I was born curious and, forced into patience by my parents, I became fairly observant. In a day gone by, I grabbed a camera. Now I suspect that every photograph I have made –and will make, for that matter– is a piece of a colossal puzzle that I expect to complete in no immediate future.
That is why I take photography so seriously; to portray with a sense of humor the paradigms that the human condition presents, i.e., life’s greatest secret.
It is all just one big joke.
Just like his jocular ocular tenor hates overblown speaking, Rodrigo declares himself a fan of irony and a solemn adversary of speaking in the third person.
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.
I am a Montana-based photographer who loves to create and capture moments with my camera. I am happiest when I’m standing sideways on my skateboard or snowboard, working a scene from behind my camera, or hangin’ on the porch in the summertime with my wife and daughter.
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 – Making quirky and dramatic portraits of subjects that range from corporate innovators to professional athletes to counterculture rebels is what I’m best at.
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.
Will Strawser is a NYC-based advertising and editorial photographer. With a BFA in advertising photography from RIT, his work draws inspiration from Vermeer, Fritz Lang and underground music scenes. From his first darkroom set-up in the barn at his family’s farm, Will daydreamed escapist visions and fantasies. As a featured photographer in Communication Arts, he continues to bring these daydreams to life for major brands in the national marketplace.
Marzia Gamba is an Italian photographer based between Milan and New York who specializes in conceptual food and product branded stories as well as still life photography for major commercial brands and global editorial platforms. Inspired by transforming the everyday object into an art piece, Marzia finds conceptualizing shoots quite a meditative process and when she isn’t on set you can find her ideating her next shoot in her Brooklyn studio.
Marzia’s work has been published in magazines such as Collater.al, Fubiz , Ignant, Object Mag, Mother Muse and Arte.it and she has worked on major campaigns for international brands including Orange, Prada, Campari, Estée Lauder, SK II, Ruinart, Rotari, Natura Brasil, Blix.
Her work has been exhibited in many galleries from New York and Italy, and she is also part of the Saatchi Art online artist collective.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Willie is an award-winning photographer based in Denver, Colorado. His past lives were spent growing up in Wyoming and working as an art director in New York City. He prefers bios to be in third person.
Justin considers it a huge privilege to be doing what he loves and making a living at it. He loves the adventure that photography offers him; whether it’s shooting basketball players in China, governors in Mexico, orphans in South Africa or catfish noodlers in Oklahoma. A majority of Justin’s work is engaging portraits that show depth and narrative.
Miami-based photographer, Sonya Revell, creates imagery that emerges from her delightful daydreams of dazzling candy colors and connects closely with complex and compelling characters.
Also, she is a fan of alliteration.
While she now calls Florida home, Sonya originally hails from the great state of Kentucky (can you tell from the picture?), where she attended the same high school as Muhammad Ali.
Sonya considers eating ice cream a hobby and was once struck by lightning (indirectly, but it was still quite shocking).
While Revell still fantasizes about running off to join the circus or perhaps becoming a race car driver, the truth is, nothing tops image making.
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
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.
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.
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.