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.
Nick specialises in documenting the adverse impacts of development on local communities and the environment.
He has worked for a number of international humanitarian organizations such as UNICEF, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. His journalistic work has been published in various local and international publications, including The International New York Times and Time Magazine. He has produced video content for clients such as National Geographic, CNN, and NBC.
Nick has been based in Southeast Asia since 2008 and is a founding member of Ruom. He is currently based in Bangkok, Thailand. He is fluent in English and French.
A California native living in NYC, Kris has shot for brands like Nike, Apple, and Google, as well as a number of foundations and nonprofits, in over a dozen countries across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
A product of the Stanford d.school, his work is tied together by the common thread of empathy, spanning visual media & storytelling, consumer products, and international development over the past 10 years. He draws frequently from his interdisciplinary background in his commercial and documentary work, and he strives to create the most striking and meaningful imagery possible with those around him.
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.
I almost can’t believe that this is my job now. I feel incredibly lucky to be able to photograph food and food stories, for boutique food companies and national brands, restaurants and resorts, chefs and purveyors, farmers and wine makers. I’m most interested in storytelling, in the intersection between people and place and food.
I worked as a sushi chef for over a decade before I traded my knife for a camera. When I’m not photographing food, I’m cooking at home, or traveling for it. I’m a sucker for chorizo tacos, and if brownie-a-la-mode is on a menu, I’m bound by a personal code to order it. My girlfriend calls me a “light dork”, because wherever I find myself, I’m distracted by it and turning over where to find it again or how to recreate it.
As a sushi chef, I became comfortable being publicly under pressure with packed tables, a full bar and a line out the door, or when the restaurant was slow, I was often the entertainment in an intimate setting. I learned how to read a room, to enjoy working with and in front of, a wide variety of people and personalities. It was a wild ride. No night was ever the same and I came to truly value grace under pressure, communication, flexibility and teamwork.
Based in Coulommiers, France
I live for the creative process. That’s all that matters to me.
To create, to experience and to improve, for the love of the craft.
It’s a strong impulse, apparent but hard to explain.
Born in 1985 in Campobasso, Italy. During the last years of high school I become interested in the visual arts spending countless hours studying books and making personal projects. Soon after that I began to work with stills and motion pictures as 3D animator in the entertainment industry on movies and video-games,
where I had the chance to learn from really talented people. It was a great experience. After 8 years I felt the need to personally express myself through images.
Photography allow me to do so, while applying everything I learned from my previous career in animation, I combine my strong passion for the visual arts with my deep love for traveling.
I shoot high-end travel and landscape photography for leading agencies and for various clients in the tourism business.
Stewart was born in Montreal inside an elevator during a snowstorm to an architect dad and an actress mom. Some say that this is how he got his discerning sense of shot design and a love of casting people. Although, none of this ever seemed relevant to him. Working out scenes at the dinner table for a solid 17 years while living at home, definitely left a mark on how he thinks. He gets a charge out of working with people from all walks of life, not only due to his upbringing but mostly due to his innate curiosity in hearing their stories and learning about what makes others tick.
It was this curiosity that drove Stewart to create a monograph titled “Identity”, a biopic project featuring well known and unusual people. Each portrait in the book is combined with their own personally handwritten quotes, expressing their uniqueness & individuality. Walter Isaacson comments, "Each page will delight you, and also make you think. It’s a treasure.” Likewise, Stewart’s most recent title, “Seeing Red”, takes a fun jab at the urban myth of redheads becoming extinct.
I first fell in love with photography in the mountains. In my early twenties, I spent a lot of time traveling and playing in the outdoors, skiing, mountain biking, kayaking, and especially mountaineering. It’s also where I learned how to tell a good story. Before becoming a professional photographer, I worked for years as an editor and travel writer for magazines like Outside, Men’s Journal and Adbusters. I live in a more visual world now, but my journalistic instincts remain intact, and continue to inform my style as a photographer. I’m still chasing good stories. I just do it with my camera now. I believe there is an inherent truth in discovered moments. That the best images are both honest and believable. Creating a powerful narrative with a distinct visual character requires meticulous planning and attention to detail, a willingness to take risks, the ability to fluidly direct dynamic sequences, and the confidence to improvise and let scenes unfold naturally. My goal is to create images that don’t just feel real, but are real. How I achieve that goal may vary from shoot to shoot, but my motivation is always the same: To curate a campaign of visually distinct images that not only get it right technically, but also hit you in the gut emotionally.
