Elliston was born and raised in Philadelphia. After studying graphic design he traveled through out Europe and started his photography career in Milan Italy. Over the past 30 years of his career Elliston has been a contributor for Conde Nast, Hearst & Mondadori, where most of his editorial and campaign work have been published. Elliston worked exclusivley as a photographer and videographer for Victoria's Secret PINK for 8 years. Elliston worked with Vogue Bambini for the past 15 years. He enjoys most to capture a candidness within his photos and to tell a story.