Greenville based photographer, Eli Warren, has been producing stirring images since 2007. Creating work in both digital and analog formats, his skills range from commercial and editorial portraits to more personal projects focusing on internal struggles and thoughtful, yet sometimes dark, imagery. Eli recently started using a 40+ year old view camera in his personal work, shooting and hand developing 4x5” sheets of film to create confronting images with gritty textures. His work has won multiple accolades, including an Addy award for an At Home Magazine cover in 2018, a purchase award at the Pickens County Museum, and a piece in the SEC4P’s juried exhibition ‘The Intimate Portrait’.
Eli Warren CV
Greenville, South Carolina
+1 864 386 1060
Where can I see your work?
I'm a regular contributor to Town and At Home magazines. I've done advertising work for Hales Jewelers, Drift, Presbyterian College, and loads of other businesses. In addition, I've had portraits published in many books, most recently in Scott Gould's book, Strangers to Temptation.
Published in…Town Magazine, At Home Magazine, Country Living, Where Women Create, WNC Magazine, Local Palette, Private Clubs Magazine, LBM Journal, Who’s Who in Construction.
Do you travel for shoots?
Absolutely. I will gladly travel. Last year, aside from lots of shoots in my home town, I shot in DC, Atlanta, Columbia, Charleston, Charlotte, and Raleigh.
What type of client typically hires you?
I have a varied clientele. I'm often shooting portraits for magazines, advertising images for businesses (small and large) and ad agencies, head shots for business owners, writers, actors, and other creatives. I also have a really great group of visual artists, who hire me regularly.
Who are some notable clients?
Scan Source, Hales Jewelers, Beija Flor Jeans, Novus Advisors, Paragon Bank, The Peace Center, Upstate Allianace, Drift, Town Magazine, At Home Magazine, Country Living, Where Women Create, WNC Magazine, and Local Pallette Magazine. I've worked for noted artists such as Carl Blair, Patti Brady, Paul Yanko, Emily Jeffords, Joseph Bradley, Joe Everson, and many others. Recently, I spent 5 days with the cast of the broadway play Miss Saigon creating a series of portraits.
Have you won any awards?
I won an Addy Award for a magazine cover I photographed for At Home Magazine and another for an issue of Town Magazine, that featured my work. I also have a piece in the permanent collection of the Pickens County Museum, had a piece in the SEC4P Gallery's juried exhibition 'The Intimate Portrait', and the GCCA juried exhibit ' Making Faces'.
How do you charge for work?
It really depends on the scope of the job. For portraits and head shots, I have a price sheet I send by request. For commercial jobs, I quote based on what is required- which includes my time, securing locations, if crew rates and travel are necessary, and some other factors that my clients might request. I have a regular makeup artist I work with, as well as assistants, and have also hired people in areas where I've traveled.
How do I go about hiring you?
The best way to contact me is by email, either through my site's contact page or at email@example.com. Please send information about your needs and any questions you may have. Feel free to call or text- 864-386-1060, (please include your name with the initial text) I will send you an estimate based on your needs. Once you've booked the session, I require half the amount of payment up-front to secure the date and I accept cash, cards, and checks.