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Alex Wright is a creator and the Creative Director of Dripbook - a sourcebook and web-based portfolio management tool for commercial artists. Alex spends his days working to make technology help people. Alex lives in Austin, Texas.
Read Alex's Articles | Visit: dripbook.com
Allen Murabayashi is Co-Founder and CEO of PhotoShelter, the leader in photography portfolio websites, photo sales, marketing, and archiving tools for photographers. Allen is also an avid photographer and frequently speaks on how photographers can use online marketing to grow their businesses.
Read Allen's Articles | Visit: photoshelter.com
Amanda Sosa Stone is sought after from clients all around the world: Germany, Moscow, England, Mexico, Spain and her homeland, the United States. She has been praised for working on talents like Jim Krantz, the 2010 International Photographer of Year, Nick Onken and National Geographic Assignment Division (with co- consultant Suzanne Sease). She works with clients from all genres, Commercial to Consumer. With her editing being her true passion and love, she has also worked hard to develop many marketing approaches that are proven effective. Nothing feeds Amanda’s creative soul more seeing results and seeing her clients reach their goals. Joining forces with Agency Access in May of 2010, Amanda is their in-house marketing and industry consultant as well as continuing to work with her own clients.
Read Amanda's Articles | Visit: sosastone.com
Andrea Maurio, prior to joining forces with Agency Access as a creative consultant/photo editor, has spent the past 15+ years honing her skills as a both a photo editor/photo shoot producer. Andrea has worked for some of the top ranking national magazines, including Runner's World, Shape, M & F Hers, Maxim, Stuff, Entertainment Weekly and New York Magazine. She earned her BA from the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara and currently lives on the NJ Shore with her chocolate Labrador named Nalu!
Read Andrea's Articles | Visit: agencyaccess.com
Andrew is the CEO of PhotoShelter, the leader in websites and business tools for pro photographers. Andrew is a lifelong marketer - he's responsible for growing the PhotoShelter user base, ensuring members are getting the most from the service, and hosting the annual company BBQ.
Read Andrew's Articles | Visit: photoshelter.com
Blake J. Discher specializes in locating clients with an appreciation for the value that great photography can bring their marketing efforts. An expert in SEO, he also consults small businesses on search engine optimization. Blake has presented to more than 200 audiences on the topics of web marketing, negotiating, and sales.
Read Blake's Articles | Visit: blakedischer.com
I recently became a Partner/Producer/Agent for the wonderfully talented Graham Brown Photography.
Prior to this, I wore a Sr. Art Producer's hat for 15 years. I was fortunate to produce great work for some fantastic agencies. The most recent position was at Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners, and a good many years at Carmichael Lynch. Among my Freelance arsenal, are: Goodby Silverstein, Apple, DraftFCB, Olson, Y&R, Cutwater, BabyCenter, and Pereira & O'Dell.
I enjoy facilitating portfolio reviews, and participating in workshops, panels and blogs for APA, ASMP, and Agency Access.
This spring, I'll be reviewing portfolios at the Palm Springs Photo Festival.
Read Bonnie's Articles | Visit: cargocollective.com/bonniebrown
Brian is an editorial and portrait illustrator. His clients include: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Billboard, Wired UK, The Washington Post, Fast Company, Games for Windows and The Boston Globe. He lives in the Washington DC area with his wife, two daughters and a dog named Bill.
Read Brian's Articles | Visit: BTillustration.com
Charles Truelson is Agency Access' Director of Marketing and Design. He is a marketing specialist, graphic designer, film editor, and a computer geek. Particularly interested web analytics, digital and print design, viral marketing, social media.
Read Charles' Articles | Visit: agencyaccess.com
Christie Starace is Agency Access' Campaign Manager. Having worked in many different facets of Agency Access for the past seven years ranging from customer service to research, she currently runs the Campaign Manager and Campaign Manager Pro programs. Her love and passion for the programs continues to grow strong with each new client. She currently has a BA in Business Management.
Read Christie's Articles | Visit: agencyaccess.com
Christine combines her passion for social media and online marketing as Agency Access' Digital Marketing Associate. When she's not busy blogging, attending industry events or chatting with creatives, she's occupying herself in the kitchen to bring in a fresh batch of homemade cookies for the office.
