C Elliott lives and works in Tucson, Arizona, where she is the house photographer for several venues including the Rialto Theatre, Fox Tucson Theatre, 191 Toole, and the Rhythm and Roots Concert Series. In addition to being a contributor to No Depression magazine's online photo column since 2011 and also the prior Photo Section Editor, she's a stringer photographer for the Tucson Weekly, KXCI Community Radio, and various radio stations and promoters.
She works freelance for venues and artists in and around the Southwest, Northwest, Midwest and shoots stills for local and national musicians. Her photos have appeared in the tabletop print editions of No Depression’s Spring and Fall 2016 print issues. C. Elliott has also worked for the Artist’s Den and with artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Howe Gelb, Calexico, and Alice Cooper.
She only shoots live music / concerts. She loves the excitement of entering a venue, knowing that she’ll be photographing a concert and enjoying the energy of the fellow attendees. There’s nothing like being in a venue and looking at the expressions on the faces of people who are all transfixed by the talent onstage. She shoots about 250 shows each year, averaging 2-3 bands per show, as well as several all-day / weekend festivals in and around Tucson and Phoenix. From large venues to very small ones, bright lights or barely lit stages, she hopes that her photos capture the enjoyment that the artists have in doing what they love to do.