Based in Hong Kong, China
German, Thai, English
I am a filmaker, a photographer, writer, designer, and digital media educator. As a freelancer, I've produced video content and photographed for advertising, editorial, and documentary projects and I've edited, written and designed for fine art photography books, blogs, and magazines.
At the core, I am an explorer. I love to be going somewhere. And that includes while I’m creating work. Whether it’s carrying gear for weeks across the desert, or filming from a rope 1000 feet off the ground, snowshoeing in or snowboarding out, it’s the love of my work and these adventures that keeps me doing this. I love it when the job offers far flung adventure and I'm quick to pick up a challenge. Adaptable skills and a sense of the authentic image have been the core of imagery and I feel my ability to learn and adapt quickly is one of my greatest assets.
Based in St. Augustine, Florida
Ryan Wendler is a commercial portrait and lifestyle photographer. His work has been featured both nationally and internationally by some of the world's best-known brands and publications. His photography utilizes natural elements to accentuate a unique perspective and his goal is to create authentic 'true to life' emotions and moments; helping the viewer to see and feel the human impact of the client's brand. Ryan’s work often showcases the subject as the hero and evokes a quiet confidence. His photographs are powerful, show a strong quality of light, and convey a sense of place. Photography is an art form that has allowed Ryan to spend his days encompassed by many of the things that he loves, and he is quite grateful for it.
Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
More than a photographer, Julia is also an artist and a humanitarian. Her ability to dive below the surface level of her subjects' personalities arises from her lifelong passion to give back to her community through healing arts. Camera in hand, Julia has contributed her talents to dozens of charitable initiatives, including “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep” bereavement photography organization, ongoing projects with Comcast's Accessibility Lab for the hearing- and visually- impaired, and many others. Julia has also served historically-neglected populations, including the special needs and abused animals. Most recently she has been bringing awareness to the plastic pollution problem in our oceans and is collaborating with a range of artists to inspire and create underwater photographs to donate 100% proceeds to Charity Water.
Based in Durham, North Carolina
In nearly two decades in the commercial photography industry, Natalia proves a skillful dedication to the entire photography production process. During college, she kept her nose in the books for her commercial photography degree while working for internationally known photographers from coast-to-coast including Pete Barrett and Jim Erickson. Returning to NC, she worked as an independent retoucher and producer and began work with Jimmy Williams as Studio Manager.
As a freelance photographer since 2007, Natalia travels with the lens of a storyteller. In addition to corporate and agency commissions, her immersive photographs have captured the landscapes of Southeast Asia, her own extended family dinner table in Chile, and delicate portraiture of coconut farmers in Panama. When she isn’t packing a suitcase or behind the viewfinder or monitor, Natalia can be found at home in Durham, NC stopping in on classes at Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies, volunteering for environmental and social causes, or joining friends on spontaneous bicycle tours. As a former professional salsa dancer, she occasionally dusts off her heels and hits the pista de baile.
Jonathan Thorpe is a Washington DC based photographer whose technical ability to light and direct a story rings true in the images he produces.
His approach drums emotion, yet maintains a level of verisimilitude in the form of his narrative portraiture. Since switching to photography in 2008 from a profession in optometry, Jonathan shoots full-time nationally and local to his home in Washington D.C. He is currently a Tamron Image Master, Westcott Top Pro, Rangefinder magazine people choice award winner and Holdfast Gear Ambassador and is represented by M Represents.
Alongside his photography, Jonathan teaches and lectures around the world helping other photographers grow confident in their careers and forays into photography. When not shooting with clients, Jonathan enjoys building and riding his motorcycle, skating with his friends, and doing personal projects to keep his creativity sharp.
Hello, my name is Yachin. I’m a photographer based in NYC. I am terrible at writing about myself, so I had some colleagues do it for me. lol
“Yachin transcends the relationship between a photographer and someone who hires him. He is so comfortable behind the camera that it amazes me to see portraits where he’s captured the very essence of a person. For him, it’s just natural bringing the people he photographs to life. And it’s not simply that Yachin is magnetic, but how he uses it to give his images a soul. From an Admiral in the Navy to a Miss America contestant to a random walking down the street, he has never met a stranger. And once he snaps your picture, whether you knew it or not, you have a friend for life.” — Ryan Blum, Executive Creative Director, VMLY&R
“Yachin and I collaborated on the Erase The Line campaign for breast cancer awareness. Yachin created a super casual and fun environment on set while simultaneously getting the right shot which ended up packed with emotion and visual style. Even though we met for the first time on set, during Covid, I felt like we’d been working together for ages. Yachin is a true pro and the work speaks for itself!” — Nicholas Capanear, SVP, Eversana Intouch Group
"Yachin is an incredible photographer, there's no doubt about it. What truly makes Yachin stand out is his talent for raw, human connection. The man can make friends anywhere, and it's this innate charm, charisma, and love of the human experience that enables him to take photos of even the most hyper vigilant individuals, giving his audience an artistic and educational window into extraordinary lives rarely seen." — Ian Cumming, Director
"I love working with Yachin! He's great at what he does and brings a wonderful attitude to the day. I think you should hire him and thank me later!" — Janice Baker, Agency Owner/Photo Art Director
Traveling throughout the southeast, Dan Anderson has spent the past 19 years finding unique images to deliver to clients in a variety of situations. Chasing a hurricane across state lines while editing and sending images from the cab of his truck or creating promotional stills on feature film sets, long days of shooting with early mornings and late nights are not unfamiliar to him. Dan’s pictures have earned him the respect of editors and art directors along with publication on the front pages of national newspapers to billboard displays for upcoming motion pictures.