Read Christine's Articles | Visit: agencyaccess.com
Corina is a commercial photographer specializing in portrait, beauty, and advertising working out of Los Angeles. She loves people (and working with them!) and enjoys making everyone looks their most beautiful. Her clients include Bare Escentuals cosmetics, Sephora, Bodyography cosmetics, Yammer, Armada Music, several local designers such as JBrand Jeans, Meghan LA and Bianca Nero, and publications such as Cosmopolitan, 944, Clear, Los Angeles Confidential, Hydrogen, and numerous others. When Corina's not working, you can find her dancing in her downtown loft with her cat, Crouton.
Read Corina's Articles | Visit: corinamarie.com
Dan Caruso has been heavily involved in the photographic industry for a number of years. As one of the longest serving employees at Agency Access, Dan has been immersed in every aspect of both the company and the creative industry. As the current Director of Operations (formerly Sales Director), Dan has and continues to be instrumental in developing services that provide quantifiable results and the high levels success that his clients enjoy.
Read Dan's Articles | Visit: agencyaccess.com
Daniel Fishel is an illustrator and hand letterer who originally hails from the Keystone state but resides in Queens, NY. Daniel's has worked with a range of clients such as The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Nylon Guys Magazine, Arizona Iced Tea, Lands End, No Sleep Records and many others. His work has been recognized by American Illustration, the Society of illustrators and 3x3 Magazine.
Read Daniel's Articles | Visit: o-fishel.com
Ellen Boughn guides photographers through the maze of options and pitfalls in today's stock photo marketplace. Her approach is personalized, strategic and considers all current options, including direct licensing. Ellen utilizes 30 years of experience gained at Corbis, Getty (Stone), The Image Bank (Artville,) and the creative agency After-Image that she started in Los Angeles. She is currently writing a book about the industry.
Read Ellen's Articles | Visit: ellenboughn.com
Genive Purchase is currently the Research Director at Agency Access. Within this position she manages the Research Department and helps maintain the quality of the database. She currently has an MA in English and an MS in Library and Information Science.
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Heather Elder represents 9 commercial photographers, hosts an industry blog and stock inspiration site as well as consults with a variety of photographers nationwide. She graduated from Boston University and started her career at an advertising agency on the east coast where she worked as an account executive. It was while working on the Polaroid account that she realized her interest in photography. She left the ad agency to become an agent and producer for a Boston based photographer where she used her agency background to develop her own business style.
Read Heather's Articles | Visit: heatherelder.com
In 2008, Heather Lefort brought her 16 years of sales experience, leadership, and exceptional track record for client satisfaction to Agency Access. Her solid business background, expertise, and compassion allow her to provide unlimited knowledge to clients that always exceed their expectations. She is currently working towards her MBA in Advanced Marketing Strategy.
Read Heather's Articles | Visit: agencyaccess.com
Ian offers teleconferences, workshops and career coaching to a wide range of artists. He's created a new 2-day offering called The Heartstorming Career Redirection Workshop, which is based on the concept that our passions remain more or less the same throughout our careers, however it is vital to take new actions to bring them into being.
Read Ian's Articles | Visit: heartstorming.com
Ilise Benun is an author, consultant and national speaker, the founder of Marketing Mentor.com and the co-producer of the Creative Freelancer Conference. Her books include "The Designer's Guide to Marketing and Pricing (HOW Books), "Stop Pushing Me Around: A Workplace Guide for the Timid, Shy and Less Assertive" (Career Press), and her latest, "The Creative Professional's Guide to Money" (HOW Books 2011).
Read Ilise's Articles | Visit: marketing-mentor.com/mmfront.html
Jack Hollingsworth is easily one of photography's most well known names in the world of Lifestyle, Travel, Portraiture and Stock. His three-decade commercial career boasts numerous awards, publication credits and satisfied customers.
Read Jack's Articles | Visit: jackhollingsworth.com
Jasmine DeFoore is a photo consultant who knows first-hand what busy editorial and commercial clients are looking for when it comes to finding photographers. She infuses her consulting projects with energy, enthusiasm and fresh ideas. Her approach integrates social media marketing with traditional promotional efforts and relationship building.
Read Jasmine's Articles | Visit: jasminedefoore.com/
Jennifer Kilberg’s unique insight into the photo industry is a result of her extensive experience and understanding of all aspects of photography since joining the industry in 1996. In 2004, Jennifer started FluidVision Inc. and has worked with a diverse international client base of photographers and illustrators of all styles and specialties. As a strong communicator, Jennifer enjoys working with all types of personalities, and her loyal client base is a testament to her ability to build long-term relationships. Jennifer has worked with Agency Access clients since 2009 in both Campaign Manager programs and other types of consultations.
