Atsuko Ellie Teramoto was born on the island of Hokkaido, Japan, and spent her childhood in Shizuoka. Ellie left her native Japan shortly after graduating high school to pursue her dreams in the United States. After studying journalism in college she went on to work for newspapers for twelve years, first in Los Angeles and soon after in New York City. From reporting Ellie eventually transitioned to news photography. Very shortly after taking this step she discovered her passion for fine art nature photography.
After many years in New York, Ellie decided to take the leap to independence, relocating to Houston to practice her photography on her own terms. In her work she seeks to find art in nature, while carefully attempting to match her prints with what the human eye experiences as closely as possible. Much of her time is spent uncovering the hidden beauty of Texas.
She enjoys cooking, traveling, and scuba diving. Her passion is her photographs.