Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Colin Lenton has spent the last decade 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 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 between January-March.
I first fell in love with photography in the mountains. In my early twenties, I spent a lot of time traveling and playing in the outdoors, skiing, mountain biking, kayaking, and especially mountaineering. It’s also where I learned how to tell a good story. Before becoming a professional photographer, I worked for years as an editor and travel writer for magazines like Outside, Men’s Journal and Adbusters. I live in a more visual world now, but my journalistic instincts remain intact, and continue to inform my style as a photographer. I’m still chasing good stories. I just do it with my camera now. I believe there is an inherent truth in discovered moments. That the best images are both honest and believable. Creating a powerful narrative with a distinct visual character requires meticulous planning and attention to detail, a willingness to take risks, the ability to fluidly direct dynamic sequences, and the confidence to improvise and let scenes unfold naturally. My goal is to create images that don’t just feel real, but are real. How I achieve that goal may vary from shoot to shoot, but my motivation is always the same: To curate a campaign of visually distinct images that not only get it right technically, but also hit you in the gut emotionally.
Sean Murphy grew up in Florida’s panhandle, also known as the Redneck Riviera, which explains his passion for capturing gritty Americana. He’s as much a master at capturing spontaneous moments as he is at delivering visually stunning, high concept marketing projects.
Sean has directed national commercials, shot countless music and film celebrities, and been visually behind award-winning ad campaigns for some of the biggest corporations on the planet. If you’re interested in name dropping, check out the partial client list below.
After being based in Los Angeles for most of his career, he’s now bringing thirty-years of global shooting experience back to where his roots lie, Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Why move back? Besides being homesick, being based between coasts gives him easy access to all national locations. With both Atlanta and New Orleans within driving distance, the Fort Walton location is a no-brainer.
Sean’s collaboration with BOTE, the world’s largest selling stand-up paddleboard company, has presented the opportunity to move into video production, helping to create the identity and voice of a cutting-edge brand through fully documented epic travels.
The Murphy Photo Production team delivers full-service video and stills production for multi-platform campaigns, including advertising, editorial, social media, and video.
Hi! I’m Patrick, I’m a lifestyle and portrait photographer / videographer based in Atlanta, GA.
I opened my business in 2004 and I’ve been providing content to a wide range of clients ever since . I specialize in shooting on location but I’m also very happy in the studio.
Ian Hanson is a San Francisco based photographer who will never give up his New York number, ever. He is a lover of the great outdoors, animals, and making beautiful pictures with creative people. Classically trained at a small photography school in the Berkshires, Ian next moved to New York to further his education and training. After assisting a variety of talented interior, still life, food, and fashion photographers, his own style began to emerge. It was these diverse assignments and experiences that make Ian comfortable in many settings, with many subjects. Hanson likes anything with two wheels and a motor, as well as the adventure and beauty the open road provides. When he’s not in the studio, Ian can be found exploring the landscape and searching out the best eats with his wife and two boxers Tank & McLovin’, or maybe working on a personal project like the www.thefotobus.com.
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.
Kathy Plunkett graduated from Virginia Tech as a mechanical engineer and spent over a decade working on diesel engines. She loved the challenge, the people that she met, and the opportunities for travel, but the more she traveled the more her passion for photography grew. So she started photographing everything – her friends, her co-workers, strangers – until eventually, she left her successful engineering career to pursue her passion: Creating photographs that tell stories. Kathy currently lives in Lincoln, Nebraska and photographs for commercial, editorial, and individual clients around the region. Her clients consistently compliment her ability to create a relaxed, fun, and professional environment, from one-on-one sessions to sessions involving dozens of talent. Whether it’s a portrait, a capture of a split moment in time, or a completely fabricated scene, Kathy’s photos tell a story with a natural authenticity.
Hi. I’m Josh, a freelance commercial, editorial, and portrait photographer based in Rhode Island.
For the last ten years or so, I’ve been lucky enough to make a living taking photos of interesting people, places, and things.
A while back, I read a really great quote from Jeff Bridges, which I think sums up my approach to photography (and life, I guess): I prefer authenticity to perfection.
Janelle Bendycki is a lifestyle and advertising photographer whose love of art and visual storytelling has led to a career of bringing narratives to life for her clients. Blurring the line between studio and location to show the natural beauty of daylight on her subjects, her work has appeared in publications, galleries and many recognizable national ad campaigns for clients big and small.
Midwest-born and Brooklyn-based, Janelle finds inspiration in the magic of the everyday, from dancing morning sunlight to a good cup of tea. She is available for projects in New York and beyond.
I am a commercial lifestyle and editorial photographer with roots in family photojournalism. My work best serves brands who want to help people aspire to collect moments rather than things: experiential activities, family-friendly services, artisans, museums, education, minimalistic living, agrotourism, family travel, social documentary work, and visual ethnographies.
