Max Thomsen is a commercial and editorial photographer based in Chicago, IL. Max’s passion for storytelling came from his youth while he was constantly pouring over his parent’s collection of movies and old National Geographic Magazines. Steve McCurry’s famous National Geographic cover of the Afghan Girl and Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction hooked him on visual storytelling. With his strong work ethic and passion to collaborate with a team, he has continued to exceed the client’s expectations. Whether it’s working one-on-one with a subject on location or directing a crew in the studio, Max draws from his years of experience to capture the client’s needs. When he is not working, Max draws inspiration from traveling, reading, and the cinema.
Based in Dallas, Texas, Andrew Hancock is constantly on the road from coast to coast and around the world photographing what surrounds him and creating engaging content for his clients.
Known for his collaborative style, low-maintenance demeanor and relentless work ethic towards the creative process you will find him easy to work with
whether you are a client or subject. In working with Andrew, clients and crew quickly realize that team success is valued before individual accolades.
With a vision that transcends genres, Hancock is among an extremely small group of photographers to have ever photographed covers of both Sports Illustrated and TIME magazine.
His work has also been selected as being among the best published sports photos of the decade for 2010-2019 by both ESPN and Sports Illustrated.
I’m a Detroit based photographer interested in digging into everyday situations and coming out with compelling stories. I love visually showcasing the world in the most objective and truthful way possible, while retaining a tinge of optimism and humor. Photography has allowed me to travel extensively: studying in Paris at Spéos Photographic Institute, photographing wind turbine technicians in Oregon for Siemens Wind Power, and spending half of 2013 in Lagos, Nigeria working with The African Artists’ Foundation and LagosPhoto. I am available for hire for editorial, portrait, and reportage work.
Spanish born, Hong Kong brewed, Mexico City based and globally working, commercial – advertising & editorial photographer specializing in sports, portraits, and lifestyle.
Victor started his career while completing his Marketing Communications degree, shooting assignments around the globe for high-profile surfing magazines. As a photographer, he went on to develop his expertise in editorial photography working for world-renowned Reuters and Getty Images agencies in Spain and in Asia. Victor has covered events that he is most passionate about, having photographed 3x Summer & Winter Olympics Games, Formula 1 GP’s, several world swimming championships, athletics, soccer, badminton, and Grand Slams ATP & WTA tennis tournaments.
I am a documentary, travel and portrait photographer and videographer, and work for organizations and publications in the US and abroad. I currently reside in Hamburg. Germany, and travel stateside twice a year for work.
Gritty, intimate, honest photography casting light on the unique characters and stories that are shaping our future. Bringing life experience from global travels to military service, award winning photographer Tom Kubik evokes the infallible beauty of real human connection through lifestyle and portrait photography.
I’m a commercial / advertising and editorial photographer specializing in food, farm & agriculture imagery. Or more simply, I capture images of people, what they eat and how it gets from the pasture to the plate.
Clients and collaborators find me to be creative, flexible, efficient and results oriented. I am down-to-earth; passionate and far from perfect. I don’t take myself too seriously and I firmly believe being on set should be fun. I value my crew as much as my clients. It’s these things combined that allow for the creation of authentic, artistic and head-turning imagery.
True story: My mom was always supportive of my career. She was so excited to see my work in her newspaper. She carried a copy in her purse as a prized possession, sharing it with everyone she met (whether interested or not). Her pride and passion continue to inspire me today.
I currently make St. Louis my home, where I live with my husband, Joe, and our cat, Claire. When not out and about with my camera, I spend much of my time working on my cooking skills and trying to make my own garden grow.
I am available for advertising agency, brand, corporate or editorial shoots worldwide.
