Adrian Burke London

Adrian Burke is a London-based still life photographer. He works for a variety of advertising, design and editorial clients.

Specialising in still life, which also encompasses food and animals, he is able to bring together stylists, set builders and retouchers to produce great work within budget.

Recent clients include Barclays, Tesco, Sheba, Starbucks and British Airways Hi Life Magazine.

Adrian Mueller New York

Adrian Mueller grew up in Lucerne, Switzerland and initially studied construction engineering. He was drawn to photography through the commonalities of the two fields: clean lines, concise structures and how light reflects off surfaces. Time in Japan further influenced his creative approach through the concepts of craftsmanship, simplicity and reducing everything to its essence.

Thanks to his high-end liquids photography and still life work, Adrian has been selected in Luerzer's Archive '200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide' for the past four years, while his images have been recognised several times in Communication Arts Annuals and American Photography.

Current clients include Bacardi, Malibu Rum, Bodum, Skol, Costa and ad agencies BBDO, DDB, Ogilvy, JWT and Publicis, among others.

He lives in New York with his wife and five-year-old son.

Adrian Wroth London

London-born advertising photographer Adrian Wroth has been photographing some of the world's most iconic brands for over 25 years. His work covers everything from still life to food and drink, people, automotive and hotels and hospitality.

Now based just to the west of London, he works from his studio in Windsor and on location both in Central London and around the world. Adrian was at the forefront of the digital revolution and has amassed a wealth of experience in supplying print ready images, using the most up-to-date digital camera and lighting equipment available.

His meticulous attention to detail and obsession with good lighting as well as taking personal care of all post production and retouching means that all his images always fulfil the brief 100% and beyond. Above all, Adrian has the passion and knowledge to produce stunning images, under pressure, without tantrums, across a broad range of genres, refusing to be pigeonholed into any one single discipline.

His recent client list includes Harley - Davidson, Panasonic, Unilever, Glenfiddich, Tefal, Blackberry, Heston Blumenthal and Microsoft.

Visit his website to view a more comprehensive portfolio of work.

Bruce Anderson London

Bruce Anderson is a London-based still life photographer, specialising in high end fashion, advertising and editorial images.

At his studio in Shoreditch he creates a relaxed yet focused shooting style which is an ideal environment for any project. Bruce consistently produces fresh and bespoke imagery and is always keen to embrace new ideas.

Clients include Calvin Klein, Watches of Switzerland, Oris, Diageo, Greubel, Marcus Watches, Mappin & Webb, Dunhill, Clarks, Buffalo Trace, Louis Philippe (India), Porsche Design and Jimmy Choo.

His editorial credits include Net-a-porter, Harper's Bazaar, In-Style, Marie Claire, Esquire and GQ.

Carl Zapp New York

Carl Zapp is a New York-based still life photographer, working out of his studio in the west Chelsea area of NYC.

Carl has an extraordinary ability to bring out the beauty in ordinary objects. This is achieved through lighting and enormous attention to the finest details.

Check out his website to see what he has done for clients such as Sony, Joseph Abboud, Dasani and Ricoh.

Carl is represented by Doug Truppe - +1 212-685-1223.

Daniele Fiore Rome

Still life was Daniele Fiore’s first love: "Photographing objects I realised that I could become a professional photographer, and now it’s been nearly 30 years since I started living from photography". He has worked for major advertising agencies and leading companies, shooting all kinds of subjects. "Every time it’s a new challenge". His job is to make ordinary things special.

Agencies: McCann Erickson, Saatchi & Saatchi, Ogilvy & Mather, Publicis, JWT, Leo Burnett, TBWA, BBDO, Bates, etc.

Clients: Adidas, Alitalia, ENI, BMW, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Enel, Fox, Marlboro, L & M, Telecom Italy, Algida, Honda, Procter & Gamble, Henkel, Nestle, Esso, Good Year and many more.

Danny Eastwood Sydney

Danny Eastwood is an advertising photographer based in Sydney, Australia who specialises in shooting still life photography.

Danny is driven by his desire to bring inanimate objects to life. He gets excited about subtle gradients, crisp highlights and, occasionally, smashing things at high speed.

Danny is a member of Pool - a photographer’s collective with the common aim of creating world-class photography whilst inspiring and contributing to the wider community through visual art.

Dennis Pedersen London

Whether he is shooting a computer or a lipstick, still life photographer Dennis Pedersen displays his unique (and often quirky) creative personality through his work, making him a valued favourite to those in the know.

From his studio in Hoxton where he offers a one-stop service complete with in-house retoucher (not to mention a nice lunch), Dennis uses his individual and highly professional technique alongside new and innovative ways of shooting, therefore ensuring his clients keep one step ahead of the competition.

