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I’m an editorial and commercial photographer based out of Nashville, TN. I grew up in Louisville, KY and it will always be my home. Because of that I’m partial to bourbon, horses, and baseball bats.
When not working I enjoy exploring Nashville with my wife, playing the guitar, buying records, or planning my next big trip.
I love my job not only because I get to create something new everyday, but I get to meet new people and connect with them on something more than just what’s on the surface.
So let’s make a connection. Tell me your story!
Based in Cefnpennar, United Kingdom
I’m a photographer specialising in unit production stills, BTS and special/key art shoots for film and TV publicity and marketing, as well as corporate and commercial portraiture and reportage. I’m based in South Wales in the UK, but I’m happy to travel to wherever the next exciting shoot is!
I pride myself on my professionalism in all aspects of my business. I’m easy to work with, and deliver on time and on budget. And I’m happy to work to a tight creative brief or to advise and collaborate on creative ideas, logistics and production for projects of all sizes.
So, whether you’re looking for a photographer to cover a six month film production, or you just need a simple headshot for your company’s website, get in touch and I’ll be happy to help!
I was born into a big, footloose family in Long Beach California. I worked for more than a decade as a newspaper photographer—a job that let me chase another passion, concert photography.
In 1989 I joined the staff of Southern Living Magazine as a senior photographer for Travel. That was so much fun I stayed for almost 25 years, shooting hundreds of features, and logging more than four million frequent flyer miles. Now freelance, I still love creating story-telling images. My years of photographing music, food, and culture have made me adept at putting people at ease and working in a relaxed, energetic style.
I am represented by Wonderful Machine, while my classic concert work is represented by Rock Paper Photo, the definitive place for pop culture fine art photography. https://www.rockpaperphoto.com/browse-by-photographer/art-meripol More of my concert work can be view at oldschoolconcerts.photoshelter.com
I’m based in beautiful Birmingham, Alabama and always packed and ready for the next shoot. When I’m not on the road or on a shoot, you can find me walking our two dogs, cooking dinner, or playing Disc Golf.
Based in Greenville, South Carolina
Will Crooks here. I am a transplant to the South via that Midwest who has been here long enough to call it home. The process of making a portrait whether it is a snapshot of my friends and family or an editorial assignment at my studio is endlessly fascinating to me. The mix of technical skill, empathy, and focus needed to create an iconic yet nuanced portrait keeps me making images every single day.
The last four years I worked as the Visual Director at the Community Journals before launching my own photography business. I spent my days photographing editorial content and providing art direction for various publications under Community Journals brand.
These days I find myself creating narrative driven photographs for editorial and commercial clients. Coming from a background in publications I make images that speak to the deeper story each brand is telling with their product or service.
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.
Bobby is a photographer and director based in Richmond, Virginia. He is available for portrait commissions, music video, and commercial direction, photo documentary assignments, and album artwork. His imagery has been seen internationally in publications such as the New York Times and Maxim magazine, and in advertisements and video displays for clients like RCA Records and Converse. During the summer months, bobby can be found river tubing with a bucket hat on his head and a frosty PBR in his hand. Outside of creating images, this is his favorite activity.
Based in Brooklyn, New York
A graduate of School of Visual Arts’ photography BFA program; Rayon Richards’ work was first published in 2001 while he was still enrolled in school. Since then, he’s compiled an extensive body of work and an impressive list of clients including O: The Oprah Magazine, Huffington Post Magazine, Fortune Magazine, MTV, Atlantic Records, Island/Def Jam, Footlocker, Lincoln Motor Company, KORG and Ciroc Vodka. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY where he also writes, paints, illustrates & plays the drums.
Based in Chicago, Illinois
Zoe Rain (American, b. 1993) is a photographer and filmmaker based in Chicago, with over a decade of experience in nearly every subject of the commercial photography field. Zoe’s work gained quick notoriety with its iconic and distinguished signature style, and has since seen the cover of Rolling Stone, subway car ads and Billboards across the country. After being hired as Macklemore’s full time tour photographer, she has since worked with some of the world’s largest musicians, including Chance The Rapper, Ed Sheeran, Kesha and Vic Mensa. Zoe’s high-impact photography and creative direction has been leveraged by some of the largest brands in the industry. She has been hosted to speak at Apple Talks, as well as industry panels across the country.
