Elia Locardi is an internationally acclaimed pro travel photographer and highly skilled public speaker and educator who spends his life shooting some of the most beautiful locations in the world. Location independent since March of 2012, he and his wife live a 100% mobile lifestyle, perpetually travelling from country to country, continuously circling the globe. Since he began travelling full-time in 2009, he has visited more than 60 countries and collaborated with major companies, brands, countries, NGOs, and tourism agencies worldwide.
The stars dance above the extraordinary Mt Bromo Indonesia as the morning fog rolls through the caldera
Using a combination of traditional in-camera techniques and advanced post-processing and time blending methods, Elia has developed a widely recognized and highly unique style of photography that has become well known around the world. With each photograph, his goal is to share his vision so others can see the world as he does, full of color, texture, beauty, depth and emotion. Many of his photos have been used in some of the most widely circulated publications in the world including National Geographic.
As featured by Professional Photographer Magazine, SmugMug Films, Wacom USA, and Fstoppers, Elia has built an engaged social media following of nearly 3 million people across Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat. Due to the years of dedication and genuine openness with his audience, he has become one of the most followed photographers in the world.
Throughout the journey, he shares the Art of Photography on many different websites including his popular blog, blamethemonkey.com, teaches post-processing workshops worldwide, speaks at major international photography conventions, and is proud to be one of the founders and leaders of Dream Photo Tours. Elia Locardi joined the line up of guest photographers at Xposure in 2017.