While based in Detroit, Michigan, I provide still and motion work for editorial and advertising clients all over focusing on portraits, food, industrial and accompanying lifestyle imagery. Also, a 2019 Regional Emmy Award recipient for the short documentary "A Wife Called Phoenicia.”
Shannon O’Hara grew up on the campus of Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, Mississippi, where his father is an art professor while his mother taught art at the Mississippi School of the Arts. A chronic daydreamer, Shannon left his home at 16 to pursue his dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer, a passion that eventually earned him a job as a dancer with the Houston Ballet, the nation’s fourth largest company. A similar passion later carried him to New York, where he spent 10 years working and studying photography on his own and at the International Center of Photography and The School of Visual Arts. He furthered his professional education in photography by assisting some of New York’s top photographers, including legendary Magnum master Bruce Davidson and renowned food and travel photographer Ben Fink.
Shannon has returned to Houston with his wife and daughter to explore the life and culture that he left so long ago.
Based in Charleston, South Carolina
I was born in Charleston, SC to a big family of hard workers who loved to socialize and party together on weekends and holidays. Things could get loud and I loved it all – soaking it in from the sidelines while looking through my View-Master or tearing apart an old radio to figure out how the sound came out. Sometimes I was called on to make a martini ( I can make one for you (and me), if you’d like). Later, I studied anthropology in college and underwater archaeology in graduate school. Between my studies I played in a band, cooked in restaurants, setup a darkroom, and assisted some great photographers. I decided I wanted to take pictures and make a career of it. I moved to Berlin, traveled lots, and ultimately returned to the South. I’ve been fortunate to work with some great creatives in the advertising and editorial worlds – telling stories with pictures of people, travel, and food. Clients include: AARP, American Express, Art Culinaire, Artisan, Beam, Inc., Bon Appetit, Bulleit Bourbon, ChefWear, Conde Nast Traveler, Cooking Light, Country Living, Denny’s, Dwell, Food Arts, Food&Wine, Fresh Produce, Gallo, GQ, Hemispheres, Hostess Brands, Intercontinental Hotels, Le Creuset, Maine Magazine, Maker’s Mark, Martha Stewart Living, Mazda, Men’s Journal, The New York Times Magazine, Old Port, Outside, Ski, Southern Living, Story Farm, Time Inc., Travel+Leisure, Virtuoso Life, Wall Street Journal, Winkreative. I’m proud to be a contributing photographer to Garden&Gun, Maine and Charleston magazines. My work has been exhibited in the James Beard House, and both an editorial feature on oysters, and a book I photographed with my friend Chef Sean Brock, Heritage, have won James Beard Awards. A cookbook I photographed with Sara Foster won an IACP award for photography. When not on assignment I enjoy cycling, fishing, cooking, connecting with people, tinkering with vintage audio, and collecting oysters from the banks of the nearby Folly River. My friends call me lots of names, but I generally go by "Frank".
Based in Zürich, Switzerland
English, Czech, German, French, Italian
Clara is a commercial and editorial travel, interior, food and portrait/lifestyle photographer based in Zurich and Provence.
A Czech native, she grew up in Switzerland, lived in New York City for many years where she received her BFA from Parsons School of Design and now – if she’s not traveling – splits her time between Zurich (Switzerland), Prague (Czechia), and Provence (France).
She has worked extensively for travel magazines and newspapers as well as ad agencies and has published a dozen books (mostly food themed).
She has always been appreciated for her sensitive approach to her subject matter while she loves to bring out the beauty in everything – be it a hotel interior detail, a dish she wouldn’t eat (like escargots!) or while roaming land- and cityscapes on travel assignments looking for that ray of late sunlight. With a sophisticated and light-hearted photographic style she aims to create pictures that spark the senses.
She is available for assignments and commercial work throughout Europe and destinations worldwide.
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.
His approach to a portrait is disarmingly simple: make it interesting. Pretty pictures are a dime a dozen, but photographs that grab your attention are invaluable. Clients use him again and again for his ability to look past the obvious and create imagery that is compelling and unique. He brings an editorial flair to everything from corporate portraits to product work while holding strong to the technical precision that this level of photography requires.
