I am an Atlanta based photographer focusing on food and lifestyle. With experience in art direction, creating concepts, and seeing them through to completion, I am happiest when I collaborate creatively with a team.
I’ve worked as a professional commercial photographer since 2012. After earning a BFA in photography at Georgia State University, I have spent time with fascinating people and mission-driven companies in the field and in the studio.
star·board & port ˈstär-bərd & ˈpȯrt
1: a nautical term referring to the left and right sides of a waterborne vessel.
2: S&P is driven through George’s attention to detail and precision in conjunction with Chase’s creative visualization and communication.
Starboard & Port was born on a sandy beach in New Jersey when two creatives came together through their fondness of travel and photography. With a clink of a bourbon glass, they headed out West to plant roots in Springfield, Missouri. The foundation of S&P is simple; innovators perfecting their craft while creating remarkable images. With over 20 years combined experience stretching from the Atlantic and Pacific, both Co-Captains of Starboard & Port bring something unique to the table.
3400 sq ft downtown studio
Full kitchen, client lounge, conference & work space
Based in Los Angeles, California
I’m a lifestyle and portrait photographer from Italy, currently residing in Los Angeles. As a young boy I had a colorful vintage 1960s map of the United States above my bed. Each main region was represented with a little sketch or figure, very detailed, and I had dreams that one day I was going to be there and discover all those places myself. My passion for visual arts encouraged me to study graphic design and work as web designer in Italy.
The opportunity became reality in 2002 when I moved from Italy and my journey started in San Francisco. In few years I ended up in various circumstances in the city of Angeles.
The multicultural environment, the vibrant lifestyle and the excitement for embracing this new adventure of life has been my motivation for taking photographs. A passion I cultivated since I was a young teenager and has transformed my life and career. After lot of training and experience, I consider myself very fortunate.
While based in Detroit, Michigan, I provide still and motion work for editorial and advertising clients all over focusing on portraits, food, industrial and accompanying lifestyle imagery. Also, a 2019 Regional Emmy Award recipient for the short documentary "A Wife Called Phoenicia.”
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 almost can’t believe that this is my job now. I feel incredibly lucky to be able to photograph food and food stories, for boutique food companies and national brands, restaurants and resorts, chefs and purveyors, farmers and wine makers. I’m most interested in storytelling, in the intersection between people and place and food.
I worked as a sushi chef for over a decade before I traded my knife for a camera. When I’m not photographing food, I’m cooking at home, or traveling for it. I’m a sucker for chorizo tacos, and if brownie-a-la-mode is on a menu, I’m bound by a personal code to order it. My girlfriend calls me a “light dork”, because wherever I find myself, I’m distracted by it and turning over where to find it again or how to recreate it.
As a sushi chef, I became comfortable being publicly under pressure with packed tables, a full bar and a line out the door, or when the restaurant was slow, I was often the entertainment in an intimate setting. I learned how to read a room, to enjoy working with and in front of, a wide variety of people and personalities. It was a wild ride. No night was ever the same and I came to truly value grace under pressure, communication, flexibility and teamwork.
Jason Elias is a photographer and director who lives in Venice, CA, with his wife Jessica, their son Arlo and their little dog Linus. Jason’s stills work focuses on Advertising, Portraits, Key Art, and Travel.
He originally came from the commercial film business, and those years on set have recently led back to his directing career. Over the past few years, Jason has made a documentary film, come close to investing in a Moroccan Kasbah, and scuba-dived off the coast of East Africa in Zanzibar.
He has traveled to roughly 25 countries (including India four times) and still dreams of flying to Mozambique, Mongolia, and Indonesia.
Being married to a mid-westerner, he has come to like Fargo (good pretzels) and is also the father of an amazing two-and-half-year-old son Arlo, so please be patient as he didn’t get much sleep last night.
Jason is a full-time Buddhist and an occasional cocktailer.
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
I’m a commercial / advertising and editorial photographer specializing in food, product, farm & lifestyle imagery.
