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David Ellis

David's work is fresh, challenging and diverse. His innovative use of lighting and conceptual approach to composition has seen him establish a unique style across all genres. His photographs are distinguished by an originality that has propelled him into a high-profile arena at a young age.

While studying in Brighton he started photographing musicians, this passion stemmed from an early love and eclectic taste of music. Alongside his love of music, David holds great admiration for many music photographers that came before him, many of which are a part of 'Rockarchive.com'

"Photography is what I do, I can't imagine myself doing anything else. I would love to express myself through music but have no ability whatsoever"

His passion has taken him around the world and has lead to working for NME, Q, Rolling Stone, Times magazine, Observer Music Monthly. David has created some of the most memorable portraits and I am sure this will continue for many years to come. Artists David has photographed include; Justin Timberlake, Tim burgess, R.E.M, Tony Bennett, Outcast, My Chemical Romance, Fatboy Slim, Mary J. Blige, The Chemical Brothers, Robert Plant, Nick Cave, The Flaming Lips, Alexander O'Neil, Meatloaf, Robert Palmer, The Libertines and Brian Ferry.

David Ellis is now one of the UK’s most respected cross-genre photographers with a diverse portfolio that spans both advertising and editorial. He is a photographer and filmmaker of choice for some of the most iconic brands and magazines in the world.


Flaming Lips (FLAM001ELLI)

The Flaming Lips

Wayne Coyne from The Flaming Lips on a photoshoot for NME on Bournemouth sea front in February 2003

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Nick Cave (NC001ELLI)

Nick Cave

Nick Cave photographed at the Neo Hotel, Brighton in October 2005

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Ryan Admas (RYAD001ELLI)

Ryan Adams

This is my preferred time of year to shoot, whereby the sun is low and casts wonderful long shadows. This setting in Hyde Park was perfect.

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Featured Prints



Backstage at the video shoot for the hit single 'You'll See' shot in Spain, October 1995

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Bruce Springteen

Bruce Springsteen onstage at Ahoy, Rotterdam during The River Tour in 1981

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Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa captured in a hotel in Sussex in June 1970, holding the artwork for the latest Mothers of Invention album

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan recording the album, 'Bringing It All Back Home' in Columbia Recording Studio A, New York City.

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David Bowie

The Aladdin Sane image was digitally remastered to a black and white negative format by Chris Duffy in 2012

Prices from £295.00

Bruce Springsteen

During the Born In The USA Tour at the Feijenoord Stadion in Rotterdam, 1985.

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Featured Artists


The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band who were in the vanguard of the British music Invasion that became popular in the US in 1964–65.


The Kinks

The Kinks, an English rock band formed by brothers Ray & Dave Davies are regarded as one of the most nfluential rock groups of their era.


Tom Waits

Tom Waits is an American singer-songwriter known for his musical tales of bohemians, drifters, misfits & his blend of blues, folk & jazz.


The Who

The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964 & are considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century.


Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen (Nicknamed "The Boss") is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and humanitarian.



AC/DC are an Australian rock band, formed in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. they have dubbed their music simply "rock and roll".


Featured Collections


Don Hunstein: In Focus

Celebrating the work of Columbia Records photographer Don Hunstein who has documented many of the 20th Century’s most important musicians.


Shine On: Pink Floyd in Focus

Pink Floyd's sublime music of hope and despair, touches all nationalities and is as meaningful today as it was when conceived.


Rockarchive Edition 20

Rockarchive Edition 20 are very limited and unique editions of just 20 prints that are exclusive to Rockarchive.

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David Bowie Remembered

We remember the late, great David Bowie one year after his untimely passing. This collection captures his innovative, uncompromising genius


*Oasis DNA Exhibition: Manchester Central Library

An exhibition of iconic, personal and unseen images of Oasis taken by Jill Furmanovsky whilst working with the band during the mid-1990s.


Rockarchive Edition 100

Edition 100 was created to give fans & collectors a chance to own classic, historical pictures of their favorite bands.