just when you think you have explored the possibilities of the spectrum you find something new! I have been on a creative high for a while, doing fantastic work, which is amongst my best ever.

James-Elliott-Masterpiece-Photograph


19th Aug 2020
THE INTELLIGENCE OF BEAUTY & THE BEAUTY OF INTELLIGENCE 2014 - 2020
This has been a masterpiece waiting in the wings for 6 years. This week I worked on the colouration and the title which gave it the final zhoosh! Olé!

Photography Masterpiece by James Elliott


5th Aug 2020
ROOFTOPS 1967 by JAMES ELLIOTT
Snow good complaining about the weather......
Extremely early piece from the archive. Always loved snow as it beautifies everything, so as a teenager I would always grab my camera and go out. Very rare piece as I abandoned telephotos very early on. Not a masterpiece perhaps, but it has a certain hypnotic charm with its graphics and compressed perspective via viewpoint.

Jamjes Elliott Photographer Artist


1st Aug 2020
OH..... SO I AM 50 YEARS AHEADS OF MY TIME.....
I loved school as a child but utterly detested it as a teenager. Totnes grammar School was run mostly by obnoxious martinets, whom I loathed. So I would doodle on the cover of my files and ignore the lessons. Stare out of the window and look forward to lunchtime when I could see my girlfriend from the local High School. This paradoxically, is the only doodle which survives. Probably just as well..... hahahahaha.

James Elliott doodle


22nd July 2020
HOMAGE TO JAMES ELLIOTT BY ELVIO CIPOLLETTA
Perhaps the greatest compliment is collecting, but a good second is homages. I have had a few, but this is the best yet by accomplished Italian artist Elvio Cipolletta. It is a near exact replica, created as a one meter wide oil painting. It shows remarkable talent and painstaking verisimilitude. You have to appreciate the dedication that went into that. I show my original 'Oral Zero Nude' 1995 for comparison.
The piece is entitled 'Scream (Homage To Photographer James Elliott).'

Homage To Artist Photographer James Elliott


15th July 2020
JAMES ELLIOTT by NATALIE
Big thanks to artist Natalie for her fabadoodle sketch. Sums me up rather nicely.

Sketch of James Elliott the Artist


7th July 2020
SHAKESPEARE AND I
Wasn’t it William Shakespeare who once said,
“This coxcomb who doth skip a light fandango down Abbey Road
and thence dance back home in a jig!
Chase does he not the shadow of his own stylish hat?!
At first in a glint and thence in a flash of resplendence...
Methinks he maketh perchance, the finest of photos in the land...
Beyond the splendour of a spring morn....
Deeper than the oceans.... Higher than the mountains in stature.....
Words are a small thing next to a quark in an Elliottonian masterpiece!”

James Elliott Artist Photographer


28th Jun 2020
NEO NUCLEI QUADRANGLE SPLIT 2020 by JAMES ELLIOTT - 35 YEARS IN THE MAKING!
But one of my greatest!
It's 1986 and I am in Paris on the Rue de Rivoli looking at the merch in the tourist shops. I spotted a couple of Venetian style masks, which I thought were beautiful and would be great as an element in a picture. They remained in a tissued box in my various homes from Belsize Park to Abbey Road for about 30 years before I did anything with them. In 2003 I created a small cyber abstraction and in 2005 I turned it into the quad image, now the background. I also gave it the title. I really liked the hyper complexity, but felt it lacked the kind of explosive power I search for. It needed a human presence. A decade later in 2015 I realised the missing element was the mask. I altered them a bit changing the colours to something more Elliottonian and I removed certain painted elements I did not like. I also perfected some of the mask detail. This year I fine tuned the spectacular colour of the entire image, which turned it into a masterpiece. Olé...!

james Elliott Photo Cyber Masterpiece


24th Jun 2020
THE GENESIS OF NEMESIS by JAMES ELLIOTT - NEW WRITTEN PIECE
This is a new 2100 word essay on my anthropological masterpiece NEMESIS, created in 2000. The piece requires viewer concentration. You won't get it at a glance. The essay is about how the picture was created ex nihilo from a black square. Bit like the Big Bang theory, except this is for real. It was created in sunny Greencroft Gardens, just before I moved to Abbey Road, the same year. Unique World Edition of 6. http://www.jameselliott.com/artvox/nemesis/nemesis.html

James Elliott Anthropological Masterpiece


14th Jun 2020
PROGRESS AND PANJANDRUMS by JAMES ELLIOTT - NEW WRITTEN PIECE
ART VOX is one of the oldest galleries on the site so is currently getting a revamp. In the process of updating I wrote this short piece on progress and also took a new picture of the computer station where I create my cyber masterpieces. The written piece is here : http://www.jameselliott.com/artvox/progress.html

James Elliott Computer Station


1st Jun 2020
SARENNA STEPPING OUT by JAMES ELLIOTT - WORLD FIRST!
The phone rang, it was Sarenna. I jumped in the Lotus and drove across London to pick her up. This is how she looked when I arrived! No, her figure LOOKED like that! It is NOT retouched! We then drove into Mayfair and went to the Hilton on Park Lane and The Hard Rock Café. Glamour makes everything memorable.

