New Work and a Great Local SF Photo + Motion Creatives List
New Work & SF Bay Photo/Motion BIPOC Imagemaker & Production List
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I'm thrilled to share with you a new campaign for a company whose mission I strongly believe in, Whole30. They have a new line of dressings they wanted to push out in a number of ways. I worked with stylists Jillian Knox and Josmine Evans to make sure the dressings looked tasty with the recipes Whole30 introduced them with.
Re: Covid safety, the whole production happened with the team wearing masks, temps taken, prepro screening, windows open, and physically distanced, etc. whether it is in my studio or on location.
BIPOC SF BAY AREA PHOTO + MOTION LIST
I know clients are hiring more locally than ever these days so I wanted to make sure you know about all the talented BIPOC imagemakers and production crew there are to be hired in the SF Bay Area. I'm sharing this LIST of BIPOC ( Black, Indigenous, & People of Color) Photographers, Directors, DPs, Stylists and numerous other crew professionals who are based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Note, some are listed as SF + LA. They may work in both commercial + editorial and the subject matter they work in ranges widely from food, lifestyle, portraiture, product, fashion, to name a few. Please share this list with any other companies, agencies, or individuals in hiring positions.
My colleague Steve Babuljak had the idea to start this list, which was originally intended to live only on a local photographer group's FB page. I checked with everyone on the list and decided to share it after listening in on a recent webinar that included one agency creative advising BIPOC creatives "not to assume everyone hiring knows you're BIPOC, tell them." So here it is. And with that said, you may find more imagemakers and production crew in the SF Bay Area that aren't on this list, but on sites like Diversify Photo, Authority Collective, The Astute Agency and others. If you know someone who should be on the list, please let them know and have them contact me at email@example.com
Here is how the list is categorized:
Photo Assistants/Lighting Techs/Gaffers
Studio Teachers/Kid Wranglers
APA Diversity Committee + Survey
I'm so honored to be part of the newly formed American Photographic Artists' Diversity Committee to help bring more equity to BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, women, and other underrepresented groups in the photo industry.
Our first initiative has been to put out a Survey to understand the demographics within APA as well as hear what kind of programming the photographic community in general wants. Please support this initiative by filling out the Survey whether you are a member or not.