Successes

Since clients often contact our photographers directly, we won’t know about every assignment or stock sale we generate. But we do hear about the positive impact we’re having...
  • Irwin Wong // Tokyo, Japan got picked up for National Geographic UK Traveller’s Snapshot page after pitching them his Japanese Masters project. 

  • “I just did my fifth multi-day shoot for Erickson Living, one of my favorite clients that I got directly through Wonderful Machine five years ago. I’m really thankful for everything Wonderful Machine has done for me, and really hoping to get some fresh images up for the new year. Thanks again” – Brian Tietz / Ft. Myers, Florida

  • “Hey Craig – just wanted to pass a positive note. I signed up with Wonderful Machine with the hope of being found by new clients. Within a month, I just confirmed a job with an automotive manufacturer with whom I previously had no contact. Here’s to many more” – Kelly Serfoss / Los Angeles, California

  • Craig worked with George Qua-Enoo / Toronto, Canada on an estimate for Rustoleum and he got the job! “The ads are doing so well the client has extended the web usage license and purchased a one-time print license!”

  • Craig worked with Erik Isakson / Los Angeles, California on quotes for Jazzercise and Levy, and both were successful: “Craig, just FYI, Chevrolet just licensed those four additional images for $5,100 and Jazzercise for $10,000 or so. Thanks again for your help and insight. Always so very helpful to bounce these ideas off of you!”

  • “I just did a shoot for Oprah magazine that I got through Wonderful Machine, but it won’t be published until January” – Todd Douglas / Ft. Walton Beach, Florida 

  • Executive producer Craig worked with Nicole Franco / Mexico City, Mexico on an estimate for Futera: “Hey Craig, just wanted to send a huge thanks for all your help with this job with Futera. When passing back through NYC from Spain, I was able to meet everyone for pre-production meetings. The job is going to be intense but super fun and I’m so excited to head out this Sunday! Anyway, you rock!” – Nicole  

  • Lindsay Lauckner Gundlock / Mexico City, Mexico completed a recent shoot for Lonely Planet, who said: “Lindsay Lauckner Gundlock did such an amazing job capturing the people and foods of Mexico for our book ‘From the Sources: Mexico’. Bravo!” 

  • Jeff Berting / Manhattan Beach, California worked on a project for Bulleit Whiskey. "They found me on Wonderful Machine and hired me based on my Brand Narrative and craftsmen work [...] So thanks to Wonderful Machine!"

  • "I've gotten two inquiries, including one that resulted in a completed shoot. Pretty good for the first month back with WM!" - Max Hirshfeld / Washington, DC

  • Our Executive Producer Craig Oppenheimer worked with Peter Molick / Houston, Texas on an estimate for Motiva and Peter got the job! 

  • Ed Wray / Jakarta, Indonesia worked on a project for Men's Journal. "Hi Ed, I hope this finds you well. I came across your website on Wonderful Machine and would love to see if you would be interested in shooting a feature for Men’s Journal. We’re a national US magazine that covers men’s personal stories, adventure, travel, interest."
  • Craig Oppenheimer, our Executive Producer, worked with Patrick McDermott / Washington, DC on an estimate for luxury watch brand Baume and Mercier. Patrick got the job!
  • "Thanks for reaching out and letting me know everything your team has done over the last year--it's greatly appreciated. The last referral I got was a shoot for Walmart through Pace a few weeks back, and the client found me through Wonderful Machine." - Jason Paige Smith / Orono, Maine

  • "Yesterday I was contacted by Runner’s World, who I believe found me through Wonderful Machine as well, and I will be shooting for them in a couple weeks! Very excited. Thanks again.” - Christopher Cardoza / Boston, Massachusetts

  • “Jess recently helped me with a bid for a job I eventually picked up.  It was for Havas Chicago and Cracker Barrel. I just got back yesterday from the shoot. I hope to do a second shoot for them in two weeks.” - Art Meripol / Birmingham, Alabama

  • Executive Producer Craig Oppenheimer worked with Yellow Street Photos / Los Angeles, California on an estimate with UCLA for a cookbook. After getting the assignment, Yellow Street Photos said, “I’m happy with the result and I feel your help with the estimate really made this job come to life.” 

  • “I just had a call from New York from a potential shoot. Looks like it will happen which is good. The client found me on your site.” - Graeme Murray / Rotorua, New Zealand

  • "Who do I thank for the Livestrong assignment? Someone at WM recommended me. The talent and client were wonderful!” - Steve Greer / Lumberton, New Jersey

  • "The jobs with The Food Group are moving forward, thank goodness...It makes me a bit dizzy, all these numbers, so I am glad to have your eye.” - Jennifer May / Woodstock, New York

  • "So awesome that you are my account exec. Wanted to let you know that one of my stock submissions to Time Inc a few months ago ended up getting used in their Glamping Guide as a collaboration with Geico." - Natasha Lee / Santa Monica, California

  • “My first reviewer today [at the LA Portfolio Review] was by far the toughest and most rigorous of the 4 I ended up with (after the rescheduling and cancellations). I just got this message from him on LinkedIn: “Your work is stunning. I've already shared it with two creative colleagues who have a special interest in transgender issues. Commercial work is excellent as well. Happy to connect and will look for opportunities to collaborate down the road." And here I was just happy that I had someone who asked so many questions and gave the most (and very frank) feed-back.” - Eric Politzer / Los Angeles, California

  • "Figured I let Wonderful Machine know I made it in the Communication Arts Photo Annual this year. It’s taken me almost 20 years and I’m sure I could’ve bought a fancy new car with all the entry fees I’ve paid. Thank you for everything ya’ll do." - Bryan Regan / Raleigh, North Carolina

