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
Based in Vancouver, Canada
English, Danish, Swedish, German, Norwegian
Jens Kristian Balle is an award winning Canadian based conceptual photographer who works with clients in the advertising, commercial, entertainment and editorial industry.
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.
I’m a Denver-based photographer and Pulitzer finalist whose work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the U.S. I specialize in intimate portraits and documentary coverage. When telling stories, it’s not enough to convey information; people have to care about what they see. So I try to forge a relationship between the subject and the viewer then get out of the way. I also try not to take pictures I brought with me in my head. I do my homework, solve problems, meet deadlines, and know the person in front of my camera is far more important than the person behind it.
Jenn Ackerman and Tim Gruber are a husband and wife team based in Minneapolis, MN. You will almost always find them working side by side, which has been the case since grad school. They enjoy the collaborative nature of being a tight-knit team and pushing each other to create images that sing. Their goal on every assignment is simple – evoke emotion and authenticity in every image they make.
They take an authentic approach to their work and specialize in providing images of real people to advertising, corporate and editorial clients. They pride themselves in being storytellers and work to create a narrative in every photo they take.
Their work has been honored by the Communication Arts Photography Annual and Advertising Annual 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019, American Photography 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36 PDN Photo Annual, Review Santa Fe Center Project Competition, Photolucida’s Critical Mass, Inge Morath Award, Magnum Expression Award, POYi, and many others. Their most recent documentary film won an Emmy and they were named a McKnight Fellow and to PDN’s 30 Photographers to Watch.
For their aerial work, they are FAA 107 certified pilots and fully insured.
Based in Coulommiers, France
I live for the creative process. That’s all that matters to me.
To create, to experience and to improve, for the love of the craft.
It’s a strong impulse, apparent but hard to explain.
Born in 1985 in Campobasso, Italy. During the last years of high school I become interested in the visual arts spending countless hours studying books and making personal projects. Soon after that I began to work with stills and motion pictures as 3D animator in the entertainment industry on movies and video-games,
where I had the chance to learn from really talented people. It was a great experience. After 8 years I felt the need to personally express myself through images.
Photography allow me to do so, while applying everything I learned from my previous career in animation, I combine my strong passion for the visual arts with my deep love for traveling.
I shoot high-end travel and landscape photography for leading agencies and for various clients in the tourism business.
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.
Trevor Traynor is a photographer, director, and producer living and working in Los Angeles.He is the Founder & CEO of Memoryscape, a full service production boutique. With over 15 years experience in the commercial and fine art sectors, from Patagonia to the Serengeti, he’s worked across all 7 continents. An intrepid traveler as comfortable photographing huskies in Greenland as he is Amber Rose for an international campaign. His photography has been featured in Contact High: A Visual History Of Hip-Hop, Financial Times, Hamburger Eyes, and All-American by Bruce Weber. He has been selected multiple times for the PDN Photo Annual, American Photography, and his work has been exhibited in New York, Paris, London, and Berlin and featured in The Getty Center, The Grammy Museum, and as part of a permanent polar art exhibit aboard the National Geographic Endurance.
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.
Photographer, general dweeberist, orange enthusiast, beekeeper.
CARY NORTON lives in BIRMINGHAM, ALA.
fin & munch
upgrading your software for you
taking electronics apart
making up overly competitive
regretting shaving them
the feel of lp records
loading 4×5 and 8×10
shooting 4×5 and 8×10
wet plate collodion
I am a native of Pennsylvania, but I have been living and working as a photographer in Spain since 2011. Before that, I was a Visiting Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology.
I specialize in portrait-based stories and campaigns, but I also shoot a lot of reportage-style imagery, automobiles and short films.
My personal work normally stems from things that are a part of my life in one way or another, and represent a curiosity that I have about people. It is this curiosity that makes me want to keep being a photographer. I also love to travel.
I am fluent in English and Spanish.
Based in West Tisbury, Massachusetts
Elizabeth Cecil is a professional photographer. Whether she is shooting food, lifestyle or travel, her work is inspired by light, color, and her natural surroundings. Elizabeth aims to capture visual authenticity and poetry in everything she photographs. Her work has appeared in Bon Appetit, Saveur, Coastal Living and The Wall Street Journal. She is a contributing photographer and the founding photo editor of Edible Vineyard. When she’s not making pictures, you can find her out catching waves with her husband or in the kitchen baking a pie. Elizabeth lives on the island of Martha’s Vineyard except when she boards the ferry or hops on a plane to travel for work.
