Keith Skelton began his career as a photojournalist in Oregon. He transitioned into commercial photography for clients such as Boeing, McDonnell-Douglas, Leo Burnett-Chicago, Expeditors International, Ford Motor Company, House Ear Institute, Pacific Power & Light, Xtra Lease Trucking, and the Los Angeles Japanese American Veterans Memorial. His work has been published in The New York Times, Air & Space Magazine, The Oregonian, Business Week, Forbes, Travel and Leisure, Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, and Santa Barbara News-Press, to name a few.
This was one of three concepts we executed that day with Kevin Hart for GQ magazine. The idea behind this set up was a to play on Kevin’s height with an original and comedic approach. Those shoes are real and Kevin was absolutely wearing them! In fact, he had to stand on a 3-step step ladder in order to get into those vintage Nikes (with 12” heels). They were quite heavy as well, so getting him to lift his left leg and stay balanced was no small task. We shot a total of 62 frames of this set up and even though Kevin only had his leg in the air for a third of those shots, when he nails it, he nails it!
Art Streiber is a Los Angeles-based freelance photographer specializing in portrait, reportage, entertainment, and advertising photography. At the beginning of his career, Streiber served as co-bureau chief for Fairchild Publications in Milan, Italy, where he contributed to Women’s Wear Daily, W magazine, and M magazine. Streiber currently serves on the Board of the Los Angeles Center of Photography and the PhotoPlus Expo Advisory Board. For the last decade, Streiber’s imagery has been selected to appear in American Photography and Communication Arts Photography Annual. Streiber was introduced to photography in middle school by his grandfather, an avid amateur with his own darkroom. Streiber has a BA in Communications from Stanford University.
Snow Monkey was taken by Nick Ut, the Fresh Focus 2019 honoree.
In 1966, at a very young age, Ut joined The Associated Press (AP) in Vietnam, after his older brother Huynh Thanh My, also an AP photographer, was killed in combat. Ut covered the rest of the Vietnam War for AP. Later, he also worked in Tokyo, and in 1977 he was transferred to Los Angeles.
The highlight of Ut’s career came on 8 June 1972, when he photographed Kim Phuc running and screaming down route 1 after her village had been bombed with Napalm by South Vietnamese planes. Immediately after making the photo, he rushed the girl to a hospital, which saved her life.
The image won every major photographic award in 1973, such as the World Press Photo award, the Pulitzer Prize, the George Polk Memorial Award and the Overseas Press Club award. In 1993, Nick Ut was asked to open a new AP office in Hanoi, where he worked with his old colleague from his Saigon years, George Esper.
He still works for AP as a photojournalist, and is still in touch with Kim Phuc, now living in Canada, whom he calls every week.
Raul’s award winning photographs have appeared on covers and in magazines like Time, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Vogue, InStyle, Glamour and Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine. Several of his portraits are collected in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. He received the National Publications Design Award for his Time cover of Carl Sagan and The Annenberg Space for Photography has recognized his abstract photography.
Ron Veto, soc (society of camera operators) is a published award winning still photographer, travel writer and book author. His career as a camera operator in the motion picture industry has blended to showcase our world in an honest and humorous light, seasoned with a tasteful composition for the eye and a healthy pathway to the heart. “You won't find low hanging fruit among my images. Misery and despair is easy to find. My hope is to explore the beauty of our world and some of its unique characters within. To capture that eye-to-eye moment is magical. Sharing a powerful moment then parting forever, knowing everyone's lives had been changed, especially mine."
Glen Wexler is an American photographer best known for his elaborately staged photocompositions of improbable situations. He’s created dozens of album covers and ad campaigns and is recognized as one of the original artists to incorporate digital imaging technology into the creative process.
Anna Wilding is a recognized director producer writer,actress and importantly still photographer . Anna's work has been cited as "iconic" "beautiful" and "moving" by media. Ms Wilding's well known solo photography exhibit CELEBRATE HOPE-THE OBAMA Collection is currently touring and in great demand. Ms Wilding started photographing as a teenager , in particular black and white, and owned, through her own hard and talented work, her first still photography studio by the age of 19 . Ms Wilding eventually moved into the moving image and was additionally cited for her camera work on films she directed. Ms Wilding's photography is rare and is collected on both American coasts throughout the USA.
Felice Willat is an award-winning travel photographer and publisher, whose images from Burma, Morocco, China, Vietnam and Argentina capture the beauty of the human landscape across cultures. Willat’s photographs have been juried into the Los Angeles Center for Photography, Photo LA, Photo Independent, Tag Gallery and Bergamont Station as well as numerous other venues. Felice is not just a photographer but an author too as she’s published a book called The Quiet Between, Song of Burma.
In 2014, I was enlisted by an American non-profit to go to El Salvador and photograph the efforts of the FMLN, the country's left-wing political party, in their attempt to win the presidency for the first time in twenty years. My work carried me from the capitol, San Salvador, to a regional FMLN headquarters in rural Cojutepeque, and points in between. On one occasion, I went with campaign workers to an abandoned soccer stadium in Colonia Franco, a colorful, if rundown neighborhood in Cojutepeque. I was taking pictures as they handed out political flyers and bags of food courtesy of the FMLN when I noticed three little girls on the top row of the bleachers staring back at me, framed in barbed wire. I made several pictures of them mugging and smiling for the camera, but the last picture was different. The girls’ carefree expressions were gone, replaced by something else — defiance, pride, friendship, wisdom.
Andrews Zappin is a documentary and portrait photographer living in Los Angeles. His wide-ranging body of work is inspired by a love of the image and an insatiate curiosity about people. Andrew’s photographs have been published online in the LA Weekly, the Huffington Post, and Vice Impact (to name a few) and in print in the Los Angeles Times.
Lloyd Ziff’s photographs are included in the permanent collections of The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Palm Springs Art Museum, The Museum of the City of New York, and The International Center of Photography, New York. His books include Lloyd Ziff-New York/Los Angeles: Photographs 1967-2014, and Near North-Photographs of Alaska and The Yukon, and his photographs are included in Patti Smith’s autobiography Just Kids. He has had one-man shows in New York City at Danziger Gallery and Robin Rice Gallery, and Earl McGrath Gallery in Los Angeles. Previous to his photography career, he was an award-winning art director/design director of Vanity Fair, House & Garden, Condé Nast Traveler, and Rolling Stone.