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.
Still life photographer DAVID LEWIS TAYLOR maintains a sun-filled studio in New York City’s where he shoots advertising photography, commercial photography and editorial. His clients include numerous magazine publishers, advertising agencies, leading interior designers and creative entrepreneurs. His dedication to the foundation of his chosen media and his embrace of the field’s evolving technology have served him well in his chosen areas of specialization, still life product, jewelry photography and cosmetic photography. His artistic endeavors culminated in photography exhibitions where his fine artwork was notable for it’s departure from the precise nature of his commercial work. He cites his travels to rural Africa, India, Mexico and the Altiplano region of Bolivia and Peru to be the most rewarding adventures of his career. David is co-founder of UnnamedProject.com an online magazine.
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
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.
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.
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 also has a full production company to support his still and director work. He has done major shoots
for Coca-Cola, Budweiser, Yamaha, Ford, Cigna, as well as
extensive shooting for marine, tourism, recreation, health care, home & garden
and pharmaceutical clients. One of his strengths is simultaneous still and motion productions.
I’m a Florida native and I live for adventure. I spend most of my time outdoors, in and around the water. I’ve been married for 20 years and have 3 kids. I take great pride in bringing experience into our lives. I love mixing my passions with what I shoot and I enjoy it the most when I can capture someone doing what they love in that environment. Thats where our essence lives. I would describe my shooting style as very authentic and candid with a documentary feel. Some of my current clients are Apple, Nike, Adidas, Sanuk, Chevron, AAA, Mastercraft Boats, Yamaha, LuLu Lemon, and RedBull.
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.
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.
Based in Portland, Oregon
English, Portuguese, Spanish
I was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and raised by a widowed mother (Dad died when I was 8), with two other sisters, in a small town in a region called Ribeira Valley. I left home at the age of 15 searching for a better life. At the age of 22, I decided to move to the USA to further my education and improve myself as a human being.
I have won several awards as a photographer. My work has been exhibited at a few museums, it has been published in a handful of magazines, and used by quite a few brands ads. However, I don’t think that defines who I am.
I have won several awards as a photographer and my work has been published in a handful of magazines, however, I don’t think that defines who I am. What defines me is the fact that I am a hopeless believer in kindness, no matter how warped today’s world appears. I am also a failed-by-never-trying comedian, and dream of having a French Bulldog—they automatically trigger my “talking-to-a-baby” voice whenever I see one.
I also love watching movies while dissecting the light set up and color grading used in those movies.
Footb… alright, Americans… Soccer is a passion!
[Go Timbers!/ “Santos Sempre Santos.”]
Based in Charleston, South Carolina
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.
Based in Venice, California
English, Farsi, French
Saam Gabbay believes we tend to associate ourselves with our skills while overlooking our superpowers, those core unteachable qualities that are at the heart of who we are and what we bring to the world. Skills? Saam has acquired them in abundance and applied them with extraordinary creativity in a career that has spanned from his time as a pioneering motion-graphics designer to his current—and often concurrent—roles as still photographer, commercial director, and creative director. (And he’s a wizard with a drone.)
But it’s his superpowers that allow Saam to marshal those skills meaningfully, that make him a unique creative force.
In a recent appreciation of Saam’s “Touchless Birthday” photo and film project, Esquire wrote that his “superpower is enabling and coordinating a crowd into a community, of finding a way to foster a ‘What if?’ moment.” He doesn’t just solve problems, he transforms them. He is particularly revered, by clients and subjects alike, for the enabling energy he brings to and fosters on a shoot, the immediate connections he’s able to forge with the talent.
Saam has created campaigns for brands including Apple, BMW, Samsung, GoPro, and dozens more.
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.
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.
Californian by birth, Texan by choice, Michael grew up heavily involved in the punk, surf, skate and snow culture of California. It was in that crucible of creativity that Michael picked up a camera and began to document his world around him.
Since then, Michael has built a strong reputation for capturing authentic, of-the-moment imagery that allows brands to connect with their audience with genuine content.
Michael is also well respected for his attention to detail and calm demeanor on set, as well as his ability to quickly connect with his subjects.
In addition to his photography, Michael is also passionate about travel, spending time with good friends and family, being in the outdoors, dogs, cooking and good bourbon.
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.
Saroyan Humphrey is a photographer and designer based in San Francisco, CA. He works across California/West Coast and is always open to traveling for assignments. Saroyan has been published widely and featured in a variety of magazines and websites, covering an array of subjects.
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.