Aaron Patton is a commercial and editorial photographer in the heart of the Midwest. His photographs have been featured in international advertisements, national and regional magazines/media outlets, and on the occasional city bus. His unconventional approach to portraits and still life has earned him work all over the country as well as representation by world-renowned production house Wonderful Machine. He is also a contributing writer for the photography educational platform Fstoppers.
Aaron lives in Wichita, Kansas, conveniently located in the middle of everywhere. He and his wife, Christina, got married at 21 and have extended their honeymoon into its thirteenth year.
Before delving into the commercial world, R.J. devoted 13 years to photojournalism, working for a variety of newspapers and magazines as well as United Press International and the Associated Press. With more than 15 years experience as a commercial photographer, his diverse experience has allowed him to amass an impressive body of editorial and advertising work. With a slew of experience working alone with what he can carry on his back or running large-scale productions with grip trucks, RV’s, craft services & big crews, his easy, unobtrusive editorial style has garnered favor with editors, art directors and marketing folks alike. Even his frequent work with children and animals hasn’t deterred him from his passionate pursuit of great images.
Every day—even the extra 24 hours in a leap year, he produces creative and compelling product, people and food photography for prestigious clients, including Boy Scouts of America, Cabela’s, Essense of Australia, Lucchese Boots, Schaefer Outfitter, The Nature Conservancy, Private Clubs magazine, The King Ranch, Southwest Airlines and HEB. R.J. has a degree in Photocommunications from Texas Tech University, where he serves on the College of Media & Communications’ National Advisory Board. A Texas BBQ habitue, wannabe avid bicyclist and culinary enthusiast, R.J. lives in Coppell, Texas with his beautiful, understanding wife, two above average children and his Tibetan Terrier Milo.
Whether it’s for international brands or local nonprofits, I create visual stories that communicate a client’s identity and vision. In the end, it’s the story that matters and I’m ready to team up for superlative results. Here’s where I can help on the creative journey:
CONCEPTING: Collaborate on the creative ideation that best represents what you are trying to communicate and figure out the best visual media usage and deployment.
PRODUCING: Bring all the ingredients together for seamless content creation. From in-studio to on-location, I can find ideal locations, talent, crew, or whatever resources needed to accomplish the creative task.
SHOOTING: (the payoff) Put into motion the creative process, capturing all the necessary assets.
POST PRODUCTION: Bring all the work above into a deliverable package to be rolled out into the world in order to tell your story.
Editorial and Advertising
I was a contractor once upon a time, working closely with designers of all kinds. My job still requires the same thinking: to produce work where craft and design combine without a seam.
Many more pictures are on Instagram and Tumblr.
Based in Moon Township, Pennsylvania
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.
Combining my own attributes and technical skills, I help brands tell their distinct narrative, establish their visual identity, and create memorable content for all usage and platforms.
My clients span commercial, editorial, restaurant, boutique hospitality, travel, luxury residential, publishing, B2B, B2C, D2C, and startup brands.
I earned my degree in Journalism from Boston University, and Editorial and Advertising Honors from The New England School Of Photography. I feel fortunate to have created a way to combine all the things I love into an exciting and fulfilling career.
Different projects call for different levels of production – I have an extended network of producers, video crews, food stylists, prop stylists, studios, creative directors, and graphic designers that help to make every shoot a perfect success.
While currently growing roots in Chicago, I also have a strong client base in New York City where I spent the first ten years of my career and established myself in the creative community.
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.
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.
Victoria Wall Harris is a commercial and editorial photographer and director, who’s favorite projects are those that combine stills and motion. Not bound by genre, her creative approach gives clients a way to tell their full brand story in a positive and truly cohesive style.
She studied photography at the College of Charleston in South Carolina and from there moved to NYC to pursue her career. She worked as an assistant and digital tech for some of the industry’s top photographers and learned the ropes of full scale photo and motion production while honing her own creative skills and building a diverse client roster.
