Kirk Irwin is a freelance photojournalist based in Columbus, OH. He is a masters’ candidate at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and an alum of the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop. He specializes in portrait and sports photography. His clients include Getty Images, the NY Times, USA Today, Ohio State University, The Columbus Blue Jackets, the Detroit Free-Press, Inside Lacrosse Magazine, Ohio Magazine, and Pace Communications. He is fully digital and can transmit from location on deadline. Please contact him for more information.
A Charleston, SC native turned Florida girl. Life is about slowing down, loving people, and laughing loud enough your neighbors recognize you from the next aisle at the grocery store.
A full time photographer since 2008, I got my start photographing life and people, but have unexpectedly fallen in love with photographing food along the way.
Want to work together? Email me, I’d love to hear from you!
Geo Rittenmyer is a visual storyteller. His career began in live entertainment and advertising portraiture working with clients such as ESPN, Disney on Ice and Ralph Lauren. He has gone on to adapt a cinematic approach for instudio and branded content allowing each image to tell a story. He is known for his dynamic use of color and ability to place a vision into any discipline, whether it’s a nocturnal landscape or studio still life.
His photography is fully conceptualized from start to finish with each image’s color being just as important as the subject itself. With his innate understanding of photography and post-production he can visualize the final look before the process begins allowing the image to be created with the highest quality and most efficiency. His techniques behind the lens, lights and computer allow clients to feel at ease with the direction and collaboration throughout each project and a seamless communication process along the way. When not on the road, Geo resides in the Pacific Northwest where he maintains a well-equipped photo studio in Seattle and can carry out all the pre and post-production needs for various jobs.
Mary Beth Koeth was born on June 2nd, 1982 in Ohio.
She’s the youngest of five kids whose names all begin with M…she’s still not sure why her parents, Mike and Marlene, thought that was a good idea.
Her parents moved to Texas when she was one, and she quickly embraced the Texas uniform: cowboy boots and a slight food stain on the lower bottom corner of her shirt.
She survived Catholic elementary and grade school despite the fact that she told a priest during confession that she had robbed a bank.
Koeth went to an all-girls college prep where she spent the majority of her time in the darkroom sniffing hazardous chemicals and forgetting to shave her legs.
She was a vegetarian for eight years…then lemon chicken happened.
She spent three and a half years at Texas Tech University and a semester in Florence dreaming about hot make-out sessions in the darkroom, but came out with a Design Communication degree instead.
Armed with visions of power suits and briefcases, Mary Beth moved to Kansas City to work as a designer for Hallmark Cards.
She later moved overseas to further her greeting card design skills with Hallmark UK.
Adam Hester is a photographer/filmmaker originally from Seattle, currently living in Minneapolis. At heart, Adam is a creative storyteller, and his best stories are often told through both stills and motion imagery. His library of work often portrays unique, expressive lifestyle images that elicit authenticity. His approach to work is down to earth and filled with hard work, collaboration and a passionate eye for capturing the details as well as the big picture.
Kirsten Miccoli is an internationally published fashion, beauty and advertising photographer based in the United States. Kirsten began cultivating her passion for photography at a young age. At 13, she was creating complex staged self portraits using props she collected and wardrobe from her mother’s closet. Years of this practice gave Kirsten a very strong foundation and a unique approach to directing talent. Kirsten attended Columbia College Chicago and graduated with her BFA in 2010. She continues to use her documentary background to capture seemingly candid moments in even the most staged scenarios. At the age of 32, Kirsten now owns a studio in Chicago, IL but often travels shooting for clients all around the world. With over 12 years of professional experience, Kirsten has worked with many well known brands and celebrities. Overall, Kirsten enjoys being part of the creative process from start to finish. She loves working with others and bringing ideas to life. Whether she is meticulously constructing a new image or capturing the existing beauty of her subject, her love for photography and directing shows in every frame
I am a documentary and fine art photographer, multimedia producer and writer. Born and educated in France with a degree in philosophy and political sciences, I moved to the United States in 1991 and earned a M.A. in journalism. I have kept my French accent since then.
I did not receive a Brown camera when I was a teen and I did not fall in love with photography when I developed my first film in a dark room. Don’t ask me why. My epiphany came later in life.
