I am an editorial and commercial photographer living and working in Austin, Texas with my husband and sweet daughters.
At 13 I took my first darkroom class at the Southwest Center of Arts and Crafts in San Antonio. The moment I watched an image appear in the developer I knew that there was magic in photography and I wanted to know everything about that magic. I graduated in photography at the top of my class at St. Edward’s University where I learned how to be an artist from compassionate and beautiful teachers.
star·board & port ˈstär-bərd & ˈpȯrt
1: a nautical term referring to the left and right sides of a waterborne vessel.
2: S&P is driven through George’s attention to detail and precision in conjunction with Chase’s creative visualization and communication.
Starboard & Port was born on a sandy beach in New Jersey when two creatives came together through their fondness of travel and photography. With a clink of a bourbon glass, they headed out West to plant roots in Springfield, Missouri. The foundation of S&P is simple; innovators perfecting their craft while creating remarkable images. With over 20 years combined experience stretching from the Atlantic and Pacific, both Co-Captains of Starboard & Port bring something unique to the table.
3400 sq ft downtown studio
Full kitchen, client lounge, conference & work space
Based in Charleston, South Carolina
Stacy is a commercial photographer and food stylist, she divides her time between NYC and Charleston, SC. With an eye for composition and light, she approaches each shoot with a rustic, authentic and story-telling style ranging from light ans fresh to dark and dramatic. Always showcasing food in its natural state, she loves to focus on the gorgeous details and colors that make you feel like you’re close to something delicious and beautiful. Her vibrant reverence for the culinary spirit makes her a favorite among hardworking chefs and restaurateurs. Stacy’s work highlights her knack for capturing the essence of captivating personalities and truly unique companies. Stacy’s fun personality and strong work ethic allows her to produce compelling photography for all level of businesses, from sole-proprietors looking for scale, affordable and quick photography, to in-house creative teams within a company or advertising agency looking for someone who is going to deliver highly successful, elegant and sophisticated imagery.
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
My relationship with photography had sort of a late start. When I first arrived in college with no idea of what I wanted to do career-wise I took a photography course on a whim and have been shooting photos ever since. Specializing in food, portrait, and architectural photography and with my background rooted firmly in fine art and my commitment to the best images possible for my all my clients, I try to bring fun and creativity to every shoot I do.
Oliver Parini is a Vermont-based photographer with over a decade of experience working with publications and brands. He specializes in portraits, agriculture, travel, and architectural photography. Oliver is available to travel across the Northeast (& beyond.) When Oliver is not on assignments, he can be found exploring the mountains and waters of Vermont, making dinner for his family, or hiking with his Siberian Husky.
Julie Bidwell is a Connecticut based commercial and editorial photographer. She shoots portraits, food, interiors and lifestyle for a wide range of clients in the Northeast and beyond. An active member of the photo community and mentor to young photographers, she’s on the board of ASMP CT. When not shooting you’ll find Julie on a kayak from May to November, picking up ephemera on walks or in the pottery studio making wonky bowls for shoots.
Julie completed a Covid safety class for photographers last spring and is a mask wearing, hand washing, social distancing pro.
Based in Greenville, South Carolina
Cameron is an editorial and commercial photographer based in the South Eastern U.S. She enjoys shooting food, travel, lifestyle/branding images, interiors, and products. Her work is inspired by the art of food combined with her love of travel, which allows her to tell a story in a natural and authentic way. Cameron loves creative collaboration with clients to showcase their food, art, products, and brands through photography in a way that brings a unique vision to life. She’s thankful for any opportunity to do this and is always up for a new challenge.
I was born in Czechoslovakia and I am a 3rd generation artist in a new digital era. I have not been able to collect many awards, but I have had an opportunity to see a number of exotic places all over the world and to create dozens of eye-catching images for my clientele spanning from the Pacific Ocean to the Indian Ocean.
The path leading to a desired shot has become my passion that enables me to meet extraordinary people. I am convinced that thanks to my stubborn and uncompromising attitude I can achieve unique results.
Throughout the years I have focused on shooting interiors and exteriors, and I have worked on complex projects for hotels, residential spaces, advertising agencies, developers, architects, private sector clients and more. It will be an honor to decorate your site, print, billboards or personal albums with my work.
Based in Santa Monica, California
Natasha is a Travel, Food & Lifestyle Photographer whose visuals evoke a sense of presence, of the fleeting moments that make an experience memorable. Her work is steeped in a sense of leisure, like taking time to lay out on a beachside hammock, to dig into a handcrafted salad, to stay in bed a bit longer to watch the light break through the shades. These visceral, intimate qualities make her images feel true, like the tug of familiar memories. From elaborate productions to intimate editorial shoots, she captures moments that invite viewers to experience new tastes, possibilities, and perspectives. Having split her childhood between Malaysia and California, she moves seamlessly across cultures, spaces, and interactions. Driving her imagery is the sense that no matter where we go or where we’re from, an unbreakable human connection links us together.
