Angela went on a field trip in third grade and took pictures with her favorite pink Le Clic camera. When she showed the class her photographs from the trip her teacher told her she should be a photographer. Like any good student Angela didn’t listen until 15 years later. Thank you Ms. Ushrey for being "the wind beneath my wings."
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.
Sara Rubinstein is a commercial director and still photographer based in Minneapolis, MN. Her work combines elements of authenticity, emotional range, beauty and candor. Sara graduated from Carleton College in 1998 with a degree in Biology and a minor in German. It took a 6 month stint as a computer programmer before Sara found photography, starting off as a photo assistant until transitioning to full time shooting in 2002. Over 20 years as a still photographer led to directing motion pieces focusing on authentic emotion and story. Sara believes personal work inspires both her humanity and her commercial endeavors. Her passions include photography, riding horses, travel to remote landscapes, camping with her family in their VW Campervan, and she hopes to one day publish a collection of short stories.
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.
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.
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’m an Englishman in New York, sound familiar?
I became a photographer back in 2002 and was a digital evangelist for Hasselblad and traveled the world promoting professional digital photography before we had iPhones. I’ve been on TV for shows like Sweden’s Next Top Model and have photographed unbelievably cool people – both well-known and not so well-known. I live vicariously through performers.
I’ve worked across the world for lots of publications and have had what you’d call a “varied” career. From bouncing around in helicopters with the French Foreign Legion in Africa, to photographing 300 naked people for charity, I haven’t exactly seen it all, but I’ve seen a lot.
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.
Victoria Wall Harris is a commercial and editorial photographer and director, who’s favorite projects are those that combine stills and motion. Not bound by genre, her creative approach gives clients a way to tell their full brand story in a positive and truly cohesive style.
She studied photography at the College of Charleston in South Carolina and from there moved to NYC to pursue her career. She worked as an assistant and digital tech for some of the industry’s top photographers and learned the ropes of full scale photo and motion production while honing her own creative skills and building a diverse client roster.
After seven years in Brooklyn’s WIlliamsburg, Victoria relocated to LA in 2012 where she launched her own business full time. In 2017, she opened a daylight photo studio in LA’s Eagle Rock called Hilltop Studios.
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.
Matt Carr is an award-winning visual storyteller with a background in photojournalism and a penchant for delivering honest, believable, and beautifully lit scenes.
His photography has been published in The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, ESPN, GQ, Men’s Health, Premiere, and Rolling Stone among other publications, and he has been recognized by American Photo, Hasselblad Masters, PDN, IPA, and Communication Arts.
After 10 years working in London and Prague, Matt now lives in Brooklyn with his wife and their spirited 7 year-old daughter.
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.
Jonathan Thorpe is a cinematic photographer whose technical ability to light and direct a story rings true in the images he produces. His approach drums emotion, yet maintains a level of verisimilitude in the form of "Hyper Realistic" portraiture. Since switching to photography in 2008 from a profession in optometry, Jonathan shoots full-time nationally and local to his home in Washington D.C. He’s is currently a Tamron Image Master, an Interfit Platinum Creative Pro, a Holdfast Gear Ambassador and is represented by Wonderful Machine in Philadelphia. Alongside his photography, Jonathan teaches and lectures around the world helping other photographers grow confident in their careers and forays into photography.
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.
Anya is a commercial and editorial photographer with a talent for capturing decisive moments, subtle human emotions and great physical energy. Her lighting is vivid and painterly. Her compositions are cinematic and often documentary-like.
Zachary Bako is an American photographer and experimental filmmaker based in Shanghai + Cleveland, Ohio. After receiving his B.S. in Business + M.A in Studio Photography at Case Western Reserve University in conjunction with the Cleveland Institute of Art, Bako moved to New York and began his photography career in the fashion and fine art industries. His range of media developed further during a four-year stint in Beijing where he cultivated his reportage work, winning American Photography three years in a row. In a subsequent three-year stretch in Los Angeles, Bako explored filmmaking and experimental light design. Splitting time between Shanghai and the Midwest, he brings his honed multidisciplinary techniques into his film and still productions.
Julien is a Paris-based editorial photographer.
Commissioned: Paris Match, Le Point, Le Monde, Le Figaro Magazine, Forbes Afrique, L’Obs, Magazine L’Equipe, Le Parisien Mag, La Vie, L’Express, Science et Avenir, Challenges, Femmes ici et Ailleurs, Les Echos, Paris World Wide, 3 Etoiles, Vigneron Magazine, France Football…
Chris’ interest in photography started with his sister’s camera and a sixth grade trip to Washington DC. After getting a taste of the big life on a greyhound bus, the road trips with camera in hand have continued to be a passionate part of Chris’ life. Wise choice! The road went thru Clemson, SC before traveling down I-85 to the Art Institute of Atlanta. A small business sprouted and Chris’ initial success in Architecture photography included a photo spread in Interior Design Magazine’s Top Ten.
His road took a u-turn when it led him to Sports Illustrated. They featured his NBA photography in a 12-page photo only spread and his business exploded. The photography road has never been the same with stops at the Grand Canyon, Oval Office, Super Bowl, the Acropolis, Indy 500, Sydney Harbour, NBA Finals, NY Skyscrapers, Las Ramblas, World Series and on any beach he can get his hands (with camera) on. His photography road now includes a diversity of subjects from architecture to athletes, from children to CEOs, and from fine art to resorts.
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!
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.
Tom Medwell is photographer based in London specialising in environmental portraits and landscape photography. Past clients include AKQA, Nike, Universal, Hofesh Shechter, and the Institute of Contemporary Art. Please send an email for information about commissions, licensing, or prints.
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.