Exposure: Photos do our heavy lifting


Images do Our Heavy Lifting

You need a bigger screen

Know how things in your rearview mirror appear closer than they seem? We're much more talented and impressive on devices bigger than your phone.

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Something smartalecky about pictures, people and stories

Our best, most authentic work tells business stories of people in their natural environments, showing them doing stuff — the way people do. Shooting for business is about finding context, defining a relationship with the viewer and sidestepping the minefield of cliches. Our job is to make what the viewer sees feels original.

Usually, there's truth to clichés.

Actually, there's nothing smartalecky about depicting people and places in a genuinely interesting way. If it resonates it's probably not a cliché.

 From the Manifesto 

What We Shoot

Editorial portraiture and photographic business stories are what we do best. Author Matt Ruff rides the elevator at the Seattle Public Library.


Editorial business stories, portraiture in context, and real people doing real things. Many of our clients come from law, technology, education and non-profits, but our most interesting work all boils down to creating relationships and a narrative.
Capturing a sense of destination is our goal with travel and hospitality photography. In this example a guard passes the main gate in the Forbidden City in Beijing.


Light, color, people, food, history — each lead to a destination, and our goal of making the world a little smaller. Landscapes and beauty shots are wonderful but showing dimensions and differences in other cultures is the real art to making pictures.
Making strong connections between products, ideas and business messages defines our studio and tabletop photography. Our "Minions" series explores business relationships using the little people from model train sets.


Metaphors, objects and reportage. Four decades of shooting hasn't dampened enthusiasm of making tabletop products evocative or creating visual links between people and ideas.