If Chad’s photography had a trait it would probably be labeled optimistic. Chad looks to capture the beautiful, the good in the world around us, and the people in it. It could be a pleasant smile, time shared between friends, the solace of a place.
“I am a photographer because I want to create, share, elevate the production, and collaborate with others who have creative ideas. I photograph because it’s my way of telling the story.”
Chad continues to create content for national brands as well as many local and editorial clients. He lives in Minneapolis, MN with his wife and 3 children.
I’m not a struggling musician [anymore]. But I did start my career photographing musicians and other creative and talented people. And since Creative and Talented People = Interesting Story, that makes my work easy—most of the time. Today my editorial and advertising clients still want the interesting story. I just tell it through my lens in a contemporary natural way. Real life moments, just … better. That’s what I do.
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.
Collaborative, analytical, tireless, creatively driven, easy going, and lots of fun to work with’ – feedback from clients I hear repeatedly.
Images selected for three out of the five most recent volumes of ‘Archive’s 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide’, as well as the past five annual volumes of ‘One Eyeland’s Best of the Best’, awarded numerous Addy’s, plus lots of other industry recognition.
For the last 20+ years I’ve been shooting large-scale production advertising photography projects. And 15+ years doing editorial stories, features & covers – photographing celebrities, politicians, CEOS, athletes as well as real people.
I have extensive experience working on Defense/Industrial, Finance, Healthcare, Insurance Pharmaceutical, Recruiting and Travel/Tourism advertising accounts, as well as other sectors.
Jordi Ruiz Cirera is an independent documentary photographer and filmmaker from Barcelona, based in Mexico. Devoted to long-term projects, Jordi focuses on the effects of globalisation in small communities and how they are adapting to it and, since relocating to Mexico City, on migration issues across the Americas.
He is a recipient of Magnum Foundation’s Emergency Fund and winner of global awards including the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery in London, Magnum’s 30 under 30, POYi, Lucie Awards, Magenta Flash Forward and the AOP’s Student Photographer of the Year. His work has been exhibited widely in galleries and at festivals, and belongs to a number of private collections. Jordi’s work has appeared in international publications that include The New York Times, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Guardian, Le Monde M and National Geographic’s Proof. He also works on commissions for corporate clients and non-profits such as MSF / Doctors Without Borders, the United Nations and Save the Children.
Kirsten Miccoli is an internationally published fashion, beauty and advertising photographer based in the United States. Kirsten began cultivating her passion for photography at a young age. At 13, she was creating complex staged self portraits using props she collected and wardrobe from her mother’s closet. Years of this practice gave Kirsten a very strong foundation and a unique approach to directing talent. Kirsten attended Columbia College Chicago and graduated with her BFA in 2010. She continues to use her documentary background to capture seemingly candid moments in even the most staged scenarios. At the age of 32, Kirsten now owns a studio in Chicago, IL but often travels shooting for clients all around the world. With over 12 years of professional experience, Kirsten has worked with many well known brands and celebrities. Overall, Kirsten enjoys being part of the creative process from start to finish. She loves working with others and bringing ideas to life. Whether she is meticulously constructing a new image or capturing the existing beauty of her subject, her love for photography and directing shows in every frame
My passion for all things culinary drives my love of crafting stories and images for food and beverage brands. On location or in the studio, with a large crew, or just myself with a chef, I enjoy collaborating with brand managers, art directors or directly with clients to bring their vision to the screen or print.
Kody Kohlman was born in the arid deserts of Arizona and shaped by the intricate subcultures of skateboarding. He now resides in Boulder, Colorado and works as a commercial photographer and filmmaker. He could tell you all about the philosophy behind his imagery, but he thinks you’ll get a pretty good idea on your own by clicking around this website a little. Send a message over if you’re interested in collaborating on a project or riding bikes.
Michael has lived his life through the lenses of a camera. As the son of a photographer, he began his career by sweeping darkroom floors and mixing chemicals. He went on to study fine art and film at the University of Maryland. With a unique combination of art, education and experience, Pohuski became a photographer and film director specializing in food, beverage, and still life photography. He is known for a dynamic use of light in his stills and an artistic look to his motion projects.
Michael has an intense curiosity and pursuit of knowledge that is reflected in the quality of his work. Every production is undertaken with great attention to detail, from the pre-pro to download. His work has earned countless awards but more importantly, results. The team’s tireless work and commitment to the end product has created great lasting relationships with all of his clients, as they return again and again. Please feel free to contact Michael to initiate your commercial food photography or food advertising project.
Michael and his wife live in Annapolis Maryland where the light is just right.
Sean Murphy grew up in Florida’s panhandle, also known as the Redneck Riviera, which explains his passion for capturing gritty Americana. He’s as much a master at capturing spontaneous moments as he is at delivering visually stunning, high concept marketing projects.
Sean has directed national commercials, shot countless music and film celebrities, and been visually behind award-winning ad campaigns for some of the biggest corporations on the planet. If you’re interested in name dropping, check out the partial client list below.
