Chris Elise is a French-born professional photographer who independently covers major sports events around the world. His work has been published internationally and he regularly works with major photo agencies in Europe and in the USA. He has spent 16 years photographing the NBA (including 2009 Finals, 2011 Playoffs, 2012 NBA Finals and Playoffs). Based in Franklin, TN and working all around the world, Chris Elise has shot sports on four continents. He became a U.S. citizen in 2021.