Based in Portland, Oregon
English, Portuguese, Spanish
I was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and raised by a widowed mother (Dad died when I was 8), with two other sisters, in a small town in a region called Ribeira Valley. I left home at the age of 15 searching for a better life. At the age of 22, I decided to move to the USA to further my education and improve myself as a human being.
I have won several awards as a photographer. My work has been exhibited at a few museums, it has been published in a handful of magazines, and used by quite a few brands ads. However, I don’t think that defines who I am.
I have won several awards as a photographer and my work has been published in a handful of magazines, however, I don’t think that defines who I am. What defines me is the fact that I am a hopeless believer in kindness, no matter how warped today’s world appears. I am also a failed-by-never-trying comedian, and dream of having a French Bulldog—they automatically trigger my “talking-to-a-baby” voice whenever I see one.
I also love watching movies while dissecting the light set up and color grading used in those movies.
Footb… alright, Americans… Soccer is a passion!
[Go Timbers!/ “Santos Sempre Santos.”]
Based in Geneva, Switzerland
Geneva based Photographer, Aurélien Bergot is specializing in corporate, food, hospitality, products and portraiture photography. Aurélien will assist you in the realization of visual content to tell your story and express your concerns.
Lauren Volo is an American Food + Lifestyle Photographer based in Brooklyn. She graduated from Syracuse University in 2004 with her BFA in Art Photography and moved to New York City where she lives today with her husband and children.
A few Clients Include: The Food Network, Diageo, Barilla, DeLonghi, 7-Eleven, 360i, Clarkson Potter, Taylor Strategies, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Artisan, Marabout, Macmillan Publishers, Guinness, Hello Fresh, The Kitchn/Apt. Therapy, Edible Magazines, + Penguin Random House
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
Buff is a commercial and editorial photographer who shoots lifestyle, food, interiors and kids. She has 20 years of experience shooting for clients across the country on both big and small productions.
Buff was born and raised in Texas and has been taking pictures as long as she can remember. She spent all her free time in high school photographing her friends and in the darkroom. Buff’s undergraduate degree drew her to a career in advertising in San Francisco where she was able to work with some amazing photographic talent and continue her photography studies at UC Berkeley. She was inspired to quit her day job after a soul searching road trip and has never looked back.
Buff’s passion for photography brought her to New York in 2000. Buff is energized creatively by the variety of work she’s asked to shoot and capturing moments that are personal and authentic in her subjects. In 2011 Buff, her husband and son George moved their home base to Austin. But she finds herself back in NYC shooting for clients and visiting family and friends as often as possible.
Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
I am a seeker, an artist, a photographer, a father, a husband, a lover of all things eclectic, a listener, a cook, a marketer, a business person, an outdoorsman and voyeur. I’ve photographed everyone from CEOs to celebrities to industry leaders to politicians to the every day "regular" person for over thirty years. I’ve hung out of helicopters, staged robberies, worked with models in the Caribbean, negotiated access to rooftops in Times Square, and once took 46 flights to Europe in 6 months all for the perfect image. I love that commercial photography allows me to problem solve while collaborating with different people in different places every day. I knew I found “my thing” pretty early when I noticed the world falling away while I’m shooting – it’s magical. My work has been featured in national advertising, publications, billboards, annual reports, and more. I’ve also had numerous solo and group exhibitions of both my commercial and personal work, and I’m proud to have received national and international awards.
I’m an on-location photographer and director. My aesthetic approach is driven by real, textural, compelling moments, whether shooting stills or motion.
I specialize in capturing authentic imagery depicting lifestyle, work and industrial scenes for corporate and agency clients and have years of commercial experience including large global image brand libraries, advertising campaigns, editorial and short form motion assets for web & broadcast, as well as one full length documentary.
Partial list of clients and project partners include: ebay, Mississippi Tourism, Marley Coffee, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, AMD, Deutsche Bank, Intel, Nike, AMEX, American Airlines, GE, Disney World, Time Warner, Time Magazine, Sports Illustrated, J. Walter Thomas, People Magazine, AG Edwards, CDW, Y & R, Fleishman-Hillard, McCann-Erickson, FutureBrand and more.
I have had the unique privilege of having one of my images selected for a USPS First-Class Forever stamp.
I have 2 published books: Hidden History of Mississippi Blues (History Press) and Mississippi Juke Joint Confidential: House Parties, Hustlers & the Blues Life (Arcadia Publishing).
Tai Power Seeff grew up in Los Angeles, CA, and at age 17 moved to New York City where she studied Photography, Anthropology, and Cinematography at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Photojournalist Angel Franco of the New York Times was one of her first mentors at NYU, and after graduating from university she became the first assistant to fashion photographer Todd Marshard. She has since had the privilege of working with such photo luminaries as Steve McCurry and Dana Gluckstein.
With family hailing primarily from Mexico, Italy, and South Africa, she has traveled the world from an early age, and has lived in Rome, Italy; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Cape Town, South Africa; and Chiang Mai, Thailand. This international experience, coupled with the creative influence of her father, photographer/filmmaker Norman Seeff, has inspired her own career as a travel and portrait photographer.
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 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.