Elli ioannou

Elli Ioannou is comfortable as an artist working in both the commercial and art-photography worlds.

With over 17 yrs experience in fashion photography, her creative repertoire includes: director in video & photography, photomedia artist & producer

Born in Cyprus, raised in Australia, Elli now resides in Paris, France. Elli is an officially accredited media with Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode. Covering mens, womens and couture Paris fashion week with Design Art Magazine.

With over 7 years of teaching experience in higher education Australia and now France. Delivering Fashion Photography at Parsons Paris-The New School and  currently MA Fashion Film & Photography at Paris College of Art.

Her images have appeared in premium public and trade magazines including Marie Claire, Votre Beaute (Greece) ,Surface (US),Inside (Australia), Il Tridente (Maserati, Italy), I-D Online, & Design-Art Magazine (Italy)

High profile commissions prior to Paris for esteemed clients include BMW, Peugeot, Maserati, Chanel, Bally, Kit WILLOW amongst others.


Best known for her fashion campaigns and backstage images, Elli is also carving a niche for herself in contemporary video art.

International distinctions & Awards: permanent collection Luciano Benetton Imago Mundi Australia collection; finalist in SHOWSTUDIO fashion film awards for “oneiric”(UK) I’mperfect Beauty - video installation exhibited in White Night Melbourne; published in Vivienne Westwood’s  book ‘100 days of Active Resistance’; 2 time nominee PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris; 8 time nominee and finalist Black & White Spider awards (UK);  highly commended ASVOFF 06 & winner of BMW fashion photography (Australia)

Notable Exhibitions: ‘Pause video art for wellbeing’, London Creativity & Wellbeing festival; ‘Desert Rose’ International Art Expo, Palazzo Albrizzi (Venice); ‘Infini’ Top 10 VAMFF fashion film series (Australia); Via arena-Hidden Heroes, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, (Milan). 

As a testament to her credibility, Elli has exhibitions sponsored by LEICA, BMW, Herman Miller & MOOOI