Passion and Purpose: Paul Elledge

Artist Speaker Series

When artists create work about things that they care about, they make better art. This series aims to explore all the ways that “passion projects” emerge, evolve, develop, are supported, funded and deployed.

Why do you make the work that you make, and how does it affect change? These are the key questions we pose to participants, who will share their stories in images, words and interactive sessions.

Paul Elledge: Creative Cross Training

This program will focus on the creative process and introduce participants to the possibilities for creative development and the importance of building your creative muscles. Paul Elledge will share his working methods and techniques for enhancing his creativity, as well as share how he stays present and engaged with the world through his personal photographic projects.

If you would like to see the project being discussed in this program please go to or on Instagram: iphone_once_a_day


Paul Elledge is a photographer and filmmaker whose clients include major advertising agencies, record companies and corporations. He has been honored with numerous national and international awards for work that is both individual and uncompromising.

Paul has photographed such celebrities as AC/DC, Billy Corgan, John Goodman, Jennifer Hudson, Katy Perry, Ministry, Willie Nelson, Trent Reznor, Luciano Pavarotti and Oprah Winfrey, just to name a few.

His work has appeared worldwide in galleries and museums, and has been published in such publications as Audubon, Fast Company, Life, Men’s Health, National Geographic, People, Rolling Stone, Time, and Wired among others. Paul’s book Luna, Bella Luna chronicles the people of Vesale, Italy, and he has also collaborated on several books with Chef Rick Bayless as well as the late chef Charlie Trotter. In addition to photography, he has directed music videos and television commercials.

Paul’s interests outside of image making include vintage motorcycles, all things Italian, music and expression of creativity.

Paul’s website are:, and

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
6:30 p.m. on Zoom

Register in advance for this program:
Zoom Registration Link

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


C3’s Passion and Purpose YouTube playlist is at
Mary Rafferty – Personal Projects—Creating with a Purpose
Scott Van Osdol – Using Your Superhuman Creative Powers for Good

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