This is usually the area where photographers pretentiously posture as if they just cured cancer. They talk about how they connect spiritually with their subjects or how they’ve been influenced by Pee Wee Herman. Whatever. I find it quite annoying. In that spirit, I’ll keep my pitch short and sweet.
Here’s what you need to know about me. I have more than 30 years experience in newspaper, magazine and commercial photography. I was a director of photography for a midwest ad agency as well as for the Topeka Capital-Journal.I shared in a Pulitzer Prize at the Kansas City Star for its coverage of the Hyatt Skywalk Collapse in 1981. A small piece of it, but a Pulitzer nonetheless.
I like to have fun. I ride a road bike a lot, and my family is my number one priority. I won’t tolerate intolerance. I don’t like it when people talk on their cell phones while driving. It’s dangerous. I play the uilleann pipes. I went to law school with my daughter. But the most important things you need to know about me are: I am easy to work with, I don’t take myself too seriously, and I produce great work on a budget and on deadline.
And now, I’m a FAA Part 107 Certified Drone pilot offering photography from an aerial perspective, too.
Kat Schleicher is a freelance commercial and editorial photographer. She was born on the coast of a great lake in Michigan, spent her childhood on a little farm in Central Illinois, lived next to a rice field in Japan, the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and the hills of Los Angeles. She currently resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she and her husband are raising their two young children. She started her photography education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio.
I love what I do. The challenge of making new and compelling images for my clients or for my personal work keeps me moving forward. And meeting new and interesting people is a great perk to any job.
I’m always inspired by travel to new locations and new ideas.
Starting out in Florida with an English degree, I then moved out to Boulder, Colorado, where I earned my MA in Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder. I might have also spent some time hiking and snowboarding while I was out there . . . .
As a Kansas City-based commercial and editorial photographer, Steve Puppe’s freelance assignments range from food and environmental portraiture, to healthcare, agriculture and corporate photography.
Living with his wife, two daughters and son outside the city, and with a studio in the Strawberry Hill area, Steve has stayed connected to the city where he’s spent much of his life.
Steve’s interest in photography, like his connection to his hometown, has deep roots. With a painter for a mother, he was exposed to art at a young age, taking every art class available to him. He flirted with the paintbrush and the pencil, but it wasn’t until he received a camera that he fell in love. From his first high school photo class, Steve knew what he wanted to do with his life. While still a high school student, he had the good fortune of working with Hallmark Cards, which paired him with commercial photographers, and paid for his film and photo trips.
Steve continued his photo studies at Kansas University, where he studied advertising and photojournalism. He also freelanced for Hallmark and commercial photographers on the side. Through Hallmark, Steve furthered his creative development, learning how to capture a diverse range of subjects from people to still life. He took that experience with him into a career in photojournalism, covering a variety of stories for notable papers. Eventually, Steve headed back to the studio, working as an in-house photographer at an ad agency. It was there that his degree in advertising gave came into play, giving him the insight to take on a wide array of clients and campaigns. Working as a graphic designer and photographer allowed Steve to take projects from conception all the way to the press check.
Fast forward and nowadays, Steve combines that commercial experience with photojournalistic story telling shooting for notable clients like Cerner, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Sprint, Nike, Google, AT&T, Chrysler and IBM. When he’s not out on assignment, he’s cooking up some Kansas City BBQ, or taking pictures of his family because when Steve’s taking a picture, he’s happy.
I became a photographer because I am curious about the world. I love to travel, discover, and explore; to observe and document moments that reveal the essence of a person or an environment.
As I was growing up, my family traveled quite a bit and photography was a way to enrich my own experience and to share my vision with others. When I first picked up a camera it was a satisfying fit. I loved the way I could see something with my eye, imagine how I wanted it to look as a photograph, and then use the camera to capture that image.
I got a degree in history and always thought I would follow in my family’s footsteps and wind up in academia but upon moving to NYC after college I discovered the possibilities of commercial photography. Right away I knew it was the perfect way to combine my love for visual storytelling with my curiosity and excitement about the world.
That was twenty years ago and since then I’ve been busy traveling and shooting and even made a move to Connecticut with my wife and two kids. We miss the bustle of the city but definitely enjoy the relative calm of gardening and chasing our chickens around the yard.
I am a seeker, an artist, a photographer, a father, a husband, a lover of all things eclectic, a listener, a cook, a marketer, a business person, an outdoorsman and voyeur. I’ve photographed everyone from CEOs to celebrities to industry leaders to politicians to the every day "regular" person for over thirty years. I’ve hung out of helicopters, staged robberies, worked with models in the Caribbean, negotiated access to rooftops in Times Square, and once took 46 flights to Europe in 6 months all for the perfect image. I love that commercial photography allows me to problem solve while collaborating with different people in different places every day. I knew I found “my thing” pretty early when I noticed the world falling away while I’m shooting – it’s magical. My work has been featured in national advertising, publications, billboards, annual reports, and more. I’ve also had numerous solo and group exhibitions of both my commercial and personal work, and I’m proud to have received national and international awards.
