Arno Elias was born in Paris, France. He is a multi-talented music composer, painter and photographer. Elias is known for his compositions and productions of the globally renowned Buddha Bar music. Through his involvement with UNICEF Arno composed the music for their worldwide campaign with Latin recording artist, Shakira.
Elias is the Founder and Photographer of I'm Not a Trophy, an organization that is dedicated to create greater awareness for the rapid extinction of endangered species, Featuring Super model and Actress Cara Delevingne as the first-ever brand Ambassador, The Global Launch in June 2016, achieved World-Wide recognition from top editorial outlets such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, ELLE, Glamour, Instyle, Madame Figaro L'officiel and many more
Elias was chosen by Brigitte Bardot to compose music for the Brigitte Bardot Foundation, which was created to help protect animals from abuse.
Elias’ creative talents did not stop at his prodigious musical career, but continued into his artistic career, leading him into the world of painting and photography. Working alongside Jean Paul Gaultier and Mario Testino in the fashion industry further Influenced and informed his creative direction.
In 2011 Elias started "The Lost Series." The collection is a crystallization of Elias' mixed-media techniques and the powerful images he captured during his solo world photographic tour.
To date Elias has exhibited in Paris, New York, Miami, Basel, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dubai, St Barthelemy, Aspen
He was most recently commissioned by the St. Regis Hotel in New York to create two unique works of art for the hotels permanent collection.
Elias’ focus is to continue traveling the world, using his artistic expression to create beautiful works of art.