b. 1971, Los Angeles

Geoffrey Ellis is a photographer who originally went to school to be a graphic designer. His dad gave him his first camera way back in 1989, which he used until it was stolen from his car along with a full basket of clean laundry. He publishes photo-zines and books, loves road trips, collecting junk, and making pictures. 

He is co-founder of the Vegas Vernacular Project, founder of the Las Vegas Camera Club and was a recipient of the 2007 James D. Phelan Art Award in photography.

In 2013 he earned an MFA in photography from the University of Hartford Art School.

He has lived in southern California, all over Florida, Memphis, San Jose, San Francisco and Las Vegas. He currently resides in Pacifica, has a beautiful son and daughter, and a lot of junk.