Laura Chase de Formigny is a DC based editorial and commercial food photographer with a passion for capturing the place where food, life and story telling combine. With a background in photojournalism and time spent working as a staff photographer at the Annapolis Capital Gazette, it’s no surprise that she’s sought after for her strong editorial eye by regional restaurants, chefs, and clients like The Washington Post and Bethesda Magazine. When she’s not shooting an assignment or creating food libraries for her restaurant clients, you can find her expanding her commercial portfolio – most recently providing the photography for National Geographic’s Attainable Sustainable. Laura Chase has a B.A. in Studio Art from UNC Chapel Hill. After living and working in places like Charlotte, Chattanooga, Baltimore, and Belgium, she’s happy to call Silver Spring, Maryland home and enjoys spending family time with her husband, adorable son, Henry and new baby, Frances!
Based in Johannesburg, South Africa
Ilan Godfrey (b 1980) is a South African photographer, who’s work explores the diverse social, political, economic and environmental currents that shape contemporary South Africa, giving viewers a broader, and at the same time, more deeply personal understanding of the country they live in but seldom truly gets to grips with. His photographic practice includes extensive research and focuses on issues that expose South Africa’s constantly shifting landscape, documenting the country with an in-depth and intimate conscience. By conveying through long-term, multi-layered projects a process of investigative narration with photography, he reveals varied aspects of societal change across the country.
I’m an on-location photographer and director. My aesthetic approach is driven by real, textural, compelling moments, whether shooting stills or motion.
I specialize in capturing authentic imagery depicting lifestyle, work and industrial scenes for corporate and agency clients and have years of commercial experience including large global image brand libraries, advertising campaigns, editorial and short form motion assets for web & broadcast, as well as one full length documentary.
Partial list of clients and project partners include: ebay, Mississippi Tourism, Marley Coffee, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, AMD, Deutsche Bank, Intel, Nike, AMEX, American Airlines, GE, Disney World, Time Warner, Time Magazine, Sports Illustrated, J. Walter Thomas, People Magazine, AG Edwards, CDW, Y & R, Fleishman-Hillard, McCann-Erickson, FutureBrand and more.
I have had the unique privilege of having one of my images selected for a USPS First-Class Forever stamp.
I have 2 published books: Hidden History of Mississippi Blues (History Press) and Mississippi Juke Joint Confidential: House Parties, Hustlers & the Blues Life (Arcadia Publishing).
Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sara Rubinstein is a commercial director and still photographer based in Minneapolis, MN. Her work combines elements of authenticity, emotional range, beauty and candor. Sara graduated from Carleton College in 1998 with a degree in Biology and a minor in German. It took a 6 month stint as a computer programmer before Sara found photography, starting off as a photo assistant until transitioning to full time shooting in 2002. Over 20 years as a still photographer led to directing motion pieces focusing on authentic emotion and story. Sara believes personal work inspires both her humanity and her commercial endeavors. Her passions include photography, riding horses, travel to remote landscapes, camping with her family in their VW Campervan, and she hopes to one day publish a collection of short stories.
Zacharias Abubeker is an Ethiopian American photographer and videographer currently living in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and working throughout the region. He obtained his Bachelor in Fine Arts in Photography from Columbia College Chicago. He is available for assignments in editorial, travel and corporate. He has covered topics ranging from Business and Development, Agriculture, The South Sudan conflict, Healthcare in East Africa, as well as many more.
I live in Washington, DC, with my reporter wife; son, Cillian; and daughter, Orla. You might catch a glimpse of them here.
Back in the day, I studied photojournalism at the University of Missouri and worked for some newspapers. Now, I mostly work
for magazine, corporate, advertising and non-profit clients.
And when I’m not working at making images, I’m probably working over the stove, grill and/or tending bar for friends.
Adam Hester is a photographer/filmmaker originally from Seattle, currently living in Minneapolis. At heart, Adam is a creative storyteller, and his best stories are often told through both stills and motion imagery. His library of work often portrays unique, expressive lifestyle images that elicit authenticity. His approach to work is down to earth and filled with hard work, collaboration and a passionate eye for capturing the details as well as the big picture.
