Cody Ellingham - Art Director in Tokyo

Cody Ellingham

I'm an art director in Tokyo, Japan

Available for contracts

Send me a message
I speak English and Japanese

Find me at

My activity

About me

Cody Ellingham is an award-winning photographer and art director based in Toyko, Japan.

His 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.

He has previously worked at a leading creative agency as a designer, and co-founded E&L in 2017.


Cody Ellinghamは受賞経験多数の写真家、アートディレクター。 現在は東京を拠点に活動している。 ニュージーランド北島の小さな町で育った彼の作品は、 失われた場所や時間への郷愁、深いノスタルジアを基に作られている。 老朽化しつつある超高層ビル群、また牧歌的な自然の風景は、 どちらも失われた神話の一片を感じさせる。


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...

    Read more
  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。

    Read more

    11 September 2017

    ⚡️ 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...

    Read more
  9. DERIVE: Official website

    19 October 2017
    DERIVE: Official website

    DERIVE is a photography project by Tokyo Art Director Cody Ellingham.–––DERIVE means to drift through the city, it is about wandering. The project explores the neon ni...

    Read more