I don’t enjoy talking or writing about myself; I like my photographs to do that for me. Yet I know it is helpful for those reviewing my body of work to know a little about me and how I approach my profession. The photo I’ve elected to include of me is from my first visit to Poland at the age of 10.My Ciocia Nusia bought me my first camera, igniting a curiosity that has matured over time and experience but remains the cornerstone of my approach to my work. Photography has provided me with the opportunity to work with subjects and attend events that I would otherwise have missed, thereby enriching my professional and personal lives. I love the creative side of photography and each year complete independent photographic projects, so I continue to learn and never become complacent. My goal is to help such organizations develop their voice. When working with clients, I firmly believe collaboration is important to ensure the product is of the highest quality, meets the clients’ needs and desires, and is delivered timely.
After a decade-long career as an experimental nuclear physicist, Minesh Bacrania has established himself as an editorial and documentary portrait photographer with a strong connection to New Mexico and the Southwest. His portraits and photo essays exploring the unique people, culture, and artistic traditions of the region have been featured in numerous national magazines and publications. Available for assignment anywhere, he lives with his son in the mountains outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Clients include:
The New York Times
The Wall Street Journal
Audubon Society Magazine
Southwest: The Magazine
New Mexico Magazine
American Craft Magazine
Food Network Magazine
Commercial / Advertising
Newport News Nuclear / BWXT
Huffington Post Creative Labs
Environmental Defense Fund
Johns Manville Corporation
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Sandia National Laboratories
Santa Fe Institute
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs
Creative director, graphic artist and photographer
With over 20 years of marketing and advertising experience, had contributed to the local sucess of some of the most important brands in the world.
Including Coca Cola, Nestle, Gillette, Verizon, Dewar’s, Nissan, Shell, Duracell, Grey Goose, Heinz, Stoli, KFC, TGI Friday’s, Diageo, Pizza Hut, Jack Daniel’s, among other not less important local brands with an award-winning creative insight and attention to detail.
A strategic thinker, a problem solver, an honest team leader and a true perfectionist, that had assembled a team of creative professionals that reflect his personal passion towards communication and marketing to facilitate brands to achieve it’s goals.
This kind of respect for the work assures that nothing but the best solutions leave the agency’s hands.
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.
Agaton Strom is a Swedish born photographer based in New York City. He has published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, El Pais, New Yorker, BBC, Harpers Bazaar, GQ, Esquire, Haaretz, Politico, Le Monde, Village Voice, Newsday, Interview Magazine, The Believer, Plaza, Residence, Svenska Dagbladet among others.
Emmanuel was born in 1977 in Saumur (loire valley). Torn between his two passion, music and photography, he decided for the second as a career. In 1997, he served during his military time in Paris at the etablissement cinematographique et photographique des armees. This job led him to work closely with the French government. For four years, he then continued to follow the prime minister at the time, Lionel Jospin in all his national and international trips as its official photographer, confronting himself to a wide range of situations and subjects. once Jospin’s mandate ended, Emmanuel left the administration and joined imapress agency in 2001 covering societal and political stories. Rich from these experiences, he decided to go freelance in 2004 and has been multiplying collaborations with various wire agencies (Reuters, Gamma, Strates) publications and corporations worldwide since then. Along with long term personal projects about Tchernobyl and immigration issues in France, he covers various stories about politics, sports, lifestyle, and fashion always in a very personal style and numerous corporate and editorial portraits.
I’m interested in the human experience. In our rush to the end in search of perfection, we often overlook the things right in front of us. The everyday and banal can be more beautiful than the glamorous, and the imperfect often holds more meaning than flawless. Start with why dare to be authentic, and never settle for anything less than excellence.
Anya is a commercial and editorial photographer with a talent for capturing decisive moments, subtle human emotions and great physical energy. Her lighting is vivid and painterly. Her compositions are cinematic and often documentary-like.
Whitney Curtis is a photographer based in St. Louis, Missouri, who tells visual stories for a wide range of editorial, commercial and nonprofit clients.
After graduating with a degree in photojournalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Whitney worked as a staff photojournalist at The Kansas City Star, northern Utah’s Standard-Examiner and the Daily Herald in suburban Chicago.
