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.
Sean Murphy grew up in Florida’s panhandle, also known as the Redneck Riviera, which explains his passion for capturing gritty Americana. He’s as much a master at capturing spontaneous moments as he is at delivering visually stunning, high concept marketing projects.
Sean has directed national commercials, shot countless music and film celebrities, and been visually behind award-winning ad campaigns for some of the biggest corporations on the planet. If you’re interested in name dropping, check out the partial client list below.
After being based in Los Angeles for most of his career, he’s now bringing thirty-years of global shooting experience back to where his roots lie, Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Why move back? Besides being homesick, being based between coasts gives him easy access to all national locations. With both Atlanta and New Orleans within driving distance, the Fort Walton location is a no-brainer.
Sean’s collaboration with BOTE, the world’s largest selling stand-up paddleboard company, has presented the opportunity to move into video production, helping to create the identity and voice of a cutting-edge brand through fully documented epic travels.
The Murphy Photo Production team delivers full-service video and stills production for multi-platform campaigns, including advertising, editorial, social media, and video.
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.
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 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 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.
I’m a filmmaker, a photographer, an author, a producer and an adventure junkie. I wear many hats within the creative industry and love getting called upon with new ideas and epic concepts. They all seem to overlap. They fill my passport with stamps and they tell real stories, which is what life is all about really; storytelling with different media, although film & photography will always lie at the heart of what I do.
Adventure plays a starring role in all my projects (work & play) and pretty much sums up how I do business. Always pushing the envelope, drawn down the road less travelled and throwing a shit load of energy into all that I do. A good adventurer needs these, as does anyone wishing to create iconic content that makes an impact.
I’m a conversation partner for both international lifestyle brands and agencies, helping them to create content that’s real. Producing media that an audience can relate to and stirs up their lives. I love seeing how my work on athletes has got people off the couch and made real, positive changes in their lives.
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!
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.
PEOPLE are my focus.
A photograph is merely a photograph until it sparks an emotion. It’s that connection between imagery and your visceral response.
Maybe it’s an unexpected angle or the way light creates something entirely new.
Finding unique visions is how I sign my work.
PLACES feed my soul.
More than a dot on a map, each one possesses an unmistakable
personality. I look for that character in the lens-framing it precisely to delight the eye. Often a location’s personality is intangible.
Then some visual archeology is needed to unearth it’s true meaning.
MACHINES fuel my passion.
A deeply rooted emotional connection to things that move began at birth, only accelerating from there.
More than merely metal, glass and rubber, they’re quite simply performance art.
Finding a machine’s soul is the quest I gladly undertake every time out.
Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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.
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.
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.
Based in Vancouver, Noel Hendrickson is an internationally recognized commercial photographer. Known for his ability to spot the ‘in-between’ moments, Noel captures his subjects true emotions through his unique form of visual storytelling. Noel was born on the prairies where he developed an appreciation for the land, but the ocean is where his heart is. He lives on the mountain in Vancouver with his beautiful wife Christine, son Finn and their two pugs Phil and Allan.
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.
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.
Cory is a Louisiana native based in New Orleans. His photography style parallels the life and ambition of an adventure seeker and storyteller. He seeks inspiration from his culturally-rich surroundings and his love for people. With 10+ years of professional experience, Cory can deliver a thoughtful and creative visual representation of your brand, from its concept to completion.
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.
I’m based in Austin but work all over Texas and the rest of the country. Maintaining a consistent aesthetic, many of my projects are in the commercial advertising and editorial world but you’ll find some personal experiments and explorations in the Series column. These productions are big and small from multi-day lifestyle cast and shoots to just me and the subject in a low key setting. Strongly architectural images and interiors are a concentration with their own home at craigwashburnplaces.com. I am also the founder of still-motion pictures, a fresh merging of motion, photography and animation.