Sarenna Lee by James Elliott


24th May 2020
ETHEREAL VISION IN BLUE 1976 by JAMES ELLIOTT - WORLD FIRST!
Mars was Model, Muse & GF for 5 years. She was beautiful, with very long legs. You can see here, she is almost the height of the door. This is one of those masterpieces that got somehow sidelined and became an obscure hidden classic. This is the first time it has ever been seen.

James Elliott Amazing Photo Art

 


19th May 2020
100 QUOTES, MAXIMS & APHORISMS
50 NEW PAGES
100 Classic Quotes by James Elliott Photographer
I started writing in 1997 when I made my first page for the web. I wrote TRIPPING THE LIGHT FANTASTIC OF LIPSTICK AND LOST LOVE (in Art Icons), which was a 3,000 word essay on KISS ON FROSTED GLASS 1984. I was amazed at the number of people visiting the site, so started the supersite now in existence. I had also noticed on multiple occasions throughout my 40s that people would often say "I must write that down" or somesuch, when I said things and some actually did write them down. So I thought, rather as I did with Photography, that things people like deserve a wider audience. In 2000 I stopped keeping a diary and instead wrote down exceptional thoughts. Over the ensuing decades this has become 2,000 written pieces from 4 word aphorisms to 10,000 word essays. 100 of the aphorisms, maxims and quotes are now in their own gallery: QUOTES QUOTA (through ART ICONS). Or you can access them all in sequence here http://www.jameselliott.com/quotes/classicquotes.html


12th April 2020
VIDEO X ROOM
There is a new video room behind Scarlet Starlight Stairway or just click VIDEO on the home page. Has some superb footage, including the Pink Cadillac arrival with 150 red balloons. And historic footage of Elliott explaining why Photography is art, to a clueless world back in 1992.

James Elliott Photographer Videos


1st April 2020
JAMES ELLIOTT .com
A number of interfaces have been revamped and a load of new material has been added. The great thing about the website is that it is an experience in itself, quite apart from the extraordinary art. Most websites emulate office files. The site has been online since 1997 and has had about 15 million views. It is extremely well curated and goes MUCH deeper than most artists. For example, there is an 11,000 word biography with 84 illustrations. But then, there is a HUGE story to tell. And there are around 25 interfaces and rooms to explore. So enjoy it whilst it is free.......

James Elliott's Extraordinary web site

 


4th Mar 2020
THE STRIPES SYMPHONY 1976 BY JAMES ELLIOTT
Major work from the 70s. There was this movement of stripes painters, which I thought was strenuously pretentious, so I thought I would create a real work of art in which I would do the stripe painting and then include it in a photograph which was a proper work of art. I was after all, pioneering photo art. Not only did I make the painting but also the shades, the shoes, the chair, the background (a bigger stripes painting) and I also sourced the t shirt and the tights. My muse, long-legged Mars came ready made. Shot on 6cm x 4.5cm film. One of my early 'Symphonies For The Camera', it is a Unique World Edition of 6.

James Elliott Photo Artist


19th Feb 2020
A FACE SCULPTED OUT OF GLAMOUR
(No not mine haha)
Of all the times we spent together we hardly ever shot, too busy having a blast. It amounted to a couple of hours and stuff grabbed on the fly, but what we did shoot was spectacular and became quite famous. I will post one next.
Be wise. Collect.

Sarenna Lee

 


James Elliott Art Movie

2nd Feb 2020
COMPLETE VIDEO REVAMP!!
Apologies for the late update. I have been on a creative high and created amazing work, so didn't want to interrupt the flow, but the first thing to nota bene about the site is that ALL video content has been updated. There was a lot of browser conflict with the flash videos and they are becoming obsolete. So EVERYTHING has been replaced with mp4 which will make it future proof. The main videos have been cut to samplers of 5-7 minutes and so hit harder and match the attention span of most people, these days. For greater depth see the DVDs. VOICE OF A NEW GENERATION is 15 minutes long and REVOLUTION INNOVATION EVOLUTION is 23 minutes. They are pro produced, not the usual selfie garbage. And there is zero fat (most movies are 80% fat). Watch out for the site revamp. It will have a front page. EL