In both my personal and commercial projects, What interests me stays the same- convey stories, breathe life into concepts and externalize emotions through conceptual and sometimes surreal images.
I do commercial photography for Ad agencies, magazines, brands, artists and private companies.
In my personal project, “The Surrealistic Pillow,” I fuse the real with the surreal, creating dream-inspired tableaus from images of my imagination.
The series is a result of a ten year quest to catalog these fragments, it’s been featured in art fairs and exhibitions around the world, including London, Brussels, Spain and Germany.
These images are created using careful camera work, computer editing and intricately layered individual components.
Chris Strong is an Emmy award-winning photographer and videographer with a strong base in the music industry. He has directed and produced several music videos, has shot the cover artwork for over 65 albums across all genres, and has worked recently with the likes of Jeff Tweedy and Mavis Staples. Based in Chicago, USA Chris works with clients across the globe.
I don’t enjoy talking or writing about myself; I like my photographs to do that for me. Yet I know it is helpful for those reviewing my body of work to know a little about me and how I approach my profession. The photo I’ve elected to include of me is from my first visit to Poland at the age of 10.My Ciocia Nusia bought me my first camera, igniting a curiosity that has matured over time and experience but remains the cornerstone of my approach to my work. Photography has provided me with the opportunity to work with subjects and attend events that I would otherwise have missed, thereby enriching my professional and personal lives. I love the creative side of photography and each year complete independent photographic projects, so I continue to learn and never become complacent. My goal is to help such organizations develop their voice. When working with clients, I firmly believe collaboration is important to ensure the product is of the highest quality, meets the clients’ needs and desires, and is delivered timely.
Zachary Bako is an American photographer and experimental filmmaker based in Shanghai + Cleveland, Ohio. After receiving his B.S. in Business + M.A in Studio Photography at Case Western Reserve University in conjunction with the Cleveland Institute of Art, Bako moved to New York and began his photography career in the fashion and fine art industries. His range of media developed further during a four-year stint in Beijing where he cultivated his reportage work, winning American Photography three years in a row. In a subsequent three-year stretch in Los Angeles, Bako explored filmmaking and experimental light design. Splitting time between Shanghai and the Midwest, he brings his honed multidisciplinary techniques into his film and still productions.
Based in Abington, Pennsylvania
My pursuit of creative expression started with graphic design about 20 years ago, when I spent my free time putting together tangible art pieces, collages as well as layouts in Quark and early Photoshop. That led me to photography which is something that could be emotive and constructive at the same time – bingo! These days I produce photos and videos with and for creative people, thrill-seekers and visionaries, as well as regular folk. I live in the depths of the Philadelphia suburbs with my lovely partner Jess, daughter Anika and two stubborn cats Pablo and Bobbie. I enjoy getting my hands dirty in the garden, putting things together in the garage and unlimited Spindrift!
I am a documentary photographer and photojournalist based in New Orleans, Louisiana working regularly in the Gulf Coast region, New York City, and anywhere else my assignments bring me.
More so than a photographer, I feel I am a listener. Photography has taught me to empathize, and it affords me the opportunity to connect with people at an intimate level, something I value immensely. For this reason, photography has had a profound impact on my life, and the way I interact and communicate with others–the photographs themselves are the cherry on top. It’s the connection to individuals, cultures, and places that drives my work.
Jonathan Thorpe is a cinematic photographer whose technical ability to light and direct a story rings true in the images he produces. His approach drums emotion, yet maintains a level of verisimilitude in the form of "Hyper Realistic" portraiture. Since switching to photography in 2008 from a profession in optometry, Jonathan shoots full-time nationally and local to his home in Washington D.C. He’s is currently a Tamron Image Master, an Interfit Platinum Creative Pro, a Holdfast Gear Ambassador and is represented by Wonderful Machine in Philadelphia. Alongside his photography, Jonathan teaches and lectures around the world helping other photographers grow confident in their careers and forays into photography.
Based in Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Patrick was born in Nuremberg, Germany and grew up in a small town in Franconia. He studied photography and design at the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences (FH Bielefeld), where he subsequently graduated.
In 2011 he exchanged the urban setting of Berlin, where he lived and worked for several years, for the sunny beaches of Los Angeles, where he is currently based.
Patrick loves working with real people in their natural surroundings and stages them in an authentic way. His conceptual still life work often encompasses a humorous commentary. He is the happiest when he is in the midst of creating a new series of images and enjoys every part of the process, from conception to execution.
