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Bryan was raised in the Northern NJ suburbs of NYC, since then he has lived in 4 other states … and visited all 50 of ’em. Bryan received a BFA in photography from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Throughout Bryan’s career his love for creative planning of detailed productions has led him to concept, plan, and execute photography for publications, brands, and agencies all over the world. On the weekends Bryan can be found exploring forests, rivers, & mountains along-side his theatre executive wife, their 2 young children, and family dog Bobby “Big Legs”.
Project Manager, Senior Photo Editor
Honore began her career as the manager for Max Vadukul Studio, where she maintained and archived photographs, coordinated photo shoots, and printed Vadukul’s portfolio for agency representation. She then moved to the New Yorker to take these skills to a higher level. While there, she took on an array of responsibilities, producing and commissioning photo shoots, managing the licensing rights of photos, and maintaining relationships with museums and galleries, to name a few. Through working at Wonderful Machine and pursuing her own photography career, Honore has a palpable passion for the medium. But what she loves most about her work are the photographers and the relationships she gets to build with them.
Senior Marketing Specialist
After earning a degree in photojournalism from Temple, she became an apprentice for WM when the company was still just a photographer collective. In 2010 she moved to California to become a producer. As photo director for Novus Select, Julia made strides as a digital asset manager and production coordinator for five years. When she came back to Philadelphia, Julia rejoined WM, where she’s traveled for production shoots, worked in consultation, and taught a capsule course for Drexel. More recently her focus is marketing consulting, working one-on-one with photographers. When she’s not in the office, Julia is all about family time and can be found with her lovely daughter, Caroline Ruby.
Designer & Associate Photo Editor
Lindsay is found with a sketchbook or cup of coffee at all times. By way of Reading, PA, she moved to Philly to get her BFA at Tyler School of Art and has since had amazing opportunities, working with groups like Songs in the Key of Free and Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. While she’s been an avid doodler for decades, Lindsay’s love for design stemmed from a career as a photographer. Working in Photoshop and Lightroom, she expanded her interests to digital art and design and has never looked back. In her free time, Lindsay paints, runs, swims, climbs, and is self-admittedly obsessed with her dog Obi-Wan Cannoli. Her favorite fonts are Avenir, Optima, Optimist, and Gotham (just a few classics).
Photo Editor & Creative Consultant (they/them)
After growing up in the Bronx Little Italy, Jemma moved to Philly to earn a BFA at Temple’s Tyler School of Art. Initially, their love of typography and design led them to major in graphic design, but eventually their growing passion for imagery and storytelling led them to switch to photography. Equipped with a multi-faceted background in photography and design as well as a deep understanding of clients’ creative needs, Jemma works with photographers at all stages of their careers to help them build their portfolio and brand. Jemma is passionate about bridging the gap for young, emerging, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ photographers by directing them to the tools and knowledge needed to achieve their creative and professional goals. Outside of Wonderful Machine, you can find Jemma working on personal projects in photography and writing, rollerblading through Philadelphia, or knitting.
Photo Editor & Marketing Specialist
Greg is a photographic writer, publisher, and artist from Syracuse, NY. As an artist, Greg has exhibited internationally and has visual books in library collections at MoMA, The Met, Yale, and others. As a writer, Greg produced over two-million words of photographic criticism for various publications. He also teaches photographic practice, history, and theory at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. Greg’s wife is from Indiana, their greyhound is named Indiana, and they watch lots of movies together. He also patiently waits for the Buffalo Bills to return to glory. “Go Bills!” he often says.
Andrew escaped the small-town life to study at Temple’s Tyler School of Art. Although he earned a degree in painting and art history, he found his way into the photography world and has since taken every opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the industry. Along the way, Andrew has lived through trying times, such as being chased by an alligator and almost getting adopted by Bette Midler (okay, that one is kinda cool). In 2009, his participation in a photo shoot went from talent to assistant, and he has traveled and worked on sets and in studios ever since. While not on set, at Wonderful Machine, or bartending at night, this jack of all trades finds time to get back to his roots. In his free time, Andrew still paints, or tinkers on his vintage motorcycle.