Read Jennifer's Articles | Visit: www.fluidvisioninc.com
Jenny Millar is a writer and marketer with over 10 years experience in both the B2B and B2C arenas. Jenny was Communications Manager at ADBASE Inc. and now works as a copywriter for digital agency Critical Mass. She's also a freelance copywriter for clients like Agency Access, where she can continue to help artists improve their marketing.
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Growing up as a skater and surfer in sunny, Southern California, Jim Jordan spent his high school days scouting models and finding the next great faces of the coming generation. With a passion for beauty and styling, Jim quickly became a highly respected hair and makeup artist, traveling the world and working with the biggest actors, actresses and supermodels of the time, such as Cindy Crawford, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Farrah Fawcett, etc. He worked with the world’s best photographers, such as Herb Ritts, Peter Lindbergh, Steve Meisel, Patrick Demarchelier, to name a few, and after many years of behind the scenes experience as a hair and makeup artist, Jim picked up a camera and immediately developed his own unique style as a photographer. Jim now shoots celebrities such as Leonardo Dicaprio, Drew Berrymore, Charlize Theron, Marisa Miller, to name a few, and shoots for clients such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Elle, Marie Claire, etc. Jim also directs and shoots seamless campaigns for clients such as Mercedes Benz, J Crew, American Express, Warner Brothers, and many more. Jim now lives in LA and NYC, and shoots in the most picture perfect places around world.
Read Jim's Articles | Visit: jimjordanphotography.com
Jim has been working in the technology field since he graduated with a Bachelors Degree from Siena College in 1997. He started his IT career as a computer operator before being swiftly transitioned into a number of managerial roles. Jim joined Agency Access in 2003 and currently oversees the entire IT function within Agency Access, ensuring that the necessary software applications and hardware is constantly performing to its peak efficiencies. Jim is also heavily involved in the development of new IT based services as well as heading the project management for Agency Access's website development. Jim continues his thirst for knowledge and desire to add to his already impressive IT resume by currently undertaking graduate work in Computer Security and Internet Crime at Long Island University.
Read Jim's Articles | Visit: agencyaccess.com
John Berthot has over 15 years of photography experience, and an MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts. Among other positions, he has been a Photographer's Agent at Stockland Martel and an Advertising Director at Magnum Photos. He has been a creative consultant for the last two years, founding Focus in 2009. He brings his extensive experience in assisting photographers on all aspects of commercial, editorial and fine art photography.
Read John's Articles | Visit: focusfacts.com
Jonathan Woodward is a graphic designer turned environmentally-friendly wildlife Illustrator. He works in a traditional cut paper collage style, using recycled magazines and his work is often featured in children's books. Jonathan also runs the popular Illustration resource website, zero2illo to help other illustrators power up their creative business
Read Jonathan's Articles | Visit: jonathanwoodwardstudio.com
Judy Herrmann of Herrmann + Starke creates distinctive imagery for advertising, editorial and corporate clients. Her work has won recognition from Graphis, Communication Arts, Lurzer’s Archive and numerous award annuals. A past ASMP National president and recipient of the United Nations’ IPC Leadership Award, she was recently named one of Rangefinder Magazine’s “11 Photographers You Should Know.” Her energetic and inspiring seminars on digital photography and smart business practices have helped thousands of creatives compete more effectively. Through one-on-one consultations and her blog, www.2goodthings.com, she helps people grow creatively satisfying and financially rewarding businesses.
Read Judy's Articles | Visit: hsstudio.com
Karen D'Silva is one of today's most influential creatives in the commercial photography community. She founded Karen DSilva Creative Services, a trend, marketing and research company designed to help photographers understand the marketplace, find where their images fit, and profile and market to clients who share the same photographic vision.
Read Karen's Articles | Visit: karendsilvacreativeservices.com
Katherine Hennessy is a representative and consultant with a proven track record based upon a strong creative background, practical and street-smarts education, and high ethics, paired with agency experience, relationships throughout the photographic industry, and pure gut instinct.