4th Dec 2019
THE DREAM (REQUIEM FOR BEAUTY) 2020 by JAMES ELLIOTT
Unique World Edition Of 5.
Just putting the finishing touches to what I believe is probably the most beautiful masterpiece I have aver created. I created three really strong pieces. This one about dreams, another about hallucinations and a final piece which is an autoportrait. Probably also my strongest ever self portrait. 'The Dream' is on par or better than 'Kiss On Frosted Glass' 1984 and other icons, so likely to be hugely popular. The 'Requiem' bit is about the complete absence of beauty in contemporary art, which is a catastrophe. So I thought I would create an icon of splendour. Beauty will always be central to great art. And I will never stop creating it regardless of trends and fashions! Beauty is to art as melody, rhythm and harmony are to music.

The Dream Art Masterpiece by James Elliott


19th Nov 2019
MOMENTS LOST IN RED by JAMES ELLIOTT
Unique World Edition Of 4.
Maryam D'Abo stars in this exquisite 'symphony in red'. Elliott never shoot celebs, as he considers it a sort of reflected glory. But in this case she became famous afterwards. Maryam plays the lead female role in 007 film,'The Living Daylights'. Elliott created the atmospheric mood with highly sophisticated and beautiful lighting. By curling her hair, adding beautiful make-up and wrapping her in red chiffon, the artist portrays her with a doll-like beauty whose thoughts are drifting away, lost in daydreams. Although light years removed from the more secular work Elliott creates today, there is an appealing innocence and romance to some of his early work. The dreamy feel was augmented by using a Zeiss Softar No 1, which imbued the work with a diffuse glow. The multiple shades of red blend in harmony to create a picture which is a treasure to behold.

James Elliott Maryam D'Abo


20th Sep 2019
WHY I CREATE LESS THAN OTHER ARTISTS
10 pictures a year, like ten songs on a music album except, of course, that my images take longer to create. Sometimes MUCH longer. Better 500 masterpieces than 50,000 minor pieces. Indeed one masterpiece is worth MORE than any number of minor pieces. Quality or quantity, make your choice as you can't have both. I made my choice right at the beginning.

Quote on being prolific


17th Aug 2019
A PERFECT MOMENT OF PLEASURE 2019 by JAMES ELLIOTT
Sheer indulgence! Just finished this.
For hedonistas everywhere!

A Perfect Moment Of Pleasure by James Elliott

 


26th July 2019
FIRST MEME - JAMES ELLIOTT
Had a laugh on this one. Apart from my paper 'Synchrosynthesis', which I wrote about my art in the Seventies, I first started writing for the web in 1997. I have now written over 1800 pieces, from 4 word aphorisms to long essays. About 100,000 words of it are on the site.

James Elliott on Shakespeare Wilde Montaigne


11th July 2019
SATIN SERENITY SYMPHONY 1975 by JAMES ELLIOTT
Somewhere in 20th century art, beauty, profundity and brilliance all fell off a cliff. I have been searching the oceans for them ever since. Just three more things that make my art revolutionary. It isn't all dumbed down for yer average punter. And it is achingly beautiful, which is rare or extinct these days. I didn't deliberately do this, I just have a low tolerance of bullshit. This cerise beauty was taken of muse Mars when she was 19. Edition of 6.

James Elliott beautiful photography


HOOP-LA! HURRAH! by JAMES ELLIOTT
Glorious Elliottonian colour and a fabulous frisson of fun and frivolity! I hand mixed all the shades of paint and painted the room. It's not a set piece. Edition of 8. Be wise. Collect.

James Elliott Artist Genius


26th June 2019
THE BELSIZE PARK DARKSTUDIO AUTOPORTRAIT
Perhaps the most famous portrait of Elliott as it has appeared multiple times in magazines and via the web. Elliott designed and built the studio and also painted the 5 meter wide mural. If Elliott ever forgot to draw the blinds at night, he would wake in the morning and find a crowd of people on the street of Belsize Park, staring in the window at the mural hahaha...

James Elliott Artist Self Portrait


11th June 2019
KISS ON FROSTED GLASS by JAMES ELLIOTT
World famous classic. Far better than Rodin's 'Kiss'. More iconic than Munch's 'Scream'... if I say so myself.... which I often do.... hahahaha.... Be wise. Collect if you can. Many others have.

James Elliott Masster Photographer


3rd June 2019
LIPSTICK & LATEX by JAMES ELLIOTT
Truly classic glamour icon. Shot in sunny Italy on the Costa Smeralda. Took me 10 years to get the composition right, but I got there in the end. Such is manic perfection. Unique World Edition Of 8. Hand printed by Elliott. Shot using a unique, specially modified 20mm Nikkor lens.

