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Adam Battaglia

As early as I can remember, I’ve been fortunate to have had access to cameras, film, and affordable photo labs from drug stores and camera retail shops. My mother’s dad was a hobbyist photographer who instilled a passion in my mother to capture everything from life’s biggest moments to funny signs along the interstate. Read More>>

Ken Bank

I discovered photography while in high school. My teacher, Arnold Rubinoff, opened my eyes to the magic of photography. Back then, we did our own darkroom work and seeing images slowly appear in a tray of a developer was mesmerizing. I began my career shooting rock concerts when a backstage pass meant the photographer had full, unfettered access; not like today’s environment of limited access and high security. Read More>>

Lesley Castle

My first experience with photography was in high school. I attended high school in the Virgin Islands and a girlfriend of mine was taking a photography class. Since she was my best friend, naturally, I became her model. I started modeling for her film work and was immediately intrigued by the art of photography. Read More>>

Joel Lavold

I grew up in Montana and wanted to shoot what I was doing; snowboarding, kayaking, and just being outdoors. After working on a few projects I wanted to move somewhere I had more opportunity to collaborate and work, so I made the move to LA. Read More>>

Sammie B.

My husband and I moved to Los Angeles from Nashville back in 2011 when we started our company, X-Doria, which specializes in tech accessories. During our first year, we were outsourcing all of our product photography… Read More>>

Keli Squires Taylor

It was around 2005 when I started shooting professionally. I had thought about photography years before but with film it’s a whole other mindset. You have to slow down. Which is a very good thing but my energy wasn’t there. I am an intuitive photographer. I feel everything I see. I’m not that technical. Read More>>

Greg Shappell

I moved to LA right out of college. With a photography degree in hand, I was ready to conquer the world! Then reality slapped me in the face. Then it punched me in the gut. I had no car, no job, no money, and no connections in the industry. This city is massive and I felt completely alone and insufficient. Read More>>

Filo Salva

I moved to LA and started in photography around 2012. I’m self-taught and basically experimented with everything I can think of, and now have a certain theme for some of my photographs in which I draw on them. I’m still learning and trying different aspects of photography and visual arts. Read More>>

GuanJr Guo

Guo Guan Jr was born and spent his formative years in Taipei, Taiwan. He leans towards vivid candids and stark black and whites, with his portraits creating a deeper meaning in every shot. He believes that there are always emotions to be recorded, in the real moments. He started making independent films in 2008, with his video ranging between disjointed narratives, traditional storytelling, and documentary. Since then he has traveled to New York City, Miami, Los Angeles, and Beijing to shoot. A few years later, after he completed his military service in 2012, he relocated to Los Angeles, California, permanently. Read More>>

Ken Morrison

I started Photography in high school. It was a hobby that I dabbled in for many years. In 2000 my girlfriend (now wife) was glancing through my photo albums and asked me why was I not shooting professionally. So, with her encouragement, I began my professional career and I’ve never looked back. Read More>>

Lenny & Lucky Conner

Luckyvirgo is a Los Angeles-based brother duo team. consisting of a photographer (Lenny) , and creative director (Lucky). Our mother purchased a camera for Lenny when he was 15 years old. her goal was for Lenny to explore his surroundings, and become more active as I entered high school. from there his younger brother Lucky became his first subject to shoot. Read More>>

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