2013 has been a very busy year already, with shoots for Maybelline, Marks & Spencer and John Lewis.

Hacob Photography Los Angeles

Hacob started working in photography at the age of seven at his uncle’s studio, sweeping floors and mixing chemicals. He never in his wildest dreams imagined doing it professionally for he hated sweeping floors and mixing chemicals, until one day he bought a 35mm Minolta and had to take a photo class to learn how to use that adorable camera. Little did he know that, one photo class after another, he was falling in love with photography.

Things got real serious when he saw his gigantic student loan from that design school in Pasadena where, ironically, he teaches now. He opened his first studio in L.A. and started getting serious jobs, shot for some cool companies and worked with some hot art directors. Won a few awards here and sometimes there. He married to a wonderful woman who loves travelling, dinning, winning, biking and hiking and Hollywood Bowling.

Hacob has come a long way since those days when he was sweeping the floors and mixing chemicals; he has found his comfort in the Still Life zone. He is always a seven year old when he is around water; he loves to splash and pop the flash. He loves to shoot gadgets, but hates paying for them.

Hacob shoots digitally now so he never needs to mix chemicals -  but he still sweeps the floor.

Holger Puhl Dusseldorf

Holger Puhl is a still life photographer who works in Dusseldorf.

Whether it is cosmetics, jewellery and watches, or electronics and toolboxes,
Holger's work is marked by his passion for an elegant use of lighting and composition as well as his patience and attention to detail.

His fully equipped studio and in-house post production guarantee a smooth workflow. Furthermore, the pleasant atmosphere makes his clients feel comfortable and relaxed.

Well-known in the beauty market, recent months have been filled with shoots for L'Oréal, Sally Hansen, Boots Laboratories, YSL, and many more.

Leo Acker London

Based in London, Leo Acker is an established still life photographer. Shooting for advertising, design and editorial, Leo's recent clients include Tesco, Russell & Bromley, Marks & Spencer, American Express, John Lewis, Cosmopolitan, Grazia and Red Magazine.

Over the years, Leo has built a reputation for his technical ability to translate any ideas into beautiful images. His work is bold and imaginative, creatively bringing together the demands of commercial photography.

He is available for shoots both at his London studio in Shoreditch and on location worldwide.

Michael Haegele Dusseldorf - Berlin

After finishing school in his hometown of Freiburg and travelling around the world, Michael Haegele worked in Barcelona before heading back to Dusseldorf where he continues to take photographs of people and objects.

Working out of his own studio and post production facility where his images are tuned to beauty, Michael is represented by Rockenfeller & Göbels and is a member of the Association of Independent Photo Designers, BFF.

Awards include:

  • 2009 Plaka Diva Bronze, ADC Germany Merit for Inlingua
  • 2010 BFF Merit for Le Mans series, 2010 ADC Germany Silver, Steelmuseum
  • 2011 BFF Merit, ADC Germany Merit, set builders series in China.

Clients include: Air France, Deutsche Bank, Porsche, SAP, Siemens, Swisscom, Telekom, Toyota, etc.

Agencies include: DDB, Grey, Interbrand, Jung von Matt, Leagas Delaney, Ogilvy & Mather, Serviceplan, TBWA, etc.

Editorials include: Air France magazine, Condé Nast, Mercedes magazine, Stern magazine, TV Spielfilm, etc.

Nicholas Duers New York

Nicholas Duers is a still life photographer specialising in fashion accessories, beauty products and luxury goods. He earned his degree in Advertising Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and currently operates out of his photo studio located in Midtown Manhattan.

In 2010, Nicholas was named one of Surface Magazine's Avant Guardians. In 2011, Graphis granted him their Emerging Talent award, and just recently in 2013, Graphis listed him as one of the 100 Best in Photography. His work has also been recognised by the International Photography Awards, Prix de la Photographie Paris, London Photographic Awards, Art Directors Club, Racie Awards, Advertising Photographers of America, Hasselblad Masters, Photo District News, and the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art.

Phil Cook London

Phil is a well established London based still life & food photographer, with over 15 years worth of experience, shooting a wide variety of packaging, editorial and advertising commissions.

Please feel free to drop Phil a line if you need any help on a job, he's only too happy to help.

To see his latest work please visit his website.

Pixeleyes London

Based in central London and working across still life, liquids, advertising, fashion and beauty photography, Pixeleyes provides clients with a creative and hassle-free service.

Specialists in creating stunning quality imagery, the company was established 10 years ago with the philosophy of paying the closest attention to detail to the creation of high-end still life photography.

"What drives us is making the impossible a reality."

