I first picked up a camera at the age of 14, spending my time shooting rolls of film and developing images in the darkroom. Immediately after becoming qualified in professional photography I was offered an opportunity with one of New Zealand’s top Audio/Visual production companies. I spent 7 years creating, developing and producing product launches for New Zealand’s largest corporations; using various types of multi-media from theatrical lighting, to video/slide projection and interactive graphics, to set design and the most fun, pyrotechnics. During that time traveling around NZ, Australia and the Pacific my path led me into a period working in television production as a cinematographer and editor.
My passion for photography and the desire to have my own business has allowed me run a successful business for almost a decade.
In my spare time I will be out riding my MTB, surfing, kite surfing, snowboarding and even maintaining MTB tracks. In fact in 2006 I organized the world’s first mountain bike photo exhibition. The exhibition had images shot by the world’s best MTB photographers and was held during the world MTB champs in NZ. The beauty and excitement of this world keeps me traveling and discovering new places as much as possible.
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.
Grew up on an island – still lives on one. Has proudly helped
raise three amazing children. Loves challenging work.
Doesn’t get rattled. Loves negative space and positive people.
Visualizes every moment of his life, which he considers a bit
of a curse – except when working. Started out as a marine
biologist. Creates innocent slice of life imagery or production
intensive shoots. Over the years has worked from camera cars,
helicopters, camera boats, rigged remotes, scaffolds, cranes,
floating in the middle of the ocean – and his own two legs.
Working out of South Florida, Robert has been featured in
Adweek and Photo District News. He has been recognized
as a Kelly Award finalist, by National Addys and seven times in
Communication Arts award annuals. He has done major shoots
for Coca-Cola, Budweiser, Yamaha, Ford, Cigna, as well as
extensive shooting for marine, tourism, recreation, health care
and pharmaceutical clients.
Ken is a Boston based commercial photographer specializing in location photography for editorial, advertising and corporate clients. His work has been featured in local and nationwide magazines and campaigns.
Dirk Bruniecki is a photographer based in Munich.
In 2001 he made his photography degree at Fachakademie für Photodesign, Munich. In the following two years he worked as a freelance photographer in Milano, Italy. Since 2004 he lives and works in Munich. He´s married and has 2 little boys.
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!
Chris has a reputation for delivering authentic and oftentimes epic scenes through his photography with an emphasis on storytelling. His work remains consistently recognizable with the on-going theme of adventure, supported by a beautifully moody and matte-finished editing style. Whether at home or abroad, Chris aims to surprise, transport, and dazzle those who view his work, all the while telling a raw and exciting story along the way.
Irwin Wong is a professional photographer based in Tokyo. He specializes in editorial portrait and documentary photography.
Known for his punchy portraiture and insightful documentary photography, Irwin’s client list is truly international with names such as Amazon, Nike, The Washington Post, Carl Zeiss, Forbes, Shiseido, Mitsubishi Motors and more. His first photobook about Japanese craftsmanship is due out in Spring of 2020, published by Gestalten.
Born 1970 in Southern Germany. Studied Photography and English at UC Berkeley in 1991, and Photography at Fachhochschule Bielefeld 1992-1998.
I am fascinated by genuine places and situations – in my personal projects as well as commercial work. I love working with real people in their natural surroundings and to present them in an authentic, lively way. My focus lies on people, portraiture, cars and documentary photography.
Exotic places, live music and unique, thoughtful people are some of the things that inspire me. I consider, I observe, I listen, I read (loved this), I binge (currently this). I have a favorite radio station. I grow some of my own food and share it with friends. And I write.
My background is documentary stills, but creating original work from the depths of my mind has been equally rewarding, and is now taking up increasing amounts of my time and interest. If I really need to zone out, I might be found swimming (formerly here) or building a table, meditating with the steady rhythms of the orbital sander.
I’m a dual citizen of Ireland and the US, but I don’t love borders, and certainly not the walls that delineate them. I was born in Detroit and raised just north, but Austin was equally formative. Home is now on the edge of the great wide-open of west Marin in the San Francisco Bay.
Born in South Carolina, schooled in Tennessee, desk job designing magazines in Los Angeles, take lots of pictures, move back to South Carolina, take lots more pictures, travel, drink beer, ride bikes, work hard, be happy.
I am a native of Pennsylvania, but I have been living and working as a photographer in Spain since 2011. Before that, I was a Visiting Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology.
I specialize in portrait-based stories and campaigns, but I also shoot a lot of reportage-style imagery, automobiles and short films.
My personal work normally stems from things that are a part of my life in one way or another, and represent a curiosity that I have about people. It is this curiosity that makes me want to keep being a photographer. I also love to travel.
I am fluent in English and Spanish.
For me, image making isn’t just capturing a moment in time, it’s several moments combined. Blending, shaping and sculpting with light is at the heart of my vision. I’m obsessed with light. Not just on set, later in a dim room I build an image from the ground up with the goal of creating still and moving images that stand out in a world of clutter.
Growing up in CA, my parents worked in retail. They told me I could do any job I want, but not in retail. In high school I signed up for a photography class. That’s all it took, a dream come true.
I’m not interested in showing you how clever I am, I want to show you how cool it can look.
Adam Lerner is a professional portrait photographer who shoots for magazines, fashion brands, automotive and corporate clients. He is also a content creator with his YouTube channel and Podcast host. Adam’s work has been published in publications including Iron and Air, Autoweek, Discovery, GQ, Golf, ESPN, The Scientist, Event Marketer, Fraud and more.
Born in New York City, Adam Lerner grew up on punk rock, and after fulfilling his childhood dream of playing CBGB’s, he toured the country with his indie rock band while taking pictures with his dad’s old Pentax film camera and his passion for creating music quickly translated into his photography.
When he’s not taking pictures, you’ll find him rolling down the road on a vintage BMW motorcycle or buzzing thru the woods on a mountain bike.
Adam currently lives in New York City with his wife and two rescue dogs, and is available for commissions worldwide.
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.
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
Hailing from the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Blake Jorgenson headed west at the young age of 17 in search of adventure in the mountains of British Columbia. He landed in Whistler, where his creative instincts and his love of the outdoors found the ideal outlet in the world of action- and adventure-sport photography. With a strong artistic vision and an ability to keep up to the athletes he was shooting, Jorgenson rose to become one of the most recognized names in the industry, earning an extensive editorial catalogue and a client list of major industry players such as Red Bull, Oakley, The North Face, Patagonia, Mountain Hardwear, Rossignol, Columbia Sports and Eddie Bauer, as well as the Vancouver-Whistler 2010 Winter Olympic Games and the Vancouver Canucks NHL club. In recent years, Jorgenson has expanded his reach to work with commercial automotive and recreational product brands such as Acura, Alfa Romeo, Mastercraft, Honda Motorcycles, Mercedes Benz, Mazda, and Dodge Ram trucks. Now with 20 years of professional experience, he continues to draw on his action-adventure roots to create a distinct and dynamic aesthetic as he goes forward.