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 Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
I am a photographer based out of the Philadelphia area. I shoot a lot of stuff, but basically I am a portrait photographer. Whether I am in the classroom or on the fields, or shooting an event, I am always looking for the candid portrait. I love capturing the reality in people. Their spontaneity. I hope it shows.
Hi! My name is Leah.
I began my career as an assistant photographer at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Three years later I packed up my bags and moved to NYC not knowing a soul. I was extremely fortunate to land photo editing jobs at Vogue and Men’s Journal Magazines. After working in editorial, I moved onto television and worked as a Photo Director for MTV Networks for 6 years. Some friends and I started a gallery space, known as Frontrunner Gallery in TriBeCa, which hosted over 22 shows of emerging artists in NYC from 2010-2012. Additionally, I had the privilege to study under Pultizer Prize photographer , David Turnley.
Through a photograph I tell a story, convey an emotion and do my best to capture someone’s true character. I have always been very curious and photography gives me the excuse to travel, meet people and experience things I would never had had the opportunity to otherwise. I am very grateful to be on this adventure.
When not working, I enjoy hanging out with my little hot dog Sarah, my daughter Emmie Sue, and documenting life in the Mississippi Delta and Atlanta.
Matt Carr is an award-winning visual storyteller with a background in photojournalism and a penchant for delivering honest, believable, and beautifully lit scenes.
His photography has been published in The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, ESPN, GQ, Men’s Health, Premiere, and Rolling Stone among other publications, and he has been recognized by American Photo, Hasselblad Masters, PDN, IPA, and Communication Arts.
After 10 years working in London and Prague, Matt now lives in Brooklyn with his wife and their spirited 9 year-old daughter.
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.
I’m a Los Angeles based portrait and lifestyle photographer living and working on both coasts. I love collaborating with people and being thrown into different situations. There is a unique story behind every face and I rely on those unexpected details to make images that are as special as the people. With the help of great crew, we strive to make magic happen for all of my clients. When I’m not making pictures I’m training for marathons or playing ice hockey to stay healthy, sane and inspired.
Home base is currently the Eagle Rock neighborhood of North East LA where I live with my wife, daughter, large cat and Guinea Pig.
Originally from Greenfield, MA, I’ve spent over the last decade in Los Angeles working in all aspects of the photo industry, from editing major award show photos, to developing brand imagery, photographing people, cosmetics, and now with a concentration on food and beverage.
I bring this well rounded photo background and some good old fashioned punk rock DIY resourcefulness to every project!
If you see me in the wild say hello, I’m pretty nice.
Emmanuel was born in 1977 in Saumur (loire valley). Torn between his two passion, music and photography, he decided for the second as a career. In 1997, he served during his military time in Paris at the etablissement cinematographique et photographique des armees. This job led him to work closely with the French government. For four years, he then continued to follow the prime minister at the time, Lionel Jospin in all his national and international trips as its official photographer, confronting himself to a wide range of situations and subjects. once Jospin’s mandate ended, Emmanuel left the administration and joined imapress agency in 2001 covering societal and political stories. Rich from these experiences, he decided to go freelance in 2004 and has been multiplying collaborations with various wire agencies (Reuters, Gamma, Strates) publications and corporations worldwide since then. Along with long term personal projects about Tchernobyl and immigration issues in France, he covers various stories about politics, sports, lifestyle, and fashion always in a very personal style and numerous corporate and editorial portraits.
At Nathan Lindstrom Photography we strive to take each production beyond our client’s biggest dreams. We listen. We ask questions. Then we listen more. We pay attention to every detail. We plan. We organize. We plan for contingencies. Genuine storytelling doesn’t happen in a hurry and it doesn’t happen by accident. We work hard in pre-production so that our productions allow for a laid-back environment that facilitates the real moments needed for genuine storytelling.
Based in Alexandria, Egypt
Arabic, English, Korean
Half Korean Half Egyptian, born in Queens, New York now based in Alexandria Egypt, Abdel Rahman Gabr (Koree) is a Filmmaker and a Photographer, also a Sony Alpha Middle East Ambassador.
He captures inspiring and engaging stories and creative insights, working across a broad range of media, generating original creative insights and executions in TV Ads, Photography, and Advertising.
Abdelrahman Gabr documents the people and places in Egypt with a profound lens, purveying certain magic in every shot, inspiring wide-eyed patriotism for this chaotic, ancient civilization. He captures the spirit of specific Egyptian cities through an incredibly cinematic visual rhetoric. His portfolio acts as a beautiful time capsule that blends historic culture with modern-day living, almost becoming the ultimate tourism propaganda for Egypt.