James Elliott Photo Masterpiece


2nd June 2019
QUOTA BENE
This thought just occurred to me.

Originality Quote James Elliott


VANITY PINK by JAMES ELLIOTT
All time, much-loved classic. Unique World Edition of 10. Be wise. Collect. 17 inch vintage Cibachrome, hand printed by Elliott. In stock and framed.

James Elliott Beautiful Photograph


1st June 2019
HONOUR THE WORTHY by JAMES ELLIOTT
New quote from Elliott.

James Elliott Fantastic Quote



10th May 2019
I AM QUITE A GOOD WRITER FOR A PHOTOGRAPHER hahahaha
These observations just occur to me out of the blue, so I write them down. I have about 1700 of them now. There are 50 great ones in QUOTES, here on web central.

James Elliott on Art


3rd May 2019
GOLD DIGGER IN A NIGHT CLUB 1992
Three decades ago when I was pioneering cyber art, I created this masterpiece. It was an early triumph. I had been on the nightclub circuit for a couple of years, frequenting the top spots in London, several nights a week. An education that was. Cyber Art was new then and I was one of the few believers, The others said "You can't create art with computers". So I created Art with computers.

James Elliott Photography Digital Art


REPRESSION OF EXPRESSION AT FACEBOOK
Don't you just detest the way the boring far left PC crowd try to impose their boring lives on everyone else? Everything must be dumbed down for yer average punter. Nowadays that means globally, so we have to include backward cultures. Worse yet, it is all dumbed down for the SLOWEST IDIOT IN THE CLASS. Lest they should scuttle off like a frightened chicken to their safe space. The picture below was considered too exciting for Facebook. Poor dears. Who are they? A bunch of blue-stockinged Calvinists? NO CLEAVAGE IS ALLOWED by Facebook's advertising policy. Judging by content near nude guys are OK. We are back in the dark ages. Facebook needs to get out more.

James Elliott Sarenna Lee Traci Topps


14th Apr 2019
THE DARKROOM AUTOPORTRAIT 2019
I have worked on this picture sporadically for over 30 years and I just finished it today. Olé!
Other news, the 'METASPHERE MADE ME ILL TWICE' article is now double the size at 4,000 words and has TEN pictures, so massively improved. It's here
: http://www.jameselliott.com/articons/meta/tech.html

James Elliott Artist Self Portrait


METASPHERE MADE ME ILL TWICE
And Other Technical Glitches

I wrote most of this in1999 and then lost it. I found it yesterday and updated it, adding 1250 words.
I then put it in the outstanding Metsphere Archive under TECHNIQUE. It's here:
http://www.jameselliott.com/articons/meta/metasphere.html

James Elliott Artist Photographer Genius


2nd Apr 2019
THE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY ACCORDING TO ELLIOTT
Hahahaha..... funny thing is both are true. Yes it was Nicephore Niépce and not Daguerre or Fox Talbot. And was there really anything in photography you could call great art before Elliott? Did we miss something? Elliott once quipped "History is a work of fiction written by the victors and constantly rewritten by the money".
History Of Photography James Elliott

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18th Mar 2019
THE HALLUCINOGENIC SCHIZOPHRENIC PERCEIVES HER OWN FACE IN HELL AND MOMENTARILY MISTAKES IT FOR A MEPHISTOPHELIAN MELTDOWN 2019
Endless faces..... from the darkest and heaviest end of the arc.....

James Elliott Artist Masterpiece


6th Mar 2019
OUT OF THE BLUE - THE SHOT BEFORE THE SHOOT
Back in 1989 I was setting up the lighting for erotic icon 'Vanity Blue' when I noticed Natalie reclining on the sofa. Sofa so good. I grabbed the nearest camera et voila! I never intended to create this photograph, hence the title 'Out Of The Blue'. Well, that and the fact that it is blue.

Natalie Jay Banus by James Elliott


16th Feb 2019
ANGULAR AUTOPORTRAIT by JAMES ELLIOTT
This self portrait in the Belsize Park Darkstudio is its first publication on the web. So world exclusive!

James Elliott self portrait



DEATH OF THE BLACK WIDOW'S DAUGHTER - WORLD EXCLUSIVE
This major work was started back in 1976, when I still lived Deep on Darkest Dartmoor Down in Dear Devonia.
It is without doubt one of my finest pieces of heavyweight art. Although it was created at a time when I never thought about things like heavyweight or lightweight. An icon of insanity, death, depravity, disaster and tragic loss. I made the child coffin myself in one of my Devon studios. The art spans an incredible arc and this is at one extreme end of it. The darker, heavier side. A hugely complex piece both creatively and technically, it took decades to get it right, but was well worth the struggle. I finished it recently.

