portraiture & celebrity photography May 2012Featuring creative talent and services from the most interesting industry sectors
Ben GoldsteinNew York
Dan NelkenNew York
Dan DemetriadNew York
Debra SugermanLos Angeles
Hanne Paludan KristensenCopenhagen
Isabel Pinto PhotographerLisbon
Paul O. CollitonNew York
Peter Beavis PhotographyLondon
Pigs Can FlySingapore
Ruprecht StempellCologne - Berlin
Stewart Cohen PicturesNew York
Todd WilliamsonLos Angeles
Ben Goldstein has loved photography ever since discovering the darkroom while looking for a lunchtime alternative to his high school cafeteria. He was instantly hooked, and whenever possible chose photography over a somewhat bleaker high school reality.
To this day, Ben prefers photography to reality, and thinks reality could often use better lighting.
Ben shoots portraits and still life and tries to find humour in his work whenever possible. He has worked with Esquire, Marie Claire, Maxim, O Magazine and HBO to name just a few. He has an MFA from Pratt Institute and lives in Brooklyn.
Internationally published and exhibited, Dan Nelken has been producing award-winning images for advertising agencies, design firms, corporations as well as education and health care providers for over 26 years.
A selection of clients includes J. Walter Thompson, Leo Burnett, Interbrand Corp, Deutsch Inc, BBDO Worldwide/Singapore, Creative Medical Communications, Desantis Breidel, Siegl + Gale, Suka Creative, Carbone Smolan Agency, AT&T, DTCC, HRC, IBM, NBCU, TIAA/CREF, UBS, UPS, Apple Inc, American Express, Bank of America, Bank of New York, Citigroup, Deloitte & Touche Tohmatsu, JP Morgan Chase and Met Life.
Dan Demetriad is an award-winning portrait and celebrity photographer based in Manhattan. His client list is a who's-who of national editorial, corporate CEOs and talent agency directors and his portraiture ranges from individuals and families to many of the nation's top actors, entertainers, innovators and corporate leaders.
Born and raised in Bucharest and a New Yorker for over 30 years, Dan is known for his ability to capture personalities; he is in demand for his studio photography, interior architectural shots, live performance shoots and post production expertise. Dan has worked out of his Broadway studio for 27 years and shares his extensive collection of European and American jazz and classical music recordings with his favorite clients - which includes nearly all of them.
Debra Sugerman began taking photographs at age 12. Like most artists, she tested many disciplines before returning to her first love, realising her potential and establishing a career as a non-commercial fine art image-maker.
Her work has found its way to small commercial niches as well as gallery exhibits and private collections. Honing her skills specifically in image-making, Debra's film-making has risen in a parallel effort. After a number of years working behind the scenes on large and small budget feature films, she found it a natural process to move into directing and creative producing. Debra currently has two documentary productions to her name.
Flowing easily between jobs and unafraid of a challenge, she is capable of handling large or micro budgets. As a visual artist her singular vision translates well from concept to end result. Her early training as location manager taught her a lot about producing; coupled with her unique physical vision, this makes Debra an exceptional filmmaker.
Copenhagen: Egon Gade Photography
Egon Gade works out of Copenhagen for Danish and Scandinavian design companies. International design icons such as Bang & Olufsen, Fritz Hansen, Georg Jensen, Royal Copenhagen, Danfoss and Montana are among some of his clients.
Simplicity best describes Egon's pictures. For eight years he has been studying new concepts for portrait photography and came up with an idea to shoot portraits for the theatre.
Egon was commissioned by The Royal Danish Theatre to take 61 portraits of the entire cast and drama department in the theatre’s 2011-12 repertoire. It took a year to complete and the portraits were exhibited in the waterfront foyer at the The Royal Danish Playhouse.
With an eclectic and diverse background in press, reportage and portrait photography, Gareth Gatrell uses his quick-witted persona, speed and on occasions his wrestling skills in all areas of his work. His travels have taken him far and wide, shooting for the likes of Hello Magazine, Closer, Liam Gallagher, Denise Van Outen, Hugo Boss (Alex Thomson Race Team), Gut Records, and many more.
Gareth's cinematic style is a seamless collaboration of raw material with textural post production. The adrenalin and thrill of assignments continue to fuel his desire to create high impact visuals that cross all frontiers.
His most recent commission took him to the vibrant townships of India for Hello Magazine, where he covered Denise Van Outen and Lydia Rose Bright ('Towie' series) on their 485km cycle ride across Rajasthan on behalf of Great Ormond Street.
Gareth is currently looking for European and international representation. Visit his website for more information.
Gene Smirnov is a Philadelphia-based photographer. His style is a blend of environmental portraiture with some lifestyle elements. Having a graphic design degree and coming from a creative background, Gene understands the challenges that designers and art directors face on an everyday basis. He is always in search of great collaboration and is constantly seeking perfection - something many of his clients appreciate.
