Derek Reed is a commercial photographer, video director, and photo editor based in New York City. Working with some of the best known actors and models in both the fashion and entertainment industries.
Mary Beth Koeth was born on June 2nd, 1982 in Ohio.
She’s the youngest of five kids whose names all begin with M…she’s still not sure why her parents, Mike and Marlene, thought that was a good idea.
Her parents moved to Texas when she was one, and she quickly embraced the Texas uniform: cowboy boots and a slight food stain on the lower bottom corner of her shirt.
She survived Catholic elementary and grade school despite the fact that she told a priest during confession that she had robbed a bank.
Koeth went to an all-girls college prep where she spent the majority of her time in the darkroom sniffing hazardous chemicals and forgetting to shave her legs.
She was a vegetarian for eight years…then lemon chicken happened.
She spent three and a half years at Texas Tech University and a semester in Florence dreaming about hot make-out sessions in the darkroom, but came out with a Design Communication degree instead.
Armed with visions of power suits and briefcases, Mary Beth moved to Kansas City to work as a designer for Hallmark Cards.
She later moved overseas to further her greeting card design skills with Hallmark UK.
Based in Manchester, United Kingdom
Growing up by the coast in rural Dorset, Duncan was initially drawn to landscape photography. Some of his earliest memories are loading film into a camera, taking photos of cliffs and the sea, and pleading with his parents to develop yet another roll of film.
At college, he started playing in bands and it was then that he started photographing other bands in the local scene playing live. Before long his work was featuring in the NME and Q Magazine. It was the portraits of musicians in those magazines that drew Duncan to start taking promotional photos for bands and a desire to learn about lighting that caused him to start assisting.
Over the last few years, he has developed a love for telling stories about people who are passionate and dedicated about what they do. He approaches each shoot with a blank slate and uses lighting techniques to draw out his subjects and subtly emphasise their surroundings.
Originally from Belfast and now based in London, Michael Leckie has extensive experience in portrait and commercial photography. Michael’s ability to put his subject at ease during a shoot and his creative enthusiasm when dealing with clients have seen his reputation within the industry go from strength to strength.
Michael has photographed some of the biggest celebrities and people of importance, from Harry Styles to Sir David Attenborough. Michael Also have a passion for Lifestyle photography as Portraiture and this has seen him work with brands like Longines.
He continuely gets repeat business from clients and builds strong relationships because of his quality of work and respect for the job at hand as well as being relaxed and fun on shoots.
Based in Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Patrick was born in Nuremberg, Germany and grew up in a small town in Franconia. He studied photography and design at the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences (FH Bielefeld), where he subsequently graduated.
In 2011 he exchanged the urban setting of Berlin, where he lived and worked for several years, for the sunny beaches of Los Angeles, where he is currently based.
Patrick loves working with real people in their natural surroundings and stages them in an authentic way. His conceptual still life work often encompasses a humorous commentary. He is the happiest when he is in the midst of creating a new series of images and enjoys every part of the process, from conception to execution.
Every photograph begins with an idea. The job of a photographer is to not only capture the vision, but manipulate it into art, bigger than life and beyond any initial expectations.
Photographer, Clay Cook, has learned the importance of going the extra mile, after a long, arduous run in the music business. As a result, his wisdom, field experience and work ethic has pushed him further into an inspiring career in Advertising and Editorial photography.
Over a short period of time, Clay has shaped creative projects with brands such as: A&E, History, Lifetime, Comcast, Uproxx, Livestrong, NFL, Papa John’s Pizza and Vince Camuto. In addition, he has brought to life, worldwide assignments for publications such as National Geographic, Time, Forbes, Popular Mechanics, The Guardian and W Magazine.
My name is Michael and I am a commercial and editorial portrait photographer. Born and raised in the south, I have made Tuscaloosa, Al my home for my wife and three beautiful dancing daughters. I love being immersed in the design and details of my shoots – Each location, client and campaign has a unique set of challenges that I love taking on. Dramatic, cinematic lighting is most often how I convey the ultimate message of my work. I have had the opportunity to collaborate and work with some amazingly creative and talented people across the country – I look forward to working with you too.
