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…

  • Anomaly contacted us looking for stock photos for their client, Petco, and we licensed them 11 dog images from 7 of our photographers.
  • A Senior Editor at American Psychological Association called looking for photographer recommendations. She raved about Wonderful machine and said she uses us all the time, appreciating that our photographers are vetted.
  • “I would like to say thank you to you and Bill for all the wonderful resources you have been able to put together. It has truly been a huge help to me and so many photographers I know.” — Chad Dennis // Atlantic Beac, Florida

  • “Wonderful Machine has a done a great job over the last few years with promoting my business.” —David Papazian // Portland Oregon

  • “You are amazing to work with and I just suggested a coworker reach out to you about another global project we have coming up.” — Production Specialist from Kohler

  • “Wonderful Machine’s proactive move to lower membership rates when the Pandemic hit is not only to be commended but no doubt, it also helped keep me on board and involved in the group while so many of my revenue streams paused or dried up.” — John Muggenborg // Tarrytown, New York
  • “You guys at Wonderful Machine have been doing an amazing job during the COVID situation. Many, many thanks. I particularly enjoyed the first meetings early into the confinement. I also really enjoyed the session where we discussed photographers’ websites. I found that you had a very good, deep understanding of where and how photographers try to position themselves. I know that you understand photography markets: big city vs. smaller towns, commercial vs. editorial, etc. You also seem to have a good eye to see potential.” — Christian Fleury // Montreal, Canada
  • A media editor from Nature asked for recommendations for photographers in Amsterdam and was able to get in touch with Philip Jintes, so they hired him.
  • Jane mentioned she was hired by German company Bernheim Ingersoll to shoot a portrait for an annual report for $4000 this year and that every year something comes up that continues to make WM worth paying for. Jane Shauck // West Hartford, Connecticut 
  • “I rely on Wonderful Machine to find photographers locally” — Photo Editor / Food Network Magazine
  • “I just got a shoot for Stevens Institute of Technology alumni magazine (Hoboken). When the editor reached out to me she said, ‘I was blown away by your online portfolio.’ Woot Woot! I thought you would like to hear that. Thank you again!” — Megan Maloy // Jersey City, New Jersey
  • “I use [Wonderful Machine] as a reference to look for photographers all of the time.” — Photo Editor / Ink Global
  • “We wanted to let you know how very grateful we are to Wonderful Machine — and Honore specifically, who is a ROCK STAR for all that she has helped us achieve in 2019. Her expertise, insight and wisdom have helped us bring Francis Hills Photography back to life — and we are super excited to continue working with her and Wonderful Machine in 2020. It’s going to be great year!” — Francis Hills // New York, New York
  • “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 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. — Andrew Lindsey // San Francisco, California 
  • “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
  • Dan 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! — Dan Cutrona // Miami, Florida
  • 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
  • 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
  • “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
  • “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 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
  • “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

Wonderful Machine by the Numbers*

We have 578 member photographers listed on our directory

  • 74% live in the U.S., 26% live outside of the U.S.
  • 74% of our photographers are men, 26% are women
  • 96% are white, 4% are People of Color
  • 29% of our photographers shoot video
  • The median duration our members have been with us is 4 years, 11 months

Each week, we get 15 membership inquiries

  • We invite 7
  • 3 join, 3 leave

We promote our photographers to 25,780 people who work at…

  • 3169 publications
  • 6902 agencies
  • 7393 brands
  • 83% of those people live in the U.S.
  • Each month, we add 229 people and 86 companies
  • Each month, we update and send individual emails to 95 people
  • Each month, we update 1080 company data records

Our website gets 17,000 visits each month from 13,000 unique visitors

  • 60% of our website traffic comes from within the U.S., 40% outside the U.S.
  • Each of our photographers gets 21 impressions each month
  • Each of our photographers gets 9 click-throughs each month

We have accounts on all the major social media platforms

  • 7500 Facebook followers, each post reaches nearly 200 people
  • 14,500 Instagram followers, our images receive 2500 likes each month
  • 7358 Twitter followers
  • 2931 LinkedIn followers
  • 1200 Pinterest followers, 210,900 monthly views
  • 1530 YouTube followers

*These numbers are recent averages or recent snapshots unless otherwise indicated.