Dan Anderson has worked for The European PressPhoto Agency, New York Times, ESPN.com, Thompson Reuters and Agence France-Press. His work has been published in MSNBC.com, Newsweek, SI.com, The New York Daily News, CNN.com, and The Wall Street Journal.
Dan has also used his camera to help tell the stories of such companies as ThyssenKrupp Steel USA, Alabama Power, Mobile Airport Authority, Mitchell Cancer Institute and Walgreens.
Willie is an award-winning photographer based in Denver, Colorado. His past lives were spent growing up in Wyoming and working as an art director in New York City. He prefers bios to be in third person.
Kat Schleicher is a Midwest based freelance commercial and editorial photographer specializing in portraits, lifestyle and healthcare. 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 education at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she graduated with a BFA in Photography.
I'm a Florida native and I live for adventure. I spend most of my time outdoors, in and around the water. I've been married for 20 years and have 3 kids. I take great pride in bringing experience into our lives. I love mixing my passions with what I shoot and I enjoy it the most when I can capture someone doing what they love in that environment. Thats where our essence lives. I would describe my shooting style as very authentic and candid with a documentary feel. Some of my current clients are Apple, Nike, Adidas, Sanuk, Chevron, AAA, Mastercraft Boats, Yamaha, LuLu Lemon, and RedBull.
Based in Bethesda, Maryland
Collaborative, analytical, tireless, creatively driven, easy going, and lots of fun to work with' – feedback from clients I hear repeatedly.
Images selected for three out of the five most recent volumes of 'Archive's 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide', as well as the past five annual volumes of 'One Eyeland's Best of the Best', awarded numerous Addy's, plus lots of other industry recognition.
For the last 20+ years I've been shooting large-scale production advertising photography projects. And 15+ years doing editorial stories, features & covers – photographing celebrities, politicians, CEOS, athletes as well as real people.
I have extensive experience working on Defense/Industrial, Finance, Healthcare, Insurance Pharmaceutical, Recruiting and Travel/Tourism advertising accounts, as well as other sectors.
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.
Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
I'm a commercial and editorial photographer based in Philadelphia and ready to travel anywhere. What does that mean, exactly? I work with anyone who has a story to tell about their brand and recognizes the value of images to accomplish that. I work with small non-profits and large pharmaceutical companies alike, always with the goal of conveying emotion and authenticity by connecting with the people I photograph. I'd like to think that the greatest skill I bring to a photo shoot has nothing to do with cameras or lighting, it's empathy and respect for the people who trust me to tell their stories.
Nate Ryan is an editorial and commercial photographer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His work is driven by a deep curiosity about the world around him and his desire to learn, and he finds joy in the surprising doors that only a camera can open.
For 10 years Nate was the staff photographer for 89.3 The Current at Minnesota Public Radio, where he photographed and filmed some of the nation’s most popular musicians. With a degree in Geology and Studio Art from Carleton College, Nate brings a diverse range of knowledge to his projects.
Keeping things easygoing is the goal – Nate specializes in portraying real people in inspiring ways. He loves to infuse advertising projects with the same depth and personality as he does with his documentary photojournalism and portrait work.
Otherwsie you’ll likely find Nate out on a bike on a trail or road around the Twin Cities.
Director of photography + photographer based in Chicago, Illinois. With more than a decade of experience creating branded content for websites, commercials, documentaries and brand films, I bring practical ideas to help projects thrive.
I specialize in creating hybrid video and photo assets for production companies, agencies and corporate clients. I have a passion for shooting in agricultural, construction and manufacturing environments. I take pride in my ability to work with nimble crews to create remarkable visuals.
Fernando Decillis is an Atlanta-based photographer specializing in advertising and documentary projects. Fernando was born in Montevideo, Uruguay to a teenage seamstress and an airport ramp agent. He spent his childhood roaming his town, Shangri La, asking local fisherman for advice and riding through Uruguay’s flat country roads as one of four passengers on his dad’s moped.
In an effort to escape Uruguay’s military dictatorship, the Decillis family set out for the United States. At ten years old, speaking no English, Fernando attended public school in what is known today as the Dekalb International Corridor of Atlanta, or Buford Highway.
His love of fútbol was his path to making friends with other immigrant children from all over the globe, who were simultaneously assimilating to life in the U.S.
Fernando quickly learned to rely on nonverbal communication to foster a sense of oneness on the field with teammates who all spoke different languages.
