George Elsasser holds a BA in Art, had early recognition from Robert Heinecken, Emmet Gowin, and George Krause as juror's in shows at venues such as the Chrysler Museum of Art and NYU. His work received six solo and has been included in eleven group shows. In 1997 he received a 20-Year Retrospective at the Hermitage Foundation Museum, Norfolk, VA.
In 1989 Elsasser left full time work to give himself completely to photography. At this time he did one year of graduate work towards an MFA and took education courses. Through 1996 worked as a freelance photographer, taught at Virginia MOCA, PFAC in Newport News, Virginia and continued his personal work.
In 1996 he discovered couples actively looking for photographers who used candid approaches to weddings. Capturing the action was quite interesting to him. Some travel for this work included the BVI, Tortola and L.A. In 2008 he began an extended sabbatical from such work.
Elsasser is continuing his work, which includes a strong foray (birthed from 12 years of wedding work) into candid street photography seen in "in step", "mammals at the beach" and "Moroccan Blue".
His abstract tendencies can be seen in "particle pool" and forth coming unpublished "leela" 2005-7, "rain" 2005-7 and "glass house" 2010-11.
His primary and longest running approach to image making describes smallish visual intersections from the semi-urban landscape. These can be seen in "excavations" 1977-1983, "incidents and intersections" 1986-1994, "break enter hunt gather" and other current work.
His Blurb book Tips and Tales (pub. 2012) has become a structural starting point for a more formal book project. He is currently seeking publication and representation.