Based in Kensington, Maryland
One of the best parts of being a photographer is all the great people I get to meet along the way. Whether I am photographing sports and fitness, lifestyle, or corporate, its always about making a connection.
I love collaborating and working together to bring an idea to life. I believe in planning every detail but also know how to deal with the unexpected when it arises. I'm based out of the DC area but always up for traveling to where the shot is needed.
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.
I am a commercial and editorial photographer who is inspired by human stories. Every story and assignment I shoot is conveyed through that lens of storytelling. I am inspired by the places where life, travel and education combine.
I thrive at the intersection of documentary and commercial – and am equally comfortable shooting corporate lifestyle work as I am shooting images in remote hospitals in the Himalayas foothills.
I’m a Boston photographer and director – a first generation Chinese-American, an eldest daughter, and a big sister to my brother with Autism.
My portrait and lifestyle work tells colorful, joyful, and emotion-evoking stories for commercial brands. I have a passion for showcasing companies and individuals that are moving the needle, breaking ceilings, and accomplishing the unthinkable.
After graduating with a degree in finance and computer science, I started my career as a management consultant. I then took the biggest risk of my life and went for full time into photography. It’s been eleven years, and I cannot imagine doing anything that would make me happier.
I live in Washington, DC, with my reporter wife, son and daughter.
Back in the day, I studied photojournalism at the University of Missouri and worked for some newspapers. Now, I mostly work for magazine, corporate, advertising and non-profit clients.
And when I'm not working at making images, I'm probably working over the stove, grill and/or tending bar for friends.
True story, I was named by the guy on the side of the Yogi Tea boxes. Regardless of my super cool Indian name, I am, in fact, not Indian at all. I am the grandson of a Minnesotan circus tight-rope walker and the nephew of a Virginian goat farmer. As a young boy, I lived in an ashram in New Mexico and spent my adolescence cleaning boat shops in the Pacific Northwest to afford my bicycle habit while racing cyclo-cross in Europe on the US national cycling team. I came to photography through the fermented horse milk fog of hitchhiking through Mongolia. At the age of twelve I learned that it is called the Pulitzer Prize and not, as I had long held to be true, the Pull It Surprise, which would later save me from many embarrassing moments, considering the grants I have received from the Pull It, I mean, Pulitzer Center. Upon completion of my graduate studies in photography at Syracuse University, I moved to Istanbul, where I spent much of my time trying to mentally will my phone to ring with glamorous and exciting assignments. Yadda yadda yadda now I live in Madison, Wisconsin with my wife and our adorable kitty, Earl Greyscale. Some times I enter awards and sometimes I win some, like American Photography and even an Addy. But to date my crowning achievement has been exhibiting my Lands in Limbo project at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.
John is all about capturing the genuine authentic moment. He has the ability to appreciate what is real, honest, and true.
The relationship between the photographer and the people he photographs is pivotal….there has to be a connection and a trust. John makes this connection – he celebrates, and respects people for who they are.
Spend some time with John and you will see his midwestern work ethic shine through. He lives south of Milwaukee and north of Chicago with his wife and three children.
Born – South side of Chicago
Raised – Atlanta. But I only say y'all when I'm with my Georgia girls.
School – University of Georgia. And later International Center of Photography
Lived – D.C. then DSM then NYC and now DSM (that stands for Des Moines. Don't knock it till you try it.)
Married – Yep. And we work together. Good thing he is cute.
Kids – Jackson & Walker.
Favorite drink – Margarita. Hence the two boys only 15 months apart.
What I like to shoot most – Faces
How I like to shoot – On the fly by myself AND also with a huge crew, lots of clients, models, music and snacks. Got to have snacks.
I am an experienced photographer, multimedia producer and photo editor. I have covered a wide array of national and international stories for more than twelve years. This work has ranged from breaking visual news coverage of the fall of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt during the Arab Spring to in-depth stories following Syrian migrants in Eastern Europe and labor trafficking stories in New York. As an international photographer, I have extensive experience collaborating with reporters and translators in developing and illustrating stories in logistically challenging environments. As both a photographer and photo editor, I have coordinated and directed assignments with freelancers and worked with reporting teams to cover major sporting and political events on deadline. I have also worked closely with creative directors and designers to create feature packages and photo illustrations. I am experienced with industry standard video and image archiving and editing systems. My commercial photography and video clients include Harvard Business School, Good Jobs Institute, Greentown Labs and Holland & Knight Law Firm.