Gene's photographs have been published in major magazines such as Rolling Stone and Spin. Some of his commercial clients include PwC, Bresslergroup, Nextgen, Drexel University and others.
Giovanni Santarelli is a Milan-based advertising photographer specialised in fashion, portraiture and celebrity images. He uses photography as a means to communicate and express his feelings and emotions.
He particularly enjoys working as a portraiture photographer as it allows him to create a respectful and intimate confidence with his subjects that makes for far deeper, more revealing images.
Giovanni has photographed for many advertising campaigns, magazines and special projects including ONU worldwide campaign, Telecom, Harley Davidson, Peugeot, Bata, Elle Japan, Gentleman, Sisal Superenalotto, and many more.
Visit his website to see more of his work.
Hanne Paludan Kristensen is a Copenhagen-based self-taught photographer with an eye for fine detail and an exceptional skill when it comes to empathy and dedication towards her work and the people she portrays.
Hanne is an enthusiastic photographer with a great love for beautiful lighting who has a talent for always capturing that one unique moment.
She is passionate and well liked by all of her clients who feel safe and comfortable in her company.
Isabel Pinto was raised in Mozambique, an experience that has given her a very special outlook on the way she captures the pulse of life in her photographs. She is currently based between Lisbon, New York and Cape Town from where she shoots fashion, lifestyle and advertising photography.
Advertising clients include Millennium BCP (2010 and 2011 campaigns with José Mourinho), Martini (Martini Rosé campaign 2010-2011 for Southern Africa), Nestlé (Cerelac 75th anniversary campaign 2011), and Sumol (2010 and 2011 campaigns).
Isabel specialises in photographing children and has helped develop some of the most prestigious children's clothing brands, including Oscar de la Renta, Petit Patapon, Papo d'Anjo and LA Kids. She has been developing the image that internationalised the brand Lanidor since 2000 and has also photographed numerous musicians and celebrities for album covers and fashion magazines including Vogue, Marie Claire and Elle.
Her 2009 book 'Família' tells the story of 41 families that she has photographed over the past 20 years. Isabel's first book on food-styling, co-authored with chef Mafalda Pinto Leite, was published in 2010, while in February 2012 the book 'Entre Gerações' (Between Generations) appeared, co-authored with Laurinda Alves and specially commissioned by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
Isabel recently began collaboration with The Wall Street Journal and Monocle Magazine.
Originally from a small town in New Mexico, Jason Griego spent several years traveling and living in cities across the US and Europe. Employed as a bartender at night, he completed his academic education with a degree in Commercial Photography in Seattle, WA in 2001.
Jason is known for his unique portraits, attention to detail and ability to collaborate with a team to create great images. When not behind the camera he fosters pit bulls and runs as much as he can. He currently lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Amy, dog Lucy and cat Leroy.
His work will soon appear in 'The ASMP Guide to New Markets in Photography' book, set to be released in October 2012.
Clients include Dell, Microsoft, TXRD, Avalon Travel, The Stranger, Austin Monthly Magazine, Austin Home Magazine and Blood and Thunder Magazine.
New York born, Paul O. Colliton has been taking pictures since he was 13, when in 7th grade he received his first camera, a Yashica, GSN rangefinder. After graduating from High School he was drafted into the US Army and served in Vietnam, earning an Honorable Discharge.
Paul traveled around the world until in 1974 when he received a scholarship to The School of Visual Arts, SVA. Upon graduating in 1978 with a BFA, he went on to work as photographer’s assistance to some of the top photographers in NYC, and then he opened his own studio in 1980.
Paul owns a beautiful Penthouse Studio in the heart of Manhattan. The multi-level 360-degree rooftop has some of the most spectacular views in the city.
Paul’s client include GE, Pfizer, FedEx, Ryder Systems, AIG, Chief Executive Group, AMC Networks, Microsoft Systems and Lucent Technologies, just to name a few.
"If you are ever in NYC, please come and check us out."
Peter Beavis has been shooting regularly for Wired Magazine, photographing a number of well-known personalities including Ozwald Boateng, Christopher Bailey, Lord Sugar and Brian Cox.
He was very recently commissioned to shoot large-scale, intimate and emotional portraits for McCanns. He has just returned from Barcelona for the product brand launch, where the 20ft-high portraits were displayed in the arches of the gothic 15th century chapel in the Plaça dels Angels.
Just uploaded to his site are his latest personal works, Padstow RNLI and the night surfers shot on Rarotonga. Both series capture the brooding strength and fortitude of the subjects.
An award-winning photographer from Singapore, Ivan Loh is known for his quirky and different approach through his lens. He has received numerous accolades including the International Photography Award, B&W Spider Awards and PX3 Prix De La Photographie in Paris. Most Recently he secured an Honorable Mention Award and nominee at the 2010 Photography Master Cup.