James Elliott artist masterpiece


23rd Jan 2019
SELF PORTRAIT IN THE BLUE ROOM
In those passionate, workaholic days of the early 70s, pioneering photo art 70 hours a week, I never thought of doing self portraits. I was more interested in the innovation than myself. In fact, I did my first autoportrait at the behest of a magazine, doing a 6 page feature and cover in 1974, when I was 23. Since then I have done only about one a year and most were not planned. This is one of the best ones.....

Portrait of Artist James Elliott


PUB WISDOM
IF YOU GIVE ENOUGH MONKEYS ENOUGH CAMERAS....
When I took up photography there was a lot of what I call 'Pub Wisdom' about the medium. The 60s and 70s were the era of the snapshot, so this axiom was bandied about a bit.

If you give enough monkeys enough cameras quote


1st Jan 2019
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019
Thanks to everyone all around the world for your support. Have a good one!!

James Elliott 2019


10th Dec 2018
NEMESIS 2000
Without question one of the greatest heavyweight pictures in the canon. Why did I pioneer Cyber Art? Consider this. For Nemesis I started with a black square. Nothing else. No subject. The entire scenario came from that. Nothing imported or added. Think about it. Nemesis is only partly abstract. Note blind raging bull losing its head, screaming punk pig and the stern, solemn, leonine face of reason.

James Elliott Artist Nemesis

CYBERCRYSTAL CLOUDCLUSTER
In the 20th century everyone said "You can't create art with computers." So I created art with computers. Still do. This is one of my early triumphs about states of consciousness created in 1998. Cyber Art and Photography have far greater power than painting. Check out the transluminescence in this picture. There is no way you can render that with paint. Had I been born a hundred years ago I'd have been a a painter.

James Elliott Art and Photography


1st Dec 2018
THE ELEGY ELECTRONICA (SPIRITUAL RITUALS)
Do I have an eye for an image? Haha. Yeah I have two. Well, this image certainly has an eye and most people miss it. I always know when I have created a masterpiece as I feel no inclination to continue a specific trajectory. After 50 years of Goth, this is the candles on the icing on the cake!!

Artist James Elliott Photographer


18th Nov 2018
CHAMPAGNE RENDEZVOUS DELUXE 1998

AS AN INNOVATOR I rarely go back on my tracks. My hallmark is perpetual originality. I made an exception here as I knew it would yield a classic. My (much copied) innovation of painting objects to emphasise form and abstract them, disappeared in 1987. The only exception is this masterpiece done over a decade later. Note the curves of the girl, bottle and glass.

James Elliott Photo


14th Nov 2018
FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD
The intro to the REMORSE story now covers who and what were Elliott's influences.

James Elliott Photographer at 17


10th Nov 2018
REMORSE STORY OVER TWICE THE SIZE!

The essay VANISHING BODIES AND DISAPPEARING DOORS is now the biggest ever at 11,000 words.
It was originally 5,000 words. It's a damn good read. Go here:
http://www.jameselliott.com/scarlet/remorse/remorse.html

James Elliott Art Photography


5th Nov 2018
ART COLLECTORS IN ST JOHN'S WOOD

Did you know pioneering artist photographer JAMES ELLIOTT lives in Abbey Road, London? Famous for its music studio. If you are interested in collecting the world's greatest photo art, send a message, to GL@MOUR.com. Critical acclaim see http://www.jameselliott.com/press.html

James Elliott Artist Photographer Genius

 


DEAR DIARY......
Whilst editing the diaries I couldn't help thinking of Wilde's 'I always travel with my diary, I like something scandalous to read in the train." hahahaha.... Here is an aphorism from 4 May 1999......

James Elliott Quote


10th Oct 2018
JUST EDITING THE SCANDALOUS BITS OUT OF MY DIARIES hahahaha...
when I came across this quote on the inside cover of my 1990 diary, which predates PHOTOSHOP, never mind its uptake some years later. Even in 1995 Photoshop was a still a highly specialized thing, used by those ahead of the curve. And digital imaging was in its infancy. Few believed in it. I had, of course, by 1990, already used high end systems, like the Quantel Paintbox, which cost hundreds of thousands. Later I used the Kodak Premier system. I had no idea when I wrote this prediction, that I would pioneer CYBER ART. Although I had, in fact, already started.

photographer James Elliott diary 1990


VOX POP - MARS IN MAGENTA - WORLD EXCLUSIVE
Speaking of popularity, this piece got 340 likes on FACEBOOK on day one. The best so far. Although created in 1975, this has never been published. FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS DEDICATED THEIR ENTIRE LIFE TO ART, less than 10 pictures a year may not seem like a lot, but it IS, given the consistency of quality and painstaking nature of the work. Always either marvellous or a masterpiece hahahaha (forgive my propensity to tell the truth). Problem is in a canon of 450 works, is that much great art gets pushed aside. Here is one from the vaults, as I say, never published.