Derek Reed is a commercial photographer, video director, and photo editor based in New York City. Working with some of the best known actors and models in both the fashion and entertainment industries.
Tim Gerard Barker is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker based in Vietnam since 2012. Tim was based in Hanoi until early 2016 when he relocated to Ho Chi Minh City. He has extensive experience working throughout Asia and he is available for assignments worldwide. Tim has experience working on a wide range of photography and videography projects including: travel, documentary, portraiture, hospitality, corporate and industrial. Tim’s desire to explore the world and to understand different cultures drives his work. His images capture real people and real places with a colourful, graphic style. Tim’s travel imagery is represented by the Lonely Planet Images collection at Getty Images, for commercial work he is represented by NOI Pictures and Studio @ Getty Images and he is also on the roster at Wonderful Machine. Tim’s work has garnered numerous awards over the years, with citations in the International Photography Awards, Australia’s Top Photographers and Travel Photographer of the Year.
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.
Based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Who are we and why hire us?
The daily collaboration we share with each other and our clients keeps our approach fresh and is what gives our work its unique perspective. There is no one-size-fits-all formula for every project and we work with our clients to help craft the unique stories that fit their brands. With our combined technical and creative expertise, we can tackle projects of different sizes and scopes to bring those stories to life.
With combined experience living and working in cities across the US, together we have made North Carolina our home and love to travel, eat good food, hang with our four-legged friends, and make new stories.
Matt is an award-winning editorial portrait, commercial advertising, industrial, and sports photographer out of a southern town just a few minutes south of Atlanta called Macon. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Mercer University in Human Services ( he’s a people person) Back in the day, he tried his hand in TV as a commercial TV producer and was promoted to a sports reporter. During his time there he shot local news and a little photography (he stuck with the latter). When he’s not on assignment, he’s more than likely watching his favorite soccer team Arsenal FC, boxing, coaching soccer, reading, drinking hazelnut coffee, or listening to 80’s music (and yes he’s a huge Hall and Oates fan). He’s also an avid comic collector who is one of a few people to hold an original copy of the 1984 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 first print…COWABUNGA
Matt is available to travel for assignments within the US and internationally. He keeps his passport ready!
Ben Rollins is an award-winning photographer and artist, driven by a passion for documenting people of all backgrounds and places, in hopes of bringing everyone a little closer together.
He attended Savannah College of Art & Design, receiving an MFA in Photography and graduating as Excelsus Laureate, the highest honor given for graduate studies. Ben’s work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, New York, and across the southeast. Over the past few years, Rollins has worked with publications and organizations such as The Guardian, New York Times, American Cancer Society, and Google, to name a few. Long-term projects have taken him all across the world, where he documents international humanitarian work. Ben currently resides in Atlanta with his wife, three adventurous kids, and an extra friendly golden retriever, Winnie.
Lynsey Weatherspoon’s first photography teacher was her late mother, Rhonda. Like her mentor-in-her-head Carrie Mae Weems, that first camera – a gift – delivered purpose. Her career includes editorial and commercial work that has been inspired and powered by her first teacher’s love and lessons.
The #blackqueergirl is a photojournalist and portraitist based in Atlanta and Birmingham. Using both photography and filmmaking as tools to tell stories, Weatherspoon’s work has been featured in print and online in such publications as The New York Times, USA Today, NPR, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Time, ESPN and ESPN-owned The Undefeated.
