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.
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.
Named after a blood-thirsty goddess and raised by a troupe of traveling thespians, Los Angeles-based film & creative director, Tanit Sakakini, shapes what ABC’s City Line calls “elegantly irreverent” magical worlds.
Sakakini works with brands, agencies, and other artists to develop ideas and give them form. The videos and stills on this website are projects she’s scripted, directed, or photographed. They’ve appeared in publications including Time, Newsweek, and Fast Company, and received distinguished recognition from Communication Arts, the Telly Awards, and the New York Photo Awards, among others.
She directed her first videos for Fidelity Investments while an undergrad at Tufts University, and was introduced to the manic/magnetic world of filmmaking, working for Spike Lee’s 40 Acres and a Mule. Equal portions visual artist and writer, Sakakini worked in advertising as a copywriter for agencies including Landor and Euro RSCG, and some years earlier, won a purebred Arabian horse in a high school essay contest – her best-loved accolade to date.
Since I can remember I’ve been a builder. When I was a kid I used to save all the cardboard in our house to make toys with. From cereal boxes to toilet paper rolls I would collect it all and make the most elaborate, functional play things.
As a grew up my materials expanded and my inventions became more complex and detailed. When I got to college I picked up my first serious camera and I fell in love with the manual nature of its functionality. I loved the process it took to actually create an image.
I’m a maker and when it comes to making images the precision, thought, and shaping that goes into my shots is what I love about this work. Whether I’m shaping light, the creative concept, or the final color in post-production every piece of the assembly is essential in the final construction of an image that tells the whole story.
I hope you enjoy what you find and I would be honored to build images for you that are shaped by this unique way of creating. If you have questions or would like to know more about how I can help your business please reach out.
Based in Bucharest, Romania
Romanian, Hungarian, English
Hey, it's me, Bálinth, aka Bálint Hajagos. Portrait and Advertising Photographer. Ex-Art Director. Founder of The Brewery Rental Studios. Partner in Almost Ready Productions.
Overqualified Idealist. Former Hedonist. Self-made Critic. Wannabe Geek. Proud Father. From Budapest, living in Bucharest.
Looking forward to hear from you.
As a child, Phil was always exploring with friends, running through backyards, hopping fences, and riding bikes all over Kansas City. The only thing missing was a camera. Studying film at Columbia College Chicago, he became awakened by the craft of visual story telling. The creative experience reminded him of youthful play. An internship with Dennis Manarchy showed him the fast paced world of commercial film production. Eager for more experience, he moved to NYC where received an MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts. He then began shooting food, most notably for the New York Times. Next was Austin, where he assisted and traveled with the brilliant Dan Winters, a fortunate experience which prepared him with the necessary tools to explore the craft of photography. Phil Kline is now a commercial and editorial photographer who shoots portraits and still life. Conceptual humor is not only seen in the work but also displayed in his on set spirit. He’s just fun to work with!
Based in Kyiv, Ukraine
English, Ukrainian, Russian
Mikhail Palinchak is Ukrainian street and documentary photographer residing and working in Kyiv, Ukraine. Born January 1985 in Uzhgorod, Ukraine into photographic family. Starts photography in 2008. Since 2012 member of Ukrainian Photographic Alternative (UPHA) and member of Ukrainian Association of Professional Photographers (UAPF) since 2014.
2014-2019 Official photographer of the President of Ukraine. Founder of Untitled magazine and co-founder of Ukrainian Street Photography group. Numerous awards, exhibitions and publications around the world. His photographs are stored in private collections and permanent collections of photography museums.
Based in Vancouver, Canada
English, Danish, German
Jens Kristian Balle is an award winning Canadian based conceptual photographer who works with clients in the advertising, commercial, entertainment and editorial industry.
Jens originates from Denmark, naturally he is very tall, has a weird accent and is an expert in hygge.
He creates imagery that tell stories, bring ideas to life and evoke emotions with the help of his clean and minimalistic style, which is strongly inspired by his Scandinavian roots(or so he tells himself ¯|_(ツ)_/¯ ).
Clients includes McDonalds, Universal Pictures, Weber Shandwick, The New York Times, The Walrus Magazine, Starbucks, Telus, BC Hydro, Forbes Magazine, The Guardian, BC Dairy, Financial Times, Rogers Media, Native Cos, Curiosity Advertising, UPtv and The Wall Street Journal.
Based in São Paulo, Brazil
Claus Lehmann graduated in Social Communication at the Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (ESPM), São Paulo, Brazil, in 2000.