My name is Greg. I grew up in the South. I never say no to black coffee and chess pie. I know a little bit about a lot of stuff. Like how to tie a bowline, when to prune a rose bush and what makes a tasty rub. I like to pan-fry, sautee, bake, roast and grill whatever I can get my hands on. I married a woman who likes fast cars. Together, we have a couple of kids, a couple of dogs and a trailerful of outdoor gear that is mostly mine. I love my job because I get to meet people from all walks of life. I’ve photographed truck drivers, crabbers, mariachi and linemen. Robot makers, whiskey makers, fridge makers and nut pickers. Professional wrestlers, UN ambassadors, hall-of-famers and polka enthusiasts. Surgeons, CEOs, Air Force One pilots and brewers. Every person I frame up with my camera gives me a little more insight and a broader understanding of what it means to be a person living a life on this planet. Whether I'm telling the stories of real people or working with casting agents to gather the group you like, you can bet I’ll connect with whomever we have on the other side of my camera. Gimme a call and let’s go make some pictures!
Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Colin has spent the last 18 years with one of the best jobs in the world. Each day brings new and interesting people to photograph and the challenge of making the best photo in any given situation. Colin's mission is to help brands tell human stories that inspire optimism, charity and hope for a better future. Colin lives in the East Passyunk neighborhood of Philadelphia, just a block away from his studio at the Bok Building. Colin is comfortable on large and small productions, from startup businesses and non profits, to Fortune 100 companies and some of the world's largest agencies. He enjoys working in his backyard, but also travels well. Colin welcomes any assignments in warmer climates, or anywhere with great skiing between January-March. Outside of photography, Colin enjoys running and cycling (mostly to justify his love of good food and drink), skiing , and laughing at his misbehaved beagle, Jefferson.
Based in North Miami, Florida
Hello, I am Steve Boxall. I'm from the UK and happy to be a "legal-alien" in the USA. I like to say, "I'm all about capturing images of a fabulous life" and when I say that, honestly, it's completely true.
My speciality is capturing the fun in peoples daily work life. Real people in the workforce, living their best lives! Whether it's for clients, family, other legal-aliens or simply for myself, making great images and telling stories – whilst having fun – is a challenge that inspires me every day.
I thrive when taking a brief from concept to completion, capturing real moments and creating images where fashion, lifestyle and fun meet.
Ask me how I spent a full day floating in Zero Gravity (hint, it’s got nothing to do with me being an alien). Take a look through my work and get in touch.
After attending Central Michigan University earning degrees in both fine art photography and psychology, followed by a three year stint working in finance, Sullivan headed south to Arizona where he turned his love of photography into a full-time occupation.
A visual storyteller and portrait seeker he aims to entertain at times yet find the true subject somewhere in all of it simultaneously, be it shooting celebrities, athletes, or the guy next door. Today, with far reaching clients, Sullivan is one of the most well respected photographers in the Phoenix Metro area.
His fine art has been shown in numbers galleries and museums around the states, including locally at the Phoenix Art Museum. Now, take the photographic world of Brandon Sullivan and fuse it with the illustrative world of Kyle Lane where collaborative designs burst through traditionally framed boundaries of visual storytelling. With their unique visual form that combines the most crucial aspects of each of their distinctive talents they are making an altogether integrated and innovative style now referred to as fotostration.
Sullivan works out of and co-owns Legend City Studios.
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.
I'm a Los Angeles based portrait and lifestyle photographer living and working on both coasts. I love collaborating with people and being thrown into different situations. There is a unique story behind every face and I rely on those unexpected details to make images that are as special as the people. With the help of great crew, we strive to make magic happen for all of my clients. When I'm not making pictures I'm training for marathons or playing ice hockey to stay healthy and inspired.
Home base is currently Los Angeles, California where I live with my wife, daughter, large cat and Guinea Pig.
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.
Call him Doug. It's only "Douglas" because douglevy.com was taken.
Doug grew up halfway between Boston and Providence and now lives just north of the city, but,
Doug spent six years umpiring professional baseball.
So he's not really a huge Red Sox fan.
Doug started umpiring Little League games when he was 13.
Doug believes that photos should show who you are, not just what you look like.
Doug thinks that if you ever find yourself in Birmingham, you need to eat barbeque at Jim ‘n Nicks.
Doug thinks everything tastes better with hot sauce.
Except for cereal, that would be weird.
Doug also knows that there is a Bruce Springsteen song for every occasion.
Theo Stroomer is a commercial and editorial photographer in Denver, specializing in portraits, advertising, and corporate photography.
His favorite photographs are curious, quirky, joyous, and empathetic.
Matthew Rakola (né Hakola) is a proud Maine native who learned how to photograph people by bartending. Both professions require the ability to read people quickly, anticipate their needs, and most importantly–listen. To be fair, he also learned a thing or two as a commercial photography major at Syracuse University, where he spent hundreds of hours up to his elbows in smelly photo chemistry.
I guess It’s fair that he got most of his professional training while washing dishes.
