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.
Based in Vancouver, Canada
I am an advertising lifestyle, portraiture, and editorial photographer based out of Vancouver, Canada. I fancy dramatic lighting resulting in strong, moody portraiture with a heightened sense of reality. I am a sucker for good storytelling, and I use photography as a vehicle to tell stories that are important to me or my clients.
When I’m not shooting commercial work I can be found hiking, driving, or flying to photograph some of the world’s most beautiful sceneries.
The Yoga Tonic
The Red Cross
Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Magazine
American Motorcycle Association Magazine
Colorado Collective Magazine
Colorado Central Magazine
The world is oversaturated with pictures!
So I prefer to create stories instead. Conceptual advertising photography is my specialty- add in a bit of surrealism and digital magic and you’re right up my alley. Whatever your product or service is, I promise the images we create together will be anything but boring.
I’m Katelin Kinney- creative, introvert, lover of ice cream, and a sucker for baby animals. As an individual to work with I’m intensely focused on my projects at hand and prefer to push past typical and into original. I love to plan and create lists which is very helpful in keeping me on schedule with all deadlines. Creating images that impress my clients truly is one of my greatest joys in life.
Some random tidbits about me: I’m from a small town with two stoplights and I love it. My celebrity crush is John Lithgow. My biggest pet peeve is poorly designed billboards. Volleyball is my sport of choice. Spiders are my kryptonite, but I love being out in the woods. I’d rather shop at Lowe’s than go to the mall. And Breaking Bad is the best television series of all time. Period.
Fulton is a world-class image-maker and seasoned creative partner who’s built his reputation on a unique vision, tenacious work ethic. paradoxically wrapped in a friendly, easy-going nature.
“Every time I look at our image library it makes me happy – everything about it. Thank you so much, John!” — Mary Welsh, Visual Content Manager Americas – Delta Airlines
Best known for his powerful people and conceptual work, Fulton has created award-winning campaigns for global brands like Honda, Coca-Cola, Novartis, and AT&T. “John is a work ‘till 4 am, whatever it takes to get it done right, kind of artist. It’s a pleasure tackling projects with him.”
“Complex image-making can be a challenge with many artists, but when working with John and his seasoned team, the process is always a blend of professionalism, humor, and artistry.” — John Rosato, Sr. Producer – Mu//en
John is based in Atlanta and represented worldwide by:
VISU – NYC / LA / Miami
Kyle Monk has an elegant and unique style blending minimalism with story telling. His work specializes in a range of expertise, covering a broad gamut, from commercial and fine art to documentary. A perfectionist, he believes his education will never be complete and lives to challenge his talents. Kyle’s easy going personality and modest demeanor give comfort and the confidence to all the subjects he works with, even if they have never been photographed professionally before. He is constantly reinventing himself, collaborating with other artists on personal projects and always striving to push his photography.
Josh Huskin is an Editorial and Advertising Photographer living in San Antonio, Texas. He grew up in West Texas before moving to San Antonio for a pretty girl and a punk rock band. (band has since broken up and he’s now married to that pretty girl) He plays basketball every week and aspires to one day be able to dunk a basketball on a 10 foot rim.
He also is a co-founder of 4×5 Photo Fest.
Lucas Saugen is a San Francisco based commercial advertising photographer who focuses on product lifestyle. His work for Apple, Logitech, Ancestry, Salesforce, Walmart, ThirdLove, Mozilla, Levis, Dockers, Girlfriend Collective, Preservation Magazine, Peek Kids, Charlotte Russe, Target, Lumio, Maker Media, Museum of Craft and Design, Craft in America, Westward Leaning, Jelly Cat, Tile, JINS, Olio, Goodwill, Vode Lighting, and the Children’s Theater Company of Minneapolis among other clients has appeared in print, web, newspaper, and out of home. He has been documenting the installation and creation of a 25,000 LED light sculpture on the San Francisco Bay Bridge called The Bay Lights.
Lucas has a large 2,500 square foot ground floor studio in San Francisco. Ample parking and drive in access to the studio space makes load in easy. Isolated in a quiet industrial part of the city. The studio is an oasis from the chaos of the city.
Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Allo! Bonjour! Ciao! Hola!
I see you’ve reach the about me area, where you will read about all of my deepest secrets. Maybe not. How about a quick, not so deep introduction?
My name is Stephen, Stevie is what my grandma has called me since I was born. My middle Name? Chris. There ya go.
