Karsten Koch - Hamburg, Germany - Karsten Koch is represented by Kelly Kellerhoff from Berlin and specializes in people and lifestyle. His angles are charged with emotion, interaction, and a close proximity to the subject. Karsten has also worked with film for several years and sees an important relationship between still and motion photography. Some of Karsten’s clients include Edeka, Fishbone, Robinson Club, Vitakraft, 1-2-FLY, Volksbank, Fit for Fun, and Fanta.
9 Surf Studios - Asbury Park, New Jersey - Tom White of 9 Surf Studios is a designer and illustrator who specializes in branding, marketing, and storytelling. He combines the use of typography, illustration, photography, and image design to create visual solutions for companies, agencies, studios, and publishers in the fields of healthcare, business, sci-tech, education, sports, food and beverage, and publishing. The “M” section of his client list says it best: Madison Square Garden, Marquette University, Martin Guitars, McAfee, McDonald’s, McGraw-Hill, Merck, MIT, and Mount Sinai Hospital.
Kevin Hughes - Hollywood, California - Kevin Hughes is a Los Angeles-based editorial hair stylist with 25 years of experience in the field. His passion for creativity is endless and contagious. He believes in treating others the way he would want to be treated and that has led to a very successful career. He always keeps an open mind and truly loves his craft. He has had the pleasure of working with celebrities like Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Erin Wasson, and Casey Wilson.
NYCFotoWorks is a collaborative effort between myself and former documentary photographer Marc Asnin that we founded in 2009. Our aim is to bring trendsetters in the industry together in an efficient and enjoyable way to meet 1-on-1 with professional photographers from around the world. We’re focused on bringing talented people together in hopes of creating collaborative connections.”
David Vaaknin - Jerusalem, Israel - David Vaaknin is a freelance photographer based in Jerusalem, Israel. As an experienced photojournalist, he incorporates a reportage style and aims to maximize the use of natural light in his editorial and commercial assignments. He specializes in environmental portraiture, landscape, travel, and lifestyle photography. His clients include IBM Systems Magazine, Monocle, Ernst & Young Exceptional Magazine, and Cooking Light Magazine. His photojournalistic work has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and BBC News.
Michael Morgenstern - Cherry Hill, New Jersey - As an illustrator for many magazines and book publishers, Michael Morgenstern was selected as one of the “Best 200 Illustrators Worldwide” and one of the “Best 200 Digital Artists Worldwide” by Luerzer’s Archive. Art directors say they like his conceptual approach, fantastic landscapes, and intense colors. He illustrates each week for The Economist’s “Banyan” section and the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Opinion” page. Some of his other clients include Adobe, Random House, Farrar Strauss and Giroux, Sherwin Williams, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Newsweek, and Utne Reader.
Paolo Nobile - Milan, Italy - Paolo’s ability to shoot the kind of pictures that make you hungry, combined with his knowledge of the film language, results in breathtaking video. What attracts him to motion photography is the possibility to convey a wider story about the subject that can be emotionally amplified by a piece of great music. His past clients include Chronicle Books, Gourmet, Lavazza, and Barilla.
"Copyright law can be obscure, but nothing could have prepared British photographer David Slater for what would happen after a monkey stole his camera in Indonesia to take a selfie." - Olivier Laurent of TIME Lightbox
This week, we’re showcasing 10 creatives from a variety of genres including Photography, Illustration, Makeup, Hair Styling and Installation Art. Take a look at their work below and if you’d like to see more, click on their portfolio links.
"A crusader for citizens’ rights to record police officers performing their duties in public has sued the City of New York and several police officers, seeking monetary damages for unlawful arrest, and a declaratory judgment in defense of citizens’ constitutional rights to record police without fear of intimidation or retribution." - David Walker
“I consider myself a pretty computer illiterate person and I was really overwhelmed and intimidated when I first decided to design a website for my business.
I couldn’t afford an expensive graphic designer but I didn’t want to put something on the web that didn’t look professionally built. A friend of mine told me about Dripbook and after seeing her website she designed with it I was sold. It was very simple to design and upload everything that I wanted to show on my site.
I’m very proud and confident to send potential clients to my website, and it’s more than paid for itself by bringing in business from all the exposure my site gives me. Thanks Dripbook!" - Nick Manelos - Hair Stylist
Petra van Raaij - Berlin, Germany - Petra van Raaij is a Berlin/Cape Town-based Fashion Photographer, originally from the Netherlands. She first discovered her passion for photography while studying Fashion Design at the School of Fine Arts in Maastricht. Petra shoots internationally and specializes in lingerie, swimwear, and beauty. Preferring to shoot on location and in natural light, her images show a great sensitivity and have a dreamy, sensual feel. Her clients include Elle, Acuvue, Marie Claire, Gala, Mirage, Swarovski Parfum, LTD, Glamour, Seventeen, GQ, Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, and Blue Fire Co.
Kotryna Zukauskaite - Vilnius, Lithuania - Kotryna Zukauskaite is a freelance illustrator based in Vilnius, Lithuania who is represented by Joanie Bernstein. Her work is both graphic and conceptual, and is made of vector forms filled in with scanned hand-made patterns and textures to yield a hybrid of collage and digital precision. Kotryna specializes in editorial, popular science, academic, and corporate publishing illustration, and her client list includes The Washington Post, Variety, Morningstar Advisor, New Scientist, Scientific American, Appelberg, Brunswick Review, and Random House.
Rouge Awakening - Los Angeles, California - Dianna Esteves Vieira of Rouge Awakening is a makeup artist based in LA and NYC who specializes in holistic beauty. Her unique approach to skin care and beauty stems from organic, nutrient enriched foods, toxic free cosmetics/products, and clean living. She uses practical elements to obtain an ‘inner glow’ and achieve youthful, red carpet-ready skin. Her clients include CNN, Astrella Musical T’s, Tantalum Magazine, Hey Dude Shoes, Factice Magazine, and Mario Joyner.
"Photographer Markus Berger from The Cooperative of Photography put together a quick two and a half minute video demonstrating some really cool photography tips using everyday household objects. From a simple beer coozy to a flaming aerosol can, Markus points out some creative ways to step up your photography game." -Aaron Brown
“I’m often shooting self-assigned projects, at times to test various cameras, techniques, ideas, or to create some work for my portfolio. This time it was partially to see how low we could drive the production value and still net amazing images. Many of you creative types will understand that you’re sometimes asked to create world-class work with local newspaper budgets, so let’s see what we can do – Ed Wood style! Of course, I’m also a sucker for a pretty girl riding a bike in NYC. Thanks to everyone who helped me to make this happen: Wendy, Ed, Chris, and the wonderful Cristina who put on a smile while injured! ” - scottlowdenphotography