James Elliott Artist - Mars in Magenta - Art Photo


14th Sept 2018
MADAM FLY IS POP POP POP!!
If consensual validation is how you judge it, Madam Fly 1977 has it. Four magazine covers, a yearbook entry, countless publications, exhibited internationally in art galleries, including at Trump Tower, seen by millions on the web. Still widely loved 4 decades after it was created. Timeless indeed. Likely a good investment. Edition of ten, hand printed on Cibachrome Deluxe years ago (vintage) by the artist, no less. Have one in stock and framed. 16 inches high approx.

James Elliott classic Madam Fly

 

8th Sept 2018
New 'Classics' Gallery
There is a new gallery in between MASTERPIECES and ART OF GLAMOUR. It is called CLASSICS and displays four of the very early, important pieces from 1972 - 1977. Each one a classic. Go here http://www.jameselliott.com/classics.html

James Elliott Classics Gallery


19th Aug 2018


18th August 2018
GLAMOUR INTERNATIONAL
Brand new website for aficionados and collectors of the imagery concerning Girls, Erotica, Glamour and Style.
All the stuff too exciting to put on Facebook hahahaha

It is at : http://www.glamour.international


2nd August 2018
A PALETTE OF PASTELS 2018 BY JAMES ELLIOTT
Just finished this. Do you prefer your music pianissimo or fortissimo?!!
I love both and can do them equally well. My mastery of colour is unparalleled. Unless I missed something...... The colour is all dialed back here, with a seamless blend of the girl, make-up and surroundings.


28th July 2018
DEEP IN DARKEST DARTINGTON, DOWN IN DEAR DEVONIA
Back in the day during my work-fit, pioneering photo art, I would often of an evening visit neighbouring Dartington, five miles up the road. I would drink at The Cott with Mars. It was a charming place built in 1320 (yes). We would also visit the Art Cinema at Dartington Hall Private Art College. Despite the international reputation, the college closed 'Due to lack of funding'. Hahahaha. Truth is the rich kids were all bombed out of their brains and too many people died. There are always two reasons: the one that sounds good and the real one hahahaha


18th July 2018
DOORWAY TO DARKNESS 2018
Just finished this. Hobble skirt designed and made by James Elliott. Stilettos designed by James Elliott. Top and belt styled by James Elliott. The devil is in the detail....... Famous model shot by famous photographer in the famous Abbey Road.


9th July 2018
GLAMOUR
"GLAMOUR IS A FORM OF INTELLIGENCE".
JAMES ELLIOTT (from 2004)
(Because you have figured out what is important).
The word 'glamour', was a Scottish variant of 'grammar', because magic was associated with learning. Elliott has always been a glamour junkie! The greatest exponent of glamour was Jayne Mansfield, half a century ago. She was her own walking work of art. Dumb Blonde? No, it was an act. She was an actress.
She had a genius level IQ of 163..... so there bitches! hahahaha


1st July 2018
APHORISMS
Haven't had a quote for months! Partly because images take precedence. This one I wrote back in the Seventies, still makes me laugh. It makes the philosophical point that we can regard the same phenomenon in completely different ways... bit like art really....


1st July 2018
MUSES, MODELS, MISTRESSES AND MARS
I often joke that my biggest influences were girls, followed by the crazy life I lived as an adolescent and teenager. Not other artists. Back in the early 70s, when I was pioneering photo art 24/7, I would often late at night, go the nightclubs in Torquay. One evening on my way, I met Mars and never got there. She kept offering me sweets. I said "I'm not sure I should take sweets from a stranger..." We were together 5 years. She appears in about 50 of the works.


7th Jun 2018
METASPHERE 1974+5 BY JAMES ELLIOTT
Arguably the most revolutionary art photograph of the 20th Century, 'Metasphere' introduced the concept of the epic photograph, created over time. 332 hours of work to be precise. The image is a huge painted photo-sculpture, so meticulously created that it predicts and predates the immaculate 3D imagery of the Nineties and Noughties. The exact opposite of the snapshot. Inspired by the complexity of physicality and quantum mechanics.


