Vance Jacobs is an award-winning lifestyle and portrait photographer and filmmaker. His photojournalism and advertising background give him the ability to capture or create candid, authentic moments and to tell the stories of the brands, NGOs and corporate clients he works with.
Vance’s work has taken him around the world to 40+ countries. When not on assignment Vance can be found competing in an Ironman Distance Triathlon, marathon or adventure race.
I am a freelance documentary and commercial photographer based in Denver, Colorado.
Starting in Boston, I received a BFA in Photography from Lesley University College of Art and Design, interned as a photojournalist for the the Press Office of Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts and started my commercial career working for local Boston brands Samuel Adams Beer Company and Reebok athletics.
In 2015 I moved to New York City and soon began shooting for the New York Times, frequently contributing to the metro desk but also receiving assignments from the food, business and specials sections. Notable projects during this time include The Guerrilla Car Washers of N.Y.C., coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, and contributions to the NYC Block Parties specials section.
My time in New York was also shared photographing for a variety of commercial clients including Viacom, Vistaprint, Angry Orchard among others.
Recently relocating to Denver, Colorado I continue to pursue my documentary and commercial career and am excited to engage, learn, photograph and report on the region.
I’ve worked all over the globe with a diverse set of clients that offer a varying set of challenges; every one of them a learning opportunity. Whether I’m hanging off a frozen waterfall shooting ice climbing or in a studio working with a model I am adapting, learning, and improving. I’ve created a mobile studio in the middle of a wild adventure race in southern Patagonia and fought with monkeys to keep my grapes in southern India. Whatever the challenge I will get the shot. And I’ve spent my entire life adventuring, so I can get any angle you can imagine.
I feel very fortunate to live in such a beautiful place as Boulder, CO. When I’m not shooting for clients I’m out climbing rocks or frozen waterfalls, or cruising down in the backcountry on my mountain bike or skis.
Thank you for checking out my portfolio, and I look forward to working together!
I’m a Denver-based photographer whose work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the U.S. I specialize in highly intimate portraits and documentary coverage and accept private, editorial and corporate commissions. I play nice with others and get things done.
Rick Souders is an honors graduate from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Rick’s unique creative and business background has allowed him to work at a Fortune 250 Beverage Company, then to one of the largest Advertising Agencies in the US, to owning one of America’s top food and beverage Studios.
In his own words:
I grew up in the rural high plains near the Pawnee National Grasslands. Yes, very rural. My mom worked at a portrait studio and my dad, amongst many things, was a professional leather artist and taught leather craft. So, I lived in a very creative and inspiring atmosphere. Growing up in a small town allowed me to raise chickens, rabbits, and pheasants and have many pets including toads, tarantulas, possums and a raccoon. My passion for food and agriculture runs deep. I appreciate where our food comes from and I think that has played an important role in my love of food and beverage photography. Today I live on the Studio property in a beautiful environmentally friendly ranch home. Other quirky things include a degree in Taxidermy and my 1967 Bentley.
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Naturally curious and driven, I love to collaborate with inspiring people to create unbiased and honest storytelling projects and narrative brand development.
I was born and reside in Colorado and also lived in New Mexico and Texas. I take frequent road trips throughout the West and often get lost in the mountains. When not shooting photos, I’m usually drinking coffee or entertaining my little guy, Levi. I make a mean carnitas and tequila is my drink, preferably añejo. I buy too many photo books. My latest purchase and current favorite is George Georgio’s American Parade.
I speak English, Spanish and I’m learning Italian. I have to; my wife grew up in Sicily. I eat a lot of cannoli.
Give me a call. Let’s grab an americano, high five, and better yet, work together.
By navigating a path between adventure and humanity, I tell stories of people on personal journeys that feel important.
I am based in Boulder, CO, but often on the road living and running out of my mini-van. I’ve driven to borders, both North and South. I’ve paddled from source to sea, and traveled coast to coast. I run high peaks and swim in valleys. I visit cities, deserts and people that I miss. I believe that it is between big canyon walls, in murky water, and on long narrow trails where strangers become the closest friends.
Combining my education in Integrated Marketing Communications with my creative eye and ear, I work with brands to tell meaningful stories in strategic ways.
In between soccer practices or neighborhood baseball games Matt loved shooting photos on his parents old pocket film camera. As a kid it never occurred to him that photography could become a career but that little camera lit a spark. While pursuing a graduate degree, Matt traveled exhaustingly throughout Europe and found himself happiest while lost in the camera, observing and creating. Several years into an ensuing corporate career he was laid off after just 6 months into a new job. Even worse, the hammer dropped on his first day back to work after the birth of his daughter. As a new dad he was angry and confused but above all he was MOTIVATED. He immediately pulled the rip cord and gathered the courage to start trusting his gut. Matt busted his butt to self produce shoots, make promos and set up meetings in hopes of carving out a space in the industry. Since 2011 word has spread and photo shoots have grown to become integrated productions including motion content and director work in sports, fitness and outdoors.
