Jolie Ruben – Photo Editor – Spin Magazine
i take pictures
i play well with others
i like what i do
i never go over budget
i eat a lot of meat
i skip time zones like it’s my job (because it is)
i am a chili cook
i grew up in chicago
i am a father
i think my dad can beat up your dad
i have clients that hire me repeatedly
i depend on those clients to tell their friends
do you have friends you can tell?
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Richard Gary grew up in Newport News Va. Becoming interested in Photography by taking photos for his High school yearbook staff. After attending Collage In Maryland, He became staff photographer at the Mariners Museum in Virginia where he later became supervisor of the Dept. After a few years at the Museum Richard made a career change, and moved to New York. There he polished his skills by assisting such photographers as Ilan Rubin, Greg Heisler and Mark Laita. He is currently a commercial photographer whose clients include; GE, FedEx, Neiman Marcus, W and Blackbook magazine to name a few. He has been honored by awards from Communication Art photography Annual as well as being selected for 2012 AI-AP Awards. As an ongoing personal project Richard has been documenting the disappearing world of his childhood in southern Tidewater Va, which has recently been exhibited Center of Photography at Woodstock. He currently resides in Brooklyn with his wife Penny.
Thomas Werner is an Assistant Professor in the school of Art Media and Technology at Parsons The New School for Design. The former owner of Thomas Werner Gallery in Manhattan’s Chelsea Art District, Thomas currently lectures and teaches internationally on topics of Photography, Education, Business, Video, and the Art Market. He has had the pleasure of working with the State Department as a cultural representative for the United States in Russia, been a photography consultant for COACH, and a consultant for Rodale Publishing regarding contracts and licensing. His research is Russian based, focusing on the introduction of contemporary education methodologies and the development of creative cultures within the country. Over the last eight years he has spent close to one hundred days a year in Russia partnering with twentynine cultural, educational and governmental organizations to develop a series of cross cultural and educational projects presented in twenty seven cities. Russian partners have included; The State Hermitage Museum, the National Center of Contemporary Art, Perm Regional Government, The Moscow Biennale for Young Art, National Centre of Photography for the Russian Federation, The Central State Archive of Film, Photographic and Phonographic Documents, and the United States Department of State, among others. An internationally exhibiting artist and commercial photographer, Thomas has curated exhibitions in the United States and internationally, including five exhibitions with the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg. In early 2012 he began a new collaboration with the United Nations focusing on Media and Literacy.
Sara Forrest is a lifestyle photographer based in NYC. She has shot campaigns for clients such as Bulova, Marriott Hotels, New Balance and Starkist and also works with various magazines and non profit organizations,. Sara’s love of exploration, coupled with her passion for movement and style, allows her to execute campaigns that combine these qualities with a unique vision. When she’s not busy shooting, she can be found running the streets of New York, in a ballet class, or attempting to teach new words to her parrot, Kiko.
A lifelong student of the visual and performing arts, Tom McWilliam’s career path right after college took him to midtown Manhattan and a job at Conde Nast. After five years as a picture editor at House & Garden magazine, under creative directors Ruth Ansel and Lloyd Ziff and ending with one impressionable year with Anna Wintour as Editor-in-Chief of HG, Tom left to pursue his growing interest in photography to see how he would express himself on the other side of the camera. With a knack for collaboration and problem solving honed during his tenure in publishing, (and his interest in design, passion for eating and curiousity about nature to guide him) Tom soon found new paths of visual expression with the camera. For the past 15 years he has specialized in interior, still life and garden photography. With his mastery of natural and artificial light gleaned from assisting interior masters like Oberto Gili and Francois Halard, and fashion photographers Marc Hispard and Mario Testino Tom can present any client with options to satisfy their creative needs as well as meet their timetables and budgets. His clients have invited him to places that have taken him all over the world for editorial projects and national ad campaigns for numerous ad agencies. His voice in photography has strengthened over the years and his signature “one sun one light” style in his still work has recently expanded to include video work. In 2009 and again in 2010 his director of photography work on video shorts have garnered numerous awards at film festivals across the nation.
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