I specialize in creating conceptually and visually rich images. Working on still life, food and product photography in my studio is where I feel most at home, although paddling a kayak is a very close second. Utilizing my knowledge of technical lighting and my eye for detail, I am able to make objects appear better on screen and in print than they would to the naked eye. My work can be found in many national advertising campaigns, as well as editorial magazines, and of course, plenty of e-commerce websites. With 10 years of photographic experience and a BFA from RIT, I am ready to help you bring your shoot to life.
As a Kansas City-based commercial and editorial photographer, Steve Puppe’s freelance assignments range from food and environmental portraiture, to healthcare, agriculture and corporate photography.
Living with his wife, two daughters and son outside the city, and with a studio in the Strawberry Hill area, Steve has stayed connected to the city where he’s spent much of his life.
Steve’s interest in photography, like his connection to his hometown, has deep roots. With a painter for a mother, he was exposed to art at a young age, taking every art class available to him. He flirted with the paintbrush and the pencil, but it wasn’t until he received a camera that he fell in love. From his first high school photo class, Steve knew what he wanted to do with his life. While still a high school student, he had the good fortune of working with Hallmark Cards, which paired him with commercial photographers, and paid for his film and photo trips.
Steve continued his photo studies at Kansas University, where he studied advertising and photojournalism. He also freelanced for Hallmark and commercial photographers on the side. Through Hallmark, Steve furthered his creative development, learning how to capture a diverse range of subjects from people to still life. He took that experience with him into a career in photojournalism, covering a variety of stories for notable papers. Eventually, Steve headed back to the studio, working as an in-house photographer at an ad agency. It was there that his degree in advertising gave came into play, giving him the insight to take on a wide array of clients and campaigns. Working as a graphic designer and photographer allowed Steve to take projects from conception all the way to the press check.
Fast forward and nowadays, Steve combines that commercial experience with photojournalistic story telling shooting for notable clients like Cerner, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Sprint, Nike, Google, AT&T, Chrysler and IBM. When he’s not out on assignment, he’s cooking up some Kansas City BBQ, or taking pictures of his family because when Steve’s taking a picture, he’s happy.
Sydney lifestyle, editorial and tourism photographer James Horan is originally from Ireland now calls Australia home.
James fulfills the needs of editorial, commercial and corporate clients with an eye for detail, a sense of humor and a style rooted in documentary photography. Much of his personal work focuses on the quirky side of life.
When not on assignment or working on personal projects James loves spending time with his family, drinking big mugs of tea, eating cake and wishing he had hair, a dog and a field of Donkeys.
Based in Paris, France
English, French, Hindi, Italian, Spanish
Culturally confused – Basque born, French/US citizen of Indian origin. After studying economics and politics at the American University of Paris (AUP), I decided to pursue a career in photography. Currently based in Paris, photographer & director with a passion for the good things in life : travel, food & culture. Clients include : Condenast Traveler, Princess Cruises, JW Marriott, La Grande Épicerie, Momondo, BETC, Publicis, The New School NYC, Parsons Paris, Yale University, The American University of Paris, Hachette, The Paris Popup.
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.
There is nothing that makes me happier than being in a creative, collaborative & professional environment. I have studied as a director, cinematographer, photographer, graphic designer & painter. I love art and the entirety of the creative process, which is why I have dedicated my life to it.
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.
My work spans many different genres – from shooting people to focusing on things we wear, the things we eat, to the places we live, to the things we love, and the things we crave. I love to capture it all. People ask me to help them tell stories through a lens. I can do that – I love it.
Chuk has been shooting advertising and editorial assignments for the past 10 years, specializing in images for the entertainment and hospitality industry. His overarching approach is to draw out the unique character in each subject with a design influenced flavor to any project.
Laura Chase de Formigny is a DC based editorial and commercial food photographer with a passion for capturing the place where food, life and story telling combine. With a background in photojournalism and time spent working as a staff photographer at the Annapolis Capital Gazette, it’s no surprise that she’s sought after for her strong editorial eye by regional restaurants, chefs, and clients like The Washington Post and Bethesda Magazine. When she’s not shooting an assignment or creating food libraries for her restaurant clients, you can find her expanding her commercial portfolio – most recently providing the photography for National Geographic’s Attainable Sustainable. Laura Chase has a B.A. in Studio Art from UNC Chapel Hill. After living and working in places like Charlotte, Chattanooga, Baltimore, and Belgium, she’s happy to call Silver Spring, Maryland home and enjoys spending family time with her husband, adorable son, Henry and new baby, Frances!
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.
Based in Chicago, Illinois
Still life photographer and tabletop director, Tyllie Barbosa, creates food and product images that capture the best of a brand’s personality. Whether creating for McDonald’s, Oscar Mayer, Kellogg’s, Quaker, Kerrygold, Ziploc or Ulta Cosmetics, she’s been infusing client’s imagery with vitality and character since 2005. Tyllie’s upbringing in Bahia, Brazil permeated her artistic sensibilities with a deep appreciation for food, music, family and sunshine. She radiates Brazilian warmth and hospitality, and it manifests in both her work style and aesthetic. Whether shooting in her 4500 sf daylight studio in Chicago’s West Side, or remotely anywhere, Tyllie is a trusted creative ally to Creative Directors, Art Directors and Brand professionals worldwide. Discerning brands trust Tyllie for both her strong sense of composition, and delicious attention to detail.