Based in West Hollywood, California
Sean Scheidt is a lifestyle/fashion photographer who specializes in combining color, light and emotion to create beautiful, compelling imagery. Having started out as a painter, his unique perspective blends the use of vibrant color palettes with youthful optimism and a painterly style that is both current and timeless.
At the heart of everything is his love of creating. He believes the best work can only be done with sincerity and enthusiasm. With this in mind he strives to make each shoot an opportunity for light-hearted fun, laughter and creative exploration. He thrives under the pressure of set life and will do whatever it takes to bring his clients vision to life.
His work can be seen in many of the nations top youth magazines, creative brands and content providers.
When not creating behind the lens, Sean can be found in his kitchen cooking up some tasty fare for his family and friends.
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.
Kathy Plunkett graduated from Virginia Tech as a mechanical engineer and spent over a decade working on diesel engines. She loved the challenge, the people that she met, and the opportunities for travel, but the more she traveled the more her passion for photography grew. So she started photographing everything – her friends, her co-workers, strangers – until eventually, she left her successful engineering career to pursue her passion: Creating photographs that tell stories. Kathy currently lives in Lincoln, Nebraska and photographs for commercial, editorial, and individual clients around the region. Her clients consistently compliment her ability to create a relaxed, fun, and professional environment, from one-on-one sessions to sessions involving dozens of talent. Whether it’s a portrait, a capture of a split moment in time, or a completely fabricated scene, Kathy’s photos tell a story with a natural authenticity.
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 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.
Based in Burlington, Vermont
Abigail is an editorial and portrait photographer based in Burlington, Vermont. Her deep curiosity, attention to detail and fascination with seeing beauty in all stories shines through in her captivating work. She offers a kind, open, styled, and detailed approach to all assignments.
When not working, she is outside hiking or walking by Lake Champlain, in search of new podcasts, planning her next travel destination or exploring the beauty of New England with her husband, Ben, preferably on skiis.
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.
Janelle Bendycki is a lifestyle and advertising photographer whose love of art and visual storytelling has led to a career of bringing narratives to life for her clients. Blurring the line between studio and location to show the natural beauty of daylight on her subjects, her work has appeared in publications, galleries and many recognizable national ad campaigns for clients big and small.
Midwest-born and Brooklyn-based, Janelle finds inspiration in the magic of the everyday, from dancing morning sunlight to a good cup of tea. She is available for projects in New York and beyond.
I’m a motion-obsessed photographer who loves to find new ways of bringing life to an image. Armed with a background in fine art and a BFA in photography (SCAD), I approach all of my work with an eye for storytelling. Transporting the viewer someplace new is always the goal. I’ve had the pleasure of working with brands both big and small on bringing exciting imagery to their audience, whether that’s shooting on film, stop motion, cinemagraphs, stereoscopic photography, or a whole new technique! Clients often appreciate my background in professional retouching, so they always know they’re going to get a clean, finished product they’ll be excited about.
Based in Haddon Township, New Jersey
The French Fry is a creative agency that helps brands speak to their audience through a visual story. We use a brand’s product as inspiration to create engaging content. Each campaign has a different intention and we use a variety of platforms including social media, MTA subway campaigns, product launches and retail videos.
Based in Los Angeles, California
It’s a simple story really.
California-raised, Los Angeles inhabitant whose life became consumed with… CREATING AND CAPTURING JOY!
Sabrina is known for her slice of life imagery, her talent for capturing "real people" and those in-between moments. Her emotional and candid images reveal much about her subjects as she captures whimsy, playfulness, and authenticity.
M. Scott Brauer is a photographer based in Boston, Mass., whose work has taken him around the US and to China, Russia, India, and elsewhere. Brauer specializes in photographing science, education, politics, and the economy, among other subjects. He works frequently for Bloomberg Businessweek, the Chronicle of Higher Education, MIT, Harvard, Time, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and other publications and institutions.
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!
Based in Mexico City, Mexico
Lisette is a Cuban-American photojournalist and native in both english and Spanish. She lived in Havana for five years before moving to Mexico City and has covered everything from politics to underground reggaetón parties. Lisette is a World Press Photo 6×6 Global Talent for North & Central America and a recipient of the National Geographic Covid Fund for Journalists for her Vice News Reports podcast in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, about migrants working as professionals as they wait to enter the US. Her first book, "La paloma y la ley" (2019, Red Hook Editions), based on two women’s journey through 13 countries from Cuba to the U.S., was selected for Time Magazine’s Photobooks of the Year and Pictures of the Year International. In 2019, she toured with "Pop-Up Magazine" presenting a live adaptation of her book to theater audiences across the US. She has been a guest lecturer at The GABO (Gabriel García Márquez) Festival in Colombia, Annenberg Space for Photography in L.A. & Internazionale á Ferrara in Italy. She is a fellow with the Logan Nonfiction program at the Carey Institute for Global Good and with the International Women’s Media Foundation.
I’m a Florida native and I live for adventure. I spend most of my time outdoors, in and around the water. I’ve been married for 20 years and have 3 kids. I take great pride in bringing experience into our lives. I love mixing my passions with what I shoot and I enjoy it the most when I can capture someone doing what they love in that environment. Thats where our essence lives. I would describe my shooting style as very authentic and candid with a documentary feel. Some of my current clients are Apple, Nike, Adidas, Sanuk, Chevron, AAA, Mastercraft Boats, Yamaha, LuLu Lemon, and RedBull.
Michael Julius is a Fashion and Commercial photographer, based in Los Angeles,CA — looking to travel! I am all about capturing moments of time. I shoot film and digital depending on the needs of the project.
Constantly learning new techniques and keeping up to date on new technology.
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.