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.
Based in Mexico City, Mexico
Lisette is a Cuban-American photojournalist and native in both english and Spanish. She lived in Havana for five years before moving to Mexico City and has covered everything from politics to underground reggaetón parties. Lisette is a World Press Photo 6×6 Global Talent for North & Central America and a recipient of the National Geographic Covid Fund for Journalists for her Vice News Reports podcast in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, about migrants working as professionals as they wait to enter the US. Her first book, "La paloma y la ley" (2019, Red Hook Editions), based on two women’s journey through 13 countries from Cuba to the U.S., was selected for Time Magazine’s Photobooks of the Year and Pictures of the Year International. In 2019, she toured with "Pop-Up Magazine" presenting a live adaptation of her book to theater audiences across the US. She has been a guest lecturer at The GABO (Gabriel García Márquez) Festival in Colombia, Annenberg Space for Photography in L.A. & Internazionale á Ferrara in Italy. She is a fellow with the Logan Nonfiction program at the Carey Institute for Global Good and with the International Women’s Media Foundation.
David Johnson is an internationally published editorial photographer based in Chicago, Illinois.
While pursuing a theological studies degree and training to become a national level sprinter, David’s work as a volunteer youth mentor brought him on several trips overseas where he began to grow as a photographer. As opportunities to share his images increased, he soon discovered photography’s potential to fulfill a lifelong desire to understand people and their stories. David’s work has brought him around the globe traveling throughout East Africa, Central America, Asia, India, and Eastern Europe. His images are prominently featured in the award-winning global re-branding for Motorola Solutions and have appeared in Times Square, Fitness Magazine, Michigan Avenue Magazine, and many other national and international forums. He has done extensive work with several non-profit and international aide organizations helping to raise funds for under-resourced communities in the developing world.
Matthew Rakola (né Hakola) is a proud Maine native who learned how to photograph people by bartending. Both professions require the ability to read people quickly, anticipate their needs, and most importantly–listen. To be fair, he also learned a thing or two as a commercial photography major at Syracuse University, where he spent hundreds of hours up to his elbows in smelly photo chemistry.
I guess It’s fair that he got most of his professional training while washing dishes.
Today he uses all of these skills and more as a commercial, advertising and editorial photographer based in Washington, DC. He specializes in photographing real people doing real things and still loves to listen and learn on the job.
When he’s not writing about himself in the third person or making images, he’s probably with wife, chasing their two sons around. He’s actively lobbying his family for a pet skunk, who he is going to name Kodak. In the meantime he dotes on his two goldfish, Becky and Swimmy.
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.
Based in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
I am a photographer based out of the Philadelphia area. I shoot a lot of stuff, but basically I am a portrait photographer. Whether I am in the classroom or on the fields, or shooting an event, I am always looking for the candid portrait. I love capturing the reality in people. Their spontaneity. I hope it shows.
I’m Nicole Loeb, and I am a Boston lifestyle photographer, telling vibrant and joyful stories for commercial brands.
I was a curious kid – also extremely quirky. I always had either a paintbrush or a camera in hand. It was a constant obsession – chasing light and capturing fleeting moments.
Photography has taught me to be an efficient problem solver, open-minded, and extremely resourceful. I’ve hunted with the Hadzabe bushmen tribe in Tanzania and trekked the world’s largest cave in the world for a week.
Eleven years ago, I left a corporate life to embark on photography as a career. My previous life in management consulting has me addicted to excel and thinking in bullet points. Some things never change.
You can usually find me with my Siberian Husky, Sledder, on the search for really good sushi, or in an airport lounge.
I was born in Czechoslovakia and I am a 3rd generation artist in a new digital era. I have not been able to collect many awards, but I have had an opportunity to see a number of exotic places all over the world and to create dozens of eye-catching images for my clientele spanning from the Pacific Ocean to the Indian Ocean.
The path leading to a desired shot has become my passion that enables me to meet extraordinary people. I am convinced that thanks to my stubborn and uncompromising attitude I can achieve unique results.
Throughout the years I have focused on shooting interiors and exteriors, and I have worked on complex projects for hotels, residential spaces, advertising agencies, developers, architects, private sector clients and more. It will be an honor to decorate your site, print, billboards or personal albums with my work.