My work is multifaceted and reflects my curiosity for the things of life. I love to shoot environmental portraits and to produce multimedia pieces. Working for magazines and newspapers like the New York Times has given me the opportunity to meet people whom I would have never met otherwise. I have also previously served as a photo editor at CNN.com. My personal photography work explores the contemporary landscape in the widest sense, investigating themes which include the sense of place, the new forms of urbanism and the future of our environment. It can be seen at https://virginiekippelen.com/
I believe that photography is more than just a technical exercise, but a synthesis of vision, moment, and process that illustrates and amplifies something about the subject that is usually unseen. I grew up in Canada but now live in Western NY with my wife and kids. We love it here and a lot of my personal work focuses on the creatives and entrepreneurs who are busting their asses to make this Rust Belt city thrive again – and I’m grateful that I get to be a part of telling this story. I’m allergic to cats, penicillin, and boredom – being a photographer is a good cure for the last one because it lets me tell a different story every day. I create images for advertising agencies, magazines, and corporate clients across the US and Canada – Making quirky and dramatic portraits of subjects that range from corporate innovators to professional athletes to counterculture rebels is what I’m best at.
Derek Reed is a commercial photographer, video director, and photo editor based in New York City. Working with some of the best known actors and models in both the fashion and entertainment industries.
MATT’S LOVE OF BUILDING THINGS HAS LED TO HIS PASSION FOR ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN AND COMPOSITION. A PROFESSIONAL FOR OVER EIGHT YEARS, MATT HAS CULTIVATED RELATIONSHIPS WITH ARCHITECTS AND BUILDERS, BUSINESSES, DESIGNERS AND CREATIVES WHO SEEK THE BEST IMAGE TO SHOWCASE THEIR WORK. AND HE IS ALWAYS LOOKING OPPORTUNITIES TO COLLABORATE WITH VISIONARIES IN THE SPACE.
WHEN NOT BEHIND THE CAMERA, MATT IS OFTEN FOUND CREATING THINGS OF HIS OWN—A RECENTLY COMPLETED TREE HOUSE WITH HIS TWO DAUGHTERS—OR SMOKING A FINE BRISKET ALONGSIDE A LOWBALL OF BOURBON.
“There is no ceiling to how adept one can become.”
This mindset has served Serhii nicely, even though his job is partly to, well, take pictures of ceilings. The architectural photographer has captured some of Chicago’s most celebrated buildings during his career, and he enjoys the step-by-step process that goes into creating imagery of built environments. To Serhii, architectural photography is a puzzle, one pieced together after hours of careful observation, meticulous planning, and painstaking composition.
Curious and persistent, Serhii is constantly learning how to improve at his craft, and he sees new challenges as opportunities, not obstacles. Serhii’s dedication to his work is clear; in fact, when he’s not on assignment, the photographer is busy with self-commissioned projects. Never too far from the world of architecture, if Serhii isn’t spending time with family and friends, he’s probably playing his favorite video game, appropriately called Cities: Skylines.
I’m a filmmaker, a photographer, an author, a producer and an adventure junkie. I wear many hats within the creative industry and love getting called upon with new ideas and epic concepts. They all seem to overlap. They fill my passport with stamps and they tell real stories, which is what life is all about really; storytelling with different media, although film & photography will always lie at the heart of what I do.
Adventure plays a starring role in all my projects (work & play) and pretty much sums up how I do business. Always pushing the envelope, drawn down the road less travelled and throwing a shit load of energy into all that I do. A good adventurer needs these, as does anyone wishing to create iconic content that makes an impact.
I’m a conversation partner for both international lifestyle brands and agencies, helping them to create content that’s real. Producing media that an audience can relate to and stirs up their lives. I love seeing how my work on athletes has got people off the couch and made real, positive changes in their lives.
Starting out with my mom’s Polaroid taking pictures of skateboarders and BMX riders as a kid, to becoming a musician as a teen, the arts have always been a big part of my life. While being a musician I found myself working with other artists doing design and taking photos. I decided to take the next step to pursue photography full time and haven’t looked back since.
Gabriella Marks is a San Franciscan expat music shooter turned chef-and-farmer groupie. She arrived in New Mexico on pure intuition, but knows why she stays: the spectacular high desert light, the lenticular clouds, and the humbling experience of urging a single squash plant from the dry clay soil and ancient pueblo pottery shards in the garden. Her respect for, and relationships with, the farmers and chefs in the region grows daily.
A recognized name in the regional food world, Gabriella has been expanding her horizons to encompass lifestyle and portrait work in the Southwest and beyond.
From a working perspective, she’s driven to discover in every single shot an opportunity to frame moments and light in harmonious and striking detail. Perhaps the most single most powerful thing she has learned is how essential good listening – to the client, to the subject, to the environment – is crucial to creating the right image.
