"One of the most intriguing, creative photographers I've ever encountered. His work is of genius level, in that it explores a new form: miniaturism, that he has seemingly invented. He shoots tiny details from the environment that are color- and composition-worthy. When enlarged to 'picture' sizes, as one finds in any art gallery, the miniatures expand into something formally dramatic and aesthetically amazing. Each work, enlarged, has its own origin -- painted curb, graffiti, industrial materials -- but when seen as formatted, creates a post-Modern abstract expressionism from a fresh and vital source of imagery: the details of the street that go unnoticed by most of us."
Michael J. Miller
"Years ago, I saw an incredibly beautiful painting by a Russian artist, a "portrait" of a worn down pencil stub, an oil on canvas that must have been six feet by three feet, an impressionist work of real power and gravitas, ultimately a reminder of how lovely an object can be that in the course of our daily lives we might pick up an simply throw away as no longer useful -- "found" art, if you will. Tony Ellis' photographs have the same affect on me -- he finds with his painter's eye bits and pieces of the real world that we would never notice in the course of our busy lives, and transforms them into spectacular abstract works that hauntingly resonate with us. Bravo!"
Film and Television Writer, Producer
After graduating with a degree in Fine Art from West of England College of Art, I followed a spiritual path for many years and traveling extensively to Asia, Europe and the Far East. After relocating to the United States, I worked as a freelance writer and editor and in 2004 my first collection of poems, There is Wisdom in Walnuts, appeared in print thanks to a publishing prize from First World Library. A few years ago, I took a job as a land agent working on alternative energy projects in the high desert plains of Colorado and California. The sun-scorched desert palettes and the urban decay of the west coast cities inspired my life-long interest in photography and the beauty of found images.