Read Katherine's Articles | Visit: kate-company.com
A native of Long Island, NY, Keith Gentile discovered his natural talent for business and his intuitive sales and marketing abilities at an early age. At the early age of 19, Keith started his career at Agency Access as a researcher. Four years later, in 2000, Keith purchased Agency Access from its previous owner - he saw this decision as an opportunity to run the company at its full-potential. Under Keith’s leadership, Agency Access has been able to develop and evolve its services, facilitating its strong and consistent growth in the creative industry.
Read Keith's Articles | Visit: agencyaccess.com
Ken Kaminesky is a Montreal based lifestyle and travel photographer. He shares his latest photos and writes about his travel adventures on his popular blog. His photography has been featured in prestigious newspapers and magazines such as the Daily Telegraph, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Scientific American, and recently a cover of National Geographic Magazine. With upcoming trips to Jordan, Mexico and Austria, Ken's plan to take over the world is all coming together.
Read Ken's Articles | Visit: kenkaminesky.com
Lee Love is an advertising and editorial photographer in Washington, D.C. He is driven by his passion for creativity, and the challenge of imaginative problem solving. But, it is his genuine interest in people, ease of rapport, and playful humor that gives him the ability to connect with his subjects. Lee's diverse background in marketing, product development and the technology industry has afforded him the opportunity to solve the creative needs of a broad range of clients.
Read Lee's Articles | Visit: leelovephotography.com
After spending a number of years in the commercial photography industry, Louisa Curtis now works to help photographers refine their vision, target the appropriate audience, and create and implement internet-driven business plans.
Read Louisa's Articles | Visit: chatterboxenterprises.com
Marc Scheff is an illustrator whose work has appeared in publications including Spectrum, ImagineFX, and more. Marc has taught illustration at the Academy of Art University, podcasts with the good people at Drawn Today, and recently co-founded Awesome Horse Studios, the free livestream demo/crit channel.
Read Marc's Articles | Visit: marcscheff.com
Matt Dutile is a New York City based travel and lifestyle photographer. He grew up in a small New Hampshire farm town before venturing west seeking buried treasure, as most explorers do. When not globetrotting, he prefers the eccentricities of swiftly speeding cab rides and New York nights.
He's a problem solver and story teller, an experience maker and fun creator. Sometimes he rhymes. Mostly he smiles. Matt has the absolute pleasure to spend his life doing what he loves; traveling the world, making people laugh and capturing the energy of the moment forever. He believes that great photography is not just about captivating images, but creating an enjoyable experience for both client and crew. He hopes you'll be one of them. Also, he finds talking in the third person slightly ridiculous.
Read Matt's Articles | Visit: mattdutile.com
Melissa Pang is Agency Access' copywriter, with several years under her belt working with artists at FoundFolios and The ADBASE Group. Melissa loves a good adverb, keeps one eye (or two) on the advertising industry and has a soft spot for illustration.
Read Melissa's Articles | Visit: agencyaccess.com
Michael Thibeault is the founder Art Rep NYC, an agency representing the very best in illustration and motion graphics talent, both independently and also provide full illustration/motion graphics packages. Some clients: The New York Times, Williams Sonoma, WNET / Thirteen, Simon & Schuster, The Wall Street Journal, Proctor and Gamble, New York Magazine, Nickelodeon, Harper Collins, Penguin, Scholastic, Mattel, MAC cosmetics, Nylon Magazine and more.
Read Michael's Articles | Visit: artrepnyc.com
Monica Suder works with the international photography community as a creative and career coach, consultant, lecturer, panelist and educator. She brings over 30 years of professional experience as an award-winning photo editor and director of photography. As an editor, she worked at Magnum Photos, Time-Life, Rolling Stone and Outside Magazine. Monica assists photographers in carving out a strong creative identity and in developing one-of-a-kind portfolios.
Read Monica's Articles | Visit: monicasuder.com
Nannette Partridge began her career working as a studio manager for influential advertising and editorial photographers, where she honed her production skills with high-profile clients. She continued to be active in the photo community as an in-house producer and photo agent at Visages Reps, also holding full-time positions as a photo director, photo editor, and freelance bookings editor throughout her career. Nann welcomes working with new clients of all specialties, having produced assignments for Godiva Japan, Verizon, Bloomingdales, Adidas, Maille, Key Bank to French Grazia, Elle, Red Book, Esquire, and more. In 1998, she founded NLP Productions, a full-service production and casting house servicing artists and creatives producing print, video, commercial and editorial productions worldwide.