Gabriella lives just a touch north of Santa Fe out in the wilds of Pojoaque with her very short and rather long chiweenie, and an opinionated flock of little feathered dinosaurs, commonly known as garden variety backyard chickens.
Combining a passion for all things outdoors with a unique creative eye, Stephen creates images for the world’s leading outdoor manufacturers and publishers. He developed his vision as a natural landscape photographer, and now applies that creative vision to active outdoor and lifestyle images.
Mo has been producing iconic photography for over the last twenty years. He started in London working for emerging clients such as Dazed and Confused and has since developed a style that has been described as “polished rawness” that can be seen from his series “Black Gold” to advertising clients such as Nike.
In the nineties his portrait work defined the urban, hip hop music and cultural scene photographing some of the pioneering legends of the genre culminating in an intimate behind the scenes documentary of Sean “P-Diddy” Combs.
Mo shoots and directs portraits, beauty and still life for advertising and editorial clients. He is based in New York City.
For me, photography has always been about exploration. It’s about solving problems, whether it be creative or technical. It’s about learning new ways of seeing and being able to share that vision with the world.
My process is based on authenticity and creating comfortable environments where real interactions can happen. It’s about enjoyment, about seeing people enjoy what I make, and about learning which lens each project or client require me to look through.
I am a creative thinker with a blue collar work ethic. I work hard and expect those around me to do the same, but I make sure we’re all having fun. I am patient, flexible and understanding and I know how to tell stories that relate to real people.
Located in Pennsylvania. Working in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York, DC, Baltimore.
Available for assignment worldwide. I like to travel.
Scanderbeg Sauer (Andreana Scanderbeg & Alexander Sauer)
Extremely loud, extremely dirty, extremely distant locations to most people – you can bet that there’s where they will be. Andreana Scanderbeg and Alexander Sauer work together as a team since 2005. Their experience, efficiency and can-do attitude enable them to master just about every production. Both live in Zurich and Munich. And work worldwide.
Sara Rubinstein is a commercial director and still photographer based in Minneapolis, MN. Her work combines elements of authenticity, emotional range, beauty and candor. Sara graduated from Carleton College in 1998 with a degree in Biology and a minor in German. It took a 6 month stint as a computer programmer before Sara found photography, starting off as a photo assistant until transitioning to full time shooting in 2002. Over 20 years as a still photographer led to directing motion pieces focusing on authentic emotion and story. Sara believes personal work inspires both her humanity and her commercial endeavors. Her passions include photography, riding horses, travel to remote landscapes, camping with her family in their VW Campervan, and she hopes to one day publish a collection of short stories.
Buff is a commercial and editorial photographer who shoots lifestyle, food, interiors and kids. She has 20 years of experience shooting for clients across the country on both big and small productions.
Buff was born and raised in Texas and has been taking pictures as long as she can remember. She spent all her free time in high school photographing her friends and in the darkroom. Buff’s undergraduate degree drew her to a career in advertising in San Francisco where she was able to work with some amazing photographic talent and continue her photography studies at UC Berkeley. She was inspired to quit her day job after a soul searching road trip and has never looked back.
Buff’s passion for photography brought her to New York in 2000. Buff is energized creatively by the variety of work she’s asked to shoot and capturing moments that are personal and authentic in her subjects. In 2011 Buff, her husband and son George moved their home base to Austin. But she finds herself back in NYC shooting for clients and visiting family and friends as often as possible.
Aaron Conway is a photographer, creative and previous sculptor based in Cincinnati, Ohio and available for travel.
A passionate creative, talker, outdoors enthusiast and dog lover; if you like dogs let him know, they love coming to the studio.
His studio is located in the West End of downtown Cincinnati near the Over the Rhine district.
I am a visual storyteller and cinematographer — specializing in the fields of editorial, documentary and multimedia storytelling. But, to be honest, I’m a bit of a contradiction.
Because despite my work as a freelance photojournalist over the past decade, I actually graduated with a degree in Biological Chemistry from Grinnell College. Yes. You read that correctly. A photographer with a penchant for biology, chemistry, and neuroscience. I am now currently based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and freelancing for The New York Times, Reuters, Bloomberg and various editorial news outlets.
From professional sporting events to breaking spot news, I am a photographer who delivers skillfully-crafted, compelling imagery across a plethora of subjects with a creative AND analytical mind. Focusing on isolating peak moments of emotion, engagement, and access, I’m devoting my career to crafting authentic, engaging stories through both photography and video to uncover truly unique narratives and individuals. I am available for immediate contract and freelance work in Minnesota, the Midwest and projects around the world. Additionally, I am an FAA Part 107 certified drone pilot.