Pixeleyes is well known for its use of liquids and special effects to create spectacular beauty, fashion and product stills. Visit the website for more information.

Ray Massey London

The images featured in this Spotlight represent a cross-section of Ray's areas of expertise, demonstrating his passion for solving problems and making effects special, which has enabled creatives to bring some of their most demanding concepts to life without sacrificing organic appeal.

Specialising in still life, liquids, special effects and physical artistry, Ray combines real life special effects with his in-house retouching and composing facility to bring to life within a pre-determined budget.

Working out of his 3500 sq. ft. converted church hall studio in Camden, London, he has over the last 25 years acquired an excellent production team around him to ensure that even the most difficult brief is executed to the highest of standards.

Reinhold Schroers Dusseldorf

Reinhold Schroers specialises in still life photography, shooting high-quality watches, jewellery, precious stones, perfumes and luxury accessories. Located in Dusseldorf, he also provides high quality video productions.

Across both photography and film, Reinhold devotes great care to perfecting lighting for macro shots, with light curves available over only a few millimetres. His goal is to work out the character of an object by representing the finest facets and structures.

Reinhold uses the latest digital recording technology including innovative, digitally controlled motion control equipment for precise tracking shots and unusual perspectives.

His three studios - one with daylight and an 8m ceiling height - are set in the legendary studio spaces of Josef Beuys. From composing to proofs, he guarantees the entire workflow with outstanding quality.

Visit his new website for a full showreel.

Rich Begany New York

Using his artistic intuition, Rich Begany has created captivating images for some of the most dominant names in the beauty industry. He has a deep understanding of the seductive powers of colour and texture and with that has developed an impressive portfolio of effective images used in advertising, editorials and other commercial outlets.

Some recent collaborations include work for Jo Malone, MAC Cosmetics and Maybelline NY.

To discuss an upcoming project or to request a portfolio, contact Majka Lamprecht at Traffic Creative Management.

Sara Morris London

London-based still life photographer, Sara Morris has had a great start to the year working on some lovely ad campaigns. The campaign for 100% Design, commissioned by Form, was especially fun to work on as it involved building upon the 'stacks' idea she had previously shot as personal work. This time the 'stacks' were created on a much larger scale using pieces of furniture.

Other recent commissions include ad campaigns for Liptons, Creme Egg, Baileys and Barclaycard.

Stan Musilek San Francisco - Paris

Stan Musilek: born in Prague / makes dark room in mother’s pantry / photographs neighbour’s dog (relentlessly) / flees Czechoslovakia with family / becomes German / college in Heidelberg / studies mathematics / realises photography is sexier than math / assists / shoots naked girls / shoots jumbo jets / over assisting / becomes American / starves / parties / works ass off / wins NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship / side trip on motorcycle - NYC to tip of South America and back / opens studio in San Francisco / shoots first Apple iMac / shoots porcupines/shoots fashion / shoots still life / advertising / editorial / first to embrace digital post / wins awards / opens second studio in Paris / befriends art directors (especially those that like shooting in Paris) / kicks their ass in tennis / makes clients laugh/makes great work / phone keeps ringing / we keep picking it up.

Studio 21 Photography London

Studio 21 is a complete, specialist, creative photographic studio, offering a wealth of visual style, quality, experience and value for media, design, fashion, publishing and business.

Its team of highly experienced photographers, stylists, digital post production wizards and project managers works with clients to transform their brief into a stunning visual representation.

Studio 21's experience is broad and varied, its skill tried and tested, covering subject matter such as still life, beauty, home and garden, interiors, fashion, gadgets, locations and people.

"Whether you are an agency, publisher, design group, art director, designer, contract publisher, picture editor or a new media style guru, you will find our service is tailored to you, creating the highest quality photographic solutions and providing stunning, stylish, cost effective imagery."

Thomas Rohde London

Originally from Denmark, Thomas Rohde has established himself in London as a luxury still life and beauty photographer. He is known for a graphic minimalist style and strong use of vivid colour.

Recent projects include pink Champagne for Laurent Perrier, lots of cosmetics for Ketcum London, and a twisted beauty story for Danish magazine Plethora.

Tom Seelbach Hamburg

A passion for uniqueness in small details - this is what the pictures of Hamburg-based photographer Tom Seelbach, who is specialised in still life photography, express. Especially when jewellery, watches, interiors, technology and music are in focus.

Tom photographs for companies, agencies and publishing houses alike. With vast experience, technical know-how and a passion for surrealism and Dada in his photography, his objects become distinctive, harmoniously staged, portrayed sometimes unusually but always on-brand.

A closer look at his website gives an overview of the portfolio and working method of this stil life expert.