Ivan started shooting in his teenage years with his father's Nikon SLR, and he hasn't stopped since. He has lensed campaigns for clients such as Singapore Airlines, MTV Asia, Nike, Steinway Lyngdorf, Embraer, Allianz Insurance, Manulife Insurance, HSBC Insurance, TNT, Hilton Group, Intercontinental Hotel Group, DHL, Raffles Hotel, Carlson, Diageo and TATA Communication.
Radstone Quotes "The best element of what he does is getting the opportunity to share his personality and industry experience to tell a story, produce a campaign, or to simply create a portrait, and being able to bring together all the people and talents needed to do so.”
With over 25 years working in print and production, Radstone is equally yoked in both lobes. Always smoothly producing a finished photograph or film work, on creative, on time and on budget. You’ll find him an intuitive creative thinker, a strong producer and seasoned director.
He travels easily and is available for global bookings.
Partial Client / Brand List: Publicis, Nikon, BBDO, PepsiCo, The Kaplan Thaler Group, Nestle, Johnson & Johnson, JWT, Oglivy, Unilever, Lowe+Partners, The Richards Group, Disney Channel, Hill and Knowlton, ESPN, Grey, 20th Century Fox, Sensis, Abbott Laboratories, Pfizer, McCann Worldgroup, The Intiger Group, David's Bridal, P&G, Relativity Media, FCB, Gillette, Pacific Communications, Allergan and a wide list of portrait clientele.
Rosanne Olson is a portrait photographer and artist from Seattle. She specialises in making beautiful portraits of people, especially those who say they have never had a good picture taken.
Rosanne began working with advertising agencies 25 years ago, completing projects for clients that include the New York City Ballet, the Seattle Symphony and the Seattle Opera, among others. In 2008 she authored the award-winning book This is Who I Am-our beauty in all shapes and sizes.
Rosanne’s photography has been featured by Communication Arts Magazine, Photo District News, LensWork, View Camera and others. Awards include Communication Arts, Graphis, Addy and International Photography Awards (Lucie).
Her fine art photographs are represented by Robin Rice Gallery in New York and Iris Gallery in Boston and Aspen.
Rosanne is represented by Deborah Brown & Associates in New York.
Boxing world champions and international film actors; Ruprecht Stempell photographs stars from the world of sport, film, fashion and showbiz. His images show the person behind the celebrity facade in a sensitive manner. Based between Berlin, Cologne and Hamburg and working internationally, he recently photographed David Haye and Wladimir Klitschko during the Boxing World Championships.
Ruprecht is also booked for commercial campaigns in which the perfect portrait is demanded. Clients include Hyundai Germany, RTL Television and AOK Germany.
Ruprecht's personal focus is on charity projects and reports. For many years he traveled to some of the poorest countries in the world to report on aid projects, working alongside Oliver Bierhoff in Brazil, Rosi Mittermaier in Nepal, and creating impressive picture series on child poverty, hunger and suffering from the slums of the developing world.
Celebrities include Heidi Klum, Michael Schumacher, Bud Spencer, Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko, Günther Jauch, Otto Waalkes, Charlotte Roche, Sonja Zietlow, Dirk Bach, Jurgen Klinsmann and Henry Maske.
Ruprecht Stempell is exclusively represented by TOBIAS BOSCH FOTOMANAGEMENT.
Stefano Guindani is a celebrity photographer and international fashion photojournalist with an enormous passion for urban and social reportage.
In 1998, he founded his own agency, SGP Stefano Guindani Photo, a collaboration offering services that range from editorial to events coverage for internationally renowned fashion houses.
Among his most important clients are Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Versace, Bulgari, Valentino, Diesel, Moschino, Alberta Ferretti, Mini, BMW, Salvatore Ferragamo and Max Mara.
Director and photographer Stewart Cohen is known for the subtle yet very effective and highly energetic fashion in which he directs talent.
Shooting both commercials and still assignments, Stewart is able to maintain continuity in his clients’ message. Recently signed with Seminara Artists in New York for representation, he continues to shoot for Fortune 500 companies.
Based in Los Angeles, Robert Todd Williamson is a leading celebrity photographer. His work has been published in WWD, Rolling Stone, People, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, Time, Cosmopolitan, USA Today, Instyle and hundreds of other publications around the world.
Todd graduated from Hobart College with a major in Economics in 1993. After a successful career on Wall Street, he formed Apple Ridge Films, a multimedia production house. It was a client's need for stills that first put a camera in his hand, and he has since never put it down. Todd has been a contributor to Wireimage since 2004.
He furthered his understanding of publishing client needs as founder/publisher and lead photographer for h Magazine for over four years, where he developed a vast understanding of layout requirements along with a critical eye.
Todd was the house photographer who welcomed the Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge for their LA events, as well as the go-to house photographer for BAFTA's Brits to Watch and Variety's Venture Capital and New Media Summit.