I’m a location photographer based in Cleveland,OH and I provide the photography you need to illustrate your editorial publication, annual report, or brand campaign. I specialize in shooting everything from portraiture to the performing arts. During the past 30 years I have been a regular contributor to a long list of national publications which have included Business Week, Forbes, Fortune, Newsweek, The New York Times, and Reader’s Digest. In addition to editorial portraiture, architecture, and industrial photography I also provide photography services for The Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals of Cleveland. At night I am the house photographer for Great Lakes Theater Festival, Cleveland Play House, and the internationally renowned Cleveland Orchestra. I grew up in the editorial business.
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.
Authentic, emotive, and unusual, my images tell stories even when they stand alone.
After a couple decades running my own shop and honing my craft as a commercial and editorial photographer, I’m still enamored with the language and allure of the medium. I’m known for my ability to put people at ease — even or especially when they don’t love having their picture taken.
A successful shoot is about more than great images; it’s about great customer service. It should be a fun, thorough, and satisfying experience for the client. I enjoy the thrill of overseeing production with a crew of thirty, but also never tire of the intimacy of a small shoot. Assignments have taken me across the country from Memphis to Raleigh to Virginia Beach to Los Angeles. I’ve had the privilege of photographing all kinds of professional talent and real people – from the executive team of a global biotech firm, to presidential primary candidates, to unhoused teens aging out of foster care.
In 2019, I relocated from St. Louis to the Pacific Northwest, and now live in weird and magical Portland with my brilliant wife Jackie and our two boys, Jupiter and George.
Seth Powers is a Shanghai-based photographer specializing in architecture and interiors. He works primarily with architects and designers to render their vision with care and a keen eye for composition.
Since 2012, he has photographed architecture and interior projects for dozens of international firms, local boutique design practices, as well as many well-known international brands.
I make pictures primarily for editorial, corporate, science/technology, education, and advertising clients with a focus on environmental portraiture and story telling style documentary photography. Everything from landscape to food, architecture, fashion is fair game though. Love getting the call, collaborating on the process and engaging with new subjects.
Vance Jacobs is an award-winning lifestyle and portrait photographer and filmmaker. His photojournalism and advertising background give him the ability to capture or create candid, authentic moments and to tell the stories of the brands, NGOs and corporate clients he works with.
Vance’s work has taken him around the world to 40+ countries. When not on assignment Vance can be found competing in an Ironman Distance Triathlon, marathon or adventure race.
I've been producing photographs since 1988 for national media including Time, Forbes, BusinessWeek, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times magazine, Men's Vogue, Runner's World and Bon Appetit, nonprofits as the University of Chicago, Northwestern University and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and corporations including Burberry, the Bank of Montreal, and GMC.
Based in the Midwest (Milwaukee/Chicago). Available for travel worldwide, anywhere, anytime. Exploration and curiosity drive my work as an artist and photographer. I specialize in editorial portrait and advertising photography as well as lifestyle, corporate, food, and travel. I have a BFA in painting, and over twenty years of experience as a photographer. Whether I’m one-on-one with a farmer in the orchard or working with a team in the studio, my goal is to bring a unique vision to the project. I aim to collect moments that are part of a larger whole. Inspirations: mountain views, southwest desert air, finding magic in the ordinary, and getting my hands dirty in a garden. Interests include: cheese (all dairy products in general), plant hoarding, postcard collecting, reading magazines, and and giving belly rubs to my blue heelers.
My relationship with photography dates to elementary school when my family moved into a house with a darkroom. I spent most of my childhood there. In junior high I happed upon Cheryl Tiegs modeling for a shoot in Washington Square. I poached some frames. The pics scored me the job of photo editor of our high school newspaper. This was my big break because my then-classmate Jimmy Hirsch went on to be a staff writer for the New York Times. He somehow talked them into giving me an actual assignment. It went well and they gave me a couple more. It was official. I could legitimately say I shot for the New York Times. That was 1986.
A couple thousand assignments later, I have begrudgingly lived through the transition from film to digital. As a reprieve, I have adopted a forgotten photographic process, the photogravure, and am diving deeply into its preservation. My wife, Hilary, whose patience, maturity and wisdom netted us three now-grown children is so supportive of my photogravure obsession that even when she can’t sleep, she asks about it…
Based in Palmer, Puerto Rico
Angel Valentin lives and works in both Florida and his native Puerto Rico. Valentín is available for editorial, commercial and advertising assignments. He worked as a staff photographer for 20 years for The Miami Herald and The Sun-Sentinel. He has been a Pulitzer Prize Finalist twice; in 1992 while working for The Miami Herald and in 2001 while working for the Sun-Sentinel. His work has been recognized by several National and International organizations.