Fernando translates this skillset fluidly to photograph people from all walks of life, from world leaders to celebrities to local farmers. His award-winning photography teases a humanistic beauty out of everyday situations.
I’m an outdoor lifestyle photographer, a father (two kids, a dog, and two cats!), husband, outdoor explorer, and adventurer. It all keeps me pretty busy. Sometimes I’m asked what I do in my spare time. Spare time??! But in reality, when I do get free time, I’m usually taking photos. I feel incredibly fortunate to have my passion as my career.
Harry Zernike is a filmmaker and photographer based in New York City. He specializes in portraiture and documentary work for advertising, corporate, and editorial clients.
Harry's photos have been recognized in American Photography, the PDN Photo Annual, and The Magenta Foundation’s Compendium of the best Canadian Photographers (Yes, he is Canadian. And Dutch. But mostly American). He's been awarded the Johnson & Johnson/ICP traveling fellowship, and exhibited at Jen Bekman and ICP in NYC.
More than 30 festivals worldwide have screened Harry’s independent short films, including Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, Kendal Mountain Festival, and The Bicycle Film Festival.
Born in Melbourne, Australia Lynton Crabb’s childhood was spent in India and Papua New Guinea. After finishing high school he returned to Melbourne to study photography at RMIT University before embarking on his career as a professional photographer.
Working internationally, Crabb has created conceptual photographic campaigns for clients in the advertising and design industries and been commissioned to shoot projects for many recognised companies.
Good at creating the moment, Crabb's story telling style sees him shooting active lifestyle, property, hotel, business based projects. He is comfortable being sent anywhere in the world (or around the corner) to create suites of images encapsulating a company or organisations activities and message.
Although carefully planned and executed his images often have the feel of candid moments. His understanding and clever use of light, as well as an ability to form a good rapport with his subject forms the basis for his graphic and engaging images.
John is all about capturing the genuine authentic moment. He has the ability to appreciate what is real, honest, and true.
The relationship between the photographer and the people he photographs is pivotal….there has to be a connection and a trust. John makes this connection – he celebrates, and respects people for who they are.
Spend some time with John and you will see his midwestern work ethic shine through. He lives south of Milwaukee and north of Chicago with his wife and three children.
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.
Koeth spent her weekends traveling Europe with a camera in hand and soon realized her goal of going back to school to pursue photography seemed fathomable.
She spent two and a half months in Norway assisting photographer, Nancy Bundt and observing tall, blond men. She's also interned for Miami photographer, Sid Hoeltzell and Joe Pugliese in Los Angeles.
She now lives out of two suitcases, calling Miami home.
For over a decade, I have had the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse array of clients as a photojournalist and commercial photographer. Documenting a wide variety of spaces, individuals, and experiences; from comfortable luxury venues with Fairmont Hotels to combat training in austere conditions with the Department of Defense.
My approach to photography has been more of a process of self development rather than just treating it as a career—it’s about cultivating a sense of curiosity of the world, exploring outside my comfort zone, and connecting with people who I admire and find interesting.
What I’m most interested in are opportunities to create work that is worth sharing and to help those who I collaborate with engage with their audience on a deeper, more human level.
It all starts with my grandfather, a Cuban publicist.
From my childhood, I began my journey through the world of the visual; photo after photo, logo after logo, I had my first approaches with the textures, shapes and colors that define my work today.
In my youth, while studying BANG Advertising! I discovered cameras and photography and decided to dedicate life and senses to them.
I traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina and studied photography. I then worked in the United States as an assistant to different photographers, expanding my technical skills and my vision, in a mixture of experience, passion, knowledge and the definition of my own style.
I work as a photographer for music bands, magazine publishers and advertising campaigns, always reflecting my personal style and a special interest in highlighting the details, trying to see beyond what a single image reflects.
Commercial Photographer and Cinematographer: Jamie Orillion, a husband, and father, shoots digital for work and film for passion. As a graphic artist, he was always in need of better images than what was being provided by his clients. Thinking “how hard can it be” he purchased his first digital camera and a lighting kit and started shooting. Through constant testing, trial and error, along with a strong determination, Jamie was naturally directed to moving from a graphic design studio to the photography business that you see today. Fueled by quality, Jamie constantly strives for the highest quality work in both personal and professional projects.
I'm fun and easygoing. I love being on a good set with great people. Let's be serious, but not take ourselves too seriously. Let's create!
Here's the deal:
Married my high school sweetheart;
I have 6 kids;
I love coffee;
Sushi is always a good option;
Old enough to know life before digital;
I once played rugby in college and had no idea what I was doing;
I can't remember if rugby was before or after a pink mohawk;
Relationships over resources;
Pictures are cool but people's stories are cooler;
I love what I do;
Specifics are important but I just want to shoot;
Troy Stolt is an Independent Editorial and Commercial photographer and UAS Part 107 certified drone pilot based in Chicago, IL. He started his career as a staff photographer at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, where he was awarded Best News Photograph by the Tennessee Press Association in 2021. His work has been published by news organizations across the United States including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Los Angeles Times.