I am a commercial and advertising photographer with a propensity towards the slightly (or very) surreal or dramatic. I think life can be a bit plastic and malleable. To me, it looks better that way, and usually more fun. A great sci-fi or adventure story, comic book or movie, is what I always wish the world would more resemble. I think that’s part of the reason I went down the path in being a photographer. I can always create my own way of seeing everything.
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
After earning a degree in Communication Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University, Greg Miles moved to New York City where he immediately gravitated toward fashion photography. By working with renowned fashion photographer Michael Thompson, Greg quickly put together a portfolio shooting for such magazines as Interview and Black Book and has been shooting ever since.
In 2001, Greg moved to New Orleans where he turned his focus on the city’s cultural epicenter, most notably its renowned music scene. He has since photographed hundreds of musicians for both commercial and personal work. Greg has taken pictures for countless magazines around the world as well as dozens of commercial clients including Gibson Guitars, Island Def Jam Records, NPR, Neiman Marcus, W Hotels, Verve Records, Harrah’s Casino, Sonesta and Tasc Performance.
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.
Geo Rittenmyer is a visual storyteller. His career began in live entertainment and advertising portraiture working with clients such as ESPN, Disney on Ice and Ralph Lauren. He has gone on to adapt a cinematic approach for instudio and branded content allowing each image to tell a story. He is known for his dynamic use of color and ability to place a vision into any discipline, whether it’s a nocturnal landscape or studio still life.
His photography is fully conceptualized from start to finish with each image’s color being just as important as the subject itself. With his innate understanding of photography and post-production he can visualize the final look before the process begins allowing the image to be created with the highest quality and most efficiency. His techniques behind the lens, lights and computer allow clients to feel at ease with the direction and collaboration throughout each project and a seamless communication process along the way. When not on the road, Geo resides in the Pacific Northwest where he maintains a well-equipped photo studio in Seattle and can carry out all the pre and post-production needs for various jobs.
Matthew Coughlin is an award-winning commercial and editorial photographer based in the southeast. Convenient to major markets and the rural small towns in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Louisiana, Matthew also travels across the U.S.—as long as there’s coffee and a good sports team to be had. Matthew’s unwavering passion for portraiture coupled with his innate talent and personable nature, have led him to work with many of the world’s most renown brands, agencies, publications and companies, including Nike, Oakley, ESPN and Sports Illustrated. In the true spirit of teamwork, Matthew works hard, plays well with others and loves partnering with clients to collectively bring their visions to life. He has an uncanny knack for movie trivia and bringing out the best in those around him—especially those in front of his camera.
In both my personal and commercial projects, What interests me stays the same- convey stories, breathe life into concepts and externalize emotions through conceptual and sometimes surreal images.
I do commercial photography for Ad agencies, magazines, brands, artists and private companies.
In my personal project, “The Surrealistic Pillow,” I fuse the real with the surreal, creating dream-inspired tableaus from images of my imagination.
The series is a result of a ten year quest to catalog these fragments, it’s been featured in art fairs and exhibitions around the world, including London, Brussels, Spain and Germany.
These images are created using careful camera work, computer editing and intricately layered individual components.
Based in East Point, Georgia
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.
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.
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!
We are a husband and wife team at Wedig & Laxton. Andrea is the fun one and I’m usually the serious one while on set. We have been working together since we met in art school. I can’t imagine not having her by my side.
At Dean Lavenson Photography, Dean brings an utter passion to the set. He is a master with light and an absolute perfectionist. He is as giddy about photography today as when he was a student. And with that passion comes with over 25 years of experience. After graduating from Brooks Institute of Photography and freelancing in L.A. for a few years, Dean relocated his family from Santa Barbara, California to Louisville in 1989. He’s still trying to figure out how that happened. All he remembers is a big yellow Ryder truck with a matching yellow ’73 VW Bug in tow and his wife, Dianne, crying across every state line. Dean still dreams about the beach, but over the years he’s grown to love Louisville. As for how Dean first got started with a camera? Now that’s a long story. Let’s just say, he was on his way to becoming the next Wynton Marsellis. Lucky for Mr. Marsellis, Dean ended up in Beginning Photography as a high school senior. Ask him in person and he’ll give you the looooong version.
Chuk has been shooting advertising and editorial assignments for the past 10 years, specializing in images for the entertainment and hospitality industry. His overarching approach is to draw out the unique character in each subject with a design influenced flavor to any project.
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.
Andrea D’Agosto is a Los Angeles food photographer. She grew up in a small town in Wisconsin working in her family’s restaurants where food presentation and family recipes sparked her interest. After attending art school in Madison Wisconsin, she moved west to Los Angeles, since then Andrea has been photographing food-related products, chefs, restaurants and cookbooks on the West Coast and beyond.