This week, we've got nine new photographers and illustrators on showcase. Take a look at their bios, image samples, and portfolio links below.
Tara has genuine breadth and strength across a number of fields, including sport, lifestyle, kids, and concept. Her fresh and easy style of shooting has a genuine warmth and realism about it and has bought in work from around the world. Often spontaneous, but always captivating, she has a rare ability to capture imagery in unique ways. Clients include brands such as Coca cola, Microsoft, and British Airways.
Patrick is a California transplant who's been happily living and working in Brooklyn, New York for over 13 years. After graduating from the California College of the Arts with a degree in illustration, he was lured to New York by a scholarship from the Society of Illustrators. He specializes in scratchboard illustration, and his work has appeared in a range of media, from the New York Times
to HarperCollins books to Shiner beer bottles. Patrick barely gets out of the house when working, but when he does, he tries to make it something interesting. Stamps in his passport include Nepal, Burma, India, Panama, Cambodia, Australia, Vietnam, Jordan, and Bolivia. His goal is to one day collect stamps from every country.
Real food. Real people. That’s photographer/filmmaker Scott Peterson's approach. For more than twenty-five years, Scott’s been keeping his clients happy with his delicious images. His passion for food (ask him about his technique for smoking ribs) is matched only by his precision of light and appetite appeal in every shot.
Scott aims to bring the beautiful light of the Dutch Masters to food photography. Not surprisingly, he hails from a family of Flemish painters and cooks. "You've got to tell a story with your image - whether it's a product shot or still life," Scott tells his university photography students, "and you do that by creating beautiful light, choosing the right props, and composing with a critical eye. Texture, mood, highlights, and shadows need to be considered along with great attention to detail while keeping the set spontaneous."
Lars is a Portland, Oregon-based commercial photographer. Born into an artistic family, Lars grew up around art and artists and worked in the family art gallery framing paintings. He got his first camera in his early teens and began taking photos of his friends jumping bikes, staging fake wipeouts, and other fun. Lars loves his family, photography, and tennis. His two boys have inherited his sense of goofy humor and the art of high jinx. This zest for life is the basis of his photographic style. He uses that energy and childlike fun in his photographs. His goal is to capture the spontaneous, authentic, and genuine moments that happen in life. Lars shoots all over the world for national and international clients.
André Kutscherauer is a 3-D artist living and working in Munich, Germany. He has worked for over ten years in the field of 3-D visualization and illustration. In the past few years he has focused on 3-D animations for advertising and illustrations for magazines and books. In addition, he is an author of tutorial books and has worked as a freelance lecturer at universities in Europe.
Karla is a passionate artist who enjoys working on a diverse and wide variety of projects. As a concept artist with over five years of professional experience, Karla has worked for Paragon Studios/NcSoft, Ubisoft, Kabam, and now works as a contract concept artist for Industrial Light & Magic (ILM). As a professional illustrator her clients include Wizards of the Coast, Ace Books, Tor Books, and she has provided cover work and art for various independent authors and toy makers. As a fine artist, her work has shown in the Studio Gallery SF, the Safehouse studios shows, Spoke Art Gallery, Nucleus Gallery, and Thinkspace Art Gallery.
Jeff started his artistic career as an animator and then as an art director before ultimately making the move to photography. His clients have included Saatchi & Saatchi LA, Toyota, CODA Automotive, NBC Universal, Terranea Resort, National Parks Conservation Association, and Stand Up Journal
. His work has been featured in Photo District News (pdn
) The Shot: Sport Photography contest, winning a fist place in his category. Jeff also collaborates with is wife Siri Berting, also a photographer, which makes theirs a bit of a family business.
Molly Z. spends most of her time striving to create imagery that captures people's vision, engages their minds, ignites their hearts, and inspires action. Her illustrative characters are iconic and fun, existing in playful environments of quirky shapes and bright colors. She is known for her ability to graphically stylize people, animals, and objects, giving them unique visual personalities. She uses color in fresh new combinations to create vibrant illustrations that are festive, modern, and lively. You can see her art used in licensing, advertising, publishing, branding, retail, and community spaces.
Richard is a product of the Bauhaus school - The Institute of Design. His editorial illustrations have graced the pages of many magazines, newspapers, and corporate publications for more than twenty years. He has created illustrations, designed characters (a portfolio was selected by Disney Feature Animation), worked as a political cartoonist for the Chicago Sun-Times
, and exhibited his work in galleries around the country. In addition to his studio work, Richard teaches illustration in the Art+Design Department of Columbia College, Chicago. His illustration work has appeared in several editions of Graphis International
's The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art.