Stewart was born in Montreal inside an elevator during a snowstorm to an architect dad and an actress mom. Some say that this is how he got his discerning sense of shot design and a love of casting people. Although, none of this ever seemed relevant to him. Working out scenes at the dinner table for a solid 17 years while living at home, definitely left a mark on how he thinks. He gets a charge out of working with people from all walks of life, not only due to his upbringing but mostly due to his innate curiosity in hearing their stories and learning about what makes others tick.
It was this curiosity that drove Stewart to create a monograph titled “Identity”, a biopic project featuring well known and unusual people. Each portrait in the book is combined with their own personally handwritten quotes, expressing their uniqueness & individuality. Walter Isaacson comments, "Each page will delight you, and also make you think. It’s a treasure.” Likewise, Stewart’s most recent title, “Seeing Red”, takes a fun jab at the urban myth of redheads becoming extinct.
PEOPLE are my focus.
A photograph is merely a photograph until it sparks an emotion. It’s that connection between imagery and your visceral response.
Maybe it’s an unexpected angle or the way light creates something entirely new.
Finding unique visions is how I sign my work.
PLACES feed my soul.
More than a dot on a map, each one possesses an unmistakable
personality. I look for that character in the lens-framing it precisely to delight the eye. Often a location’s personality is intangible.
Then some visual archeology is needed to unearth it’s true meaning.
MACHINES fuel my passion.
A deeply rooted emotional connection to things that move began at birth, only accelerating from there.
More than merely metal, glass and rubber, they’re quite simply performance art.
Finding a machine’s soul is the quest I gladly undertake every time out.
Erich Saide is an award-winning photographer whose clients come back to him time and time again for his crisp, highly polished imagery. From soft and sensual to edgy and dramatic, his stylized, cleanly executed photos use incredible lighting to capture a diverse range of moods. After more than 19 years in the business, Erich’s body of work spans an impressive breadth of styles and industries. Winner of the Communication Arts 58th Photography Annual Competition and his work has also graced the pages of Elle Canada, and is the recipient of the L’Oreal Colour Trophy. Born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in Vancouver, BC, Canada Erich’s passion for photography led him to study commercial photography at Langara College before embarking on a career in music, fashion, commercial and advertising photography, both locally and abroad.
The studio is located in Vancouver’s historic Gastown district. Highly motivated, energetic and full of passion for his craft, whether it’s in the studio, on location, or by the side of a film set, Erich is happiest when he’s creating powerful and dynamic images.
Lucas Saugen is a San Francisco based commercial advertising photographer who focuses on product lifestyle. His work for Apple, Logitech, Ancestry, Salesforce, Walmart, ThirdLove, Mozilla, Levis, Dockers, Girlfriend Collective, Preservation Magazine, Peek Kids, Charlotte Russe, Target, Lumio, Maker Media, Museum of Craft and Design, Craft in America, Westward Leaning, Jelly Cat, Tile, JINS, Olio, Goodwill, Vode Lighting, and the Children’s Theater Company of Minneapolis among other clients has appeared in print, web, newspaper, and out of home. He has been documenting the installation and creation of a 25,000 LED light sculpture on the San Francisco Bay Bridge called The Bay Lights.
Lucas has a large 2,500 square foot ground floor studio in San Francisco. Ample parking and drive in access to the studio space makes load in easy. Isolated in a quiet industrial part of the city. The studio is an oasis from the chaos of the city.
After attending Central Michigan University earning degrees in both fine art photography and psychology, followed by a three year stint working in finance, Sullivan headed south to Arizona where he turned his love of photography into a full-time occupation.
A visual storyteller and portrait seeker he aims to entertain at times yet find the true subject somewhere in all of it simultaneously, be it shooting celebrities, athletes, or the guy next door. Today, with far reaching clients, Sullivan is one of the most well respected photographers in the Phoenix Metro area.
His fine art has been shown in numbers galleries and museums around the states, including locally at the Phoenix Art Museum. Now, take the photographic world of Brandon Sullivan and fuse it with the illustrative world of Kyle Lane where collaborative designs burst through traditionally framed boundaries of visual storytelling. With their unique visual form that combines the most crucial aspects of each of their distinctive talents they are making an altogether integrated and innovative style now referred to as fotostration.
Sullivan works out of and co-owns Legend City Studios.
