Based in San Pablo, Costa Rica
"I am made up of everything I have seen", said Matisse at the end of his life, and this beautiful turn of phrase describes the way Irene Peña goes about crafting a picture. Through her untamed images runs a deep river of knowing and seeing, of filling up her mind with dresses,light and shadow, movement and haze. The photographer’s craft reaches back in time from the precise moment an idea came to be, sometimes in collaboration with a designer or an artist. Irene takes that idea and develops it with the trained eye of an editor: backgrounds, locations, lighting, models, colors, and poses begin to fall into place. There is always a pleasure in rediscovering her images once the shoot is over; in this new calm she continues her work of acutely observing, every little square a possibility of beauty.
Born in Costa Rica, Irene began studying painting and graphic design, which morphed into a career in photography. She studied at Santa Monica College, in California, and after a stint as an advertising photographer, she turned to the world of fashion photography in Los Angeles. Right now, Irene is based in Costa Rica, where she continues her innovative work, using analog and digital cameras, with established designers and new Costa Rican talent.
Tom is renowned for capturing epic scenes and injecting a structured beauty into everything he sees. His focus, stellar work ethic and love of working with people enable him to create the right mood to always find the winning shot.
He has worked in nearly 90 countries, experiences which have given him the versatility to operate in any environment whether shooting with a large team for the world’s top hospitality brands or erupting volcanos from a helicopter in Congo.
Tom grew up in the rural Cotswolds which fuelled an early appetite for the outdoors and honed his strong visual aesthetic.
His natural curiosity and sense of adventure soon took him abroad – living in Nepal, Sri Lanka and India throughout the 2000s. When he’s not thinking about photography and which airport he needs to head to next, Tom can usually be found on a tennis court or talking late into the night with friends. He considers his spiritual home the Lake District, where he spent many happy years exploring as a child and whose big landscapes still inspire him.
Tom’s clients include One and Only Resorts, Taj Group, Sainsbury’s, Open Table, TUI, Vogue, Burberry, Unilever, SAB Miller, Bacardi, G4S, The Arts Club, Porter Magazine, Conde Nast Traveller, Departures, Travel and Leisure, Architectural Digest, House and Garden, INK Global.
Ben Rollins is an award-winning photographer and artist, driven by a passion for documenting people of all backgrounds and places, in hopes of bringing everyone a little closer together.
He attended Savannah College of Art & Design, receiving an MFA in Photography and graduating as Excelsus Laureate, the highest honor given for graduate studies. Ben’s work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, New York, and across the southeast. Over the past few years, Rollins has worked with publications and organizations such as The Guardian, New York Times, American Cancer Society, and Google, to name a few. Long-term projects have taken him all across the world, where he documents international humanitarian work. Ben currently resides in Atlanta with his wife, three adventurous kids, and an extra friendly golden retriever, Winnie.
I create colorful, sharp, clean and precise campaign imagery for brands. Brands who are passionate about image quality and eager to invest in content that stands out in a sea of marketing noise. My work style is collaborative and adaptable. I am able to offer my clients a full range of services from storyboarding and casting to styling and animal wrangling. I’m known for my dedicated problem solving and ability to make humans and animals alike comfortable in front of the camera.
Based in São Paulo, Brazil
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Photographer and Director of Photography based in São Paulo, Brazil.
Twice a nominee for the Joop Swart Masterclass and winner of the Canon Prize 2007, in Holland, Luiz studied photography at the UofN, in Hawaii, portraiture at the ICP, in New York, and cinematography at the GCI, in Los Angeles, and Maine Media Workshops. He has photographed in more than 50 countries for several publications around the world.
I’m a Denver-based photographer and Pulitzer finalist whose work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the U.S. I specialize in intimate portraits and documentary coverage. When telling stories, it’s not enough to convey information; people have to care about what they see. So I try to forge a relationship between the subject and the viewer then get out of the way. I also try not to take pictures I brought with me in my head. I do my homework, solve problems, meet deadlines, and know the person in front of my camera is far more important than the person behind it.
Based in Charleston, South Carolina
Born in South Carolina, schooled in Tennessee, desk job designing magazines in Los Angeles, take lots of pictures, move back to South Carolina, take lots more pictures, travel, drink beer, ride bikes, work hard, be happy.