As a member of a modern vanguard of photographers, she is often called on to capture heritage and history in real time. The Equal Justice Institute’s Bryan Stevenson. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice. The Legacy Museum. Ronnie the shoe repairman in downtown Birmingham. The people of the Gullah-Geechee Corridor. An entire family infected with and affected by a pandemic. Demonstrators with raised fists and sad, vulnerable eyes. The sons and daughters of history. The mothers of children who died making history. The majesty of Mardi Gras. The loving hands of family caregivers.
My name is Greg. I grew up in the South. I never say no to black coffee and chess pie. I know a little bit about a lot of stuff. Like how to tie a bowline, when to prune a rose bush and what makes a tasty rub. I like to pan-fry, sautee, bake, roast and grill whatever I can get my hands on. I married a woman who likes fast cars. Together, we have a couple of kids, a couple of dogs and a trailerful of outdoor gear that is mostly mine. I love my job because I get to meet people from all walks of life. I’ve photographed truck drivers, crabbers, mariachi and linemen. Robot makers, whiskey makers, fridge makers and nut pickers. Professional wrestlers, UN ambassadors, hall-of-famers and polka enthusiasts. Surgeons, CEOs, Air Force One pilots and brewers. Every person I frame up with my camera gives me a little more insight and a broader understanding of what it means to be a person living a life on this planet. Whether I’m telling the stories of real people or working with casting agents to gather the group you like, you can bet I’ll connect with whomever we have on the other side of my camera. Gimme a call and let’s go make some pictures!
Businesses should compete based on great stories. Pure and simple. It’s my job to draw out and photograph your stories in a way that causes customers to click with your brand. Nashville-based photographer and visual storyteller with a great love of people. My work is focused on telling better stories for your website, social media, blog, print collateral, and in-house displays. With a BA in Photography from Thomas Edison State College; a thesis written on How Photography Causes Social Change; a year teaching photography at the college level; and an MA in theology your images will come from a deep understanding of the power of images and the human heart. Born and raised in the South with a deep appreciation for roots, narrative & quality. I grew up watching light slant through Georgia pine trees and it changed the way I see.
Lover of hospitality, rocking chairs, deep conversations
and the word "ya’ll."
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.
I am a photographer based in Madison, Wisconsin and am available for assignments and collaborations nationwide.
I’m drawn to exploring and understanding cultures and communities both within my own country and abroad. Trust, intimacy, and time are cornerstones of my work, and I believe in using photography as a tool for education, awareness, and understanding. The first time I remember thinking to myself, “I want to take this woman’s picture,” it was because, at 13, I wanted to be able to say more than my words were able to explain. There’s something that happens within the taking and sharing of a photograph that still drives my passion today and still leaves me infinitely curious about the world and the people around me.
I have restless feet. I’ve traveled through eleven countries, including Guatemala, Honduras, Sweden, China, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia, and I hope to see many more.
Editorial Clients include The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Bloomberg, Vice, ProPublica, The Washington Post, Mother Jones, Orion Magazine, NPR, Buzzfeed, AARP, NBC, US News & World Report, The Guardian-US, and more.
Ryan Ketterman is a commercial photographer and FAA-licensed drone pilot, specializing in industrial and corporate advertising photography and video with a style consisting of colorful and energetic imagery.
Running a client-friendly, service-oriented business he believes that great creativity often is the result of team effort and values working closely with his clients.
Based in Jacksonville, Florida Ryan and his team are ready to create outstanding visuals for you.
Based in Santa Monica, California
Natasha is a Travel, Food & Lifestyle Photographer whose visuals evoke a sense of presence, of the fleeting moments that make an experience memorable. Her work is steeped in a sense of leisure, like taking time to lay out on a beachside hammock, to dig into a handcrafted salad, to stay in bed a bit longer to watch the light break through the shades. These visceral, intimate qualities make her images feel true, like the tug of familiar memories. From elaborate productions to intimate editorial shoots, she captures moments that invite viewers to experience new tastes, possibilities, and perspectives. Having split her childhood between Malaysia and California, she moves seamlessly across cultures, spaces, and interactions. Driving her imagery is the sense that no matter where we go or where we’re from, an unbreakable human connection links us together.