Elia Locardi is an internationally acclaimed professional travel photographer, videographer, writer, public speaker, and highly skilled 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 traveling from country to country, continuously circling the globe. Since he began traveling full-time in 2009, he has visited more than 55 countries, flown over one million miles, and collaborated with major companies, brands, countries, and tourism agencies all over the world.
As featured by Professional Photographer Magazine, CNet Australia,, 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.
Using a combination of traditional in-camera techniques, targeted times of day, and advanced post-processing 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.
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.
Official Partners and Sponsors:
- Wacom Global Ambassador
- Fujifilm X Photographer
- Formatt-Hitech Signature Artist
- Really Right Stuff Ambassador
- Smugmug Pro
- ThinkTank Photo Ambassador
- Capture One Ambassador
- onOne Software
- X-Rite Photo
Interested in Working With Elia Locardi?
If you are interested in working with or collaborating with Elia Locardi, or you would like to request a media kit, click the Contact tab on the menu and draft an email detailing the scope of the project.
Elia frequently collaborates with major companies, brands, countries, and tourism departments all over the world to produce beautiful photos and videos as well as engaging online content. As a brand ambassador and partner for major brands, Elia understands how to carefully craft and target content with many different audiences in mind. No matter the scope or scale, each project can be custom tailored to suit the individual needs and objectives of the client.
Public Speaking, Presentations, and Workshops
Elia has given presentations, lectures, talks, and workshops during some of the largest photographic events in the world, including Photokina, Photo Plus Expo (NYC), InterBee Japan, PNE Beijing, and Gulf Photo Plus. He’s regarded internationally as a very talented, articulate, and inspirational speaker and has presented in more than 15 different countries on a variety of topics. Recently, he had the honor of being a keynote speaker at a few banquet events hosted by Instagram.
Contact Elia if you want to learn more about what content he has to offer and how to book him for an event.