Known as Elo, this Mexican dancer, defender of art, and mother of two has lived in Algeria, Switzerland, and always, Mexico. And as a true creative, she is found with a camera in-hand throughout all of her travels. Photography is Eloisa’s passion, making Wonderful Machine a natural landing spot as she settles into her new home in Madrid, Spain. In February and March of 2020, Elo presented her first major exhibition — a gallery inspired by her book 707 days in Algeria. The show, taking place in Mexico City, was well-received by audiences and media alike. Outside of photography, Elo loves music, films, cooking, traveling, and spending time with family & friends — especially her two muses, her son Fausto, 6, and daughter Irene, 4.
Long Beach, California
A photo editor, art buyer, and yogi at various points in life, Jen’s eclectic background and skillset are a welcome addition to the WM team — as is her decidedly Californian morning routine of meditation and a turmeric collagen latte. After earning a BFA in Photography from Art Center College of Design, Jen worked as a photo editor in newspapers and entertainment and later became an art buyer for an ad agency. Off the clock, Jen accomplished a 300-hour yoga teacher training and received her certification to teach! She looks forward to a future in yoga instruction for advertising agencies and creatives. The Long Beach native has also made it a life goal to renovate an old Spanish-style house in her hometown.
Publicist & SEO Specialist
Ashley, who has a lifelong appreciation of photography, is a trained philosopher who taught at NYU, Fordham, Hunter, and Villanova before coming to Wonderful Machine. In addition to his educational responsibilities, he freelanced as a writer and editor, skills he currently employs in his role at WM overseeing the site’s two blogs. He won the Tour de France four times before he decided to go into the photo business, he sometimes tells people, even though it’s not true — so don’t try looking it up. Ashley tells awesome jokes, has read Heidegger, Kant, Hegel, and Spinoza, and likes parentheses way (way) too much.
Photo Editor & Marketing Consultant
Cameron Sterling is a content strategy consultant who helps professional creatives, small businesses, and organizations craft effective marketing messages and brand narratives for their websites and social content. With more than 15 years of experience working with professional photographers in a wide range of markets, he understands the unique challenges and opportunities you have, and what a defined audience needs to see to engage with your business. A few of his clients include ASMP members, Wonderful Machine, Richard Avedon, Hiro, Adobe Stock, Tiffany & Co., Harperʼs Bazaar, and SKI / Skiing magazines. He earned a commercial photography BA at Brooks Institute of Photography in ‘04, a history BA from Kenyon College in ‘98, and studied advertising at the School of Visual Arts in the 2010’s.
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Cliff’s mantra in life is forming meaningful connections, so it’s only natural he oversees Wonderful Machine’s social media. Having earned an M.A. in social services from Bryn Mawr, he spent almost a decade working with mental health patients. He also studied jazz in Boston’s Berklee College of Music, and is currently pursuing an online certificate in Design Thinking through MIT. “It’s all about empathy,” says Cliff. “Whether you’re trying to help a person in need, or enhance user experience as a designer, you first need to understand their perspective.” Social media isn’t any different – Cliff strives to create engagement and, by doing so, forge relationships between clients and photographers. After he logs off Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, he might go for a run in Philly’s Spruce St. Harbor Park or get lost in Robert Glasper’s music.
Chris recently moved to Philly by way of Atlanta, and he apologizes for the occasional “ya’ll” that gets peppered into conversation. Fortunately, his family is from Philadelphia, so he otherwise feels quite comfortable having this new home. While living in Atlanta he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Percussion Performance and a master’s in Music Therapy (he also apologizes for the constant tapping and humming.) In his free time, he enjoys exploring the city’s many artistic institutions, watching documentaries, and eating any and everything spicy.
Setareh joins Wonderful Machine, having worn many hats in the creative industry — and in all instances in pursuit of great photography. As a Photo Editor in traditional publications or an Art Buyer in advertising agencies, she champions great creativity and applies the same collaborative spirit across the board. Affectionately known as Hawk-Eye on set, her production experience runs the gamut – from producing travel jobs in Sydney, Australia to a 5-minute cover shoot at the Stanley Cup Finals. She has a degree in photography and will debate the age-old “picture size vs. word count” question over a pint or two any day. Fair warning, she doesn’t waver.
I’ve worked as a visual storyteller for over 15 years. I founded and ran a creative storytelling agency, and was a staff photographer for the Associated Press. I now have my own company where I not only go out in the field to capture stories, but I also now help social impact teams become better storytellers from the inside out through bespoke workshops and coaching. I have been living in the Middle East region for over a decade and I’m dedicated to helping global game-changers make a powerful impact with their stories.