Ilan Godfrey (b 1980) is a South African photographer, who’s work explores the diverse social, political, economic and environmental currents that shape contemporary South Africa, giving viewers a broader, and at the same time, more deeply personal understanding of the country they live in but seldom truly gets to grips with. His photographic practice includes extensive research and focuses on issues that expose South Africa’s constantly shifting landscape, documenting the country with an in-depth and intimate conscience. By conveying through long-term, multi-layered projects a process of investigative narration with photography, he reveals varied aspects of societal change across the country.
here’s a little bit about me and some of my favorite things…
grad school trained photographer, wife, mother to two boys Jude + Jagger, iced tea
drinker, sunshine, the desert, exploring new places, light, photographs, red wine,
anthropologie, fall leaves,design, anything reclaimed, Los Angeles+ Chicago, french cheeses, bread +butter,
vintage, clean sheets, sushi, hot showers, Greece, fall in NYC, Schitts creek, +
I am a commercial and editorial photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia. The youngest of four kids in a military family, there were five stamps in my passport by the time I was five years old. My father retired from the air force just before I entered kindergarten and we moved to North Florida where life became more predictable. A few years later, I began to take pictures (mostly of my pets and friends) with my mom’s point-and-shoot to entertain myself and also because I loved going to K-Mart where I could sit at the counter and talk to people while waiting for my prints to shuffle out of the machine. my work is a combination of storytelling and portraiture, often with a focus on social issues. My roots are in the American south and I am as passionate about doing work here as any other place in the world. I am a Spanish-speaker (also fluent in non-verbal communication) and have worked extensively in central and south America, Europe, and Asia.
Matt is an award-winning editorial portrait, commercial advertising, industrial, and sports photographer out of a southern town just a few minutes south of Atlanta called Macon. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Mercer University in Human Services ( he’s a people person) Back in the day, he tried his hand in TV as a commercial TV producer and was promoted to a sports reporter. During his time there he shot local news and a little photography (he stuck with the latter). When he’s not on assignment, he’s more than likely watching his favorite soccer team Arsenal FC, boxing, coaching soccer, reading, drinking hazelnut coffee, or listening to 80’s music (and yes he’s a huge Hall and Oates fan). He’s also an avid comic collector who is one of a few people to hold an original copy of the 1984 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 first print…COWABUNGA
Matt is available to travel for assignments within the US and internationally. He keeps his passport ready!
Michael Robinson composes details in architecture and interiors, capturing their essence – the purpose and the vision within the design.
A summer trip to Europe when he was 16 captivated Michael’s interest in photography. That fall semester Michael enrolled in his first photo class and it would change his life forever.
Michael attended the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa BarbaraMichael graduated from Brooks with honors, packed up and moved to Chicago to pursue a career photographing Architecture and Interiors. After years gaining invaluable experience in Chicago, he decided to return to his hometown of Kansas City. He reconnected with his now wife whom he has known since middle school, where they started a family and they have 2 kids and 2 dogs.
Today, Michael works both locally, nationally & internationally photographing a breadth of projects types from Commercial, Residential, Civic, Sports + Recreation, Hospitality and Mission Critical. Applying the collaborative skills gained throughout his career, beautifully expressing the design and stories within the built environment.
Clint is a photographer and writer who shoots for clients such as Monocle, Guardian weekend magazine, FT magazine, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Travel & Leisure, Wirtschaftswoche, Die Zeit, Die Weltwoche, Capital, Bloomberg Businessweek, Maclean’s, Report on Business magazine, ‘M’ Le Monde magazine and more. As a writer, he’s written destination and travel pieces for airline and airport magazines as well as content marketing for companies like Momondo.
Corporate clients include Crown Prince Court – Abu Dhabi, Art Dubai, Masdar City, Falcon Private Bank, Siemens, New York Institute of Technology, New York University, Wilhelmsen Ships Service and more
Sydney lifestyle, editorial and tourism photographer James Horan is originally from Ireland now calls Australia home.
James fulfills the needs of editorial, commercial and corporate clients with an eye for detail, a sense of humor and a style rooted in documentary photography. Much of his personal work focuses on the quirky side of life.
When not on assignment or working on personal projects James loves spending time with his family, drinking big mugs of tea, eating cake and wishing he had hair, a dog and a field of Donkeys.
I’m an entrepreneur-photographer-filmmaker that wears many hats. Originally from New York City but with nearly 25 years experience working and being creative all over Asia – now based in Singapore, I bring an international perspective to everything that I do, with extensive experience in both China and India.
motionpictures.asia is a multimedia production house specialising in shooting both photography and video for clients worldwide. We are developing a new specialty there of creating high quality marketing content for hotels and resorts in Asia.
Asia Images Group is one of the first stock photography agencies specialising in Asian content for the global market. Film and video is our new passion and we are seeing that market grow rapidly.
I didn’t plan to be a photographer when I was a kid – I thought I’d be a veterinarian, an ad man on Madison Ave (hello, Don Draper!), or an astronaut. You know, the usual. But, I picked up a camera while in the army, and the rest, as they say, is history.