Read Nannette's Articles | Visit: nicelittlepicture.com
Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Nick is a 2009 graduate of Tufts University. He is currently a Marketing Coordinator for Agency Access. When he's not in the office, Nick enjoys cooking and playing in his band Three Chord Me.
Read Nick's Articles | Visit: agencyaccess.com
Neil Binkley is a photographer's marketing and portfolio consultant. He co-founded Wonderful Machine, where until 2010 he was Marketing and Publicity Director, his work garnering winning entries in Print Magazine's Regional Design Annual and PDN's Photo Annual. Neil has shared photographers' work with top ad agencies, magazines and corporations, and he regularly appears on industry panels, photo contests, and portfolio reviews. ©Photo by Bill Cramer
Read Neil's Articles | Visit: neilbinkley.com
Paul H. Henning spent 15 years working as a corporate location photographer, after which he co-owned and directed Third Coast Stock Source, a professional stock photo agency. After selling that business in 1997 he managed offices for the Comstock and Robert Harding picture agencies in London, followed by his founding of Stock Answers, a consultancy serving photographers and picture libraries, in 1999. He is a frequent picture industry event panelist and panel moderator and teaches classes on stock and other facets of photography.
Read Paul's Articles | Visit: stockanswers.com
Rhoni Epstein is an educator and has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Art Center College Design, lecturer and photography judge for major competitions. An agent for over 25 years, Rhoni keenly knows how to adapt to a changing market, while keeping her own integrity and values intact. As a consulting partner in PhotoTherapists.com, she is deeply engaged in helping photographers embrace their creative selves which results in developing their best images. By removing sometimes unseen creative obstacles, photographers are able to enjoy their stress free path that produces rewarding results. The PhotoTherapists consult in both commercial and fine art photographers.
Read Rhoni's Articles | Visit: PhotoTherapists
Selina Maitreya has been a highly regarded consultant to commercial photographers for the last 30 years. She is the author of "How to Succeed In Commercial Photography: Insights From a Leading Consultant," which speaks through Selina's voice and the voices of photographers, clients and other consultants all who share information and inspiration with photographers on how to have a life in photography.
Read Selina's Articles | Visit: selinamaitreya.com
Friend + Johnson has been connecting creatives creatively for more than 20 years. Simone Friend’s background is in fine art, illustration and fashion. Beth Johnson has a rich history in photography and film production. This magic combination equips them with an inside savvy in matching photographers, illustrators, projection artists and videographers from around the world with clients and projects. The Dallas‐born firm has offices in Dallas, Chicago, San Francisco and New York City. Agents in each region nurture strong relationships with agencies and art directors and excel in pairing F+J artists with clientele to produce memorable, successful outcomes.
Read Simone & Beth's Articles | Visit: friendandjohnson.com
Susan Baraz is the Co-Chair of the prestigious, Lucie Awards, Head of Judging for International Photo Awards, as well as the International Director of Photography for AtEdge. She is the Founding Member/Chair of Focus On AIDS, the largest fine art photography benefit in the US. Susan is a photography consultant, in both commercial and fine art photography and is a partner in Phototherapists.com. Susan works with photographers in establishing a clear, concise vision of their unique brand, aligning with their personal goals.
Read Susan's Articles | Visit: PhotoTherapists
Susan Carr is a Chicago based photographer. Her photographs are included in corporate and private collections, most notably the Pfizer Corporation and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. A past president of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), Susan has long been dedicated to the advocacy and education of fellow photographers. Susan organizes and manages the highly successful ASMP Strictly Business conferences and currently serves as Education Director at ASMP. Susan is the editor of the latest ASMP Professional Business Practices in Photography (2008) and author of her own book, The Art and Business of Photography released this year, both published by Allworth Press.Photograph © of Shawn G. Henry
Read Susan's Articles | Visit: carrcialdella.com
She was a Senior Art Buyer for over a decade at The Martin Agency and is currently an international consultant for photographers and illustrators who are looking for advice on taking their work to the next level. In addition, Suzanne offers estimating and negotiating advice for any size project.
Read Suzanne's Articles | Visit: suzannesease.com
Thomas James is an Illustrator whose work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Seven Days, The City Paper, The Chicago Reader, The Portland Mercury, and many others, and has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators and American Illustration. He is also the Editor and Art Director of Illustration Age and the popular Illustration website and podcast, Escape from Illustration Island, and is proud to serve on the Board of Directors for the ICON Illustration Conference.
Read Thomas' Articles | Visit: thomasjamesillustration.com
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