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.
Kody Kohlman was born in the arid deserts of Arizona and shaped by the intricate subcultures of skateboarding. He now resides in Boulder, Colorado and works as a commercial photographer and filmmaker. He could tell you all about the philosophy behind his imagery, but he thinks you’ll get a pretty good idea on your own by clicking around this website a little. Send a message over if you’re interested in collaborating on a project or riding bikes.
Jason is a Denver area commercial, product, portrait/headshot, advertising and editorial photographer specializing in fitness, and lifestyle advertising. His energetic imagery is the result of the enthusiasm and joy he brings to the shoot. Attention to detail and passion for what he does makes Jason a pleasure to work with. Jason resides in Colorado with his wife and three children. Commercial Photography Clients Include: Proctor & Gamble, Ford Motor Company, Costco, Target, Champion, Coors Brewing, Disney Channel, Gillette, Google, MTV, Toyota, Reebok, Gaiam, Danskin, Suzuki, AEG, Bookmaker
Hi. I’m Julia. For as long as I can remember, I’ve told stories through images, from my childhood in Vermont, through college at Smith, where I majored in art history, and beyond. My extensive photography education includes stints at the SALT Center for Documentary Studies, attendance at the prestigious Eddie Adams workshop, and Review Santa Fe at Center. My career in photography began with Literacy Through Photography at the Center for Documentary Studies, after which I landed a job as assistant photo editor at Outside Magazine. For more than a decade I worked in magazines; following Outside I served as photo editor for Skiing and Backpacker. In 2011, I became a full time photographer, and my clientele ranges from Vegetarian Times to US Potato Board.
Dag Larson Photography is a group of creatives first and foremost. The drive to invoke an emotion is always our main objective.
Together, we are uniquely gifted problem solvers. Each of us brings experience and know-how to the shoot that allows peace of mind for our clients.
We come together as a team, to create stories that turn ideas into powerful images, engaging videos, & dynamic gifs.
We work tirelessly to create an untapped style that will set your brand apart from the competition and from a world of rinse-and-repeat ideas.
We are mobile and tactile—expertly shooting everywhere from windswept peaks to pristine studio back-drops and all places in between.
We excel at working with passionate creatives—bringing to life outside-of-the-box thinking, landing far-fetched concepts, and appeasing appetites that exceed our clients’ budgets.
The challenge is always worth chasing. The photo is always worth a thousand words.
The Yoga Tonic
The Red Cross
Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Magazine
American Motorcycle Association Magazine
Colorado Collective Magazine
Colorado Central Magazine
Contact Sean because in 1986 his mullet could kick Patrick Swayzy’s mullet’s ass. Since the eighties Sean has been living vicariously through himself. A world traveler that has been quoted as saying, "I ain’t pretty but I do smell bad". He’s a self made hundredaire and an acid reflux survivor. He is sponsored by by Snuggie and popcorn and is an active activist against world suck. He’s reported to be a mediocre stunt double for himself and as result I huge contributor in orthopedic benevolence. He is funny, has fantastic people skills, is pretty good at making photographs and can be fun to work with. Services include photographic and motion production, consulting and education. : )
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.
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
Brandon Soder is a Sante Fe-based portrait, editorial, and commercial photographer. Growing up in his family’s art-filled Tex-Mex restaurant immersed Brandon in the flavors of the surrounding borderlands from an early age. The fusion of colorful pop culture and religious iconography distinctive of Texas and New Mexico inspires his work. Holding a BFA from the College of Santa Fe, Brandon aspires to embody a southwestern style saturated with honesty, whimsy, and grit.
I’m a portrait photographer based out of Lander, Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain west. My focus lies within commercial (lifestyle and product) and editorial/documentary photography, with a special emphasis on creating image libraries for social, digital, and print advertising.
creates and constructs a professional yet easy going work environment.
likes photographing roadside non-attractions.
thanks his high school photography teacher, Mr. Swayne, for encouraging creative exploration.
thinks life, and photoshoots, can and should be fun.
believed he would become an architect when in high school and early college. He went to RISD for a term during high school and designed a hypothetical guest house for Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye. Local critics loved it.
began his photography career in 1997. He was 27.
has been photographing people with an 8×10 large format and medium format Hasselblad camera using really big Polaroids and film. These shoots happen in his 3 sided dilapidated barn. Tequila is often involved.
travels everywhere to make photographs but calls the mountain west home.
would ride a bike everyday if time and weather allowed.
Derek Israelsen is a Utah-based commercial photographer with an emphasis on Product, Lifestyle, and Editorial Photography. Derek’s attention to detail and ability to shape/ manipulate natural light allows him to create exceptional imagery for products, portraits, and commercials. It was Derek’s talent and eye that got him into business, but it is his consistent quality that has kept him in business for over 18 years.
