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.
Max Thomsen is a commercial and editorial photographer based in Chicago, IL. Max’s passion for storytelling came from his youth while he was constantly pouring over his parent’s collection of movies and old National Geographic Magazines. Steve McCurry’s famous National Geographic cover of the Afghan Girl and Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction hooked him on visual storytelling. With his strong work ethic and passion to collaborate with a team, he has continued to exceed the client’s expectations. Whether it’s working one-on-one with a subject on location or directing a crew in the studio, Max draws from his years of experience to capture the client’s needs. When he is not working, Max draws inspiration from traveling, reading, and the cinema.
I see pictures everywhere I go. And that’s what makes life so interesting."
After college, I was hired as a staff photography assistant. I learned so much assisting other photographers those first few years, and later as a retail product photographer. I quickly realized I loved the pace of photographing people. I began to show my book around, and started getting commercial assignments. I specialize in lifestyle and portrait photography as well as directing motion. I make polished, authentic pictures that viewers relate to. I like shooting people, and I like collaborating with my subjects and other creative minds. No matter who it is or what it’s for, I find a person’s essence…through his or her environment, an expression or attitude, or anything else I see. I help set the tone to get the right image…whether that’s speaking up or shutting up. Many variables affect the outcome of a photograph; my job is to help shape them. "Generations after me will be able to see exactly what I saw. I like knowing that." Today, I’m still keen on learning new things about my craft…whether that’s video, audio or new gear. I still lug around the same camera bag I won at a photography workshop 26 years ago. I live in St. Paul, Minnesota with my wife and three children.
This is usually the area where photographers pretentiously posture as if they just cured cancer. They talk about how they connect spiritually with their subjects or how they’ve been influenced by Pee Wee Herman. Whatever. I find it quite annoying. In that spirit, I’ll keep my pitch short and sweet.
Here’s what you need to know about me. I have more than 30 years experience in newspaper, magazine and commercial photography. I was a director of photography for a midwest ad agency as well as for the Topeka Capital-Journal.I shared in a Pulitzer Prize at the Kansas City Star for its coverage of the Hyatt Skywalk Collapse in 1981. A small piece of it, but a Pulitzer nonetheless.
I like to have fun. I ride a road bike a lot, and my family is my number one priority. I won’t tolerate intolerance. I don’t like it when people talk on their cell phones while driving. It’s dangerous. I play the uilleann pipes. I went to law school with my daughter. But the most important things you need to know about me are: I am easy to work with, I don’t take myself too seriously, and I produce great work on a budget and on deadline.
And now, I’m a FAA Part 107 Certified Drone pilot offering photography from an aerial perspective, too.
A long time ago, in a tiny Pennsylvania town far, far away, Josh Ritchie first graced the world with his presence (insert his wife’s eye roll here.) After a childhood spent skinning his knees, building forts and listening to punk rock, Josh discovered the world of photography and quickly realized that meeting new people and seeing new places was a pretty cool way to go through life. His love for the lens led him to newsrooms around the country, where Josh made a living photographing the human condition.
After months of trying to convince his fiancée that he knew what he was doing, Josh quit his staff job. He packed up his life, his lady and his pet lizard and moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to become a freelancer. It was the best decision of Josh’s career. Now he produces commercial portraits and narratives for clients such as Apple Inc., The New York Times Magazine, and Nike using his art to help these iconic companies move their band forward.
When Josh isn’t working, he can be found rocking out with his ukulele and waving his Terrible Towel as if his life depended on it — sometimes even at the same! Josh also loves telling dad jokes, much to the chagrin of his wife and two daughters.
Originally from Belfast and now based in London, Michael Leckie has extensive experience in portrait and commercial photography. Michael’s ability to put his subject at ease during a shoot and his creative enthusiasm when dealing with clients have seen his reputation within the industry go from strength to strength.
Michael has photographed some of the biggest celebrities and people of importance, from Harry Styles to Sir David Attenborough. Michael Also have a passion for Lifestyle photography as Portraiture and this has seen him work with brands like Longines.
He continuely gets repeat business from clients and builds strong relationships because of his quality of work and respect for the job at hand as well as being relaxed and fun on shoots.
Based in Vancouver, Noel Hendrickson is an internationally recognized commercial photographer. Known for his ability to spot the ‘in-between’ moments, Noel captures his subjects true emotions through his unique form of visual storytelling. Noel was born on the prairies where he developed an appreciation for the land, but the ocean is where his heart is. He lives on the mountain in Vancouver with his beautiful wife Christine, son Finn and their two pugs Phil and Allan.
King is an advertising and editorial photographer/filmmaker born and raised in Texas and based in Phoenix, Arizona. King and his team of ninjas produce both still and motion content for brands, magazines, and ad agencies specializing in industries such as sports/fitness, agriculture, healthcare, and development.
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.
Spanish born, Hong Kong brewed, Mexico City based and globally working, commercial – advertising & editorial photographer specializing in sports, portraits, and lifestyle.
Victor started his career while completing his Marketing Communications degree, shooting assignments around the globe for high-profile surfing magazines. As a photographer, he went on to develop his expertise in editorial photography working for world-renowned Reuters and Getty Images agencies in Spain and in Asia. Victor has covered events that he is most passionate about, having photographed 3x Summer & Winter Olympics Games, Formula 1 GP’s, several world swimming championships, athletics, soccer, badminton, and Grand Slams ATP & WTA tennis tournaments.