19th May 2018
LUSH LADY LOVEBITES! - TEENAGE WASTELAND INFLUENCES.
Here I am at 18 wondering what the EL to do with my Life hahahaha. Glamour queen Pauline didn't just give me lovebites (in case you are wondering what that is on my neck) and a love affair, but a direction which wasn't formerly there. At that age I'd believe anything a beautiful girl told me and she thought I was artistically gifted. I didn't. She was a much bigger influence on me than Salvador Dali hahahahaha


12th May 2018
POLYCHROMATIC PARTICLES (Soft Structural Synthesis) 1999.
Pioneering computer image, this was probably inspired by reading about quantum mechanics and the miracle of human vision as a teenager. The eye can distinguish wavelengths of light MILLIONTHS OF A MILLIMETRE apart. Think about it. Or 10 to the minus 9 if you like maths. The image has an oblique reference to rods and cones and the fovea centralis.... and expresses the superiority of colour over mono.


9th May 2018
TAKEN DURING FILMING OF 'VOICE OF A NEW GENERATION'
Olé!!!!!! Hahahahaha This previously unseen shot, taken during the filming of Elliott's first video at Belsize Park around 1990. The cloaks and knee length boots disappeared with the Nineties and Noughties and the hat is now the Mark IV. Also, after EL left the Darkstudio, he decided never to own a studio again, as he finds the environment sterile and uninspiring, which is why his studio looked unlike everyone else's. And computers made them less of a necessity. Also why spend money on overheads when you can spend it on adventure?! So for 25 years he has shot on location and to great effect. Glamorous locations at that. His studios have long since been replaced with computer rooms.


2nd April 2018
CROWNING OF THE GLAMOUR QUEEN 1995 by JAMES ELLIOTT
From the early, pioneering computer art.... breaking new ground is always exciting....


25th Mar 2018
EVOLUTIONARY FRAGMENTS 1977 by JAMES ELLIOTT
Loafing around in the sun on fabulous Blackpool Sands in Devon, a favourite haunt, I noticed an extraordinary wet pebble (they don't show their colours dry, all are submerged in the photograph). I collected several huge bags full. 27 hours of work (or loafing on the beach in the sun, depending on your point of view haha). Even driving around the cliff top to Slapton Sands. Remember thinking.... there must be half the history of the world here.... countless millennia...... 100 pebbles..... but every one is exceptional.....


11th Mar 2018
THE ANGELICA GEOMETRICA
One of the early pioneering computer works. Created on a PowerMac 8100, which despite being state-of-the-art, involved an awful lot of time watching progress bars...... despite having 8mb of onboard RAM. It also had ab additional 8mb of RAM fitted, which cost an extra £1500.... yes that is £1500 for 8 megabytes of RAM.... not gigabytes.....
The originals are beautiful at around 24 inches square.... to buy this piece e mail us for price.


26th Feb 2018
FIRST AUTOPORTRAIT 1974
Whilst pioneering photo art, it never occurred to me to document anything, not even myself. I was too busy chasing the ultimate photograph. My first autoportrait was done at the behest of a magazine, publishing a 6 page feature and cover. Taken around the time of 'Metasphere' 1974+5..... my first scarlet jacket......


31st Jan 2018
FROM THE VAULTS...... The Solemn Sleeping Silence Of Snow 1967
A world exclusive.... this was from really early on, when I was still a teenager. My photography at that point was still very much observational, like everybody else's, a little before I started pulling ideas straight out of my imagination and turning photography completely on its head. Olé!'


25th Jan 2018
NUCLEUS 1974 - QUANTUM PHYSICS OR ABSTRACT GEOMETRIC EROTICA?
This was one of my early triumphs, along with 'Infinity and Eternity' of 1972, both of which ultimately led to 'Metasphere' 1975+5. They are all predominantly spherical. Although each has their own type of mystery. They say if you play The Beatles or Led Zep backwards you get a sinister message. You get a message about Satan or some such. Well if you turn NUCLEUS 1974 upside down, many get something else entirely. Quantum mechanics, abstract geometric erotica or the spiritual glow of light? You decide.... I guess people always find themselves in Art.


19th Jan 2018
THE MODEL FOR KISS ON FROSTED GLASS
People often ask who the model was.....