Based in Paris, France
English, French, Italian, Spanish
Born and raised in Italy, I’m currently based in Paris (but sometimes you may find me in Rome).
I started my career as a professional photographer in 2015. I’m extremely active in the hospitality and in the food industry.
I also work as a portraitist in the corporate milieu and I have shot for several architecture and urbanism projects. When I’m not shooting for an assignment or a project, I just love to discover the world’s most beautiful forests and depict their trees.
Based in Oakland, California
English, French, Spanish
Hi! I’m CHAVA,
an Oakland based Photographer and Creative Director whose love for photography and food, and even the packaging it comes in, has transformed into my life’s passion.
Growing up in Mexico City filled my life with colorful culture which has deeply influenced both my design style and photography. Browse my portfolio and you’ll see that I am not a stranger to pops of color and dramatic lighting.
My love for photography began the day my father placed his beloved Pentax K1000 film SLR camera into my hands. He taught me everything he knew about depth of field, exposure, film speed and technique – I was hooked. So hooked that I continued to study photography in college. I have yet to put the camera down.
I take pride in the fact that I am what many would consider a one-stop shop. I’m able to launch brands from inception to application – whether it be photography, web design, social media content or packaging design. If I had a dollar for every time I heard “I didn’t know you did that!” from my clients, I’d be richer than a chocolate croissant.
Based in Alexandria, Egypt
Arabic, English, Korean
Half Korean Half Egyptian, born in Queens, New York now based in Alexandria Egypt, Abdel Rahman Gabr (Koree) is a Filmmaker and a Photographer, also a Sony Alpha Middle East Ambassador.
He captures inspiring and engaging stories and creative insights, working across a broad range of media, generating original creative insights and executions in TV Ads, Photography, and Advertising.
Abdelrahman Gabr documents the people and places in Egypt with a profound lens, purveying certain magic in every shot, inspiring wide-eyed patriotism for this chaotic, ancient civilization. He captures the spirit of specific Egyptian cities through an incredibly cinematic visual rhetoric. His portfolio acts as a beautiful time capsule that blends historic culture with modern-day living, almost becoming the ultimate tourism propaganda for Egypt.
Saroyan Humphrey is a photographer and designer based in San Francisco, CA. He works across California/West Coast and is always open to traveling for assignments. Saroyan has been published widely and featured in a variety of magazines and websites, covering an array of subjects.
Born in Toronto / Had a bowl haircut at 10 years old and a mullet in high school / Graduated from York University with a degree in Film & Photography / Heard about a US Immigration Green Card lottery / Entered the Green Card lottery / Won a Green Card / Moved to Phoenix / Got married / Had a son / Bought a dog / Received a couple of photography awards / Still plays hockey twice a week / And still listens to Rush
I’M OK WITH:
The Maple Leafs on Hockey Night in Canada / Arizona winters / Plaid shirts / Living in Phoenix but leaving town / Hank 3 / Direct flights / Hitting the road without a plan / Tim Horton’s Coffee / Dave Attell / NYC / My Nexus card / Kraftwerk / David Lynch / Dio / Joel-Peter Witkin / Vinyl LP’s / TED.com / Motörhead / Ultimate Ears / SCTV / Shazam ( the app not the TV show ) / Warrior Hockey sticks / Zeiss glass / Richard H. Kirk / Phil Hendrie / Schwartz’s in Montreal / WireTap on CBC / Bob Mould / Not shaving / Being in focus / BBC documentaries / Brian Eno’s Music for Airports
Having photographed throughout Africa, and sometimes further afield, for the last decade – through his work Tobin has attempted to not only cover the breadth of the continent, but also the diversity within it. This has included stories on Somalia’s fight against Al Shabab and the country’s emergence from more than 20 years of civil war, to transgender issues, and the intersection of modern religion with traditional healing practices in slums.
Luis Cerdeira is a Spain based photographer who specializes in corporate, industrial and architecture photography.
His work is frequently featured in annual reports, commercial brochures, corporate websites and corporate magazines.
