Eli Dagostino
Eli Dagostino
Eli Dagostino’s zest for life has been celebrated on the stages of SNL, on the pages of Vanity Fair and in the seats of Carnegie Hall and the MET Museum.
Eli Dagostino is a true artist. Creative, sensitive and intuitive, his work celebrates individuality and at the same time speaks to our common humanity — the joys of work, family, love and longevity.
— Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author
Working with Eli has opened my eyes and my heart. I have learned to trust his eye allowing a new and dormant me to emerge through his work. He pushes the boundaries of what a portrait should be.
— Monina von Opel, Producer
From the first moments of contact with Eli, I knew I was in extremely capable hands. He is exceptionally efficient and effective, professional and fun! He is brilliant and energetic, and his work is deeply soulful. You will be in good hands with Eli Dagostino!
— Kate Taylor, Singer Songwriter
I asked myself, “Why do I need Eli Dagostino? For my marketing? I have nothing to market,” or so I thought. Working with Eli has a way of showing who you are as a whole person, in what is quite literally a “world wide web” of people.

Working with Eli was a whirlwind experience which provided me with an extension of me that isn’t apart from me; Eli creates a depiction of his subjects from a “third eye” perspective allowing them to “see” themselves from the outside — something that I’ve found to be extremely valuable.

Eli has a gift for capturing people in their natural element; It’s quite something to actually see your own story with such aesthetic flair.
— Francesca Maximé, TV Personality, Journalist, Author-Poet, Certified Meditation Teacher
If you’re thinking about working with Eli, don’t even hesitate. Do it. Eli’s love of his craft and impeccable eye and aesthetic shines through every aspect of each portrait he curates — yours will be no different.

There’s something so powerful about experiencing someone through Eli’s lens. I can’t think of another creator who brings this kind of dimensionality to people’s lives and their stories.

My day-to-day had become a bit of a sludge, and I didn’t realize how much I needed the opportunity to pull back and gain some proper perspective. I felt a renewed sense of confidence about my place in the world after working with Eli.

SIDE NOTE!! I guarantee that my portrsits will help me snag my future husband… ;)
— Justin Donham, Yoga Teacher, Actor and Voiceover Artist
It is so easy to look at your life from a place of scarcity and unworthiness. Sharing my story with Eli gave me the perspective I needed to recharge and come back to myself.

Eli allows you to gain perspective on your life and your journey; having your portrait done by hime is a way to commemorate where you are at this precise time in your life while at the same time shining a light to reveal where you are going. My time with Eli was entirely instrumental in re-lighting a match in my creative and entrepreneurial fire.

Eli truly honored me and my personal rituals with immense respect and integrity. He cherished them as much as I do and I was met with such love in return. I would recommend Eli to anyone who is struggling to remember the miracle that they are.
— Haley Jakobson, Artistic Director of Brunch Theatre, Writer
I was afraid that my story might come across as self-serving, narcissistic and put the focus too much on me. Who really cares anyway? To my surprise, the opportunity to do deep inner exploration and to articulate things out loud helped me to process and grow in ways I couldn’t have imagined.

Eli actually cares and is curious about what people do and why they do it. His masterful storytelling is a gift not only to his subjects but also to the people who love and care about them.

My experience with Eli far surpassed my expectations and I highly recommend him. Bravo!
— Father Edward L. Beck, CNN's Faith and Religion Commentator
Eli’s storytelling gives a fuller sense of his subjects. People feel like they know me after getting a window into my world.

I felt a great sense of peace after working with Eli. He will make you feel comfortable, and will present you in your best light, both literally and figuratively. He is easy to work with, a consummate professional and a phenomenal storyteller.

Working with Eli just before my 60th birthday made that transition in my life all the more special. The self-inquiry experience provided me with my very own personal time capsule.
— Valerie Sonnenthal, Photo Editor and Sound Healer
I was initially worried that people might judge my story, but my hope to touch other people who’ve experienced some of the same things I have combined with Eli’s warmth and unwavering support throughout the process made those worries wash away.

Thanks to Eli, more than ever before, I feel more fulfilled, doubtless and ready to continue to dream and thrive no matter what obstacles came my way. I appreciate myself and my journey, and I know that regardless of my self-doubts that I am truly living my dream.

My entire experience with Eli was incredibly impactful and came at just the right time for me. I’d recommend working with Eli to anyone feeling stuck or ready to “hit the reset button” like I was.
— Karen Niceley, Buddhist, Dancer, Choreographer and Non-Profit Founder