1st Jan 2018

TRIPPING THE LIGHT FANTASTIC OF LIPSTICK AND LOST LOVE
was the first piece I ever put up on the web in 1997, about Kiss on Frosted Glass. Surprised by the number of people hitting the single page, I subsequently went on to write over 100,000 words. For the first time, this initial essay is now ILLUSTRATED. It is here: http://www.jameselliott.com/articons/kiss/kissessay.html


1st Jan 2018
LIVE LONG AND LAUGH LOUDLY!!
Many thanks to all of you who have been supportive this year. The picture 'Celebration' was created 20 years ago in 1997. One of the early pioneering computer works. I like to think of it as a beautiful paragon of frivolity. The opposite of (say) 'Remorse'. See 9,500 word essay here
http://www.jameselliott.com/scarlet/remorse/remorse.html


25th Dec 2017
EAT, DRINK AND MUNCH HAHAHA
NORVEGE NUL POINTS... GRAND BRETAGNE DOUZE POINTS... HAHAHAHA
Ever wonder how icons become icons? Neither do I, but people must be quite easy to please considering some of the rubbish which gets there. Munch's brushwork would do credit to a wunderkind at kindergarten (I'm being kind). EL


17th Dec 2017
HAPPY HOLS
Wishing you all Fabadoodle Festivities!! Here is a marginally festive picture! hahaha....


5th Dec 2017
JAMES ELLIOTT AND THE QUEEN OF PAGE 3 - JO GUEST
One of the most fun people on the planet...... Lamborghinis, Lotus Esprit Turbos, helicopters, London's prestigious Landmark Hotel and top nightclubs Stringfellows and Tramp. All held together with much laughter and Champagne, even on one occasion, popping a cork in the street! Must be worse things to do with your life.... hahahaha.... see "Portraits".



28th Oct 2017
"CHARGE YOUR GLASSES AND PRAY BE UPSTANDING!"
JAMES ELLIOTT .com - 20th ANNIVERSARY!!
Remember screechy dial up and minutes to load an image? We were there. It all began because of this girl. Story here: http://www.jameselliott.com/trivia/sitehistory.html


5th Sep 2017
"AS STRONG AN IDENTITY AS WELLES OR HITCHCOCK"
CAT IN THE HAT CAME BACK (wreaked a lot of havoc on the way)
JAMES ELLIOTT - 20 YEARS AS A FINE ART MAVERICK
Actually, it's 50 years now, as this press article was published in 1995, as a cover and 5-page feature. It's now on the web. See link. For those unfamiliar, the headline is from REM's Sidewinder. Note especially the last line. Very few? None! http://www.iconpublications.com/photon/nov95/elliott.html


25th Aug 2017
TIPSY BUBBLES 2017
Back in the Champagne soaked days of sunny Greencroft Gardens, glamour queen Traci Topps came to visit me from Texas in 1994. We created this really fun piece together. My corner shop stocked this fab Champagne, which I always bought. It took 23 years to take the picture from 99.9 to 100%. Note the odd shoes.


8th Aug 2017
NEW SELF PORTRAIT
Elliott literally just made this in August 2017. One of his strongest self portraits ever. In 50 years he has only created around 25 self portraits. The first at the behest of a magazine in 1974, to accompany a six page interview feature and cover.


6th Jul 2017
UNIVERSAL ULTRAVISION 2017 - NEW MASTERPIECE!
Elliott's latest masterpiece displays an unprecedented energy, vibrancy and vivacity Following and surpassing the level set by 'The Magical Masquerade'. Major work. Much of his recent work shows a fascination with exacting, almost atomic complexity and cosmological vastness. Few would take on such huge concepts.


16th May 2017
THE PICTURE FOR MARGARET POMEROY
MARGARET POMEROY WAS A WOMAN OF GREAT BEAUTY.
She and her jealous sister Eleanor both fell in love with the same man. Eleanor locked Margaret in the dungeon of Berry Pomeroy Castle (England's most haunted house) until she slowly and painfully starved to death. This picture was the second elegy. To see all five go here: http://www.jameselliott.com/whitelady/whiteladygallery.html


4th May 2017
MADAM FLY IS 40!!
But does NOT look her age. Created in 1977, Madam Fly remains futuristic and timeless. El just put it up on Facebook recently and the initial likes demographic ranged from a 17 year old girl to a lady 102 years old. How fantastic that the appeal of Elliott's work can span such a fantastic age divide!! The ever popular image has FOUR magazine covers to its credit, has been exhibited in London and New York, appeared in anthologies and seen by millions on the web. It's a Unique World Edition of 10. El only did 18 pictures in editions as large as 10. The rest of the canon are all single figures. He pioneered unique one-offs and tiny editions in the early 70s. A recent remaster allowed a larger 24 inch giclée print than the original 16 inch Cibachromes. They look pretty impressive.


30th Mar 2017
PORTRAITS OF THE ARTIST
Check out the 10 superb self portraits of Elliott. Some are new additions.
Just click PORTRAITS on the home page.


6th Mar 2017
A FRISSON OF FORTISSIMO
A certain je ne sais quoi..... an edition of 5.