After seven years in Brooklyn’s WIlliamsburg, Victoria relocated to LA in 2012 where she launched her own business full time. In 2017, she opened a daylight photo studio in LA’s Eagle Rock called Hilltop Studios.
Plain and simple, I am an unapologetic pursuer of pretty pictures. Pretty pictures that capture laughter, color, sunlight, and the good life. Yep, that’s what I like to do.
Born in Florida, childhood summers in California, and thrice Texas transplant (once for college, once for work, and once for beloved husband.) Liberal arts degree in history; various jobs after college that made photography seem like the best career in the world; married with kids; owner of one seriously adorable and ornery dog; and a "human pinball" technically residing in Austin, TX, though frequently found in Florida and Chicago, or in a window seat headed elsewhere.
Jackie has been working as a professional freelance photographer since 2005. She has worked on projects ranging from companies’ national ad campaigns such as Nutrena to taking lifestyle imagery for local independent companies. She was the lead photographer for Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment, the largest farm equipment company in the United States, for nearly 7 years and continues to work with them on large scale projects. Her passion for agriculture mixed with her knowledge of horses and various other animals helps her to create compelling images for companies while working in various climates and situations.
JACK ROBERT CONNOLLY IS AN EDITORIAL, COMMERCIAL AND BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN THE BEAUTIFUL CITY OF GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA.
Astronauts to athletes, International publishers to individual writers, artists, developers, restaurants, designers, couples, babies, corporations and cuddly dogs. Jack has photographed in over thirty countries since 2006 covering a multitude of topics, styles, interests and clients. He prides himself in his versatility within the photography field, offering well rounded yet high quality, creative photography and an easy going, stress free experience. Delivering expectation-busting photography within every budget makes top notch photography from Jack Robert accessible to organizations large and small.
Bobbi Lin is a New York and Los Angeles based photographer. Born in the far east, raised in the wild west, Lin grew up on uni, Taco Bell, and everything in between. While studying photography at Parsons Paris, Lin fell in love with being behind the camera, "a film camera around your neck is like a backstage pass to cloistered places and peoples". Lin began her career as an editor and product developer at Martha Stewart Living, later moving on to freelance life as a set designer + prop stylist. Now she shoots food and still life for national and international brands, and travels on assignment in search of food and "real" life.
Hi! I’m Christine, a Brooklyn based food and product photographer whose goal with every shot is to stoke desire. I deliver bold, dynamic photographs and snappy video content that bypasses the brain and goes straight for the belly.
My work spans commercial and editorial including imagery for cookbooks, websites, blogs, social media and marketing materials.
This former musical theatre actress loves a little drama (in my images, not my studio!) gravitating toward bold color, dramatic lighting and a sense of movement.
Added bonus: I can quote Sondheim.
I’m a commercial / advertising and editorial photographer specializing in food, product, farm & lifestyle imagery.
Clients and collaborators find me to be creative, flexible, efficient and results oriented. I am down-to-earth; passionate and far from perfect. I don’t take myself too seriously and I firmly believe being on set should be fun. I value my crew as much as my clients. It’s these things combined that allow for the creation of authentic, artistic and head-turning imagery.
I currently make St. Louis my home, where I live with my husband, Joe, and our cat, Claire. When not out and about with my camera, I spend much of my time working on my cooking skills and trying to make my own garden grow.
I am available for advertising agency, brand, corporate or editorial shoots worldwide.
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.
Jennifer Chase is a food, travel and lifestyle photographer and creative director based out of Washington, DC. Jennifer first learned to cook with one pot, a spoon, an open fire, and a village full of teachers, while a peace corps volunteer in West Africa . Her travels and her curiosity about culture, ritual and the ways we connect around food have informed her food photography and food styling. Her rich, modern visual style connects food producers and consumers through visual narratives that encourage exploration and enjoyment. An inviting sense of ease and imagination encourage clients and enthusiasts alike to join in the journey.