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.
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.
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. : )
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.
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.
Kirsten Rebekah Bethmann, aka Kirsten Lewis, is an international photographer, educator and public speaker based in Colorado. Over the last 2 decades she has traveled to over 40 countries to work with organizations, non profits, companies and individuals creating documentary based pictures to aid in fundraising, advertising, awareness and personal family archive builds. In addition to photography, she has given over 80 presentations globally in the last 12 years of her career.
Kirsten’s experience in the education field spans as long as her photographic career. In 2002 she graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in child psychology, a concentration in learning and cognition and a minor in fine art. Since then she has taught in the public school system, on Creative Live and Craftsy Inc, with the Dallas Center of Photography, the Foundation Workshops, Documentary Family Retreats. with countless photography conferences and privately through Kirsten Lewis Education.
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 and Pulitzer finalist whose work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the U.S. I specialize in intimate portraits and documentary coverage. When telling stories, it’s not enough to convey information; people have to care about what they see. So I try to forge a relationship between the subject and the viewer then get out of the way. I also try not to take pictures I brought with me in my head. I do my homework, solve problems, meet deadlines, and know the person in front of my camera is far more important than the person behind it.
Based in Denver, Colorado
English, Italian, Spanish
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.
Commercial and editorial photographer concentrating in portraiture, lifestyle, action sports and outdoor living. If it’s outside, I love to shoot it! I live and work full time on the road, spending most of my time in the Southwest and West in general. I create work for brands and publications all over the country. Being mobile allows me to be nimble and anywhere my clients need, at a moments notice. My passion is connecting with makers to share their stories from material to product.
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.
Doug captures the essence of people with images that evoke warmth and authenticity. With the aid of documentarian instincts, Doug enlists environments to inform his subjects’ stories. Settings are real, yet intentionally composed through Doug’s intelligent eye for graphic elements, creating a sense of intimacy for the viewer and placing them into the world of his subjects.
Based in Louisville, Colorado
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.
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.
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.
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.
Based in Longmont, Colorado
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
The world is oversaturated with pictures!
So I prefer to create stories instead. Conceptual advertising photography is my specialty- add in a bit of surrealism and digital magic and you’re right up my alley. Whatever your product or service is, I promise the images we create together will be anything but boring.
I’m Katelin Kinney- creative, introvert, lover of ice cream, and a sucker for baby animals. As an individual to work with I’m intensely focused on my projects at hand and prefer to push past typical and into original. I love to plan and create lists which is very helpful in keeping me on schedule with all deadlines. Creating images that impress my clients truly is one of my greatest joys in life.
Some random tidbits about me: I’m from a small town with two stoplights and I love it. My celebrity crush is John Lithgow. My biggest pet peeve is poorly designed billboards. Volleyball is my sport of choice. Spiders are my kryptonite, but I love being out in the woods. I’d rather shop at Lowe’s than go to the mall. And Breaking Bad is the best television series of all time. Period.
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.
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
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.
Based in Phoenix, Arizona
English, French, German
Michael Duerinckx is an architecture and interiors photographer. Originally from London, he started shooting interiors for British Vogue in 2001, and has been photographing residential and commercial spaces for well-known firms and internationally recognized brands ever since. Michael believes that collaboration and strong working relationships with his clients have been key to his success in the architectural photography space.
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.
Brian began his career in photography in a more traditional way. Starting out in a professional lab at the age of 14. Traveling to japan to work for many of the great innovators in the industry at Pentax camera in Tokyo japan. Then jumping into to his role as a photographer for his university public relations and marketing department … all before he hit the age of 21, digital cameras, social media and way before he even dreamed of starting his own studio. He is one of the few photographers nowadays who actually understands the science and behavior of light. He is a master in studio lighting in and mixologists at blending natural and artificial light. Most photographers stay within their
contrived boundaries of "photography" or what they think a "photographer" is. Brian approaches photography like a traditional artist—“ I wanna know the brand and I want to be able to show you how my images can help tell the story of your brand." He provides valuable insights to what it takes to create a memorable, unique brand.
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.