Ann Cutting, Photographer

After graduating from The University of California at San Diego with a BA in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Ann Elliott Cutting went on to receive a BFA in Photography at The Art Center College of Design. Ann currently works out of her studio in Old Town Pasadena, and teaches at The Art Center where she received her BFA. Specializing in photo illustration, editorial, lifestyle, still life, and advertising, Ann is a brilliant conceptual photographer; her clients include Lee Jeans, Lexus, PG&E Corp., Nike, Sony Music, US News and World Report Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Warner Brothers Records, and scores more. Ann's versatility spans subjects from science and organic images to children, editorial, and lifestyle.


  • Ann's work has been on view at several solo exhibitions and over 20 years of group exhibitions.

  • Ann's work has received awards from AIGA + APA, Archive, Black and White Magazine, Communication Arts, Nikon Magazine, PDN/PIX, Picture Magazine, Photo Insider Magazine, and the International Photography Awards.

  • While a crossover from science to photographic art isn't obvious to everyone, Ann finds it to be perfectly natural — literally. For Ann, the importance lies in finding a unique paradigm through which to view the world: "Both science and photography have methods and techniques for finding a solution. The creative part forms during the process. The associations between things that may not be obvious and the coming up with something novel, or seeing a different way of looking at the problem provide useful approaches in both fields."


"Ann's imagination creates crisp new worlds. Her ideas are bright and fun and she brings them to life with light, color, setting and teeny, tiny details." — Dena Verdesca, Designer at O, The Oprah magazine.