Animal Photography

Five of the Best Underwater Photographers in AtEdge

Underwater photography is a dream for many professionals. It isn’t always easy, but it often results in some of the most breathtaking images you’ll ever see. The AtEdge community is full of incredible underwater photographers with unbelievable talent and style.

Take photographer David Martinez for example. He’s a globetrotting photographer with a passion for the surf and the sea. According to him, “he’s just as comfortable with a huge production crew as he is alone on his surfboard with his underwater camera.”

Then there’s photographer Christopher Wilson. A former writer, art director and designer, Wilson found his passion for photography after spending 15 years in the advertising world. His underwater portraits have a very distinct feel to them. The endlessness of the water surrounding his subjects creates something that feels both intimate and ominous.

Embry Rucker‘s passion for communicating the human narrative is clearly visible in his underwater photography.

The subjects of Hollis Bennett‘s underwater photography are a bit fishier than most, which makes sense for a man who grew up in Knoxville, loves the outdoors and has lived on three different coasts.

Lastly, we have one of the most talented underwater photographer’s around, Dana Neibert. There’s a lot more to his portfolio than just underwater photography, but don’t let that fool you. Some of his ocean shots are the most stunningly beautiful photos we’ve seen.

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Check out the “Underwater” section of the AtEdge website to see even more spectacular shots from these photographers and more.

Ann Cutting: The Alphabet of Bugs

Ann Cutting and team collaborated with author Valerie Gates to create imagery for their recent book, The Alphabet of Bugs.

This alphabet book includes a collection of unusual insects paired with unique colors that pop in the images produced by Ann.

About Ann
LA-based photographer Ann Elliott Cutting’s versatility spans subjects from science and organic images to lifestyle, sports and children. She uses many photographic techniques, including digital imaging, traditional film cameras, and images made with toy cameras. Her clients include companies like Nikon, Nike, Ashworth Golf, Lexus, Target, Lee Jeans, PG&E, and Pioneer, and editorial work in Time Magazine, New York Times, US News and World Report, The Nature Conservancy, Science Magazine, Washington Post, and Bloomberg Magazine, and recording companies like Warner Brothers, Capital, and Sony Music.

Ann is represented by Renne Rhyner & Co. View more of Ann’s work through her AtEdge portfolio and at cutting.com.

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Mark Katzman Captures the Genuine Love Between Pets & Pet Owners

Mark Katzman was tasked with creating imagery for Elanco Animal Health that portrays the unique bond shared between a pet and its owner.

About Mark 
Inspired by authenticity, Mark’s soulful images capture life’s real moments. His style is classic, genuine and fresh. And whether shooting in India or Indiana, Mark’s positive energy, humor, and craftsmanship consistently bring a collaborative and synergistic atmosphere to his sets. Mark’s award-winning work has been featured on the cover of Communication Arts Photography Annual and he is recognized annually as one of the world’s 200 best photographers by Leurzer’s Archive.

Mark is represented by The Gren Group. View more of Mark’s work through his AtEdge portfolio and at markkatzman.com

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Lennette Newell’s Ani-Human Project

Wild is an adjective we often use to describe animals, reflecting the distance separating our civilized lifestyles from the outlying natural world.

In Lennette Newell‘s Ani-Human series, the gap between humans and wild animals is diminished, along with any hierarchy that has been imposed by the technology of man. The series portrays the certainty that a tranquil co-inhabitance can exist, and therefore the possibility that it could propagate.

Each subject, whether animal or human, is equal. Although the human subject could even be seen as subservient, trying to mimic the grace and physical beauty of the animal, yet imperfectly. An observation that is emphasized by the animals’ effortless elegance placed in both a man-made studio and an environmental backdrop. Together without a spatial barrier, an original relationship unfolds between the animal and the human, a peaceful coexistence that is not exploited by the somatic dominance of the animal, who could in a time period of seconds curtail the human’s life.

Snapshots of these interactions convey a joint persistence, though it is safe to say these interactions do not persist in space and time.

Lennette is represented by Elizabeth Poje. See more work from Lennette through her AtEdge portfolio and at elizabethpoje.com.

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Markku Lahdesmaki Teams Up With M&C Saatchi for San Diego Zoo

Markku worked with the team at M&C Saatchi to create compelling imagery for San Diego Zoo’s 100-year Anniversary celebration.

The images featured extraordinary, giant animal puppets used for “The Journey”, a musical processional honoring the Zoo’s history and the quest to end extinction.

In explaining why Markku was selected to bring the concepts to life, Art Producer Brian Bushaw of M&C Saatchi stated: “There were a few key factors that led to awarding the job to Markku. The shots were challenging composites, requiring special attention to lighting and detail in the studio, as well as forethought into the backgrounds we’d be stripping into. Markku is a master of both, as his portfolio demonstrates.”