Captivated by shadows and slices of light. Drawn to vibrant colors and moments of calm. Curious for context, connection, and humanity. A seeker of balance and the organic beauty that is found in imperfection. Always aiming to create images that provide a unique experience and engage your senses. Believer in quality over quantity.
Combining my own attributes and technical skills, I help brands tell their distinct narrative, establish their visual identity, and create memorable content for all usage and platforms.
My clients span commercial, editorial, restaurant, boutique hospitality, travel, luxury residential, publishing, B2B, B2C, D2C, and startup brands.
A storyteller at heart, I sometimes also contribute the written word to editorial stories that I shoot. I earned my degree in Journalism from Boston University, and Editorial and Advertising Honors from The New England School Of Photography. I feel fortunate to have created a way to combine all the things I love into an exciting and fulfilling career.
Different projects call for different levels of production – I have an extended network of producers, video crews, food stylists, prop stylists, studios, creative directors, and graphic designers that help to make every shoot a perfect success.
While currently growing roots in Chicago, I also have a strong client base in New York City where I spent the first ten years of my career and established myself in the creative community.
I’m southern and have the manners, drawl and pocket knife to prove it. I’ve been married for 20 years to my wife Carla, an amazing graphic designer who lets me have a desk around the corner and up the hall, just far enough away to drown out my bad singing and constant desk drumming. We have a 14-year-old daughter named Scout. She is the coolest person I’ve ever met. She’s an up and coming singer/songwriter and plays the upright bass, guitar, and the ukulele. She’s kind of a big deal. We also have a 2-year-old manchild named Charlie. To date, he’s proven to be really good at disturbing the peace and entertaining.
I’ve been a drummer for 30 years or so and an embarrassment to guitarists for almost as long. I don’t leave home without my waders and fly rod. You never know where a creek may present itself in my part of the country. I love being in the woods and on the water. Whether I’m chasing fish, deer, birds or just hiking and camping, it’s the place I most want to spend my time.
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.
My true north: I am a photographer, storyteller, and traveler. Growing up with a mom who always had one eye behind her Canon AE1, my appreciation for capturing images is well-rooted in my genes. Specializing in connecting with subjects on a personal level, I strive to capture sincere expressions and moments. New projects and environments energize me, and I am always eager to travel to catch the story.
A few ideas for photo assignments or projects I am especially interested in:
Women in farming, organic agriculture in general, projects about the American Midwest, art activism, women fighting for social justice using art, stories regarding orthorexia, ESL teachers abroad (specifically Japan, where my experience was), rural Japan, death and dying, hospice care, aging in rural areas . . .
Ian is a freelance photographer and filmmaker.
In between editing and assignments, Ian MacLellan rock climbs, runs, canoes, surfs, bikes, and has been photographing a daily blog for the last six years. He loves photographing for magazines, websites, posterity, gigantic billboards, social media campaigns, and everything in between.
Commercial Clients: L.L. Bean, The North Face, Janji, Brooks Running, Huckberry, Boston Celtics, Boston Scientific, OmniPod, Tufts Health Plan, Audi, Land Rover, Mizuno, West Elm, Steward Health Care, Target, Hannaford Supermarkets, Museum of Science Boston, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, City of Boston, Brooklyn Boulders, Boathouse Group, and MORE Advertising, .
Editorial and Non-Profit Clients: Runner’s World, Nature, The New York Times, Orion Magazine, Trust for Public Land, Appalachian Mountain Club, Mass Audubon, Preservation Magazine, Popular Mechanics, Seattle Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, BuzzFeed News, Travel + Leisure, Genome, Law360, ChildObesity180, Tufts University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard Magazine, , and Canoe and Kayak Magazine.
Highlighting unique qualities and capturing the experience is what I aim to do. I choose to focus on the edible and feel fortunate to do what I love, documenting others doing the same.
I shoot food because I love to eat I love to cook, and I love how food brings people together. It has the power to make people happy, cure ailments, and celebrate culture.
I shoot in an editorial style blending stories with marketing ideas.
Editorial clients: Edible Asheville, WNC Magazine, Southern Living, Plate Magazine, Pasadena Magazine, The South, Savannah Magazine, Smoky Mountain Living, Taproot Magazine, The Local Palate, Monocle, Kiplinger’s Magazine, Good Grit Magazine, The Wall Street Journal.
