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...
  • “I hire photographers ALL the time from you guys. You all built my database!” - Photo Producer / Pace Communications
  • “I am a huge fan of you guys. I am actually headed to Nashville and will certainly make sure folks there know you guys if they don't already." - Creative Director / Bohan Advertising

  • “I’ve been using Wonderful Machine for a decade. I remember discovering WM and thinking this is amazing cause I don’t have to look at a million random portfolios anymore” – VP Design / Imagination Publishing

  • “Your search tool is wonderful” - Photography Specialist / Red Bull

  • Andrew Lindsey // San Francisco and said Wonderful Machine is perfect for him. He gets about 1-2 big jobs a year (consistently over 10 years) and it helps his SEO. He mentioned that we reach out to him a perfect amount throughout the year and never feels upsold. He appreciates the profile updates and the little recommendations we always include.

  • "We always tell the photographers who want to market their work that there are some key places they should make sure to be visible to make sure they are being found by agencies and brands worldwide, and Wonderful Machine is always a site that we suggest, especially for the US." - General Manager / Production Paradise

  • While replying to a Stock Request, Jesse Winter said: "I really appreciate you thinking of me I love what Wonderful Machine is doing." - Jesse Winter // New York, New York

  • Dan Cutrona // Miami, Florida was complimentary of an estimate Craig Oppenheimer did for him (for a winery). He would never have thought to ask for as much money and it will pay for his Wonderful Machine membership for years to come!

  • “So far, I’ve already got success reaching out through the first email round. It seems like DDB and Chicago Reader are interested to meet. I’ll be setting that up through email in the next couple of weeks hopefully.” - Ricky Kluge // Chicago, Illinois

  • In reference to a web edit with photo editor, Honore Brown, Justin Tsucalas said: “The process has been going really well so far. Honore is has been very helpful and responsive.” - Justin Tsucalas // Baltimore, Maryland

  • “I’ve personally used Wonderful Machine before for a shoot and had a great experience.” - Art Producer / FCBCURE

  • Ryan Price mentioned while working with Katie Keller as a Marketing Mentor: “I've really taken a lot away from our calls so far because they have answered questions I didn't even know I had.” - Ryan Price // Houston, Texas

  • Craig Oppenheimer worked on a licensing quote with Erik Isakson for Modelo. It was approved. He said, "Thanks again for your input. I just received a PO from Upshot today, requesting the 6-month option, so that's great news! I hope to be in touch again soon." - Erik Isakson // Los Angeles, California

  • “Consulting was great, probably the best advice I’ve gotten with marketing in a long time and I believe the timing of my work quality and experience this can all work out great and be a big help. Katie had fantastic advice and it means a lot!" - ” - Ricky Kluge // Chicago, Illinois

  • “I consistently see inquiries from my Wonderful Machine listing. I have one client that found me on Wonderful Machine that I’ve already worked 9 times for this year.” - Dan Bigelow // Ridgefield, Connecticut

  • "I was recently contacted by Patagonia to shoot some portraits for their recent global Climate Strike campaign. The shoot went very smoothly and the client was very happy with the result and grateful for everything... I asked them where they found me and they said it was through Wonderful Machine. I have no doubt this would never come my way if I weren’t with Wonderful Machine." - Daniel Mahon // Northcote, Australia

  • "I have gotten more jobs and leads off of Wonderful Machine than any other platform I have been a part of, past or present...Thank you so much for such an awesome place!" - Michael Dorman // Los Angeles, California

  • "You guys are one of the top organizations out there. Definitely well-known and respected." - Sid Hastings // St. Louis, Missouri

  • "I made a work for Monocle Magazine some months ago thanks to Wonderful Machine." - Giuliano del Gatto // Rome, Italy

  • "Side note, I shot for Golf Magazine within a week of signing up. They told me they found me through you guys. They were so stoked on the images they have asked me to start traveling for them instead of hiring local photographers wherever the PGA tour is." - Aiden Franklin // Ft. Worth, Texas 

  • "I just shot a portrait of the Oregon State Treasurer for Kiplinger’s, my first Wonderful Machine referral and my first local assignment in Portland. So that’s cool! Thank you." - Jay Fram // Portland, Oregon