Clients and collaborators find me to be creative, flexible, efficient and results oriented. I am down-to-earth; passionate and far from perfect. I don’t take myself too seriously and I firmly believe being on set should be fun. I value my crew as much as my clients. It’s these things combined that allow for the creation of authentic, artistic and head-turning imagery.
I currently make St. Louis my home, where I live with my husband, Joe, and our cat, Claire. When not out and about with my camera, I spend much of my time working on my cooking skills and trying to make my own garden grow.
I am available for advertising agency, brand, corporate or editorial shoots worldwide.
With the breadth and depth of knowledge acquired photographing in 43 different countries over 20+ years, and the humility of growing up in a working-class family in hot and dusty Central California, my curiosity and down-to-earth nature allow me to connect with everyone-from rural farmer to corporate CEO.
Balancing enthusiasm and commitment, my team and I create insightful imagery with curiosity, open-mindedness, and hard work; adding value to the lives of those whose stories we are privileged to tell, those our work is seen by, and most importantly our clients’ vision.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Green Bay, Wisconsin-based commercial and editorial photographer, Mike Roemer, is a Midwest-based photographer working in the areas of agriculture, manufacturing, industrial, healthcare, transportation, tourism, hospitality and sports. He is also an FAA Part 107 licensed and insured drone pilot.
He has won first place awards in Pictures of the Year International, National Press Photographers Best of Photojournalism, and National Headliners. He also was a two-time winner in the American Society of Media Photographer’s Best of ASMP, with a first place in editorial for a photo from 2019 and an honorable mention for 2020, along with being a three-time winner in the Pro Football Hall of Fame photo contest.
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.
Based in Silver Spring, Maryland
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 restaurants, chefs, and clients like The Washington Post, AARP, NPR, Smithsonian Institute, and Science 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 and adorable children Henry and Frances!
Based in Copenhagen, Denmark
Danish, Swedish, English
Danish award winning photographer Niels Busch born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Niels picked up photography from an early age in art class in primary school. After assisting 4 years in Copenhagen at the top studioes with still life and fashion photographers that took him around the world, he travelled to New York to assist on a freelance basis. With great passion and eager, he went back and started up a studio i Copenhagen City. The eager for traveling and passion for photography, took him to South East Asia to live with simpleness and aesthetics mixed with scandinavian living and sense of light, with Thailand as a base to live with his family. After a few years in Asia, he and his family missed New York and moved back. His work today takes him all over the world with national and International clients, with base in Copenhagen and New York.
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.
I didn’t plan to be a photographer when I was a kid – I thought I’d be a veterinarian, an ad man on Madison Ave (hello, Don Draper!), or an astronaut. You know, the usual. But, I picked up a camera while in the army, and the rest, as they say, is history.
My photography resume is long and diverse – at different times, I have been a conflict, newspaper, sports, lifestyle, fashion, portrait, feature and food photographer. I have lived and worked in NYC, LA, Miami, DC, Phoenix, Harrisburg, PA, and for the last 11 years, Charlotte. All of these locations and experiences through my career have shaped my perspective.
I capture real moments, tell rich stories, and make people and products look great for brands, magazines and ad agencies. My work is real, relatable, honest and authentic. Whether everyday people or hired talent, I have a natural ability to make people comfortable in front of my lens. We have fun on my shoots, I don’t yell, and, on the best days, we eat NC BBQ.
I live with my wife and 3 rescue dogs on an acre within the Charlotte city limits that we bought (mostly) for the dogs. When not out shooting, you can usually find me working on personal projects, or exploring a new hobby, or fly fishing for anything that swims.
Some fun facts about me below – the rest you need to learn for yourself. So, let’s work together!
• I drink a LOT of iced tea and there will always be some on set
• I was a Paratrooper in the US Army and have over 75 jumps
• I have seen every episode of Law and Order (go head, challenge me!)
• I will travel almost anywhere, anytime to eat BBQ
• Every fish I catch is released alive to live another day
• I have counted over 25 species of birds at our yard feeders
• I hiked over 700 miles of the Appalachian Trail in one trip
Jon Hamblin – 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.
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