Although based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Derek is well-traveled. Some of his favorite places include the Dominican Republic, Prague, Salzburg, Oahu, the Black Forest, and flying around the skies!
His approach to a portrait is disarmingly simple: make it interesting. Pretty pictures are a dime a dozen, but photographs that grab your attention are invaluable. Clients use him again and again for his ability to look past the obvious and create imagery that is compelling and unique. He brings an editorial flair to everything from corporate portraits to product work while holding strong to the technical precision that this level of photography requires.
Aaron Patton is a commercial and editorial photographer in the heart of the Midwest. His photographs have been featured in international advertisements, national and regional magazines/media outlets, and on the occasional city bus. His unconventional approach to portraits and still life has earned him work all over the country as well as representation by world-renowned production house Wonderful Machine. He is also a contributing writer for the photography educational platform Fstoppers.
Aaron lives in Wichita, Kansas, conveniently located in the middle of everywhere. He and his wife, Christina, got married at 21 and have extended their honeymoon into its thirteenth year.
Trace is an Oklahoma City based photographer whose work includes environmental portraits and features for magazines, books, and commercial use. Trace is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a master’s degree in media and communications. While at Tech, he discovered his love for storytelling through visual communication. He is available for both domestic and international travel.
Born in Toronto / Had a bowl haircut at 10 years old and a mullet in high school / Graduated from York University with a degree in Film & Photography / Heard about a US Immigration Green Card lottery / Entered the Green Card lottery / Won a Green Card / Moved to Phoenix / Got married / Had a son / Bought a dog / Received a couple of photography awards / Still plays hockey twice a week / And still listens to Rush
I’M OK WITH:
The Maple Leafs on Hockey Night in Canada / Arizona winters / Plaid shirts / Living in Phoenix but leaving town / Hank 3 / Direct flights / Hitting the road without a plan / Tim Horton’s Coffee / Dave Attell / NYC / My Nexus card / Kraftwerk / David Lynch / Dio / Joel-Peter Witkin / Vinyl LP’s / TED.com / Motörhead / Ultimate Ears / SCTV / Shazam ( the app not the TV show ) / Warrior Hockey sticks / Zeiss glass / Richard H. Kirk / Phil Hendrie / Schwartz’s in Montreal / WireTap on CBC / Bob Mould / Not shaving / Being in focus / BBC documentaries / Brian Eno’s Music for Airports
Blair’s career began with his father sitting down with him to help teach him about photography. At the time Blair was in high school and it was for a class, however early on there was passion for the art. It was at that point that his father gave him his very first camera, a 1972 Nikon F. The camera still sits on Blair’s desk at home to remind him of the humble beginnings of his career.
Blair has had the good fortune to shoot campaigns around the globe for a diversified list of clients that range from television shows shot for The Discovery Channel to athletes photographed for Muscle Milk. In August of 2008 he decided to have his hand at photographing autos, not out of a quest for work, but in an attempt to create some images to put on his walls… He began shooting for Chevrolet two months later.
Even with the success and recognition that Blair has received in the photographic world, he still holds true that his most important legacy will be helping other photographers to be successful in their careers. On set he constantly pushes the idea that everyone is equally important, from the assistant to the photographer. This demeanor and approach towards comfortable shoots has made for clients that return for years.
King is an advertising and editorial photographer/filmmaker born and raised in Texas and based in Phoenix, Arizona. King and his team of ninjas produce both still and motion content for brands, magazines, and ad agencies specializing in industries such as sports/fitness, agriculture, healthcare, and development.
I’m based out of Phoenix, Arizona but my work frequently takes me nationally and internationally. Most of my inspiration for the type of photography I’ve come to love is derived from my varied past. I grew up in a remote area of the Rocky Mountains where I then chose to backpack around the world, attend college at Columbia University in New York – where I lived for nearly 10 years – and have lived in HI, CA and NM. While Phoenix is where I currently reside, I always go back to the rural mountains of Colorado as my home. And also the South of France. I really like the South of France.
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.
Graduating from Brooks Institute of Photography, Adam Murphy spent almost a decade in Los Angeles, California working as an assistant and digital technician. After studying under many of the top professionals in the industry, Adam set out to create his own work.
He now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with his wife and son and shoots for a wide variety of clients. Adam is known for his easy going attitude and his ability to create a relaxed professional working environment.
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.
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).
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.
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 create colorful, sharp, clean and precise campaign imagery for brands. Brands who are passionate about image quality and eager to invest in content that stands out in a sea of marketing noise. My work style is collaborative and adaptable. I am able to offer my clients a full range of services from storyboarding and casting to styling and animal wrangling. I’m known for my dedicated problem solving and ability to make humans and animals alike comfortable in front of the camera.