After being based in Los Angeles for most of his career, he’s now bringing thirty-years of global shooting experience back to where his roots lie, Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Why move back? Besides being homesick, being based between coasts gives him easy access to all national locations. With both Atlanta and New Orleans within driving distance, the Fort Walton location is a no-brainer.
Sean’s collaboration with BOTE, the world’s largest selling stand-up paddleboard company, has presented the opportunity to move into video production, helping to create the identity and voice of a cutting-edge brand through fully documented epic travels.
The Murphy Photo Production team delivers full-service video and stills production for multi-platform campaigns, including advertising, editorial, social media, and video.
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.
Francesco Majo is an Italian advertising & food photographer. His work reflects the places where he lived most, Milan, London, Paris, Barcelona.
Latin soul and creativity tempered by rigor approach to work but always with fun, Francesco studied photography at IED in Milan and later he got a travel journalism degree in London.
His challenge is to transform the ordinary into extraordinary trying always to make food and lifestyle photography an art expression. For more than twenty years he has contributed to create the visual identity and the reputation of many international brands and magazines. Since the very beginning of his career he has been working, as a team, with Nataly Cadavid, a Colombian creative stylist and photographer.
The duo are married, have 4 kids a dog and few cats.
They love moving from a city to another enjoying and exploring new places and different cultures.
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.
I am a visual storyteller and cinematographer — specializing in the fields of editorial, documentary and multimedia storytelling. But, to be honest, I’m a bit of a contradiction.
Because despite my work as a freelance photojournalist over the past decade, I actually graduated with a degree in Biological Chemistry from Grinnell College. Yes. You read that correctly. A photographer with a penchant for biology, chemistry, and neuroscience. I am now currently based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and freelancing for The New York Times, Reuters, Bloomberg and various editorial news outlets.
From professional sporting events to breaking spot news, I am a photographer who delivers skillfully-crafted, compelling imagery across a plethora of subjects with a creative AND analytical mind. Focusing on isolating peak moments of emotion, engagement, and access, I’m devoting my career to crafting authentic, engaging stories through both photography and video to uncover truly unique narratives and individuals. I am available for immediate contract and freelance work in Minnesota, the Midwest and projects around the world. Additionally, I am an FAA Part 107 certified drone pilot.
Cayla Zahoran, a New York City food & beverage photographer, specializes in not only photographing food but eating it too. While working as a photo editor at Edible Allegheny and WHIRL Magazine (Pittsburgh, PA), her passion for local food & culture first began. Looking to broaden her palette, Cayla transplanted to New York City. Cayla’s creativity in the photography world is driven by her love of cooking, traveling, and the art of playing with her food. She also prides herself on being able to make the perfect Moscow Mule.
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.
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.
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.
Cameron is an editorial and commercial photographer based in the South Eastern U.S. She enjoys shooting food, travel, lifestyle/branding images, interiors, and products. Her work is inspired by the art of food combined with her love of travel, which allows her to tell a story in a natural and authentic way. Cameron loves creative collaboration with clients to showcase their food, art, products, and brands through photography in a way that brings a unique vision to life. She’s thankful for any opportunity to do this and is always up for a new challenge.
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.
By navigating a path between adventure and humanity, I tell stories of people on personal journeys that feel important.
I am based in Boulder, CO, but often on the road living and running out of my mini-van. I’ve driven to borders, both North and South. I’ve paddled from source to sea, and traveled coast to coast. I run high peaks and swim in valleys. I visit cities, deserts and people that I miss. I believe that it is between big canyon walls, in murky water, and on long narrow trails where strangers become the closest friends.
Combining my education in Integrated Marketing Communications with my creative eye and ear, I work with brands to tell meaningful stories in strategic ways.
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.
Tim Moldenhauer is a German photographer who has been based in Hong Kong for more than a decade. He specializes in fashion and commercial photography. With a true passion for his profession, Tim’s enthusiasm knows no boundaries. His approach to his work is bold, cinematic and dynamic.
Photography is not the only medium in which Tim brings his visions to life, as he is also a keen filmmaker, who has directed and produced various commercial and fashion films around the globe in places such as Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Cuba and Italy.
“For me there is almost nothing more rewarding than having that one vision in your head and actually making it into reality – no matter on screen or in print,” says Tim. “From experimenting with different techniques to even building sets by my own two hands if necessary; I will go to any lengths to bring my vision to life.”
Tim’s work has been published in such high-end lifestyle publications as Runway US, #legend, Revolution, Prestige, Baccarat, Kee magazine and Peninsula magazine among others.
Additionally he appeared on ‘Austria’s Next Top Model Cycle 7’ in Hong Kong, where apart from being the photographer of a photo-challenge for the contestants, he also directed and filmed a fashion film.
Tim is also a supporter of the charity organization Help-Portrait Hong Kong https://www.facebook.com/helpportraithk