In No Time

Tony Ellwood’s “In No Time” series related to our perception and awareness of the passing of time. The images are created with a 5×4 camera, and captured over extended periods of time, using a series of multiple exposures, ranging from seconds to hours. Each picture is therefore an amalgam of realities, each layer blending with the other to form the final image. The result is a remarkably serene, reflective, and nostalgic set of images.

Tony developed the technique over a period of 18 months and spent 6 months visiting the site up to three times a day to photograph it. The location we see in the photographs is a place Tony visits to think, to gain inspiration, or to escape from the world for a while. The title “In No Time” is a reference to the phrase “in no time at all”.

Tony Ellwood

Tony Ellwood was born in Muenster, Germany.

While living in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1996, he began assisting several professional photographers.

He moved to Brasilia, Brazil in 1997, where he freelanced for several  publications, newspapers and agencies, such as “Classe A” and “Trilhas” magazine.

After his return to the UK in 2000, he continued to work as a freelancer. At the same time he successfully completed a BA hons in Editorial Photography under the Magnum Photographer Mark Power, at the University of Brighton.

Since then, Tony has participated in and helped curate several solo and group shows of his work.
His pictures have been featured in publications such as “Creative Review”, “ The Financial Times” and “Amateur Photographer Magazine”(UK) as well as “L’Echo” and “Trends-Tendances” (Belgium).

He currently resides in London, UK.

The Prints

5×4 Negative – Printed on Hahnemuhle German Etching paper

Edition & Sizes

13″ x 19″ (33 x 48 cm) edition of 9
30″ x 40″ (76 x 101 cm) edition of 3


Two minutes with Tony Ellwood

Artworks in this series