Swami Select

for Departures

Swami Select mindfully cultivates cannabis under full sun, moon and starlight in the heart of Northern California’s Emerald Triangle. Through their commitment to responsible, regenerative methods, they provide conscious connoiseurs premium flowers for medicinal and inspirational use. Departures sent me to photograph Swami Select founder Swami Chaitanya and the farm in northern California.

David Elliott is an American portrait and documentary photographer living and working between California and the midwest.

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Airbnb / Anti Records / the Atlantic / Bloomberg Businessweek / Bullett / Coinbase / Carbon Health / Departures / Doubleday & Cartwright / Dwell / EnRoute / Ford / Fisher-Price / Google / Headlands Center for the Arts / HP / Iberia Airlines / Le Coq Sportif / Lyft / Meta / Modern Farmer / Monocle / Mythology / The New Yorker / The New York Times / Nike / Pentagram / PIN-UP / TBWAChiatDay / Travel and Leisure / Trulia / Stanford University  / the University of Chicago / Victory / VMLYR / WhatsApp / Wieden + Kennedy / WIRED / Zillow


2021  The Breeze at Dawn, Lodger, Kansas City, MO
2019  The Space Between Notes, Lightsource SF, San Francisco, CA
2018  Life, Learning and Healing, Candor Arts, Illinois State University, IL
2018  Too many dinner Parties, Terrault Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2017  Default Network, White Columns, New York, NY
2014  Paul Cowan, Jeff Eaton, David Elliott, Sean Keenan, City Ice Arts, Kansas City, MO

Notable Collections

Harvard University
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Tufts University
University of Illinois
Yale University