Commercial clients: The Art of Tea, Savannah Bee Company, Paula Deen Enterprises, The Deen Brothers, Mastro’s Restaurant, Luna Grill, Katie Button Restaurants, Tupelo Honey, Luella’s BBQ, The Old Mill, Kraft Foods, Explore Asheville, HBLuxe, Dietz and Watson, Shanti Elixirs, Caroline’s Cakes, Hickory Nut Gap Farms, Looking Glass Creamery, Blossman Gas.
Based in West Roxbury, Massachusetts
de-tour: verb – to go or travel to a place along a way that is different from the usual or planned way. Whatever the subject, photographer Adam DeTour brings a unique and devoted eye to his projects and assignments. A sought after food and portrait photographer, with a full service studio in the Allston neighborhood of Boston, his clients include the New York Times, Boston Magazine, Improper Bostonian, and many others. Landing in Boston by way of New Hampshire, Italy, and New York city, Adam is both meticulous and approachable in his work. Outside of photography he enjoys swimming, hiking, and time at home with his wife and daughter.
Oliver Parini is a Vermont-based photographer with over a decade of experience working with publications and brands. He specializes in portraits, agriculture, travel, and architectural photography. Oliver is available to travel across the Northeast (& beyond.) When Oliver is not on assignments, he can be found exploring the mountains and waters of Vermont, making dinner for his family, or hiking with his Siberian Husky.
Jackie has been working as a professional freelance photographer since 2005. She has worked on projects ranging from companies’ national ad campaigns such as Nutrena to taking lifestyle imagery for local independent companies. She was the lead photographer for Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment, the largest farm equipment company in the United States, for nearly 7 years and continues to work with them on large scale projects. Her passion for agriculture mixed with her knowledge of horses and various other animals helps her to create compelling images for companies while working in various climates and situations.
Based in Missoula, Montana
Rebecca Stumpf is a full-time editorial photographer specializing in travel, portraiture and documentary photography. Her passion in telling visual stories lies in understanding the connection between people and nature – how they are inspired by it and the greater world around them; how they work with it; how they connect with it; how they experience it; and the creative space between the two.
Businesses should compete based on great stories. Pure and simple. It’s my job to draw out and photograph your stories in a way that causes customers to click with your brand. Nashville-based photographer and visual storyteller with a great love of people. My work is focused on telling better stories for your website, social media, blog, print collateral, and in-house displays. With a BA in Photography from Thomas Edison State College; a thesis written on How Photography Causes Social Change; a year teaching photography at the college level; and an MA in theology your images will come from a deep understanding of the power of images and the human heart. Born and raised in the South with a deep appreciation for roots, narrative & quality. I grew up watching light slant through Georgia pine trees and it changed the way I see.
Lover of hospitality, rocking chairs, deep conversations
and the word "ya’ll."
I love people. And I love making photos. And I could not imagine doing anything else as a livelihood.
I worked as a photojournalist at The Seattle Times for some years where I learned documentary photography.
I am interested in many things; nature, food, sports, craftmanship and technology among them.
I live in Seattle with my wife. And am guardian to a 120-foot tall Redwood tree in my backyard.
I enjoy bbq’s, red wine, relaxing with family and friends, and roadtrips.
I’m a commercial and editorial photographer focusing on portrait, lifestyle, corporate, and documentary work. I returned to my Midwest roots (Milwaukee) after ten years working as a photographer in Santa Fe, New Mexico and New York City. I work locally in Chicago and much of the Midwest, and am available for travel.
Constantly framing shots in my mind, I observe the beauty of light.
I collect moments that are part of a larger whole.
Exploration and curiosity drive my work as an artist and photographer.
I specialize in editorial portrait and commercial photography and many other forms including lifestyle, corporate, food, and travel.
I have a BFA in painting, and over twenty years of experience as a photographer.
Whether I’m one-on-one with a farmer in the orchard or working with a team in the studio, my goal is to bring a unique vision to the project.
Inspirations: mountain views, southwest desert air, finding magic in the ordinary, and getting my hands dirty in a garden.
Interests include: cheese (all dairy products in general), plant hoarding, postcard collecting, reading Bon Appétit Magazine, and and giving belly rubs to my blue heeler rescue dog, Hattie.