2010 Emerging Pro Canon: Meet The Pros

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Lauren DukoffLauren Dukoff
Age: 26
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles-based professional Lauren Dukoff is only in her mid-20s, but she has already published a book, Family (Chronicle), and her work has been exhibited at the UCLA Hammer Museum. Dukoff’s portraits have been characterized as moments in time between friends. She captures a unique sense of intimacy in her images. View More»
Justin FantlJustin Fantl
Age: 30
Location: San Francisco, CA

When he was just a kid, Justin Fantl became interested in photography with his dad showing him the technical ins and outs of how a camera worked. The New Hampshire native is drawn to subtleties in the places and objects that people walk by every day, and tries to create images that are metaphoric and lasting. His work has appeared in Communication Arts, Photo District News, Dwell, The New York Times T magazine, San Francisco, Fortune and more. He’s also a member of an online art collective called The Black Harbor, which showcases work by prominent young photographers, designers, illustrators and other artists. View More»
Todd GlaserTodd Glaser
Age: 25
Location: San Diego, CA

During a surfing trip to Hawaii when he was just a teenager, Todd Glaser picked up his first camera, a Canon EOS A2 with a 15mm fisheye lens and a Dale Kobetich underwater housing. Early on, he was able to combine his love of photography and the ocean, getting close-up views of some of the world’s most amazing waves and the surfers who ride them. Now he makes a living chasing the swells as a staff photographer for Surfer magazine. Glaser’s big-wave images have appeared on the magazine’s cover three times and counting. In 2009, the former pro body-boarder won Surfer‘s Poll Photo of the Year. View More»
Brian KaufmanBrian Kaufman
Age: 25
Location: Detroit, MI

Brian Kaufman is a national, three-time Emmy Award®-winning video journalist with the Detroit Free Press. The Society of Professional Journalists in Detroit named him the 2009 Young Journalist of the Year. His contributions to web video production and multimedia have pushed news delivery to the forefront in a digital world. Through a compelling mix of cinematography and traditional still photography, Kaufman’s style of visual storytelling is an intimate reflection of the subjects that he works with. View More»
Melissa KasemanMelissa Kaseman
Age: 35
Location: San Francisco, CA

Design. The word gets used and misused a lot, but when you look at Melissa Kaseman’s work, you can see the images of a professional with a true sense of design. She crafts the frame like an architect crafts space. Beyond her work for Dwell, T: The New York Times Style and Room & Board, Kaseman has a portfolio of evocative images of aging people that are remarkable for their sensitivity and frankness, laying bare the realities of growing old in America. View More»
Angela MarklewAngela Marklew
Age: 30
Location: Venice, CA

From Canada to California, and from testing explosives for the government to capturing images of abandoned places, Angela Marklew turned her attention to photographing people after working as an assistant to Los Angeles-based photographer Mark Robert Halper. When she first arrived in the U.S., Marklew set out to take pictures of forgotten places in North America. Now, her work can be seen on exhibit in Ottawa, Québec, Louisville, San Diego and Los Angeles. Her clients include Elle Decor, Signature LA Direct magazine, Ephoe Couture, Go Gently Baby, Beata Dirycz and Tobi Tobin Design. View More»
Kyle MonkKyle Monk
Age: 31
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Sometimes quirky, always stylish, Kyle Monk brings a sense of humor and a flair for the whimsical to his photography. He frequently collaborates with fellow artist Greg Pond to depict people in some of their most amusing moments. Working under the moniker of “monkpond,” they craft intricate, high-concept images. On hi
s own, Monk’s work covers a broad gamut, from documentary to fine art. View More»
Adrian MuellerAdrian Mueller
Age: 34
Location: New York, NY

Adrian Mueller has been featured in Digital Photo Pro before. His work with Fabrik Studios is frequently pointed to as some of the most striking studio still life anywhere. Placing objects in disjointed situations and impossible positions, the images are technically perfect, and they show Mueller ’s attention to detail and his flair for building creative still life. Originally from Lucerne, Switzerland, Mueller now lives and works in New York. View More»
Jamie NelsonJamie Nelson
Age: 27
Location: New York, NY

Shooting professionally for the last five years, Jamie Nelson’s goal is to bring her idea of beauty to light in her photographs. Her work has appeared in magazines, advertisements and billboards around the world. While some photographs show extensive hair and makeup work, others seem to be almost entirely devoid of these enhancements. She avoids narrow definitions of beauty in favor of a more open-minded approach, letting the subject dictate the specific look of each photograph. View More»
Dan SaelingerDan Saelinger
Age: 31
Location: New York, NY

With vivid work that spans the gamut from editorial assignments to fine-art landscapes, Dan Saelinger has his camera on the pulse of today’s in-demand looks. His dramatic studio still lifes show a balanced combination of concept, technique and postprocessing savvy. The results are images that keep his phone ringing. View More»
Shiloh StrongShiloh Strong
Age: 32
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles is a hotbed of fashion photography, and Shiloh Strong has based his operations there to take advantage of the opportunities. In addition to his impressive photo career, Strong, like many pros today, is diversifying himself by working in motion pictures. As he says, “Be it funny, haunting, cinematic or beautiful, my goal is to find and express a story that will hold and interest people.” He’s a 2008 and 2009 International Photography Award Winner. View More»
Anastasia Taylor-LindAnastasia Taylor-Lind
Age: 29
Location: Beirut, Lebanon

Being part of the VII Photo Mentor program has helped launch Anastasia Taylor-Lind’s career and has her on a trajectory to be one of the great photojournalists. Now living in Beirut, Taylor-Lind has positioned herself in a location where she quickly can get to a breaking event and thoroughly cover the subtleties of the story. Her photo essays have examined such diverse topics as stunt horseback riders, the female guerrillas of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party and English cidermen. View More»
Michael WinokurMichael Winokur
Age: 39
Location: San Francisco, CA

Based in the San Francisco Bay area, Michael Winokur has made the transition from newspaper to commercial photography. But that doesn’t mean he’s abandoned his roots. He fuses the spontaneity of photojournalism with his experience in location lighting, studio portraiture, fashion and fine-art photography to bring creative energy and capture definitive images for every project. View More»
Lisa WisemanLisa Wiseman
Age: 28
Location: San Francisco, CA

Lisa Wiseman has been shooting constantly since the eighth grade. Her unique fine-art approach to fashion, advertising and editorial photography has resulted in numerous accolades and awards, including selection as one of PDN’s 2009 30 new and emerging photographers to watch. A select client list features a variety of high-profile names like Axe Body Spray, GQ, Marie Claire, Newsweek, Wired and more, and Wiseman’s unbridled enthusiasm for the craft of image making suggests that there are even bigger and better things on the horizon. View More»
Dean ZulichDean Zulich
Age: 36
Location: Seattle, WA

A three-time finalist in the Digital Photo Pro Emerging Pro Competition, Dean Zulich has been on our radar screen for several years. The Bosnia-Herzegovina native resides in the Pacific Northwest and his career took off after he was the runner up on the VH1 show, The Shot. Zulich has photographed celebrities, music stars and a range of other famous faces, and his high-concept photography makes a dramatic impact. View More»

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