Matthew Coughlin is an award-winning commercial and editorial photographer based in the southeast. Convenient to major markets and the rural small towns in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Louisiana, Matthew also travels across the U.S.—as long as there’s coffee and a good sports team to be had.
Matthew’s unwavering passion for portraiture coupled with his innate talent and personable nature, have led him to work with many of the world’s most renown brands, agencies, publications and companies, including Nike, Oakley, ESPN and Sports Illustrated.
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.
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;
I am a documentary photographer and photojournalist based in New Orleans, Louisiana working regularly in the Gulf Coast region, New York City, and anywhere else my assignments bring me.
More so than a photographer, I feel I am a listener. Photography has taught me to empathize, and it affords me the opportunity to connect with people at an intimate level, something I value immensely. For this reason, photography has had a profound impact on my life, and the way I interact and communicate with others–the photographs themselves are the cherry on top. It's the connection to individuals, cultures, and places that drives my work.
My name is Michael and I am a commercial and editorial portrait photographer. Born and raised in the south, I have made Tuscaloosa, Al my home for my wife and three beautiful dancing daughters. I love being immersed in the design and details of my shoots – Each location, client and campaign has a unique set of challenges that I love taking on. Dramatic, cinematic lighting is most often how I convey the ultimate message of my work. I have had the opportunity to collaborate and work with some amazingly creative and talented people across the country – I look forward to working with you too.
Stacy Allen grew up in the South and has been taking photos since early adulthood.
She learned to edit before she learned to shoot, spending long hours working in a professional photo lab from ages 17-20. She later began working at magazines as a photo editor. She was on staff and freelanced for Private Air Magazine, Time Inc. Custom Publishing, Cooking Light, and Southern Living. It was in those very cubicles that she began to yearn for days outside an office with camera in hand. She took the leap into commercial photography in 2017. She specializes in chasing light and finding beauty in the quiet places. Her portfolio is filled with a combination of food, travel, interiors, people, and quite a few cocktails. Stacy lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, 2 children, dog, and cat.
Her work has been featured in Vogue UK, Southern Living, WWD, Garden & Gun, Food & Wine, Faire, and Tauko Magazine.
Photographer, general dweeberist, orange enthusiast, beekeeper.
CARY NORTON lives in BIRMINGHAM, ALA.
fin & munch
upgrading your software for you
taking electronics apart
making up overly competitive
regretting shaving them
the feel of lp records
loading 4×5 and 8×10
shooting 4×5 and 8×10
wet plate collodion
In nearly fifteen years of photographic practice, I’ve shot pretty much everything: portraits for magazines, big corporations, and good ol’ straight up advertising; interiors for editorial and commercial clients; and tabletop for many magazines and one giant tech company.
I’ve always had a hard time defining what kind of work I do because of that diversity, but most of the time it goes like this:
An agency hires me for a portrait project. It goes pretty well and they like working with me, so they hire me for a corporate or advetising job, which together we crush. We are thick as thieves at this point, so when their client asks them: ‘hey, we want to shoot this whatchamacallit, what do you think?’ they think of me because I’m: 1. easy to work with, 2. good with lighting and technical stuff, 3. happy solving problems on the fly, and 4. always delivering to spec and on time.
I will get into the infiniti pool without being asked, if that’s where the picture is.
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!
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.
Iain Bagwell, Victor Protasio (Bagwell + Protasio)
Based in Atlanta, Georgia
Iain Bagwell & Victor Protasio are 2 food photography nerds pushing each other off the ledge every day. We live, love & breathe food photography.
Iain & Victor used to work together, then an opportunity to run one of the country’s biggest food studio’s took Iain into the corporate world for a number of years, but Iain & Victor always yearned to work together again. The seed was planted early in 2019 & since they’ve been reunited they’ve been reimagining the way food photography and motion is approached & shot. With their uncompromising desire to always push forward, these 2 create compelling images & memorable shoots.
With a contact list as deep & developed as anyone’s Iain & Victor collaborate with the best prop & food stylists out there. They are always looking at new talent & trends and are always ready to embrace the unconventional.
Lindsey was born in LA but was transplanted at an early age into the deep south where he became fully versed in all things southern. After a short stay in southern California, Lindsey was drawn back to the South and found himself in the coolest town in the world, Athens GA. With a degree in fine art photography, Lindsey moved to South Beach Miami and was fully immersed in the fashion meca of the 90's. The pull of the true south pulled Lindsey back to Atlanta where he began his career shooting editorial and commercial work. Lindsey lives in downtown Atlanta with his wife and two teenage boys.