  • “I got hired via Wonderful Machine for a three day job with Google and was found on WM to shoot a travel story with AARP magazine." - Brooke Fitts / Seattle, Washington

  • “A few months back, your team (Rachel & Erika) presented to my creative department in Manhattan and ever since we've started meeting with the most incredible photographers and are hoping to hire them for a few upcoming shoots.” - Creative Director, PMK BNC

  • "Shooting my first job next week for a client who found me through WM (small trade magazine)...thought I'd pass along a proactive thank you!" - Doug Levy / Ayer, Massachusetts

  • "Many of my recent projects came through WM. Specifically, shoots for Forbes, Autoweek, Adweek, and a few trade magazines." - Clay Cook / Louisville, Kentucky

  • “Wonderful Machine continues to be wonderful. I am currently shooting a campaign for Converse as a result of being on Wonderful Machine and just shot a portrait for Vanity Fair, also from being on Wonderful Machine—you rock!” - Evaan Kheraj / Vancouver, Canada

  • "Thanks to WM, I was able to produce 2 books with Storey Publishing and an editorial spread with Golf Magazine." - Melinda DiMauro / New York, New York

  • "As a direct result of being with Wonderful Machine, I was asked to shoot the cover and interior feature story for the July issue of Independent Banker Magazine." - Chuk Nowak / Warren, Michigan

  • "Thank you for the help and continued support! It's done wonders for my career." - Rolando Diaz / Miami, Florida

  • Executive Producer Jess Dudley recommended Ben Miller / Shanghai, China for a shoot with Four Seasons Magazine. After the shoot the client reached out saying "Just wanted to let you know that Ben was a pleasure to work with and did a great job! We are very happy with the results." - Art Director, Four Seasons Magazine

  • "Wonderful Machine has been a big asset for me and has helped me secure a lot of work while in Baltimore" - Jonathan Hanson / Los Angeles, California

  • “I just returned from a shoot and wanted to tell you that just yesterday I got a call from a photo editor at People Mag and am shooting an assignment this weekend for them in North Dakota. She told me she had located me through WM. Also, I am shooting on the east coast for 4 days in June for an out of town agency and suspect that also came through WM since I don’t do any other out of town promotion. I’ve been impressed since day one with how all the folks at WM are constantly doing stuff to promote us and reaching out to contact me. You guys are doing a great job in getting us exposure." - Jim Henderson / Eden Prairie, Minnesota

  • "Hey there, I'm headed out to profile the owner of Kimmie Candy, a chocolate and candy factory, for a MyBusiness Magazine feature. Got the assignment through Wonderful Machine!! Just wanted to say thank you!" - Shea Evans / Reno, Nevada

  • Executive Producer Craig Oppenheimer hired Chad Kirkland / Salt Lake City, Utah on behalf of Momentum for three AMEX shoots in Park City, Utah. Emily Beckett at Momentum said "And he’s really doing an excellent job, by the way. Thank you for making this connection. We’re oh so pleased."

  • “Well, that worked. Just booked my first job from you guys! Less than two hours since I was added to the site! Amazing. Thank you guys.” - Aaron Greene / Greenville, South Carolina
  • “Within less than 2 months of being on WM I got my first assignment through you all and have drastically increased my web traffic. You all have definitely helped make my relocation from NYC so much easier (and less scary) to handle.” - Joe Buglewicz / Nashville, Tennessee
  • “Thanks to Wonderful Machine I picked up a job from National Geographic. So thank you for that!” - Evan Pantiel / Stockholm, Sweden
  • “Just wanted to say thanks – already booked a job last week from your site. Before I’ve even been billed for anything.  Only a small editorial gig, but still a good start. I’m impressed.” - Colin M. Lenton / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • “I just picked up an editorial job from Architect Magazine through WM. Thanks for all you do! :]” - Matthew Carbone / Columbus, Ohio
  • "You guys were integral in helping me gain a presence in Seattle; I’m forever grateful for the support! Humbled to count myself a part of such a distinguished group of image makers." - Michael Clinard / Lake Forest Park, Washington
  • "One of my photos is in October's issue of Runner's World Magazine. Thanks to Wonderful Machine for the magazine finding my work!" - Isaac Lane Koval / Portland, Oregon 
  • “Last week I was hired to shoot the cover for Time Out NY!  It was the perfect project for me, an image of the NY subway with lower Manhattan in the background.  I was excited to find out that they found me through Wonderful Machine, and wanted to say thank you!” - Donna Dotan / New York, New York
  • “Thanks to the awesome folks at Wonderful Machine for helping me land another job! You guys keep my wife happy.” - Jacob Slaton / Little Rock, Arkansas
  • “Wonderful Machine is always my first search when looking for a photographer!” - Adina LoBiando, Sierra Magazine
  • “Things are moving along quite well out here. In fact, I was booked on a five-day road trip travel job this morning by the Guardian and they found me on WM—good stuff.” - Hollis Bennett / Nashville, Tennessee
  • “Just a quick email to say thanks, so far this month I have licensed images to America, Kazakhstan and Iceland all via WM. Whatever you’re doing, keep up the awesome work!” - Dom Romney / Newport, United Kingdom
  • "I wanted to let you know that I have already gotten my first job because of WM! It is an assignment from Bloomberg news doing a couple of portraits. I am thrilled. I asked him how he found me and he said "Wonderful Machine is a wonderful thing." - Kathryn Gamble / Des Moines, Iowa​