The photographer lived in Munich, Germany, between 2002 and 2003 where he worked with photographer Enno Kapitza. There he got in touch with his portraits universe and with his analog color photo lab and was able to join his technique with experimentation.
From 2004 to 2008 Claus lived in Milano, Italy, and worked with different photographers such as Ruy Teixeira, with whom he developed his knowledge in “the new digital photography”, and began his career as a portrait photographer. During this period in Europe, he photographed for Eindhoven Design Academy of Netherlands, among other clients.
In 2009 he turned back to São Paulo and began to shoot for magazines and advertising agencies.
His artistic projects are researches on photographic techniques and artistic language. Experimenting and mixing analog and digital technologies.
Stewart was born in Montreal inside an elevator during a snowstorm to an architect dad and an actress mom. Some say that this is how he got his discerning sense of shot design and a love of casting people. Although, none of this ever seemed relevant to him. Working out scenes at the dinner table for a solid 17 years while living at home, definitely left a mark on how he thinks. He gets a charge out of working with people from all walks of life, not only due to his upbringing but mostly due to his innate curiosity in hearing their stories and learning about what makes others tick.
It was this curiosity that drove Stewart to create a monograph titled “Identity”, a biopic project featuring well known and unusual people. Each portrait in the book is combined with their own personally handwritten quotes, expressing their uniqueness & individuality. Walter Isaacson comments, "Each page will delight you, and also make you think. It’s a treasure.” Likewise, Stewart’s most recent title, “Seeing Red”, takes a fun jab at the urban myth of redheads becoming extinct.
Hi… Clark here. I'm a people and location specialist based in small town Maryland; but my sense of adventure, and thankfully my clients, take me pretty much anywhere and everywhere. I cut my teeth in the still photography world where I thrive, and more recently I've developed my talent as a filmmaker & director. In addition to enjoying the people and exploration, one of my favorite parts of the process is pairing strong visuals & powerful moments with the soundscape that plays in my mind. I'm a huge fan of road trips, backroads, and getting lost. When I'm not working I like to ride my bikes, spend time in the mountains, or stare at a map and find a new place to get lost. I've been blessed to have been doing this gig for quite a while, but my dad still wants to know what I'm going to do when I grow up. I'm still hopeful that I won't have to.
European renowned photographer Mikel Muruzabal covers the entire range of advertising and commercial photography, from brand narrative and clever still life pictures to striking ad campaigns or fashion shootings.
His specialty is composing photography with photorealistic CGI and other digital and manual techniques in a truly singular way; it is what makes his body of work unique and original, along with his own style and expertise after a whole life creating images.
The studio he runs works for an array of great brands, agencies and publishing houses in all kind of markets across Europe.
Their projects has been published in quality books and magazines from Phaidon, AD Architectural Digest, Vogue Spain, Neo2 and others, and featured many times at top creative websites such as Fubizz, Behance, Trendland, Fucking Young or AdWeek Talent to name a few.
Jessica Ebelhar is an editorial and commercial photographer specializing in still-life, food + beverage, and portrait work for forward-thinking brands and publications.
Equally comfortable working in her Louisville studio or on location, Jessica is a collaborative creative who helps bring visions to life. Have an idea? Reach out – she'd love to hear from you.
Geoff Wood is not satisfied.
Don’t misinterpret that; he’s happy. He loves life with his talented and beautiful wife Regan, being a father to an amazingly creative little girl named Gibson and adventurous riot named Crosby, and shooting photography. He’s just not satisfied.
There’s too much adventure out there. Too many incredible people to work with. Too many ideas, too many projects, too much beauty to experience.
Geoff’s plan to get satisfied is to dive headfirst into life behind the lens. He’s hanging off the side of the boat, pouring metal filings into old cameras to see what happens, and whenever possible taking the whole thing underwater. He’s getting to know each person, giving his all for each job, and using ten years of design experience to compose the shot you’re looking for.
At the end of his life he hopes to look around with satisfaction at a close family and deep friendships, with the scars and shots that show the adventure.
Geoff has collaborated with such clients as Garden and Gun, Our State, Wrangler, Qalo, Baldwin&, Pace Comm, Duke Energy, Electricities, Ketchum, French West Vaughan, MicroMass Comm and ESPN to name a few. As well as picked up Gold, Silver and Best in Show Addy awards.
Ofir Abe is an Amsterdam-based photographer born in Tel Aviv, Israel.
With over 15 years of experience as a professional freelance photographer, he has a diverse background that includes a transition from a graphic designer in major advertising firms in Israel.
As a self-taught photographer, Ofir has developed a unique skillset that combines carefully acquired lighting techniques with exceptional people skills.