Opening his Atlanta based studio in 2001, Harold has earned a solid reputation creating memorable images for an extensive roster of advertising and editorial clients. He has worked with lots of big shots, athletes and celebrities including President Jimmy Carter, John Legend, Jeff Franceour, Ted Turner, Jane Fonda, Andre Benjamin and Janelle Monae.
Harold's portraits, documentary essays and fashion stories are featured frequently in national publications such as THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, ROLLING STONE, ELLE, IN STYLE, ESSENCE, THE SOURCE, DELTA SKY, THE ADVOCATE, RUNNER'S WORLD and THE ATLANTIC.
Lynsey Weatherspoon’s first photography teacher was her late mother, Rhonda. Like her mentor-in-her-head Carrie Mae Weems, that first camera – a gift – delivered purpose. Her career includes editorial and commercial work that has been inspired and powered by her first teacher’s love and lessons.
The #blackqueergirl is an award winning photographer, portraitist and director based in Atlanta and Birmingham. Using both photography and filmmaking as tools to tell stories, Weatherspoon’s work has been featured in print and online in such publications as The New York Times, USA Today, NPR, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Time, ESPN and ESPN-owned The Undefeated.
As a member of a modern vanguard of photographers, she is often called on to capture heritage and history in real time. The Equal Justice Institute’s Bryan Stevenson. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice. The Legacy Museum. Ronnie the shoe repairman in downtown Birmingham. The people of the Gullah-Geechee Corridor. An entire family infected with and affected by a pandemic. Demonstrators with raised fists and sad, vulnerable eyes. The sons and daughters of history. The mothers of children who died making history. The majesty of Mardi Gras. The loving hands of family caregivers.
Lynsey Weatherspoon’s work has been exhibited at The African American Museum in Philadelphia and Photoville NYC. She is an awardee, The Lit List, 2018. Her affiliations include Diversify Photo, Authority Collective, and Women Photograph, as well as National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), Professional Photographers Association (PPA), American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), and American Photographic Artists (APA). She was also named a Canon Explorer of Light in 2020, and became a member of IATSE Local 600 in 2022.
I was an artsy kid, and from a young age I knew I wanted to pursue a career as an artist. For a while I thought I was going to be a painter but as it turns out I'm flat out terrible at painting. Fortunately for me I was given a camera as a teenager and fell in love with taking pictures.
I studied photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Afterwards I moved to Atlanta where I live with my amazing wife and my chatterbox of a step son.
A few of the great clients I’ve had the pleasure of working with in that time include Bristol Myers Squibb, Allergan, Georgia Pacific, Tom Ford, Arby's, Verizon, BULGARI, and Wilson Staff.
In addition to assignment work I enjoy pursuing personal projects and creating what I’ve been told is “Fine Art”. My fancy art-photography is represented by Kai Lin Art here in Atlanta.
When I’m not doing any of the above you can usually find me traveling disinfecting my groceries, playing banjo, or accumulating cats (most of whom don't really seem to care for the banjo music).
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
I’m a full-time documentary photographer and visual storyteller, a job that takes me around the world. I'm based in Atlanta, but welcome assignments worldwide, with a special focus on conservation and climate change-related stories.
My work has been published in The New Yorker, The Washington Post, on PBS and CNN, among others. My work has been exhibited in galleries all around the United States and other parts of North America, as well as South America and throughout Europe.
Before making a career change, I spent nearly two decades in digital content strategy and marketing, working in-house and on the agency side for some of the world's best brands. I love working on projects where I can combine that expertise with my photo and video work. Being able to liaise between marketing teams and creative teams has proven valuable more than once in my career.
Outside of work, I'm an avid birdwatcher, hiker and camper, and native plant gardener, soaking in as much of our natural world as I can. One of my favorite writers and kindred spirits, Mary Oliver, said it best — "I don't want to end up simply having visited this world."
Ben Rollins is an award-winning photographer and artist, driven by a passion for documenting people of all backgrounds and places, in hopes of bringing everyone a little closer together.
He attended Savannah College of Art & Design, receiving an MFA in Photography and graduating as Excelsus Laureate, the highest honor given for graduate studies. Ben's work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, New York, and across the southeast. Over the past few years, Rollins has worked with publications and organizations such as The Guardian, New York Times, American Cancer Society, and Google, to name a few. Long-term projects have taken him all across the world, where he documents international humanitarian work. Ben currently resides in Atlanta with his wife, three adventurous kids, and an extra friendly golden retriever, Winnie.
Tim Wedig & Andrea Laxton, are an award winning advertising photographer and director team based in Atlanta. Tim & Andrea are known for capturing beautifully composed images with youthful energy while shooting simultaneously for double content. Whether the team is shooting lifestyle, interiors, or fashion, they capture something unique and exceptional in each of their subjects.