Kate is one of those hard working Midwest folks. Born, raised and currently residing in Wisconsin as a wife of a pilot, mother of 2 wild boys and alpha to 2 dogs. She’s got a ENFP personality (for those Myer Briggs fans) which is a great disposition for our industry. Her roots start before graduating high school, assisting and sweeping the floors of a photo studio for an unpaid “internship” (let’s be real, she was a photo nerd that just showed up to learn). Fast forward 18 years, she ended up managing that same studio’s photo production as lead Senior Producer for their 26 global brands and nearly 100 sub companies; it goes without saying she’s worked on a myriad portfolio of photography categories. She’s a diligent, free spirit, that loves to laugh until her stomach hurts. Her weaknesses include Bourbon Old Fashions, fast cars, and thrift store (together is not advisable).
Associate Photo Editor
Born and raised in the northeast of Brazil, José has studied Architecture before moving to Finland to study BBA at Turku University of Applied Sciences. Prior to Wonderful Machine, he has worked for Finnish and Brazilian companies in the graphic design and marketing field. He’s passionate about art and design and when he’s not working, José likes cooking, traveling around the world and learning about new cultures.
Associate Photo Editor
Laura Tucker is a Philadelphia-raised, Penn State alum with a degree in Art History. Soon after college, she traveled to New York, where she worked as a photo editor for Billboard magazine. Here, her responsibilities ranged from producing photoshoots to overseeing the research department and organizing all the photography needs for Billboard’s star-filled company events. After fulfilling her dream to live and thrive in the Big Apple, Laura found her way back to the Philadelphia suburbs and adopted her best friend Frankie — a king Charles, cavalier, poodle mix.
Shannon is a Temple grad with a BA in English. She has since acted as a Marketing Specialist before returning to her true calling — storytelling. Shannon is passionate about the scribbled notes one finds in the margins of second-hand books, improvisational baking, and the sound of a typewriter. Her hills to die on — that Franz Kafka was a poser and that Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man is the perfect demonstration of a super-hero film. One day, Shannon hopes to be in charge of everyone’s must-read lists and believes that everybody has a story worth telling.
Jaymie is a recent graduate of the University of the Arts where she obtained her BFA in Poetry. During her undergraduate career, Jaymie taught and assisted in literature courses that gave her the work ethic to be part of a team like Wonderful Machine. Jaymie has recently been accepted to and will attend the Poetry MFA program at Sarah Lawrence College where she was awarded the Jane Cooper Fellowship in Poetry. Outside of work Jaymie writes poems (of course) and traverses the city with her friends. Her favorite poets include Dora Malech, Zach Savich, Daisy Fried, Sebastian Agudelo & Ben Lerner.
Born in Germany, and raised in a Dutch-Irish-American household, Daniel’s love for travel and meeting people started from day one and has grown ever since. Nowadays you’ll most likely find him traveling to meet someone at a local cafe or brewery via bicycle. Along his travels, Daniel studied marketing at the University of Pittsburgh, started up his own business, and worked for a small company called Tesla before arriving at Wonderful Machine.
Penn Valley, Pennsylvania
Adrienne keeps Wonderful Machine running smoothly by managing all of our billing and payroll. Before starting WM with her husband Bill, Adrienne was director of marketing for a nonprofit, and before that, she worked in scientific publishing. She’s the proud mother of twins Sarah and Helen. She makes a perfect tart crust, is an NPR junkie and can sometimes read a good book in a day.
FOUNDER & CEO
Penn Valley, Pennsylvania
Prior to dreaming up Wonderful Machine, Bill spent 20 years working as a commercial photographer – first as a photojournalist, then later doing conceptual portraits for magazines, corporations, and institutions. When he isn’t busy working with his staff or talking with photographers and clients, you can find him at the creek with Tilly, reading historical biographies, or relaxing with his wife Adrienne and their daughters Helen and Sarah.
Penn Valley, Pennsylvania
Tilly is Bill and Adrienne’s lovable Labrador Retriever. Her job description includes snoozing on the couch and inspecting trash cans around the office. At 3:30pm sharp, she walks to the 7-Eleven for her daily banana. Otherwise, you’ll find her chewing on sticks, or playing fetch (she can carry three sticks at a time).