I love to create moving pictures. And I shoot people. Happily!
For a long time that made me a just photographer.
Then the Camera Gods decided that squeezing really big sensors into pretty darn small video cameras was a good idea. And I agreed. Vigorously!
Suddenly video became beautiful. It looked, well… photographic!
So Ewan PhotoVideo was born.
I’m 17 years into this wonderful/crazy career and have never felt as excited about the creative possibilities ahead as I do right now .
Everyone assumes I must have a preference but truly I do love stills and video equally. The whole ‘moving pictures’ concept just rocks my world!
Environmental portraiture is for sure my first love. However, what excites me so much now about this new era of cinematic video is the opportunity to bring those portraits and their stories to life!
I am from Edinburgh, which makes me Scottish and also British. Seriously.
I have a First Class Honours Degree in Applied Physics.
I was an expatriate petroleum engineer and change consultant for Shell International for 9 years.
Living in Holland was way more fun than I expected it to be.
I love marrying Canadian women. It’s one of my favourite things to do.
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!
My name is Dalton Johnson, I am a photographer and writer enamored with helping others design their lifestyle. Along my journey of self-discovery, I fell in love with the ability to shape my future through creativity. As photography, writing, and adventure became a profession I realized self-reflection was key in honoring this one, precious life we all are uniquely living. From oceans to deserts to mountains, my ability to apply meaning to this natural world has lead to contributions of numerous galleries and written essays for outdoor brands, magazines, and NPOs.
My ultimate goal is to rewrite the American Dream by inspiring others to design their lifestyles through rigorous introspection to consciously consume experiences instead of things.
Willie is an award-winning photographer based in Denver, Colorado. His past lives were spent growing up in Wyoming and working as an art director in New York City. He prefers bios to be in third person.
Aaron Conway is a photographer based in Cincinnati, Ohio and available for travel.
A passionate creative, talker, outdoors enthusiast and dog lover; if you like dogs let him know, they love coming to the studio. If not on location or at his studio located downtown Cincinnati, Aaron is either home planning or on some kind of adventure.
I am an Action and Lifestyle photographer with over 25 years of experience behind the lens.
I started out my career as a Ski Photographer living in the mountains of France and New Zealand for almost a decade.
That experience has served me well over the years, as pretty much anything is easier to shoot than a fast moving skier in a blizzard, at -10, perched half way up a mountainside.
Although I still shoot winter sports, these days my work has become more varied and I now specialize in Lifestyle Photography, Action Photography and Interior Photography with a little Landscape Photography when I get the chance.
I was Senior Photographer at Fall Line Ski Magazine for 8 years and a contracted photographer for The North Face for 4 years. I supply Getty Images and most of the other major agencies with stock images and take on commissions for Commercial, Editorial, Advertising and Catalogue work.
I like to think I am pretty easy to work with and I have some long standing relationships with my clients, some well over 20 years and still going strong. I also provide a high quality after shoot service with processing and a private online image delivery system.
Josh Huskin is an Editorial and Advertising Photographer living in San Antonio, Texas. He grew up in West Texas before moving to San Antonio for a pretty girl and a punk rock band. (band has since broken up and he’s now married to that pretty girl) He plays basketball every week and aspires to one day be able to dunk a basketball on a 10 foot rim.
He also is a co-founder of 4×5 Photo Fest.
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.
I’m a Detroit based photographer interested in digging into everyday situations and coming out with compelling stories. I love visually showcasing the world in the most objective and truthful way possible, while retaining a tinge of optimism and humor. Photography has allowed me to travel extensively: studying in Paris at Spéos Photographic Institute, photographing wind turbine technicians in Oregon for Siemens Wind Power, and spending half of 2013 in Lagos, Nigeria working with The African Artists’ Foundation and LagosPhoto. I am available for hire for editorial, portrait, and reportage work.
Scott Van Osdol shoots what he loves—documentary style, commercially. He keeps it simple, clear, and compelling.
He shoots real people wherever possible. This storytelling impulse goes way back. His first solo exhibit, “Working”, opened at the Texas AFL-CIO Union Hall in 1980. Scott comes by this authenticity thing honestly.
He honed his craft old school, with big studio special effects on large-format film. He likes digital better. They’re only zeros and ones. Shoot all you want—God will make more.
His work has won more prizes than a case o’ Cracker Jacks: Lürzer’s 200 Best Ad Photographers 2020, Communication Arts Photo Annual, Graphis, PRINT, HOW, International Photography Awards, PR Week Campaign of the Year, and dozens of local and regional ADDYs. He shoots pro-bono for projects like Art From the Streets, Con Mi Madre, and the Big Bend Rodeo. For ten years he led the Hill Country Ride for AIDS marketing team, working with Austin’s best creatives to raise more than $10 million with campaigns that appeared multiple times in CA, PRINT, and HOW International Design Annual. He rides his bike silly long distances in the Texas heat.
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. In the true spirit of teamwork, Matthew works hard, plays well with others and loves partnering with clients to collectively bring their visions to life. He has an uncanny knack for movie trivia and bringing out the best in those around him—especially those in front of his camera.