Valentin teaches several photography workshops each year where he gets to share his knowledge and more than 20 years of experience with others and has done so at workshops in the United States, the Caribbean, Central and South America.
Valentin brings this knowledge, energy and passion to each assignment and welcomes any inquiries, both large and small.
Based in Oklahoma City with a love for travel throughout the Midwest, Charlie is passionate about bridging the creative gap from concept to final product. Through planning, innovation and forging genuine connections with his subjects, it's Charlie’s ultimate goal to produce beautiful, natural, and authentic images, no matter how produced the shot needs to be.
Exuberant and poignant, philosophical and passionate, Zave Smith's photographs capture the tangible pleasures and tactile experiences of life. Zave has a special feeling for personality that suffuses his work.
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.
I was born and raised in sunny Southern California, went to IT school, and graduated with a B.S. in Network and Communications Management. I worked in the IT industry in California and Japan for a short time when I realized this is not for me. The decision to leave that secure full-time job in IT, even when more money was offered to stay, was a choice that not many people would probably endeavor. I wanted a life and that's what photography has given me.
My passion for pictures turned into a career that I never thought possible in a foreign country that still amuses and confuses me until this day. I'm surrounded by wonderful people all over the world and often find myself getting on planes more than usual, creating pictures for myself and viewers like you.
Believe it or not, but I suck at Photoshop, which is why my work is, what it is. Just clean, simple and straightforward storytelling. I guess you could say I'm most regarded as being a photographer rather than a digital artist.
I'm an editorial and portrait photographer in Fukuoka, Japan, but I'm also available for travel. Originally from Jamaica, I reside in the wonderful city of Fukuoka! With a background in photojournalism and experience with fine art and studio photography, I am able to use these skills in tandem on assignments in order to create images for my clients. I currently specialise in editorial photography with a focus on corporate and industrial reportage but am also proficient in commercial work and portraiture.
Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota
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.
I was born in Omaha, Nebraska and am currently based in the Hartford area (Newington, CT to be exact), working as a freelance photographer for/with some great people. My location is ideal for regional travel within New England with convenient access to air travel for points beyond. With 15 years of full-time freelancing, my skills are transferable between news, portraits, enterprise, tv/film sets, sports, food and travel. I have experience efficiently working solo, successfully as part of a crew and leading a small creative team. For the past decade I’ve been a regular contributor to many national media publications/agencies.
Prior to Connecticut I freelanced for five years in Las Vegas, another five in Nashville, yet another five in New York City and before that earned a Bachelor of Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin. Portions of my back archive are syndicated by Redux Pictures.
I see pictures everywhere I go. And that's what makes life so interesting.
After college, I was hired as a staff photography assistant. I learned so much assisting other photographers those first few years, and later as a retail product photographer. I quickly realized I loved the pace of photographing people. I began to show my book and started getting commercial assignments. I specialize in lifestyle and portrait photography as well as directing motion. I make polished, authentic pictures that viewers relate to. I like photographing people and collaborating with my subjects and other creative minds. No matter who it is or what it's for, I find a person's essence through his or her environment, an expression or attitude, or anything else I see. I help set the tone to get the right image. Many variables affect the outcome of a photograph; my job is to help shape them. Generations after me will be able to see exactly what I saw. I like knowing that. I'm still learning new things about my craft every day. And I still lug around the same camera bag I won at a photography workshop 30 years ago. I live in St. Paul, Minnesota with my wife, three children and our dog.
Rob Larson is a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based commercial and editorial photographer who enjoys photographing interesting people, broad landscapes and the suburbs at night. Available to shoot local, national, studio or location.
Based in Los Angeles, California
I’m a lifestyle and portrait photographer from Italy, currently residing in Los Angeles. As a young boy I had a colorful vintage 1960s map of the United States above my bed. Each main region was represented with a little sketch or figure, very detailed, and I had dreams that one day I was going to be there and discover all those places myself. My passion for visual arts encouraged me to study graphic design and work as web designer in Italy. The opportunity became reality in 2002 when I moved from Italy and my journey started in San Francisco. In few years I ended up in various circumstances in the city of Angeles. The multicultural environment, the vibrant lifestyle and the excitement for embracing this new adventure of life has been my motivation for taking photographs. A passion I cultivated since I was a young teenager and has transformed my life and career. After lot of training and experience, I consider myself very fortunate.
