Oscar W. Ellis (b. 1949 – d. 2004) was born in Hannibal, Missouri, and attended the University of California at Berkeley. Professionally, he was an engineer and CEO of a company largely focused on mining limestone. In his personal life, he lived as an outdoorsman and adventurer. He married an artist he met at Berkeley, named Anne, and fathered two children, Tealia and Crystal, who also grew up to be creatives. He was an avid photographer, a closeted artist of sorts, who used the camera as a way to record his life and the lives of his family members. His work has never been shown publicly… Until now.