  • “I just did a job for Waldorf Astoria, via their new agency that found me on WM.” - Kelly Serfoss // Marina Del Rey, California

  • "I don't usually send direct messages but I just wanted to reach out to you and express how great and helpful Wonderful Machine is. I work at Autoweek, where setting up photo shoots is a weekly occurrence and Wonderful Machine is my first stop. The style of most of the photographers is exactly what we look for and are so pleased with the final products. Thanks for creating such an amazing site!" - Emily Trexler // Detroit, Michigan

  • "Thanks so much for your help with the FCB shoot. I am incredibly grateful for the insight and experience you brought throughout the whole process… from that first phone call with the agency to the final mark up on the purchase order. It made a huge difference in the quality of work I was able to deliver. Glad to be a part of Wonderful Machine and I look forward to many more collaborations in the future." - Ian Tuttle // San Francisco, California
  • “I’m working on a project with a client I have been working with for 5 years now thanks to Wonderful Machine. I really appreciate being part of your amazing group of photographers.” - Brian Tietz // Miami, Florida

  • “...it looks like Wonderful Machine has been chugging along, well...wonderfully. We use your database constantly, so thank you for having the foresight to create it.” - Ryan Mesina // Wall Street Journal

  • “I’ve used your consulting services pretty heavily and have been very happy. Not just with the results but also just with the process and how it shaped my understanding of and view on photo marketing. We’ve had decent success and I felt like I grew a good bit through that work.” - Stephen DeVries // Birmingham, Alabama

  • “Thank you to you and your team! I wouldn’t be where I’m at if it weren’t for the exposure I’ve received from Wonderful Machine.” - Rolando Diaz // Miami Beach, Florida

  • “I was speaking with a photo editor in NYC and they asked me if I was on Wonderful Machine. I had been with WM previously but after this photo editor told me she used Wonderful Machine to find photographers, I immediately went home and signed up. Two days later, the agency VML reached out to me about shooting and directing an integrated campaign for New Balance. We shot the campaign in Dallas, Texas back in January.” - Philip Edsel // Austin, Texas

  • "Looks like I got a nice gig from Player’s Tribune, NYC for this coming week. I will shoot 3 German soccer pros here in Munich for them. They found me using Google and my name came up on Wonderful Machine. Sweet! I love it!" - Erol Gurian // Munich, Germany

  • David Giral // Montreal, Canada said, "Hi again, the editor confirmed they found me through WM" in reference to an assignment for American Way inflight magazine (American Airlines).

  • "Yesterday we completed a shoot from a producer who sourced us through Wonderful Machine. It was a portrait of a doctor w/ patient for a cancer drug advertorial. The producer says he loves you guys and hired several photographers for this project through you." - Max Hirshfeld // Washington, DC

  • "I would like to let you know that I have an assignment from imagination (www.imaginepub.com). They found me through Wonderful Machine." - Mark Ansorg // Dortmund, Germany

  • “The last few years have been really great, thanks primarily to my WM profile. One portrait assignment has lead to several new health care accounts.” - Pete Lackner // Dallas, Texas

  • “I’m happy to say that I’ve already booked a few solid jobs from my short time on the directory… it’s been a very worthwhile investment!” - Ian Tuttle // San Francisco, California
     
  • "Just wanted to let you guys know that WM played a role in a recent shoot that I had with the NYTimes,- It actually ran in print today. The editor of the piece, Brent Murray,  said he saw me on Wonderful Machine a while ago and kept my info handy." –John Muggenborg // New York, New York
     
  • "OMG I'm shooting for Chick-fil-a. They found me on WM. Holy cow! Haha cow, get it?" – Kimberly Davis // Austin, Texas
  • Isaac Lane Koval // Portland, Oregon got more jobs through us this year than any other year. A good mix of editorial and commercial projects.

  • "I was contacted three weeks ago to shoot a portrait for a feature story in this weeks Barron's Magazine. Adrian DeLucca explained that he found me through Wonderful Machine's website." – Louis Arevalo // Salt Lake City, Utah

  • “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

  • “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!"

  • 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."

  • "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.”