McKinsey, a lifestyle and commercial photographer from the Midwest, has been establishing herself as a part of the Los Angeles artists community over the last five years. To McKinsey, a camera is a vessel that communicates energy, experience and fleeting feelings of particular moments in time.
Her focus for the last seven years has been on producing and photographing authentic, creative stock images for major commercial & stock agencies. Stock images produced and shot by McKinsey have been spotted around the globe from billboards in Russia, Brazil, and Hollywood to in-flight magazines across Asia. Her work has been featured in well-known mediums such as Men's Health Magazine and Vogue.
Inspired by unconventional, raw beauty, McKinsey uses photography as a form of activism to pursue her passion for a better world.
Irwin Wong is an editorial and commercial photographer/director based in Tokyo. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, he moved to Japan in 2005. Although primarily a portrait photographer, he is skilled at a automotive, industrial and travel photography as well.
He has completed commissions for clients worldwide including The Washington Post, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Hollywood Reporter, The Sunday Times, Car Design News and many more.
Commercial clients include SK-II, Omega, Christian Dior, Mazda Motors, Mitsubishi Motors, Ferrari, and Boss Coffee.
In addition to his photographic work he has also written and photographed two monographs about Japanese culture through Gestalten: Handmade in Japan (2019) and The Obsessed – Otaku, Tribes and Subcultures of Japan (2022).
I was an artsy kid, and from a young age I knew I wanted to pursue a career as an artist. For a while I thought I was going to be a painter but as it turns out I'm flat out terrible at painting. Fortunately for me I was given a camera as a teenager and fell in love with taking pictures.
I studied photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Afterwards I moved to Atlanta where I live with my amazing wife and my chatterbox of a step son.
A few of the great clients I’ve had the pleasure of working with in that time include Bristol Myers Squibb, Allergan, Georgia Pacific, Tom Ford, Arby's, Verizon, BULGARI, and Wilson Staff.
In addition to assignment work I enjoy pursuing personal projects and creating what I’ve been told is “Fine Art”. My fancy art-photography is represented by Kai Lin Art here in Atlanta.
When I’m not doing any of the above you can usually find me traveling disinfecting my groceries, playing banjo, or accumulating cats (most of whom don't really seem to care for the banjo music).
Emmanuel is a Portrait, Corporate, Lifestyle & Travel Photographer from France working on editorial & commercial assignments for various Publications, Creative Agencies, Brands and Clients around the world. He has worked on assignments in the UK, Switzerland, Belgium, Thailand, Cuba, Turkmenistan, Spain, Italy, Ukraine, USA, Ireland, Qatar, Germany, Austria, North Ireland, Morroco…
He can organize everything from pre- to post-production and he is ready to travel the world for magazines, companies and agencies capturing portraits of politicians, CEOs, artists, workers….
His time is shared between Paris and Lille (second home) with the possibility of working in Belgium. He is 35 minutes from Brussels, 1 hour from Ostend, Ghent, Bruges, Knokke-le-Zoute and an 1 hour 20 minutes from London.
Commercial Photographer and Cinematographer: Jamie Orillion, a husband, and father, shoots digital for work and film for passion. As a graphic artist, he was always in need of better images than what was being provided by his clients. Thinking “how hard can it be” he purchased his first digital camera and a lighting kit and started shooting. Through constant testing, trial and error, along with a strong determination, Jamie was naturally directed to moving from a graphic design studio to the photography business that you see today. Fueled by quality, Jamie constantly strives for the highest quality work in both personal and professional projects.
I'm fun and easygoing. I love being on a good set with great people. Let's be serious, but not take ourselves too seriously. Let's create!
Here's the deal:
Married my high school sweetheart;
I have 6 kids;
I love coffee;
Sushi is always a good option;
Old enough to know life before digital;
I once played rugby in college and had no idea what I was doing;
I can't remember if rugby was before or after a pink mohawk;
Relationships over resources;
Pictures are cool but people's stories are cooler;
I love what I do;
Specifics are important but I just want to shoot;