Born and raised in Chicago Illinois, Eli Schmidt has been taking pictures since he was a freshman in high school. Upon graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2001, he moved to New York to pursue a career in photography. Eli’s candid documentary style , technical  training and love of photo history remain recognizable characteristics of his work today.

Eli works across the genres of fashion, documentary, celebrity and advertising photography for magazines including T:The New York Times, Oprah Magazine, W, and Interview  .  He also collaborates with commercial clients such as  Redken, Perry Ellis,  Carolina Herrera and Marc Jacobs Beauty. 

Selected Client List

Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan,Marc Jacobs Beauty, DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger, Redken, Clinique, Sak Fifth Ave, Bloomingdales, Perry Ellis, J Mendel, PUMA, G Shock, Belstaff, Swarovski, Otte, Troy Burch, Amazon ,Allure, Cosmopolitan,,, Vogue China, T Magazine, Tabula Rasa, Womens Wear Daily,

Represented by Rika Noda Hope at Art-Dept