More than a photographer, Julia is also an artist and a humanitarian. Her ability to dive below the surface level of her subjects' personalities arises from her lifelong passion to give back to her community through healing arts. Camera in hand, Julia has contributed her talents to dozens of charitable initiatives, including “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep” bereavement photography organization, ongoing projects with Comcast's Accessibility Lab for the hearing- and visually- impaired, and many others. Julia has also served historically-neglected populations, including the special needs and abused animals. Most recently she has been bringing awareness to the plastic pollution problem in our oceans and is collaborating with a range of artists to inspire and create underwater photographs to donate 100% proceeds to Charity Water.
My true north: I am a photographer, storyteller, and traveler. Growing up with a mom who always had one eye behind her Canon AE1, my appreciation for capturing images is well-rooted in my genes. Specializing in connecting with subjects on a personal level, I strive to capture sincere expressions and moments. New projects and environments energize me, and I am always eager to travel to catch the story.A few ideas for photo assignments or projects I am especially interested in:
Women in farming, organic agriculture in general, projects about the American Midwest, art activism, women fighting for social justice using art, stories regarding orthorexia, ESL teachers abroad (specifically Japan, where my experience was), rural Japan, death and dying, hospice care, aging in rural areas . . .
Cayla Zahoran, a New York City food & beverage photographer, specializes in not only photographing food but eating it too. While working as a photo editor at Edible Allegheny and WHIRL Magazine (Pittsburgh, PA), her passion for local food & culture first began. Looking to broaden her palette, Cayla transplanted to New York City. Cayla’s creativity in the photography world is driven by her love of cooking, traveling, and the art of playing with her food. She also prides herself on being able to make the perfect Moscow Mule.
At Dean Lavenson Photography, Dean brings an utter passion to the set. He is a master with light and an absolute perfectionist. He is as giddy about photography today as when he was a student. And with that passion comes with over 25 years of experience. After graduating from Brooks Institute of Photography and freelancing in L.A. for a few years, Dean relocated his family from Santa Barbara, California to Louisville in 1989. He’s still trying to figure out how that happened. All he remembers is a big yellow Ryder truck with a matching yellow ’73 VW Bug in tow and his wife, Dianne, crying across every state line. Dean still dreams about the beach, but over the years he’s grown to love Louisville. As for how Dean first got started with a camera? Now that’s a long story. Let’s just say, he was on his way to becoming the next Wynton Marsellis. Lucky for Mr. Marsellis, Dean ended up in Beginning Photography as a high school senior. Ask him in person and he’ll give you the looooong version.
M. Scott Brauer is a photographer based in Boston, Mass., whose work has taken him around the US and to China, Russia, India, and elsewhere. Brauer specializes in photographing science, education, politics, and the economy, among other subjects. He works frequently for Bloomberg Businessweek, the Chronicle of Higher Education, MIT, Harvard, Time, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and other publications and institutions.Portfolio: https://www.mscottbrauer.com
Oliver Parini is a Vermont-based photographer with over a decade of experience working with publications and brands. He specializes in portraits, agriculture, travel, and architectural photography. Oliver is available to travel across the Northeast (& beyond.) When Oliver is not on assignments, he can be found exploring the mountains and waters of Vermont, making dinner for his family, or hiking with his Siberian Husky.
I’m interested in the human experience. In our rush to the end in search of perfection, we often overlook the things right in front of us. The everyday and banal can be more beautiful than the glamorous, and the imperfect often holds more meaning than flawless. Start with why dare to be authentic, and never settle for anything less than excellence.
Enno was born in 1969 and grew up both in Tokyo/Japan and Munich/Germany. He studied photography at the Fachakademie für Fotodesign in Munich. Since 1996 he has been working as a freelance photographer with the main subjects portraits, reportage, corporate and travel. His work is published in magazines, online, in and as books and in exhibitions. And sometimes wins or is shortlisted for awards as well. Enno is well traveled and brings with him the experience of two decades of professional photography with a broad range of assignments, free projects and topics as celebrity portraits, social issues, corporate stories and reports about our ever changing world.
He speaks german, english and japanese. Enno lives with his family in Munich/Germany.