Today he uses all of these skills and more as a commercial, advertising and editorial photographer based in Washington, DC. He specializes in photographing real people doing real things and still loves to listen and learn on the job.
When he's not writing about himself in the third person or making images, he's probably with wife, chasing their two sons around. He’s actively lobbying his family for a pet skunk, who he is going to name Kodak. In the meantime he dotes on his two goldfish, Becky and Swimmy.
I didn’t plan to be a photographer when I was a kid – I thought I’d be a veterinarian, an ad man on Madison Ave (hello, Don Draper!), or an astronaut. You know, the usual. But, I picked up a camera while in the army, and the rest, as they say, is history.
My photography resume is long and diverse – at different times, I have been a conflict, newspaper, sports, lifestyle, fashion, portrait, feature and food photographer. I have lived and worked in NYC, LA, Miami, DC, Phoenix, Harrisburg, PA, and for the last 11 years, Charlotte. All of these locations and experiences through my career have shaped my perspective.
I capture real moments, tell rich stories, and make people and products look great for brands, magazines and ad agencies. My work is real, relatable, honest and authentic. Whether everyday people or hired talent, I have a natural ability to make people comfortable in front of my lens. We have fun on my shoots, I don’t yell, and, on the best days, we eat NC BBQ.
I live with my wife and 3 rescue dogs on an acre within the Charlotte city limits that we bought (mostly) for the dogs. When not out shooting, you can usually find me working on personal projects, or exploring a new hobby, or fly fishing for anything that swims.
Some fun facts about me below – the rest you need to learn for yourself. So, let’s work together!
• I drink a LOT of iced tea and there will always be some on set
• I was a Paratrooper in the US Army and have over 75 jumps
• I have seen every episode of Law and Order (go head, challenge me!)
• I will travel almost anywhere, anytime to eat BBQ
• Every fish I catch is released alive to live another day
• I have counted over 25 species of birds at our yard feeders
• I hiked over 700 miles of the Appalachian Trail in one trip
This is usually the area where photographers pretentiously posture as if they just cured cancer. They talk about how they connect spiritually with their subjects or how they've been influenced by Pee Wee Herman. Whatever. I find it quite annoying. In that spirit, I'll keep my pitch short and sweet.
Here's what you need to know about me. I have more than 30 years experience in newspaper, magazine and commercial photography. I was a director of photography for a midwest ad agency as well as for the Topeka Capital-Journal.I shared in a Pulitzer Prize at the Kansas City Star for its coverage of the Hyatt Skywalk Collapse in 1981. A small piece of it, but a Pulitzer nonetheless.
I like to have fun. I ride a road bike a lot, and my family is my number one priority. I won't tolerate intolerance. I don't like it when people talk on their cell phones while driving. It's dangerous. I play the uilleann pipes. I went to law school with my daughter. But the most important things you need to know about me are: I am easy to work with, I don't take myself too seriously, and I produce great work on a budget and on deadline.
And now, I'm a FAA Part 107 Certified Drone pilot offering photography from an aerial perspective, too.
Matthew Allen is an experienced and versatile photographer that combines speed, attention to detail, and creativity to accomplish the goals of the client.
Matthew's style is unique, approachable, and vibrant. Matthew has a knack for making the subject feel comfortable and natural in front of camera, bringing authentic emotions and expressions into his photography and video productions.
Matthew is an easy going, ego-free professional that is flexible and fun to work with.
Authentic storytelling. Two words far overused these days. Even so… That’s what I'm about. It's an honest take that I've been bringing to brands, nonprofits and editorial clients for over 20 years. Mostly out of doors. And long before Instagram filters and overused hashtag modifiers. Need still pictures? Moving pictures? Or both? Give me a shout. I'd love to collaborate and help tell your story.
A development and humanitarian photographer working primarily with nonprofit, humanitarian, development organizations and communities in Rwanda and around the African continent. His work is focused on helping organizations communicate the impact of their work by capturing photos and producing documentaries that portray the courage, value, and dignity of the people they are serving.
Matt is an award-winning editorial portrait, commercial advertising, industrial, and sports photographer out of a southern town just a few minutes south of Atlanta called Macon. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from Mercer University in Human Services ( he's a people person) Back in the day, he tried his hand in TV as a commercial TV producer and was promoted to a sports reporter. During his time there he shot local news and a little photography (he stuck with the latter). When he's not on assignment, he's more than likely watching his favorite soccer team Arsenal FC, boxing, coaching soccer, reading, drinking hazelnut coffee, or listening to 80's music (and yes he's a huge Hall and Oates fan). He's also an avid comic collector who is one of a few people to hold an original copy of the 1984 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 first print…COWABUNGA
Matt is available to travel for assignments within the US and internationally. He keeps his passport ready!