Ben is an editorial and commercial photographer based in New York City. While finishing his degree in Economic Policy at NYU, he undertook an internship with Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer/director Vincent Laforet, and has been working for a range of clients ever since. He’s photographed over 600 assignments for The New York Times, and has completed dozens of non-profit and commercial projects. He’s also been sent on assignment for The New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, and other publications. His work has been recognized by American Photography, POYi, nominated for PDN 30, and other distinctions.
George’s quest for beautiful imagery allows him to create in a wide range of disciplines. Inspired by diversity and gifted with the ability to bring his various experiences into focus, he excels at perceiving and extracting answers visually, while satisfying a myriad of clients. George takes on every project with a fresh perspective, deep curiosity and a willingness to test and explore. He enjoys delighting clients with his solutions and enjoys a multidisciplinary career. In his free time, split between New York and Miami, George enjoys scuba diving and boating with his wife Sherryl, and their children Nicholas and Alexandra.
Fernando Decillis is an Atlanta-based photographer specializing in advertising and documentary projects. Fernando was born in Montevideo, Uruguay to a teenage seamstress and an airport ramp agent. He spent his childhood roaming his town, Shangri La, asking local fisherman for advice and riding through Uruguay’s flat country roads as one of four passengers on his dad’s moped.
In an effort to escape Uruguay’s military dictatorship, the Decillis family set out for the United States. At ten years old, speaking no English, Fernando attended public school in what is known today as the Dekalb International Corridor of Atlanta, or Buford Highway.
His love of fútbol was his path to making friends with other immigrant children from all over the globe, who were simultaneously assimilating to life in the U.S.
Fernando quickly learned to rely on nonverbal communication to foster a sense of oneness on the field with teammates who all spoke different languages.
Fernando translates this skillset fluidly to photograph people from all walks of life, from world leaders to celebrities to local farmers. His award-winning photography teases a humanistic beauty out of everyday situations.
Kirsten Miccoli is an internationally published fashion, beauty and advertising photographer based in the United States. Kirsten began cultivating her passion for photography at a young age. At 13, she was creating complex staged self portraits using props she collected and wardrobe from her mother’s closet. Years of this practice gave Kirsten a very strong foundation and a unique approach to directing talent. Kirsten attended Columbia College Chicago and graduated with her BFA in 2010. She continues to use her documentary background to capture seemingly candid moments in even the most staged scenarios. At the age of 32, Kirsten now owns a studio in Chicago, IL but often travels shooting for clients all around the world. With over 12 years of professional experience, Kirsten has worked with many well known brands and celebrities. Overall, Kirsten enjoys being part of the creative process from start to finish. She loves working with others and bringing ideas to life. Whether she is meticulously constructing a new image or capturing the existing beauty of her subject, her love for photography and directing shows in every frame
I believe that photography is more than just a technical exercise, but a synthesis of vision, moment, and process that illustrates and amplifies something about the subject that is usually unseen. I grew up in Canada but now live in Western NY with my wife and kids. We love it here and a lot of my personal work focuses on the creatives and entrepreneurs who are busting their asses to make this Rust Belt city thrive again – and I’m grateful that I get to be a part of telling this story. I’m allergic to cats, penicillin, and boredom – being a photographer is a good cure for the last one because it lets me tell a different story every day. I create images for advertising agencies, magazines, and corporate clients across the US and Canada – I make quirky and dramatic portraits of makers and doers whose grit and sweat are changing the worlds of business, sport, art, social justice, food, and more.
My work spans many different genres – from shooting people to focusing on things we wear, the things we eat, to the places we live, to the things we love, and the things we crave. I love to capture it all. People ask me to help them tell stories through a lens. I can do that – I love it.
Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
I am a seeker, an artist, a photographer, a father, a husband, a lover of all things eclectic, a listener, a cook, a marketer, a business person, an outdoorsman and voyeur. I’ve photographed everyone from CEOs to celebrities to industry leaders to politicians to the every day "regular" person for over thirty years. I’ve hung out of helicopters, staged robberies, worked with models in the Caribbean, negotiated access to rooftops in Times Square, and once took 46 flights to Europe in 6 months all for the perfect image. I love that commercial photography allows me to problem solve while collaborating with different people in different places every day. I knew I found “my thing” pretty early when I noticed the world falling away while I’m shooting – it’s magical. My work has been featured in national advertising, publications, billboards, annual reports, and more. I’ve also had numerous solo and group exhibitions of both my commercial and personal work, and I’m proud to have received national and international awards.
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.
JSquared Photography is a photo team in Los Angeles specializing in Celebrity/Portraiture, Entertainment and Commercial. photography.
We get a lot of questions about how a photography team works. It’s not too difficult to explain. Joe Magnani and Jared Schlachet have been working togther for over 10 years (and now you know why we went with JSquared rather than Schlachet and Magnani). You get two sets of eyes carefully watching the set and the monitor as images come in. You get two individuals who genuinely care about the quality of the photography we are handing to the client. Best of all you get two guys who are easy to work with and are willing to do anything for the shot. We are a team involved with all aspects of the production from pre to post.
Their work has appeared in numerous magazines including international magazines. We work with all level of clients from small business’ to entertainment networks. Some clients include Warner Bros, CW, Too Faced Cosmetics, Angeleno Magazine, Emmy Magazine, and many more.
JSquared Photography would like to continue to grow by working with new clients both local to LA and nationally.
Based in Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Mark is one of Britain’s leading celebrity and portrait photographers. More than 20 years of photographing portraits of the great, the good, and the not so good, for a raft of international clients. Several of his images are held in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery. Open to all interesting projects involving photographing people.
Based in Cefnpennar, United Kingdom
I’m a photographer specialising in unit production stills, BTS and special/key art shoots for film and TV publicity and marketing, as well as corporate and commercial portraiture and reportage. I’m based in South Wales in the UK, but I’m happy to travel to wherever the next exciting shoot is!
I pride myself on my professionalism in all aspects of my business. I’m easy to work with, and deliver on time and on budget. And I’m happy to work to a tight creative brief or to advise and collaborate on creative ideas, logistics and production for projects of all sizes.
So, whether you’re looking for a photographer to cover a six month film production, or you just need a simple headshot for your company’s website, get in touch and I’ll be happy to help!
Antoine Doyen was born in 1982 in Nancy, France.
As he was getting bored in University in 2005, he dropped out of Sociology so he could fly to West Africa and see what kind of movies where shot and watched there. What should have been a scientific study became a series of images that brought him to photography as a job; he never showed up in class ever again. Back in France, the newspaper "Metro" sent him on assignment to the Cannes Film Festival: that’s how he gets into portrait, by chance. He then enrolls in a photojournalism class at the EMI-CFD (Paris).
He works on assignment for a variety of news outlets (Le Monde, L’Express, Le Parisien Magazine, Les Echos, Studio Cine Live, The Wall Street Journal…) and communication agencies.
First a portrait photographer, he also ventures in the long-format realm, currently documenting tractor pulling competitions… and the life of catholic priests. In any case, the subject that matters is commitment & passion.
Based in Brooklyn, New York
A graduate of School of Visual Arts’ photography BFA program; Rayon Richards’ work was first published in 2001 while he was still enrolled in school. Since then, he’s compiled an extensive body of work and an impressive list of clients including O: The Oprah Magazine, Huffington Post Magazine, Fortune Magazine, MTV, Atlantic Records, Island/Def Jam, Footlocker, Lincoln Motor Company, KORG and Ciroc Vodka. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY where he also writes, paints, illustrates & plays the drums.
Greg Funnell is an editorial and advertising photographer with a London (UK) based Studio, working globally for a roster of international publications and clients, ranging from high end commercial clients to charities.