Kirsten Rebekah Bethmann, aka Kirsten Lewis, is an international photographer, educator and public speaker based in Colorado. Over the last 2 decades she has traveled to over 40 countries to work with organizations, non profits, companies and individuals creating documentary based pictures to aid in fundraising, advertising, awareness and personal family archive builds. In addition to photography, she has given over 80 presentations globally in the last 12 years of her career.
Kirsten’s experience in the education field spans as long as her photographic career. In 2002 she graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in child psychology, a concentration in learning and cognition and a minor in fine art. Since then she has taught in the public school system, on Creative Live and Craftsy Inc, with the Dallas Center of Photography, the Foundation Workshops, Documentary Family Retreats. with countless photography conferences and privately through Kirsten Lewis Education.
Traveling throughout the southeast, Dan Anderson has spent the past 19 years finding unique images to deliver to clients in a variety of situations. Chasing a hurricane across state lines while editing and sending images from the cab of his truck or creating promotional stills on feature film sets, long days of shooting with early mornings and late nights are not unfamiliar to him. Dan’s pictures have earned him the respect of editors and art directors along with publication on the front pages of national newspapers to billboard displays for upcoming motion pictures.
Dan Anderson has worked for The European PressPhoto Agency, New York Times, ESPN.com, Thompson Reuters and Agence France-Press. His work has been published in MSNBC.com, Newsweek, SI.com, The New York Daily News, CNN.com, and The Wall Street Journal.
Dan has also used his camera to help tell the stories of such companies as ThyssenKrupp Steel USA, Alabama Power, Mobile Airport Authority, Mitchell Cancer Institute and Walgreens.
Lindsey was born in LA but was transplanted at an early age into the deep south where he became fully versed in all things southern. After a short stay in southern California, Lindsey was drawn back to the South and found himself in the coolest town in the world, Athens GA. With a degree in fine art photography, Lindsey moved to South Beach Miami and was fully immersed in the fashion meca of the 90’s. The pull of the true south pulled Lindsey back to Atlanta where he began his career shooting editorial and commercial work. Lindsey lives in downtown Atlanta with his wife and two teenage boys.
I’m interested in the human experience. In our rush to the end in search of perfection, we often overlook the things right in front of us. The everyday and banal can be more beautiful than the glamorous, and the imperfect often holds more meaning than flawless. Start with why dare to be authentic, and never settle for anything less than excellence.