Photography is about telling a story and I’ve been doing it as a commercial photographer for over twenty years. Whether it be through one frame or a series of images, I love making photographs that speak about the subject. I’m drawn to location choices that complement a subject yet recede enough to allow the subject to dominate the image.
Since growing up in Houston, TX in my father’s printing company, I’ve always enjoyed the meticulous nature of my business. From operating an offset press at the age of 15, I learned the importance of quality craftsmanship that has remained an important aspect throughout my life. What I truly love about photography is both the technical and artistic sides. It’s the balance of both of these that create interesting images that resonate with the viewer.
In this day of digital media and our constant bombardment by visual clutter, it is so important to make imagery that tells its story in an elegant and unique way. Whether it’s a single still photograph or a series, I enjoy making images that successfully communicate my client’s vision.
I live in beautiful Grapevine, TX along with my wife Rebecca and our two kids… Noah (17) and Annalise (15).
Will Strawser is a NYC-based advertising and editorial photographer. With a BFA in advertising photography from RIT, his work draws inspiration from Vermeer, Fritz Lang and underground music scenes. From his first darkroom set-up in the barn at his family’s farm, Will daydreamed escapist visions and fantasies. As a featured photographer in Communication Arts, he continues to bring these daydreams to life for major brands in the national marketplace.
Based in Montreal, Canada
English, French, German
I am Bénédicte, a professional photographer based in Montreal, Quebec and available worldwide. Day after day, I savour the opportunity that this profession gives me to express my epicurean philosophy of life.
Andrea D’Agosto is a Los Angeles food photographer. She grew up in a small town in Wisconsin working in her family’s restaurants where food presentation and family recipes sparked her interest. After attending art school in Madison Wisconsin, she moved west to Los Angeles, since then Andrea has been photographing food-related products, chefs, restaurants and cookbooks on the West Coast and beyond.
I am a photographer based out of Charleston, South Carolina. I enjoy portrait, lifestyle and commercial photography, but can certainly provide photos for any need, or event! Outside of photography, you can find me playing soccer, traveling around and listening to some awesome tunes.I would love to work with you, or your company, so please reach out and let’s have a chat. Cheers!
Fulton is a world-class image-maker and seasoned creative partner who’s built his reputation on a unique vision, tenacious work ethic. paradoxically wrapped in a friendly, easy-going nature.
“Every time I look at our image library it makes me happy – everything about it. Thank you so much, John!” — Mary Welsh, Visual Content Manager Americas – Delta Airlines
Best known for his powerful people and conceptual work, Fulton has created award-winning campaigns for global brands like Honda, Coca-Cola, Novartis, and AT&T. “John is a work ‘till 4 am, whatever it takes to get it done right, kind of artist. It’s a pleasure tackling projects with him.”
“Complex image-making can be a challenge with many artists, but when working with John and his seasoned team, the process is always a blend of professionalism, humor, and artistry.” — John Rosato, Sr. Producer – Mu//en
John is based in Atlanta and represented worldwide by:
VISU – NYC / LA / Miami
A natural storyteller at heart, Natalie leverages her curiosity and sense of adventure to elevate a brand’s story and to bring people to life in front of her camera. She loves collaborating and brings a positive can-do attitude to the table. With 20 years experience in the industry, she is hands-on with every project from conceptualization through post-production. Her attention to detail assures a project’s creative integrity will be maintained and expectations exceeded. Natalie’s team can provide soup to nuts production services for both still and video. Productions can be scaled for budgets of all sizes and her team is available for travel worldwide. Originally from the South (Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee), Natalie transplanted to Southern California in her twenties and hasn’t looked back. She lives near the beach with her fur baby and takes adventures up and down the coast as often as possible.
Ed Sozinho is a commercial photographer/director that specializes in creating images that capture a sense of place that transport the viewer to be a part of the action. His use of light and color shape and define his subjects and their environment. Ed’s strong architectural background coupled with is love for the outdoors lends for strong hospitality, sports and environmental portraits. His work can be seen in advertising campaigns to editorial stories.
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.
Cory is a Louisiana native based in New Orleans. His photography style parallels the life and ambition of an adventure seeker and storyteller. He seeks inspiration from his culturally-rich surroundings and his love for people. With 10+ years of professional experience, Cory can deliver a thoughtful and creative visual representation of your brand, from its concept to completion.