She is an alumna of the Eddie Adams Workshop, Missouri Photo Workshop and NPPA’s Multimedia Immersion Workshop. She has also received hostile environment and first aid training. As an editorial photojournalist, her work has been honored by the Associated Press, NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism and Women in Photojournalism. Her work has appeared in group exhibitions at the United Nations Visitor Centre, the International Criminal Court in The Hague, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Monroe Gallery of Photography.
Tim Gerard Barker is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker based in Vietnam since 2012. Tim was based in Hanoi until early 2016 when he relocated to Ho Chi Minh City. He has extensive experience working throughout Asia and he is available for assignments worldwide. Tim has experience working on a wide range of photography and videography projects including: travel, documentary, portraiture, hospitality, corporate and industrial. Tim’s desire to explore the world and to understand different cultures drives his work. His images capture real people and real places with a colourful, graphic style. Tim’s travel imagery is represented by the Lonely Planet Images collection at Getty Images, for commercial work he is represented by NOI Pictures and Studio @ Getty Images and he is also on the roster at Wonderful Machine. Tim’s work has garnered numerous awards over the years, with citations in the International Photography Awards, Australia’s Top Photographers and Travel Photographer of the Year.
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.
Lianne Milton is an American editorial and documentary photographer currently based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her work focuses on the effects of politics on people and their environments, in places such as, SE Asia, Latin American, as well as the U.S.
A recipient of the 2013 PDN Photo Annual in documentary for her project in Guatemala: La Vida No Vale Nada
Her work has also been published in Afisha (Russian travel magazine), Christian Science Monitor, Financial Times, Inc Magazine, Open Society Foundations, San Francisco Chronicle, and featured in 2013 PDN Photo Annual, AP-AI Latin America 2012/2013, Foto8, and NPR’s The Picture Show.
Lianne is a Getty Images Artist & Global Assignment photographer, and a member of Wonderful Machine. In 2004, she received her BA in Photojournalism from San Francisco State.
Lianne currently reside in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where the City meets the Ocean. When she is not photographing, she’s out there surfing.
Please contact Lianne directly for assignments, projects, and licensing editorial images.
I’m a photographer based in Nagoya, Japan. I specialize in industrial, travel, portraiture, food, news and documentary photography. Living in East Asia for 15 years, I have extensive experience photographing assignments throughout Korea and Japan.
I am a contributing photographer with Cavan Images and AFLO, and a member of Wonderful Machine. If you need an editorial or commercial photographer in Japan, South Korea, or elsewhere, please contact me at [email protected] or call +81-80-8977-6855.
Editorial clients and publications include:
National Geographic Traveller (UK), The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, BBC, CNN, NHK, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Lufthansa Exclusive, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Virtuoso Life, GEO
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.
Tai Power Seeff grew up in Los Angeles, CA, and at age 17 moved to New York City where she studied Photography, Anthropology, and Cinematography at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Photojournalist Angel Franco of the New York Times was one of her first mentors at NYU, and after graduating from university she became the first assistant to fashion photographer Todd Marshard. She has since had the privilege of working with such photo luminaries as Steve McCurry and Dana Gluckstein.
With family hailing primarily from Mexico, Italy, and South Africa, she has traveled the world from an early age, and has lived in Rome, Italy; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Cape Town, South Africa; and Chiang Mai, Thailand. This international experience, coupled with the creative influence of her father, photographer/filmmaker Norman Seeff, has inspired her own career as a travel and portrait photographer.
I’m a seeker. I crave new experiences because I believe each new language we hear, new friends we make, or new mountain we look down from offers a greater understanding of the world around us. The world is a complicated place, and we need a complex vision to match.
And so with each new shoot that I do, I bring a seekers eye, a longing to connect, a desire to try a new thing and to see not just the visible but the incorporeal as well: the enthralled musician, the athlete inflow, the confidence and verve of the fashionista, or the concern of the kind-hearted. People and places around us can inform and inspire us with their wonder to see the world more richly. I like to share that.