Gregory Heisler is a New York-based photographer who is renowned for his technical mastery and thoughtful responsiveness. His enthusiasm, curiosity, and drive are manifested in his hands-on approach to all aspects of the image making process.
His iconic portraits and innovative essays have often graced the covers and pages of many magazines, including Life, Esquire, Gentlemens Quarterly, Geo, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and The New York Times Magazine, yet he is perhaps best known for his more than seventy Time cover portraits.
At his core, Jeremy loves to make art. Starting out as a designer, Jeremy really only began taking pictures to bring texture into his design work. Before he knew it, he loved photography (and was getting paid to do it.). So in April of 2005, Jeremy switched over to it full time and he has never looked back. In a relatively short amount of time, Jeremy earned the respect of artists, photographers, and celebrities alike. Now hailed as one of the trailblazers in the industry, Jeremy sees taking a photograph as merely the first step in creating a piece of art.
But it's not just about that. It's about having a natural eye behind the camera. It's about knowing the light, the location, the subject. It's about treating each client like a friend. And that's what Jeremy does best.
Photography has taken Jeremy to six continents. Jeremy's skills behind the camera have allowed him to work with many clients in the entertainment industry, such as Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Sting, Clive Owen, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Imogen Heap, Courtney Cox, and Ryan Seacrest, just to name a few. He also traveled with Britney Spears in 2009 as her photographer and documented seventeen countries with the Passion World Tour in 2008. From all his travels, Jeremy has released 3 Photography books, "Hope in the Dark", "The Poor Will Be Glad" and "Awakening".
It's fair to say that his photography career has been diverse. No doubt about that. But for him, it's not about being famous or being known or getting awards. It's about doing everything he can and using any platform he has to make a difference.
Gary's fascination with photography began early on, as a kid growing up in Virginia Beach. He was inseparable from his camera, mostly shooting his friends skateboarding and surfing. This experience helped Gary hone the ability to capture fast paced action. Gary eventually moved to Vermont and quickly became one of the most respected photographers in the snowboard industry.
After his first son was born, Gary settled down and began working for Reebok where he developed a signature environmental portrait style shooting athletes for the company's biggest campaigns. Gary left Reebok in 2006, teamed up with photo representatives John Kenney and Ed Varites, beginning his career as a freelance commercial photographer.
He has shot iconic campaigns for clients such as Nike, Adidas, and Coca Cola. He's working with the industry's finest creative, even collaborating with Peter Jackson on imagery for District 9. His award winning work has been featured in PDN, Creativity, Communication Arts, Graphis, and Archive. Gary enjoys doing his own retouching whether it's for a personal project or one of his clients.
When he's not working in the studio, he can be found spending time with his family, coaching soccer, building props for his personal shoots, or snapping candids with his Canon G-series point and shoot.
Kareem Black is a New York based portrait shooter and director that was born in Philly. Kareem attended SVA on scholarship. After graduating Kareem began to shoot almost immediately for publications like the Fader and Vibe magazine. Kareem has won numerous awards for his work including being featured as one of the PDN 30. Along with his commercial work Kareem keeps occupied with a variety of personal projects including a series of images that are inspired by the works of Guy Bourdin and working on a new web site called WWW.FEELSGOODLETSGO.COM that captures the down town new york culture that Kareem inhabits . Kareem also loves sushi, steak, karaoke, Star Trek and beer.
Matthew Jordan Smith is a world-renowned professional photographer specializing in celebrity, beauty and portraiture. His iconic approach is simple: Take the time to personally connect with every subject, make them feel brilliant and beautiful, and the photos infinitely sparkle. It's why his loyal clients of 20+ years keep asking for the Matthew Jordan Smith Experience. It's magic captured in every assignment.
Matthew's A-list celebrity clientele light up the red carpet and his camera: Oprah, Vanessa Williams, Jennifer Connelly, Halle Berry, Britney Spears, Mandy Moore, Jamie Foxx and other stars shine brighter with MJS. Make-up leaders Pantene, L'Oreal, Revlon, and Olay regularly call on Matthew to showcase their latest products and models.
George Holz is an American photographer whose work spans 30 years and includes nudes, fashion, and celebrity portraits. He is a native of Oak Ridge Tennessee, and graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California in 1980. While at Art Center, Holz assisted for Helmut Newton, who urged him to move to Milan to pursue his vision. In Europe, Holz's work appeared in Italian Vogue, Lei, Linea Italiana, Madame Figaro and French Elle. After five years in Europe, he returned to New York City in the mid 1980's and opened a studio in the Village.
In New York, his fashion and beauty editorial work appeared in Harper's Bazaar, Interview Magazine, and the New York Times. Holz photographed many advertising campaigns for diverse clients including Max Factor, DeBeers Diamonds, and Elizabeth Arden. His "Gold" campaign for the International Gold Corporation won him a Clio Award.
In the early 1990's Holz's work segued into celebrity portraiture. He began shooting in LA and NY for clients such as Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, and In Style. He photographed major celebrities in music, film, sports and politics including Jack Nicholson, Angelina Jolie, Beyonce, Madonna, Michael Jordan and President Bill Clinton. Holz photographed movie posters including "Face Off" for Paramount Pictures with John Travolta and Nicholas Cage. Holz won a Grammy award for his photography on Suzanne Vega's "Days of Open Hand" album cover.
George currently divides his time between assignments in NY, LA and Europe. When he's not photographing, he lives with his wife, son and animals on their farm in upstate New York.