For over 30 years Joe has teamed with clients and directed productions large and small, to create dynamic images for American corporations in his studio, and on location around the globe. Laying in a mudpit beneath 11-ton excavators, suspended inches above the highway at 70mph, hanging from helicopters or pausing NY traffic on the Manhattan Bridge, to capture a line of client trucks from a nearby skyscraper. Joe's passion for solving problems and creating great images is what gets him up every day, literally.
My work revolves around food culture and the role it plays in people’s lives. Beautiful plates are always nice, but learning what it took to get there is what really interests me. I love shooting food, working with cooks, and being part of the Atlanta restaurant scene and food community. In addition, I photograph portraits, musicians, spaces, and other creative work.
I’ve been lucky enough to work with lots of great restaurants, chefs, architects, and designers all over the country, as well as publications like Esquire, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, People, Atlanta, Garden & Gun, and The Wall Street Journal. I live in Atlanta with my wife, Kate, and our daughters, Alice and Jane.
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.
My name is Greg. I grew up in the South. I never say no to black coffee and chess pie. I know a little bit about a lot of stuff. Like how to tie a bowline, when to prune a rose bush and what makes a tasty rub. I like to pan-fry, sautee, bake, roast and grill whatever I can get my hands on. I married a woman who likes fast cars. Together, we have a couple of kids, a couple of dogs and a trailerful of outdoor gear that is mostly mine. I love my job because I get to meet people from all walks of life. I’ve photographed truck drivers, crabbers, mariachi and linemen. Robot makers, whiskey makers, fridge makers and nut pickers. Professional wrestlers, UN ambassadors, hall-of-famers and polka enthusiasts. Surgeons, CEOs, Air Force One pilots and brewers. Every person I frame up with my camera gives me a little more insight and a broader understanding of what it means to be a person living a life on this planet. Whether I'm telling the stories of real people or working with casting agents to gather the group you like, you can bet I’ll connect with whomever we have on the other side of my camera. Gimme a call and let’s go make some pictures!
Hi! My name is Leah.
I began my career as an assistant photographer at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Three years later I packed up my bags and moved to NYC not knowing a soul. I was extremely fortunate to land photo editing jobs at Vogue and Men's Journal Magazines. After working in editorial, I moved onto television and worked as a Photo Director for MTV Networks for 6 years. Some friends and I started a gallery space, known as Frontrunner Gallery in TriBeCa, which hosted over 22 shows of emerging artists in NYC from 2010-2012. Additionally, I had the privilege to study under Pultizer Prize photographer , David Turnley.
Through a photograph I tell a story, convey an emotion and do my best to capture someone’s true character. I have always been very curious and photography gives me the excuse to travel, meet people and experience things I would never had had the opportunity to otherwise. I am very grateful to be on this adventure.
When not working, I enjoy hanging out with my little hot dog Sarah, my kids Emmie Sue and James Rocky, and documenting life in the Mississippi Delta and Atlanta.
Adam Goldberg is one of the premier Atlanta architectural and interior design photographers based in Atlanta, GA. During Adam’s years of traveling the world for multiple organizations such as The Department of Defense and Deloitte Consulting, he discovered a passion for photographing the places that he visited. After obtaining his Master’s in Business Administration he launched his photography career with a focus on interior and exterior spaces as he has always had an eye for architecture. Photography is the perfect mixture of science, art, and creativity for Adam’s innovative and imaginative mind.
Adam uses both natural and artificial light to capture the essence of a property or room. All of his images are crafted with an eye on creating a realistic representation that transports the viewer to the space.
When he’s not photographing an architectural wonder or flying his drone, Adam can be found capturing landscape and travel images around the world…or with his feet in the sand, a little bit of hot sauce, and some Jimmy Buffett music in the background.
When someone asks what I do I tell them I’m a photographer. The next question inevitably is "what kind of photographer?" Well, that's a little tricky because I love shooting everything. It could be a national advertising campaign on location for Marriott Hotels in Mexico or shooting food in my full service 3000 sq. ft. studio for Publix or Boar's Head. Also, It might be filming a TV spot in the Dominican Republic for Iberostar Hotels and lets not forget the family who I like to shoot while I'm on vacation. So you might say it doesn't matter if it's real people, talent, stills or video, personal or for hire. I love capturing the moment that I’m in. Of course, none of this can be done without working with the best people in the industry: Talent agencies, producers, assistants, wardrobe, hair & makeup, food-stylists, prop masters, retouchers and editors. I know, I sound like a jack of all trades but I love it all. So I invite you to take a look at the work and decide which side of my business is best for a project we can work on together.