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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Hello, I’m Rachel and I live in Vancouver, BC on the west coast of Canada. I am inspired by the complexity of humans and curious about the stories beneath the surface of an image. Recently, I’m more and more interested in how we as humans inhabit our bodies, how we may try to hide or take up space — the ways our relationship between body and concept of ourselves is complex. My portrait and editorial work takes me into the worlds of music, art and design, social justice, new media, education, and technology. I’m always listening, observing and want to craft images that invite a viewer to pause and see a side to a story.
With a BA in Communications and a side of English and art, I’m always seeking ways to tell a story through images, finding (or making) the right light and genuine moments between people. So far, I’ve visited seven of Canada’s 10 provinces and territories and travelled in Europe, Asia, the USA and Australia. I live in part of a 100 year old house with my musician husband, 4 year old son and baby girl.
I’m interested in the human experience. In our rush to the end in search of perfection, we often overlook the things right in front of us. The everyday and banal can be more beautiful than the glamorous, and the imperfect often holds more meaning than flawless. Start with why dare to be authentic, and never settle for anything less than excellence.
Derek Israelsen is a Utah-based commercial photographer with an emphasis on Product, Lifestyle, and Editorial Photography. Derek’s attention to detail and ability to shape/ manipulate natural light allows him to create exceptional imagery for products, portraits, and commercials. It was Derek’s talent and eye that got him into business, but it is his consistent quality that has kept him in business for over 18 years.
Although based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Derek is well-traveled. Some of his favorite places include the Dominican Republic, Prague, Salzburg, Oahu, the Black Forest, and flying around the skies!
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.
Christian fell in love with photography in B.C, learned the trade in Toronto, and established himself as a freelancer in Montreal. Today, Christian makes a living by photographing and filming people and places. His documentary style is a mixture of patience, intuition, and perspective. He uses this to shoot architecture for companies such as Graziani-Corazza, Canderel, and Ivanhoé Cambridge. His documentary style is also often seen in magazines such as his latest assignment for Canadian Geographics featuring the Cree community of Oujé-Bougoumou. On a more social note, Christian has been fully involved with CAPIC mentor, council member, and even national president. He also is co-founder of l’Archipel, a group of seven artists sharing space, equipment, ideas, projects, and wine.
Yve Assad is an advertising and editorial photographer based in Nashville, Tennessee. With a background in photojournalism, story telling and showing the real human experience has always been an important part of her work. She is inspired by the outdoors, and always ready for a good adventure (especially the kind on 2 wheels).
Hello and thanks for stoping by!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
I’m an Englishman in New York, sound familiar?
I became a photographer back in 2002 and was a digital evangelist for Hasselblad and traveled the world promoting professional digital photography before we had iPhones. I’ve been on TV for shows like Sweden’s Next Top Model and have photographed unbelievably cool people – both well-known and not so well-known. I live vicariously through performers.
I’ve worked across the world for lots of publications and have had what you’d call a “varied” career. From bouncing around in helicopters with the French Foreign Legion in Africa, to photographing 300 naked people for charity, I haven’t exactly seen it all, but I’ve seen a lot.
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.