Ann Elliott Cutting

Ann Elliott Cutting ( is an award winning editorial, conceptual advertising and fine art photographer. Ann’s images have appeared on the covers of Time, USNWR, Washington Post, Kiplinger, Science and on many album covers and book covers. Her client list includes Nike, Nikon, Lexus, Target, Lee, Pioneer, Kenwood, and Ashworth Golf. Her  images have been published in Photo District News, Black and White Magazine, Communication Arts, Graphis, Rangefinder and Nikon World. Ann received a BA in Biochemistry and cell biology from UCSD and a BA in photography from Art Center College of design where she is currently on the faculty. Ann loves working with all formats, from DIana cameras to 8×10 and any lighting situation.

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Julia Dean Interviews Ann Elliott Cutting

LACP Founder and Executive Director Julia Dean asks Ann Elliott Cutting ten questions about her background, career in and beliefs about photography …

Julia Dean:  What kind of photographer are you?

Ann Elliott Cutting:   Conceptual advertising, editorial photographer and fine art.

JD:  How long have you been shooting?

AEC:  25 years.

JD:  Where did you get your training?

AEC:  Art Center College of Design

JD:  When did you know you wanted to devote your life to photography?

AEC:  While at Art Center.

JD:  Did you ever come close to giving up?

AEC:  Nope.

JD:  Have you sacrificed anything by being a photographer?

AEC:  Not going to grad school in a different field, and not taking a start up position in biotech. Photography was the unknown, less scripted path which seemed the appropriate choice in my 20’s.

JD:  What have you gained by being a photographer?

AEC:  Being creative everyday, running a business, meeting great folks, always new and a challenge, joy of becoming an expert and teaching.

JD:  What classes do you teach at LACP?

AEC:  Chiaroscuro BW Nude, Editorial, and Conceptual classes.

JD:  What do you love most about teaching?

AEC:   Meeting such creative people, seeing them enjoy what they do at any age, seeing them have success down the road.

JD:  What advice would you give someone who is thinking about making a career in photography?

AEC:  Treat it like a start up, take risks, be passionate and be creative. Find a great team to work with, travel, always be open to learning, innovate, photograph the world you know and are obsessed with.