He works quickly and efficiently, completing complex shoots with minimal disruption when photographing people at their work. He also stays in time and on budget bringing back useful and striking images to his clients.
His easygoing approach enables him to get the best out of any situation both editorial and corporate assignments.
Recent clients include Ferrovial, Sacyr, Applus+, DHL, Sener Engineering and Systems, Tragsa Group, Inbisa Group, General Directorate of Civil Protection, Dircom, Military Emergencies Unit, Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment.
Jason Keen + Co is a multi-disciplinary architectural photography firm based in Detroit, and working internationally. We utilize a diverse skillset with an astute attention to detail to deliver still architectural imagery and motion content that is highly aesthetic and conceptually driven.
I am a commercial lifestyle and editorial photographer with roots in family photojournalism. My work best serves brands who want to help people aspire to collect moments rather than things: experiential activities, family-friendly services, artisans, museums, education, minimalistic living, agrotourism, family travel, social documentary work, and visual ethnographies.
Irwin Wong is a professional photographer based in Tokyo. He specializes in editorial portrait and documentary photography.
Known for his punchy portraiture and insightful documentary photography, Irwin’s client list is truly international with names such as Amazon, Nike, The Washington Post, Carl Zeiss, Forbes, Shiseido, Mitsubishi Motors and more. His first photobook about Japanese craftsmanship is due out in Spring of 2020, published by Gestalten.
I am a native of Pennsylvania, but I have been living and working as a photographer in Spain since 2011. Before that, I was a Visiting Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology.
I specialize in portrait-based stories and campaigns, but I also shoot a lot of reportage-style imagery, automobiles and short films.
My personal work normally stems from things that are a part of my life in one way or another, and represent a curiosity that I have about people. It is this curiosity that makes me want to keep being a photographer. I also love to travel.
I am fluent in English and Spanish.
Lindsey was born in LA but was transplanted at an early age into the deep south where he became fully versed in all things southern. After a short stay in southern California, Lindsey was drawn back to the South and found himself in the coolest town in the world, Athens GA. With a degree in fine art photography, Lindsey moved to South Beach Miami and was fully immersed in the fashion meca of the 90’s. The pull of the true south pulled Lindsey back to Atlanta where he began his career shooting editorial and commercial work. Lindsey lives in downtown Atlanta with his wife and two teenage boys.
Some like to take the easy road, others prefer the path less travelled. I am a fan of the latter – I thrive on challenge, detail, and problem solving. It’s that passion that makes me crave the right shot, right set, and most mouth-watering styling. Food photography is not a simple path from idea to execution – it’s an exploration and often a collaboration. When I first began to explore this type of work I knew it would make for an epic creative journey from my first attempts at lighting, to the way I continue to push myself creatively today. I am always exploring and I don’t think I’ll ever stop learning.
When I’m not in the kitchen or the studio you’ll find me happily collecting my share of sand and dirt out on the mountain bike trails in Central Florida. To me there is no better feeling than the rush you get from a job well done…except maybe the rush of rolling along a beautifully flowing trail with some happy jumps and berms in a beautiful wooded setting.
Based in Cefnpennar, United Kingdom
I’m a photographer specialising in unit production stills, BTS and special/key art shoots for film and TV publicity and marketing, as well as corporate and commercial portraiture and reportage. I’m based in South Wales in the UK, but I’m happy to travel to wherever the next exciting shoot is!
I pride myself on my professionalism in all aspects of my business. I’m easy to work with, and deliver on time and on budget. And I’m happy to work to a tight creative brief or to advise and collaborate on creative ideas, logistics and production for projects of all sizes.
So, whether you’re looking for a photographer to cover a six month film production, or you just need a simple headshot for your company’s website, get in touch and I’ll be happy to help!
Lucy is a Chicago based portrait, food and lifestyle photographer. Her thoughtful compositions, documentary approach and bold use of color result in artful storytelling across all subjects.
Recently her work was included in American Photography 35 and 36. In 2018 She was selected as one of The Lit List’s 30 under the radar photographers and received a Communications Arts award for Advertising photography.
When not taking photos, she’s often at her studio or snacking out and about in Logan Square. She deeply appreciates a good cup of coffee and would love to read your tarot cards.