2 out of 3 images just recently received top honors in the AOP’S 2016 Photography Awards. The Elephant took Best-Of-Commissioned Advertising Single Image, while the Flamingos placed in the top 12. Both images will be featured in the AOP Awards 2016 book.

Markku is represented by Brite Productions. Take a look at his fascinating body of work through his AtEdge portfolio and at markkuphoto.com.

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Lennette Newell: CATiTUDE

Lennette Newell was chosen as a winner for American Photography 32 in the Self-Promotion category for her project, CATiTUDE.

This year’s distinguished jury included: Anna Goldwater Alexander, Director of Photography at WIRED; Sarah Filippi, Director of Photography at Fast Company; Genevieve Fussell, Senior Photo Editor at The New Yorker; Kelli Grant, Photo Editor at Yahoo News; Jennifer Miller, Photo Director at Condé Nast Traveler; Florence Nash, Associate Photo Editor at People and Emily Shornick, Associate Photo Art Directory at Tory Burch.

Lennette adds about the project:

“Cats are innately good actors exhibiting a wide range of emotions in a way that allows us to relate to them. Minimalist staging enhances the feline solo performance that is both comedy and drama.”

Lennette is represented by Elizabeth Poje. See more work from Lennette through her AtEdge portfolio and at elizabethpoje.com.

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William Huber and The Service Dog Project

For the past two years, William Huber has collaborated with the Service Dog Project, a non-profit rescue organization that partners disabled citizens with Great Danes, on their annual SDP Calendar.

“Great Danes possess their own sweet personalities, smarts, and senses of humor, and these are reflected in the SDP calendar images. They have soulful eyes that speak volumes and, in some cases, appear almost human with a little help from our photo crew. It’s that human connection I hope to make and share with the viewer.” – William Huber

You can check out a few of the heart-melting images below. For more info on the Service Dog Project, please visit their website.

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William Huber is represented in the USA by Schumann & Company.

Ani-Human Series by Lennette Newell On Exhibit At Leo Burnett London

We are thrilled to announce that Ani-Human, a series by AtEdge photographer Lennette Newell, is now hanging at Leo Burnett London.

Lennette first connected with the agency at a 2012 AtEdge Face-to-Face event in London, where she met with Leah Mitchell, Head of Art Buying. Lennette recently contacted Leah to discuss the project and see if she would have interest in bringing Ani-Human to London after it exhibited in Volterra, Italy. With the help of Art Buyer Jo Hodge, fourteen images were selected for display a short time later.

The exhibit will be up through the 20th of October.

Ani-Human dimishes the gap between humans and wild animals, along with any hierarchy that has been imposed by the technology of man.

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Each subject, whether animal or human, is equal. Although, the human subject could even be seen as subservient, trying to mimic the grace and physical beauty of the animal, yet imperfectly. An observation that is emphasized by the animals’ effortless elegance placed in both a man-made studio and an environmental backdrop.

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Together without a spatial barrier, an original relationship unfolds between the animal and the human, a peaceful coexistence that is not exploited by the somatic dominance of the animal, who could in a time period of seconds curtail the humanʼs life.

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Ani-Human Racoon

Snapshots of these interactions convey a joint persistence, though it is safe to say these interactions do not persist in space and time.

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The series portrays the certainty that a tranquil coinhabitance can exist, and therefore the possibility that it could propagate.

More of Lennette’s work can be seen on her AtEdge Portfolio or Website.

Down the Fence: A New Documentary Project from Lori Adamski-Peek

Lori Adamski-Peek has been a commercial photographer for 30 years, shooting for clients such as National Geographic, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and Newsweek, and numerous celebrities. She is known for her exceptional captured-moment images and reportage-style photography that emphasizes light quality.

Her new documentary in progress, Down the Fence, profiles horse trainers on their journey to compete for one of the most challenging equestrian championships in the world,  giving a rare glimpse into their unique lifestyle.

This is a film about passion, perseverance, community, and the enduring power of the human-animal connection.
 

 

There is a Kickstarter Campaign in place to help the team raise the money needed to finish this movie. So far, all of the research, time, effort, and funds have been provided by Lori and her team.

With your help they will be able to attract the additional talent and resources needed to make this film the absolute best it can be! Support a meaningful and creative project.

There are only 11 days left to help; visit Down the Fence’s Kickstarter.

George Logan: A Safari Back in Time

George Logan is widely renowned for his highly conceptual and humorous images, often featuring animals in human settings and environments. For this personal project, George turned this idea on its head and photographed people in the animal’s environment in a “retro safari” on location in East Africa. 

“This project was inspired by seeing early footage of pioneers in Africa. The humor aims to reflect the naivety of those early travelers,” added George. 

George Logan: Website // AtEdge portfolio