There is nothing that makes me happier than being in a creative, collaborative & professional environment. I have studied as a director, cinematographer, photographer, graphic designer & painter. I love art and the entirety of the creative process, which is why I have dedicated my life to it.
In the beginning he aspired to smuggle gems from Sri Lanka and live on the island of Fatu Hiva where Gauguin painted. Instead moved to Micronesia and got lost for two years. Fell in lust. Slid down a coconut tree; very painful. Saw a blue moon. Was attacked by sharks but got lucky. Built houses, speared fish, Fell in love. Went home empty handed. Went to school, got bored then graduated. Lived in Mexico, fell in love, got drunk with a cartel hit man. Lived in Indian village, broke two ribs, lost all his money on a cock fight, got lost in a cave but now is found. Published widely acclaimed work. Made mama proud. Worked for newspapers. Worked for Sipa Press. Walked in the desert, got heat stroke, thought he saw God or Jerry Garcia. Recovered. Worked for Life, Fortune, Newsweek, National Geographic. Went to Cuba and smoked cigars. Fell in Love. Married in Havana. She saw him coming a mile away. Fortunate tragedy. Recovered. Worked for New York Times, Discovery Channel, Amgen, Target, etc. Worked in Latin America. Fell in Love with the wrong woman then Fell in love with the right woman Got Married, wife, kid, beagle and garden. The whole nine yards. Beagle ate the house. Likes tomatoes, green tea and bike riding. Most pressing question: "Are we living in a simulation.?"
Alexander Thomas is a published Photographer and Director in Los Angeles, California. Originally from Philadelphia, he has traveled through a large portion of the United States pursuing his passion; creating evocotive images that intertwine his love of Hollywood’s golden age of cinema, 1970’s culture, fashion and music.
Originally from Greenfield, MA, I’ve spent over the last decade in Los Angeles working in all aspects of the photo industry, from editing major award show photos, to developing brand imagery, photographing people, cosmetics, and now with a concentration on food and beverage.
I bring this well rounded photo background and some good old fashioned punk rock DIY resourcefulness to every project!
If you see me in the wild say hello, I’m pretty nice.
Named after a blood-thirsty goddess and raised by a troupe of traveling thespians, Los Angeles-based film & creative director, Tanit Sakakini, shapes what ABC’s City Line calls “elegantly irreverent” magical worlds.
Sakakini works with brands, agencies, and other artists to develop ideas and give them form. The videos and stills on this website are projects she’s scripted, directed, or photographed. They’ve appeared in publications including Time, Newsweek, and Fast Company, and received distinguished recognition from Communication Arts, the Telly Awards, and the New York Photo Awards, among others.
She directed her first videos for Fidelity Investments while an undergrad at Tufts University, and was introduced to the manic/magnetic world of filmmaking, working for Spike Lee’s 40 Acres and a Mule. Equal portions visual artist and writer, Sakakini worked in advertising as a copywriter for agencies including Landor and Euro RSCG, and some years earlier, won a purebred Arabian horse in a high school essay contest – her best-loved accolade to date.
PATRICK WAS BORN IN NUREMBERG, GERMANY AND GREW UP IN A SMALL TOWN IN FRANCONIA. HE STUDIED PHOTOGRAPHY AND DESIGN AT THE BIELEFELD UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES (FH BIELEFELD), WHERE HE SUBSEQUENTLY GRADUATED IN 2005. IN 2011 HE EXCHANGED THE URBAN SETTING OF BERLIN, WHERE HE LIVED AND WORKED FOR SEVERAL YEARS, FOR THE SUNNY BEACHES OF LOS ANGELES, WHERE HE IS CURRENTLY BASED.
PATRICK IS HAPPIEST WHEN HE IS IN THE MIDST OF CREATING A NEW SERIES OF IMAGES AND LOVES EVERY PART OF THE PROCESS, FROM CONCEPTION TO EXECUTION.
Californian by birth, Texan by choice, Michael grew up heavily involved in the punk, surf, skate and snow culture of California. It was in that crucible of creativity that Michael picked up a camera and began to document his world around him.
Since then, Michael has built a strong reputation for capturing authentic, of-the-moment imagery that allows brands to connect with their audience with genuine content.
Michael is also well respected for his attention to detail and calm demeanor on set, as well as his ability to quickly connect with his subjects.
In addition to his photography, Michael is also passionate about travel, spending time with good friends and family, being in the outdoors, dogs, cooking and good bourbon.
Natasha is a Travel, Food & Lifestyle Photographer whose visuals evoke a sense of presence, of the fleeting moments that make an experience memorable. Her work is steeped in a sense of leisure, like taking time to lay out on a beachside hammock, to dig into a handcrafted salad, to stay in bed a bit longer to watch the light break through the shades. These visceral, intimate qualities make her images feel true, like the tug of familiar memories. From elaborate productions to intimate editorial shoots, she captures moments that invite viewers to experience new tastes, possibilities, and perspectives. Having split her childhood between Malaysia and California, she moves seamlessly across cultures, spaces, and interactions. Driving her imagery is the sense that no matter where we go or where we’re from, an unbreakable human connection links us together.
Trevor Traynor is a photographer, director, and producer living and working in Los Angeles.He is the Founder & CEO of Memoryscape, a full service production boutique. With over 15 years experience in the commercial and fine art sectors, from Patagonia to the Serengeti, he’s worked across all 7 continents. An intrepid traveler as comfortable photographing huskies in Greenland as he is Amber Rose for an international campaign. His photography has been featured in Contact High: A Visual History Of Hip-Hop, Financial Times, Hamburger Eyes, and All-American by Bruce Weber. He has been selected multiple times for the PDN Photo Annual, American Photography, and his work has been exhibited in New York, Paris, London, and Berlin and featured in The Getty Center, The Grammy Museum, and as part of a permanent polar art exhibit aboard the National Geographic Endurance.
Andrea D'Agosto is a Los Angeles food photographer. She grew up in a small town in Wisconsin working in her family's restaurants where food presentation and family recipes sparked her interest. After attending art school in Madison Wisconsin, she moved west to Los Angeles, since then Andrea has been photographing food-related products, chefs, restaurants and cookbooks on the West Coast and beyond.