Portrait by Alex Abian
Cody Ellingham (1991, Hastings) is a New Zealand photographic artist capturing the story of places, providence, and the meaning of home.
Focussing primarily on structures that encompass the human experience, Cody has a fascination with houses and landscapes shot under the glow of night.
Cody lived in Japan for six years and published two photobooks during his time abroad. His work has been exhibited in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and New Zealand and has been featured by The Guardian, Wired, CNN, and The Dominion Post.
The organising theme for Cody’s work is a process of wandering which seeks to find meaning from places, capturing their essence and feeling:
“My work at its core is about places and wandering. I call this Derive. I see places as they are, as they were, and as they might be. I believe in the tactile condition of the world and the discoveries that can be made by wandering through cities and landscapes by night.”
Ellingham has created a prolific body of work in his emerging career. His first photobook, Danchi Dreams, was successfully crowd-funded over 250% on Kickstarter and published in 2018 to a global audience, and he has recently published his second photobook Bangkok Phosphors.
Ellingham is self-taught in photography and image making.
- Sony Alpha A7R II Mirrorless Camera
- Sony Alpha A7R IV Mirrorless Camera
- Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS Lens
- Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens
- Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens
- FE 24mm F1.4 GM
- 50mm Tilt-Shift Architecture Lens
- 24mm Tilt-Shift Architecture Lens
- Gitzo GH2780QR Tripod ball head
- Gitzo G1548 Tripod
- Old school Apple Macbook Pro 15”
- Peak Design 30L Camera Bag
- Patagonia Black Hole Duffel 55L.
- Patagonia Black Hole Duffel 70L.
- Patagonia Black Hole Wheeled 100L.