My name is Michael and I am a commercial and editorial portrait photographer. Born and raised in the south, I have made Tuscaloosa, Al my home for my wife and three beautiful dancing daughters. I love being immersed in the design and details of my shoots – Each location, client and campaign has a unique set of challenges that I love taking on. Dramatic, cinematic lighting is most often how I convey the ultimate message of my work. I have had the opportunity to collaborate and work with some amazingly creative and talented people across the country – I look forward to working with you too.
I’m a location photographer based in Cleveland,OH and I provide the photography you need to illustrate your editorial publication, annual report, or brand campaign. I specialize in shooting everything from portraiture to the performing arts. During the past 30 years I have been a regular contributor to a long list of national publications which have included Business Week, Forbes, Fortune, Newsweek, The New York Times, and Reader’s Digest. In addition to editorial portraiture, architecture, and industrial photography I also provide photography services for The Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals of Cleveland. At night I am the house photographer for Great Lakes Theater Festival, Cleveland Play House, and the internationally renowned Cleveland Orchestra. I grew up in the editorial business.
Chona Kasinger is an internationally published editorial and commercial photographer currently based in Seattle. Born in the Philippines and raised between the bustle of Metro Manila and the suburbs of Seattle, she is inspired by idiosyncrasy, community and connection.
When not taking photos, she is an avid home baker and admirer of clouds. Her favorite food in the whole world is DQ soft serve and maintains it’s best enjoyed behind a steering wheel on a rainy day. Be sure to ask her about the time she actually got stuck on an island.
Hey, hello, howdy. I was born and raised in Nebraska, but call Austin, Texas home. Whether I’m on assignment to photograph a celebrity portrait, lead a team on a commercial project or document a slice of life, I strive to make my images bright, colorful and energetic. My work has most recently been recognized in American Photography 32+33+34 and PDN’s 2016 Photo Annual. Also, Magnum Photos named me one of their 30 under 30 photographers in 2014.
Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning photographer whose prolific career includes assignments in nearly 70 countries. McNally is known world-wide as not only one of the top, technically excellent photographers of his generation, but his charming demeanor, confidence and humor make him a sought-after choice from CEO’s to celebrities to commercial and magazine clients alike. He is among the rare breed of photographer who has bridged the world between photojournalism and advertising, amassing an impressive commercial and advertising client list including FedEx, Sony, ESPN, Adidas, Land’s End, General Electric, Epson, MetLife, USAA, New York Stock Exchange, Lehman Brothers, PNC Bank, and the Beijing Cultural Commission. McNally is equally comfortable climbing buildings or lighting a telescope to capturing quiet, sensitive subject matter with confidence in medical surroundings. He has shot numerous cover stories and highly complex features for the National Geographic, LIFE, and Sports Illustrated, where his research skills and unmatched preparedness were highly valued.
Home is a quiet town in Connecticut which he shares with his wife, and Sammy the cat, where he remains enthusiastic about the next assignment.
Based in Hong Kong, China
German, Thai, English
I’m a seeker. I crave new experiences because I believe each new language we hear, new friends we make, or new mountain we look down from offers a greater understanding of the world around us. The world is a complicated place, and we need a complex vision to match.
And so with each new shoot that I do, I bring a seekers eye, a longing to connect, a desire to try a new thing and to see not just the visible but the incorporeal as well: the enthralled musician, the athlete inflow, the confidence and verve of the fashionista, or the concern of the kind-hearted. People and places around us can inform and inspire us with their wonder to see the world more richly. I like to share that.
I am a freelance documentary and commercial photographer based in Denver, Colorado.
Starting in Boston, I received a BFA in Photography from Lesley University College of Art and Design, interned as a photojournalist for the the Press Office of Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts and started my commercial career working for local Boston brands Samuel Adams Beer Company and Reebok athletics.
In 2015 I moved to New York City and soon began shooting for the New York Times, frequently contributing to the metro desk but also receiving assignments from the food, business and specials sections. Notable projects during this time include The Guerrilla Car Washers of N.Y.C., coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, and contributions to the NYC Block Parties specials section.
My time in New York was also shared photographing for a variety of commercial clients including Viacom, Vistaprint, Angry Orchard among others.
Recently relocating to Denver, Colorado I continue to pursue my documentary and commercial career and am excited to engage, learn, photograph and report on the region.