David Robert Elliott is a photographer born in Kansas, based in San Francisco and can often be found in middle America.

In 2017, Candor Arts published “I used to believe that I could be the next Larry Bird,” a series of photographs of teenage runners posing questions such as "How do our failures define us? How much of our perceived worth is determined by our performance?” and “How many times are we willing to lose before we give up?” Work is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Yale, Tufts, University of Illinois and Harvard, among others.

photo by Carlos Lima



Clients Include

Airbnb / Anti Records / the Atlantic / Bloomberg Businessweek / Bullett / Coinbase / Departures / Dwell / EnRoute / Fisher-Price / Google / HP / Iberia Airlines / Le Coq Sportif / Lyft / Modern Farmer / Monocle / Mythology / Nike / Pentagram / PIN-UP / TBWAChiatDay / Travel and Leisure  / Trulia / Stanford University  / the University of Chicago / Wieden + Kennedy / WIRED / Zillow



“Lets be kids” campaign / Fisher Price - Pentagram

Airbnb Brand Library / Airbnb

I used to beleive that I could be the next Larry Bird