Ben is an editorial and commercial photographer based in New York City. While finishing his degree in Economic Policy at NYU, he undertook an internship with Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer/director Vincent Laforet, and has been working for a range of clients ever since. He’s photographed over 600 assignments for The New York Times, and has completed dozens of non-profit and commercial projects. He’s also been sent on assignment for The New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, and other publications. His work has been recognized by American Photography, POYi, nominated for PDN 30, and other distinctions.
I am a fashion and portrait photographer based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Clients include Abercrombie & Fitch, Converse, i-D, Interview, Nylon, Levis, Telfar, Vice and others. I also design and publish a small independent magazine called Report Magazine www.reportmagazine.net
Bob Rives is a visual storyteller who photographs people and places for corporate, advertising and editorial clients worldwide. Using graphics, color, and a strong sense of design and light, he finds striking images in ordinary situations.
Clients have come to depend on Bob to deliver high quality images on time and on budget.
Jackson Petty is a photographer based in North Carolina specializing in commercial photography and portraiture. With a refined eye for lighting and expression, Jackson creates images that tell a story.
A small town Arkansas native, JDP attended the University of Central Arkansas, earning a Bacherlor of Arts Degree in Communication. Having had success working with a political consulting firm and a digital curriculum company, he decided to leave the corporate world in 2012. It was then that he transitioned his passion for interpersonal communication, the human condition, and photography to a full time freelance photography career. He soon began to draw the attention of creative decision makers locally, regionally, and nationally.
Known for a controlled sense of light and ability to quickly gain the trust of a wide range of subjects, JDP interjects a unique sense of humanity into his portraiture and is routinely praised for being a dynamic creative partner.
In 2017, industry leader Profoto named JDP a "Legend of Light."
JDP also served as the primary marketing photographer for the NBC Peacock Original documentary, “Black Boys,” released in 2020, and works closely with the social justice focused production company, Never Whisper Justice.
Based in Hildisrieden, Switzerland
Urs Bigler had an early insight into the world of photography, having been “brought up” in his father’s studio. He is constantly looking for new challenges in his commercial and personal projects.
Urs’ diverse artistic style has ensured that he has been included in Lürzer’s Archive ‘200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide’ in recent years, and has been nominated several times for the AOP Awards.
I am a native of Pennsylvania, but I have been living and working as a photographer in Spain since 2011. Before that, I was a Visiting Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology.
I specialize in portrait-based stories and campaigns, but I also shoot a lot of reportage-style imagery, automobiles and short films.
My personal work normally stems from things that are a part of my life in one way or another, and represent a curiosity that I have about people. It is this curiosity that makes me want to keep being a photographer. I also love to travel.
I am fluent in English and Spanish.
Gritty, intimate, honest photography casting light on the unique characters and stories that are shaping our future. Bringing life experience from global travels to military service, award winning photographer Tom Kubik evokes the infallible beauty of real human connection through lifestyle and portrait photography.
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.
Photographer Roger Neve was born and raised in the south of Holland. At age 19, he flew to New York and convinced Cosmopolitan Magazine to award him an eight-page fashion story to replace his original final exam assignment due back in Holland. Cosmo agreed, thus launching his professional career. By age 21, Roger was enjoying a thriving European career, landing his first campaigns for Lois Jeans (Amsterdam) and Givenchy (Paris). Over the next 10 years he became a world traveler, photographing for clients globally and becoming known for the energy he infuses in his work. When American clients came calling in 1990, he relocated to New York City where he currently resides with his wife and two sons.
Based in Paris, France
English, French, Italian, Spanish
Born and raised in Italy, I’m currently based in Paris (but sometimes you may find me in Rome).
I started my career as a professional photographer in 2015. I’m extremely active in the hospitality and in the food industry.
I also work as a portraitist in the corporate milieu and I have shot for several architecture and urbanism projects. When I’m not shooting for an assignment or a project, I just love to discover the world’s most beautiful forests and depict their trees.
I’m based in Austin but work all over Texas and the rest of the country. Maintaining a consistent aesthetic, many of my projects are in the commercial advertising and editorial world but you’ll find some personal experiments and explorations in the Series column. These productions are big and small from multi-day lifestyle cast and shoots to just me and the subject in a low key setting. Strongly architectural images and interiors are a concentration with their own home at craigwashburnplaces.com. I am also the founder of still-motion pictures, a fresh merging of motion, photography and animation.
Born and raised in East Germany I now enjoy travelling around the globe for my clients, magazines and agencies, capturing portraits of politicians, CEOs, artists, workers and all other kinds of interesting people.
Adam Hester is a photographer/filmmaker originally from Seattle, currently living in Minneapolis. At heart, Adam is a creative storyteller, and his best stories are often told through both stills and motion imagery. His library of work often portrays unique, expressive lifestyle images that elicit authenticity. His approach to work is down to earth and filled with hard work, collaboration and a passionate eye for capturing the details as well as the big picture.