Inspiration surrounds us constantly. For me, it's the simple beauty found around every corner. Unnoticed moments and places captured in an instant, forever there to share, telling a story without using words. -Elias Billington
Biography: Ever since I can remember my family encouraged me to be creative. We never had the means for many material possessions, so acquiring even the simplest camera wasn’t feasible. I took to drawing my surroundings as I saw them, even at a young age, tweaking reality to show off life’s hidden beauties. By the time I turned eight or so it was obvious to my mother that I preferred paper and pencil to television and G.I. Joe. Growing up we moved around frequently. We lived all over the world. I couldn’t keep up with my paper and pencil…the places, people and cultures were becoming harder to capture. I began to express my need for a camera. Finally a couple of years later I got my first camera, an old German hand-me-down Agfa 35mm. I began to shoot everything. I used my meager allowance only for film and developing. Over time I upgraded to a Canon SLR, sold a few pictures for a modest price, won a couple of competitions and was published in an annual artists catalog. As I grew older, interests changed. In my early twenties I began studying graphic arts, design and illustration, my love for photography neglected. It was during this time my voyage into technology became an awakening. I realized that during my hiatus, photography had come a long, long way. Almost immediately I purchased my first Digital SLR and began to fill the void that had begun the instant I set down my camera. I never looked back. I like to think I tell a story without using words. Everything is an inspiration, every moment a possibility. Photography allows me to live the life I love and share the world as I see it. As I continue to grow and my work evolves I hope to inspire others. If you enjoy my work as much as I have enjoyed creating it then I have accomplished my ultimate goal.
Country: United States
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