Cody Ellingham - Art Director in Tokyo

Cody Ellingham

I'm an art director in Tokyo, Japan

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About me

I am a photographer and art director based in Toyko, Japan.

My photography has a deep nostalgia for places locked in time. The aging skyscrapers of the city and the Arcadian forests of the mountain are both alike in that they are only a fragment of a myth that never was.

I previously worked at a leading creative agency as a designer before co-founding design group E&L Tokyo in 2017.

My Creations

  1. Shibuya Safari #1

    8 September 2015

    Shibuya is a stepping-stone to the adult world. The big cities of Shinjuku, Ikebukuro and Roppongi play for keeps, but in Shibuya the rabbit hole only goes as deep as one dares.


    Photograph series was created with a leaky Pentax Super A. An on-camera flash was used with ISO100... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  2. Project Iwate is my new portfolio site
    In my craft as a web designer I want to create beautiful online experiences that inspire through Sound, Motion, and Interaction
    Visit Project Iwate:
    Japanese version:
    CSS Winner - Site of the Day
    CSS Design Awards -... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  3. Photoshoot and direction for Sayuri Sakamoto, internationally talented koto and shamisen player as featured on NHK.

    Shot on location at Mejiro Teien, Tokyo.

  4. Derive

    22 June 2016

    Something I have been working on for a while.
    Still gathering footage and photographs.
    Stay tuned.

    #cyberpunk #tokyo #film

  5. Sayuri Sakamoto: Website

    7 September 2016
    Sayuri Sakamoto: Website

    Photography, web design, and brand identity for the internationally talented koto and shamisen player Sayuri Sakamoto, as featured on NHK.※写真撮影、ウェブデザイン、海外進出におけるブランドコンセ...

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  6. DERIVE 東京 × Tokyo #1

    9 September 2016

    A short film project set in Tokyo which explores the cyberpunk roots of the city.
    Release TBA.

  7. Chabaa Japan

    14 November 2016
    Chabaa Japan

    Website for Thai tropical juice brand launching in Japan. ※タイから来たトロピカルジュースブランドの新しいウェブサイトです。

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    11 September 15:44

    ⚡️ AKAN: LOST WORLD 阿寒: 失われた世界 A new photography project by Cody Ellingham for Black Falcon Studio and Akan National Park. Cody Ellingham is a photographer and art dir...

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