Elby Rogers is a native of New Castle, Delaware. He was inspired to start creating art when he discovered the drawings and paintings of the outsider artist, Gus Fink. Elby was fascinated by Gus’ antique photograph paintings where Gus would paint directly onto the surface of a tintype or daguerreotype photograph. Elby loved the idea of subverting something so quaint. He soon started creating his own “subversive” paintings using digital photo manipulation.