My photography resume is long and diverse – at different times, I have been a conflict, newspaper, sports, lifestyle, fashion, portrait, feature and food photographer. I have lived and worked in NYC, LA, Miami, DC, Phoenix, Harrisburg, PA, and for the last 11 years, Charlotte. All of these locations and experiences through my career have shaped my perspective.
I capture real moments, tell rich stories, and make people and products look great for brands, magazines and ad agencies. My work is real, relatable, honest and authentic. Whether everyday people or hired talent, I have a natural ability to make people comfortable in front of my lens. We have fun on my shoots, I don’t yell, and, on the best days, we eat NC BBQ.
I live with my wife and 3 rescue dogs on an acre within the Charlotte city limits that we bought (mostly) for the dogs. When not out shooting, you can usually find me working on personal projects, or exploring a new hobby, or fly fishing for anything that swims.
Some fun facts about me below – the rest you need to learn for yourself. So, let’s work together!
• I drink a LOT of iced tea and there will always be some on set
• I was a Paratrooper in the US Army and have over 75 jumps
• I have seen every episode of Law and Order (go head, challenge me!)
• I will travel almost anywhere, anytime to eat BBQ
• Every fish I catch is released alive to live another day
• I have counted over 25 species of birds at our yard feeders
• I hiked over 700 miles of the Appalachian Trail in one trip
I make pictures primarily for editorial, corporate, science/technology, education, and advertising clients with a focus on environmental portraiture and story telling style documentary photography. Everything from landscape to food, architecture, fashion is fair game though. Love getting the call, collaborating on the process and engaging with new subjects.
I’m a documentary filmmaker and photographer from Brooklyn, NY. Widely exhibited, my work consists largely of telling well-intentioned and respectful stories about people on journeys – people who either are experiencing great challenges or who have overcome such challenges. My most recent film project, "Hello Sunshine”, profiles a woman who has survived decades of gun violence and domestic violence trauma and has channeled these traumas into service – saving the lives of those in active opioid addiction and supporting the families of murder victims.
In addition, I have an on-going project about the impact of gun violence on a diverse group of Americans. Young, old, rich, poor, in big cities and in rural communities – “It Takes Us” shows how gun violence cuts through the heart of the country. “It Takes Us” has been published globally and presented at colleges, universities, medical centers, and more.
Press and Exhibitions:
Penn State University
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
The University of Iowa
The Connecticut State Capitol
The Huffington Post
The Wall Street Journal
Julien is a Paris-based editorial photographer.
Commissioned: Paris Match, Le Point, Le Monde, Le Figaro Magazine, Forbes Afrique, L’Obs, Magazine L’Equipe, Le Parisien Mag, La Vie, L’Express, Science et Avenir, Challenges, Femmes ici et Ailleurs, Les Echos, Paris World Wide, 3 Etoiles, Vigneron Magazine, France Football…
Businesses should compete based on great stories. Pure and simple. It’s my job to draw out and photograph your stories in a way that causes customers to click with your brand. Nashville-based photographer and visual storyteller with a great love of people. My work is focused on telling better stories for your website, social media, blog, print collateral, and in-house displays. With a BA in Photography from Thomas Edison State College; a thesis written on How Photography Causes Social Change; a year teaching photography at the college level; and an MA in theology your images will come from a deep understanding of the power of images and the human heart. Born and raised in the South with a deep appreciation for roots, narrative & quality. I grew up watching light slant through Georgia pine trees and it changed the way I see.
Lover of hospitality, rocking chairs, deep conversations
and the word "ya’ll."
Green Bay, Wisconsin-based commercial and editorial photographer, Mike Roemer, is a Midwest-based photographer working in the areas of agriculture, manufacturing, industrial, healthcare, transportation, tourism, hospitality and sports. He is also an FAA Part 107 licensed and insured drone pilot.
He has won first place awards in Pictures of the Year International, National Press Photographers Best of Photojournalism, and National Headliners. He also was a two-time winner in the American Society of Media Photographer’s Best of ASMP, with a first place in editorial for a photo from 2019 and an honorable mention for 2020, along with being a three-time winner in the Pro Football Hall of Fame photo contest.
I’m Steve Boxall. I’m a commercial and editorial fashion/lifestyle photographer, specializing in children. In fact, I like to think that my images are where fashion and lifestyle meet. For me, it’s all about capturing images of a fabulous life.
After college he moved to London to start his photographic career shooting for BBC Television.
After six years of working in London for the BBC and other clients, he left his native England to travel the world on a two-year hiatus before settling in Miami Florida.
Since moving to the USA and resuming his career, Steve has worked with some of the world’s greatest photographers, amongst them Richard Avedon. Seeing the transition from film to digital, he became a founding partner in Digital Decaf, a digital services company for the photographic industry.
Steve has 20 years of experience working in almost every aspect of the industry, and as a father of three, he loves to photograph people but especially kids. Miami-based but always traveling, he is at home shooting studio, beach, island, zero gravity, and everything in between.