Eli Meir Kaplan is a commercial photographer and director who became interested in visual media after his parents brought home an early black and white video camera when he was four years-old. Eli's first of many videos on the camera was a stop-motion battle between He-Man and Skeletor. A Batman and Robin caper soon followed.
Eli’s longstanding interest in visual storytelling and meeting people from different backgrounds led him to documentary photography. He draws from that experience to capture genuine, aspirational, and intimate moments in the commercial photography and video production he does today.
Eli lives in Washington, DC with his wife and two daughters, is an APA DC board member, and has been told that he's fun to work with.
AARP, Bank of America, BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama, Capital One, CDC, Children's National Health System, Comcast, Fridgidaire, Giant Food, HersheyPark, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare, Lansinoh, Moët, Music & Arts, PBS Kids, Royal Bank of Scotland Group, Stanley Black + Decker, Sunrise Senior Living, Total Wine & More, University of Virginia Darden School of Business, USPS, Victor Stanley
Alice Blue, August Lang & Husak, Hill Holliday, HZ, ICF Next, Intermark Group, Karma Agency, MGH, Ogilvy & Mather, Partners + Napier, RP3, SmithGifford, The Team, Worldgroup Retail, The Variable
AARP, The Atlantic, Autoweek, Bicycling, British Airways High Life, Car and Driver, Dwell, Essence, Metropolis, Mindful, Money, O, The Oprah Magazine, Outside, Pentagram, Runner's World, The Hollywood Reporter, Smithsonian Magazine, Surface, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, WIRED
AAF DC ADDY Awards
AAF Baltimore ADDY Awards
Communication Arts Photography Annual
Lürzer's Archive 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide
PDN Photography Annual
Reportage by Getty Images Emerging Talent
A Photo Editor