My name is Luke Copping, and I'm a Buffalo NY based commercial and editorial portrait photographer.
I grew up in Canada but now live in Buffalo with my wife and kids. We love it here, and a lot of my photography focuses on the makers and doers who are busting their asses to make this Rust Belt city thrive again — I'm grateful that I get to be a part of telling that story.
I create portraits for advertising agencies, magazines, and corporate clients across the US, Canada, and Europe — my portraits capture the vision, drive, and struggle of leaders, competitors, and driven underdogs.
I’m allergic to cats and boredom — being a photographer is a good cure for the second one because I get to tell a different story every day.
Even though I went to a great school and have had some fantastic mentors, I like to tell people I learned everything I know about photography during a training montage (queue the inspiring synth music…)
If you're ever in Buffalo, I'll take you to the super-secret wing spots locals go to. And when you get bored of wings, I'll show you how this city really eats.
I love black licorice, baking bread, reading horror novels, collecting fountain pens, exploring Buffalo's local food scene, and taking aimless late-night drives.
I adore travel and will happily fly across the country/planet to make an image or two.
I'm scared of dolls.
I believe portrait photography is more than just a technical exercise and is instead a synthesis of vision, moment, and process that illustrates and amplifies something about the subject that is usually unseen.
I have the same birthday as Louis Daguerre..
Award winning photojournalist Joshua Bright works primarily for The New York Times. He also shoots for The Guardian, The Washington Post, Vogue Magazine and has work published in National Geographic plus numerous publications and organizations. Previous employment has included photo editor and chief photographer for the Pulitzer Prize winning Riverdale Press and photographer for the Bangor Daily News in Maine.
Joshua has been a recipient of Multiple photography awards including, in 2014, two Best of Photojournalism, a Pictures of The Year International Award of Excellence and inclusion in the American Photography 30 book. Previous awards have included New York, New England, Maine Press Associations and National Press Photographer’s Association awards such as the New York Press Association ‘Photographer of the Year 2007′. Early in 2014 he was interviewed on CBS Sunday Morning for his ‘A Good Death’ photo story.
Current work in progress include a feature length documentary film about end-of-life.
Based in Hildisrieden, Switzerland
Urs Bigler had an early insight into the world of photography, having been “brought up” in his father’s studio. He is constantly looking for new challenges in his commercial and personal projects.
Urs’ diverse artistic style has ensured that he has been included in Lürzer's Archive '200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide' in recent years, and has been nominated several times for the AOP Awards.
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
Jonathan Thorpe is a Washington DC based 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 his narrative 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 is currently a Tamron Image Master, Westcott Top Pro, Rangefinder magazine people choice award winner and Holdfast Gear Ambassador and is represented by M Represents.
Alongside his photography, Jonathan teaches and lectures around the world helping other photographers grow confident in their careers and forays into photography. When not shooting with clients, Jonathan enjoys building and riding his motorcycle, skating with his friends, and doing personal projects to keep his creativity sharp.
I was born and raised in Southern California, and after living in San Francisco for 14 years, I was called back to the diverse and delicious lifestyle of Los Angeles. I was living and working as a lifestyle, portrait, and dance photographer in San Francisco after receiving my MFA in Photography from the Academy of Art.
I often find the most mundane moments endearing and try to capture them when I'm making photos. I like telling simple but authentic stories and showing the beauty in people as they are – human, real, and imperfect.
Based in Copenhagen, Denmark
British photographer Alastair Philip Wiper (Hamburg, 1980) has received international recognition for his work in the industrial, scientific and architectural fields. Alastair’s signature is defined by a unique understanding of lines and symmetry, colour and contrast, often combined with dark humour. As well as working commercially for brands such as Google and Nikon, his work is regularly featured in publications such as Wired, Vice, Scientific American and The Guardian. His prints are included in the collections of institutions such as the Design Museum in London, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Bank Vontobel in Zurich, and he has produced several books, including Unintended Beauty (Hatje Cantz, 2020) and The Art of Impossible (Thames & Hudson, 2015). Alastair has exhibited at institutions such as The Royal Institute of British Architects, London and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs et du Design (MADD), Bordeaux, France.
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 Reykjavik, Iceland
Born and raised in Reykjavík, Iceland. I spent a great deal of my childhood traveling across the country with my family. It was on those trips that i started documenting my surroundings with an instant camera.
After getting a photography degree in Denmark i have worked closely with both agencies & magazines all over the world.
When i am not out taking photos I am hopefully running or hiking trails, cross country skiing, playing with my daughters or listening to music in a remote mountain cabin.