The Yoga Tonic
The Red Cross
Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Magazine
American Motorcycle Association Magazine
Colorado Collective Magazine
Colorado Central Magazine
I’m an American photographer and I try to create atmospheric and mesmerising images of landscapes, cityscapes, architecture, and abandoned spaces.
I’ve been living and working in Hong Kong for 9 years now. However I travel quite a bit through out the world for work, which I am happy to do.
I work with many architecture firms, interior designers, and advertising agencies in and around Hong Kong.
Based in Paris, France
English, French, Italian, Spanish
Leo-Paul is a photographer working in his native city of Paris, who loves nothing more than travelling through France and the world thanks to his work. He doesn’t believe in the cliché of the lonely and taciturn photographer, and loves working with his team and being close to clients. In addition to being a portrait photographer for newspapers, magazines, agencies, and companies, and when he’s not speaking for himself in the 3rd person, Leo-Paul likes building furniture, riding his bike through Europe, cooking risotto, and defeat his own kids playing football.
Stefan Fuertbauer, a Vienna-based freelance photographer working in the areas of portraiture, reportage, travel, and food for editorial, corporate, and advertising.
Frequent appearance in international and national publications, magazines, newspapers, corporate media, and advertising campaigns.
Free work featured in ESQUIRE, feature shoot, iGNANT, and Photography Served.
Born in 1976 and raised in Upper Austria. Lives and works in Vienna since 1997. The self-taught photographer started to take pictures in early childhood when his father passed down a 35mm film camera to him.
Based in Brooklyn, New York
English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu
I’m Shravya Kag, a queer, brown, photo and video documentarian based in Brooklyn, New York. Born and raised in Vijayawada, India, I moved to Brooklyn in 2015 and graduated from the School of Visual Arts with an MPS in Photography.
Captivated by oral histories and how they can shape a culture, my work is an exploration of home, identity and personal space largely focusing on the intimate and interpersonal stories of people of color and of queer people.
I’m currently working on a body of work on Queer South Asians and a short-documentary of a drag queen based in New Jersey.
I’m available for assignments and collaborations. Also do consider hiring the talent at diversifyphoto, authority collective, women photograph and third eye collective.
Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
More than a photographer, Julia is also an artist and a humanitarian. Her ability to dive below the surface level of her subjects’ personalities arises from her lifelong passion to give back to her community through healing arts. Camera in hand, Julia has contributed her talents to dozens of charitable initiatives, including “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep” bereavement photography organization, ongoing projects with Comcast’s Accessibility Lab for the hearing- and visually- impaired, and many others. Julia has also served historically-neglected populations, including the special needs and abused animals. Most recently she has been bringing awareness to the plastic pollution problem in our oceans and is collaborating with a range of artists to inspire and create underwater photographs to donate 100% proceeds to Charity Water.
Bryan was raised in northern New Jersey, just outside of NYC. He stayed in the Northeast for college, receiving a BFA in photography from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Bryan’s love of creative planning and detailed productions has led him to conceptualize, map out, and execute projects for publications, brands, and agencies all over the world. His resume ranges from editorial — he’s collaborated with the likes of The New York Times and Rolling Stone — to commercial, taking on clients such as Apple, Starbucks, Target, and Warner Bros. On the weekends, Bryan can be found exploring nature with his theater executive wife, their two young children, and the family dog, Bobby, a.k.a “Big Legs.”
Based in Natick, Massachusetts
Bruce T. Martin is an American Fine Art photographer who uses photography to document the world, explore perceptions, and question our viewpoints. After graduating from Syracuse University in 1977, he began working as a Historical Preservation photographer, using photography to help put endangered buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. His photographs are in a number of private and public collections and have been exhibited throughout the U.S. and Central America. Today, along with exhibiting his fine art photography projects, he is a leading architectural photographer, making photographs for the nation’s foremost architects, designers, and publications.
For assignments, he uses High Resolution Digital Camera systems for the maximum image fidelity possible, complete perspective control movements and the highest quality lenses available. These systems rival 4×5 film in quality while more cost efficient and allowing for greater modification in post-production.
Cathlin is a Photographer and Art Director based in Austin, Texas who loves photographing people, and you get the sense that her portraits are challenging you with an achingly beautiful question about life you can’t put into words. She’s inspired by shadows and light, that kinetic energy you can feel on your skin, and a sentimental longing that connects us all. Cathlin is a mama to two children who are often depicted in her photographs. She grew up on a lake in Iowa, and her adventure heart never quit those big open skies. Today she enjoys surfing whenever possible, which is almost never (land-locked in Texas). Her friends call her brave and scrappy, and her work weird. She thinks they should get out more.