Graduating from Brooks Institute of Photography, Adam Murphy spent almost a decade in Los Angeles, California working as an assistant and digital technician. After studying under many of the top professionals in the industry, Adam set out to create his own work.
He now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with his wife and son and shoots for a wide variety of clients. Adam is known for his easy going attitude and his ability to create a relaxed professional working environment.
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.
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
Traveling throughout the southeast, Dan Anderson has spent the past 19 years finding unique images to deliver to clients in a variety of situations. Chasing a hurricane across state lines while editing and sending images from the cab of his truck or creating promotional stills on feature film sets, long days of shooting with early mornings and late nights are not unfamiliar to him. Dan’s pictures have earned him the respect of editors and art directors along with publication on the front pages of national newspapers to billboard displays for upcoming motion pictures.
Dan Anderson has worked for The European PressPhoto Agency, New York Times, ESPN.com, Thompson Reuters and Agence France-Press. His work has been published in MSNBC.com, Newsweek, SI.com, The New York Daily News, CNN.com, and The Wall Street Journal.
Dan has also used his camera to help tell the stories of such companies as ThyssenKrupp Steel USA, Alabama Power, Mobile Airport Authority, Mitchell Cancer Institute and Walgreens.
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.
Based in St. Augustine, Florida
Ryan Wendler is a commercial portrait and lifestyle photographer. His work has been featured both nationally and internationally by some of the world’s best-known brands and publications. His photography utilizes natural elements to accentuate a unique perspective and his goal is to create authentic ‘true to life’ emotions and moments; helping the viewer to see and feel the human impact of the client’s brand. Ryan’s work often showcases the subject as the hero and evokes a quiet confidence. His photographs are powerful, show a strong quality of light, and convey a sense of place. Photography is an art form that has allowed Ryan to spend his days encompassed by many of the things that he loves, and he is quite grateful for it.
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.
For over a decade, I have had the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse array of clients as a photojournalist and commercial photographer. Documenting a wide variety of spaces, individuals, and experiences; from comfortable luxury venues with Fairmont Hotels to combat training in austere conditions with the Department of Defense.
My approach to photography has been more of a process of self development rather than just treating it as a career—it’s about cultivating a sense of curiosity of the world, exploring outside my comfort zone, and connecting with people who I admire and find interesting.
What I’m most interested in are opportunities to create work that is worth sharing and to help those who I collaborate with engage with their audience on a deeper, more human level.
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.
Alex grew up in a dive bar in Minnetonka, MN, owned by his father and a partner. In the beginning, his mom worked there as a bouncer and Alex had many jobs there including janitor, dishwasher, busboy and a short-lived stint waiting tables. The bar was sold and demolished when he was 18, but in its short, glorious existence, it was both a magical and challenging place that gave Alex an appreciation for the wide spectrum of life.
His experience in photography began as an assistant in Minneapolis, MN before starting a 16-year journey as a photojournalist, digging into the world around him while working for news organizations in Iowa, Florida and North Carolina. He now creates portraiture and lifestyle photography for a variety of editorial and commercial clients while paying special attention to people and their spirit.
He currently lives in Durham, North Carolina with his wife Kallyn (a former photojournalist turned doula and documentary family photographer), their dog Caya, nine chickens and a bunch of outdoor neighborhood cats that he tries to make friends with.
He was an attendee of the Eddie Adams Workshop and his work has been recognized by American Photography, PDN Faces, POYi and other organizations.
Born in 1980, I came to photography in my early twenties, after a journalism school. Very quickly, I couldn’t go out without my camera. Portrait came naturally and today, it’s my main way of meeting the world. I love to establish a real bond and deliver strong images.
Former editor in chief of a national magazine in France for 15 years, I am well aware of the needs of editorial clients.
With other activities today such as retoucher and print producer, I also know a lot about high-end photo standards.
I am also always willing to listen to the brief carefully and to deliver the images on time. I would love to work with you !
I’m a portrait photographer based out of Lander, Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain west. My focus lies within commercial (lifestyle and product) and editorial/documentary photography, with a special emphasis on creating image libraries for social, digital, and print advertising.
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.
Matthew Coughlin is an award-winning commercial and editorial photographer based in the southeast. Convenient to major markets and the rural small towns in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Louisiana, Matthew also travels across the U.S.—as long as there’s coffee and a good sports team to be had.
Matthew’s unwavering passion for portraiture coupled with his innate talent and personable nature, have led him to work with many of the world’s most renown brands, agencies, publications and companies, including Nike, Oakley, ESPN and Sports Illustrated.
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.
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.
I have been living and working as an editorial and commercial portrait photographer in San Francisco since 2006. After receiving my MFA in Photography from the Academy of Art, I started shooting for magazines, design agencies, tech companies, and dance companies.
I often find the most mundane moments endearing and try to capture them when I’m making photos. I like telling simple but honest stories and showing the beauty in people as they are – human, real, and imperfect.
I have taught Editorial Photography at AAU and was a board member of the San Francisco chapter of APA.
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 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
English, French, Vietnamese
Lee travels, eats and tells stories. Currently based in Ho Chi Minh City aka Saigon, Vietnam he shoots food, travel stories as well as commercial product photography.
Travel and food are both about forming bonds and sharing stories. Traditions as old as humanity. Working in the food and beverage industry for over a decade gives him a deep appreciation of breaking bread, story telling, and the power of sharing cultures through food and travel. He now takes the same approach to make use of the camera to help tell these stories and bring people closer together. Using the visual medium of photography has given him the opportunity to share experiences and build relationships with people all over the world, and it’s this common respect and curiosity that forms the backbone of his work. That, and he’s always keen for a bowl of noodles and a cold beer with strangers and friends alike.
My main role is to help both large and small architectural practices raise their profiles. Through carefully composed and illuminated imagery.
I also shoot portraits and occasionally I complete advertising campaigns for international clients. Often these involve combining movement, interiors and lighting. So I am used to working in a self dependent way and also with large crews depending upon the client and project.
When I am working on my own, I try to create images which subtly convey the intentions of the designer. It’s the delicate shots which often tell the best story.
I particularly enjoy investigating body language within architectural/interior photography. Normally through predicting how people will move rather than art directing them. My work within the dance community has helped me improve my understanding of this.
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.