The Blackwell Files is a Real People Talent Agency Located in San Francisco's Mission District. 20 years experience providing talent for Commercial Photographers, Producers, & Ad Agencies Worldwide Online Database with thousands of Real People talent.
Dean began his photographic career in 1986 photographing babies in K-mart department stores. Trained as a large format photographer Dean has specialized in photographing architecture and interior design exclusively since 1992. A member of ASMP and APA Dean advocates, and practices a policy of lifelong professional development to remain abreast of the advances in photographic technologies.
Joe bounced between Northern California and South Florida since the age of 5. He became interested in photography and design through the work of Art Brewer, David Carson, Man Ray, and Tibor Kalman. During summer vacations, Joe began documenting white water culture on the American River in the Sierra Nevada. San Francisco became home in 1991 where he began photographing for advertising, editorial and catalog clients. Joe and his wife enjoy raising their creative little girl by the ocean. Joe is an alumni of CCSF PHOTO.
An avid technologist in the world of commercial advertising and production, Jason specializes in Creative Ops System Architecture & Workflows, Content Management, Digital Asset Management, Rights Management, and Production Systems Support. Currently, Jason works as the Digital Asset Systems Manager for Tailored Brands, Inc. With over 15 years in marketing & advertising strategy, Jason made the jump to technology in commercial production environments over three years ago. A former student of CCSF, Jason received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of San Francisco.
With a deep history of involvement with Phase One, Ken specializes in medium format digital imaging systems, workflow optimization, and the pursuit of excellence in image quality. He recognizes the need to simplify technology in today's changing world of photography; leaving the photographer to focus on creative vision. Ken is keen on raising awareness of professional image quality standards and elevating expectations through education, most notably though private consulting and his advanced imaging classes at the Academy of Art University. Recent personal projects include aerial-abstracts of receding glaciers in the arctic, and a documentary exploring the beauty and tradition of Samoan tattooing.
Samantha Cooper is a Producer, Editor, and Photographer based in Oakland, CA. Originally from Los Angeles, she attended the University of California at Santa Cruz where she received her BA in Film and Video. She has taught multiple photography courses at the Harvey Milk Photo Center and has worked at Airbnb and Instagram as a Photo + Video Curator. She is currently the Senior Photo Editor, Platforms at WIRED. Samantha is also a CCSF PHOT alumn.
Romeo Durscher is the Director of Education at DJI, manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Romeo has established himself as one of the top aerial panorama photographers in the world, traveling to various locations and capturing some of the most stunning and inspiring views from above. Romeo founded www.visual-aerials.com as a place created to share tips, tricks and reviews of various UAVs and gadgets used for aerial videography and photography. Romeo’s work has been published in various magazines, books, newspapers and galleries across the globe. His latest adventure was flying DJI drones and broadcasting live on ABC Good Morning America from inside the world largest cave in Vietnam. Romeo speaks at conferences about the possibilities and advantages of unmanned aerial vehicles for industry, commercial and private use. His concerns are safe integration into airspace, respecting one’s privacy and smart operation of this technology. His work can be followed on Twitter at @RomeoCH and on Instagram at VisualAerials.
John Greenleigh / Flipside Studios
Flipside provides companies with interactive visual solutions that engage viewers and inform them about products. Our expertise in 360° Photography, Product Photography, CGI/3D Modeling, and Video Production allows us to provide just the right solutions for interactive projects. We combine twenty-five years of product photography expertise with state-of-the-art motion control tools and computer graphics applications to produce compelling interactive product experiences. Founded by product photographer John Greenleigh, Flipside has been at the forefront of interactive photo-graphy since 1996. That’s when his client, Apple Computer, asked him to apply the same technical and lighting expertise he brings to his still photography to produce 360° product rotations for every product they release. Since then, Flipside has grown into a leading force in 3D product imaging by continuing to produce superior imagery and provide professional customer service, while continuing to innovate and adopt the newest and best technologies.
Ann M. Jastrab
Ann M. Jastrab is an independent curator, photography consultant, editor, and writer. She writes extensively about photographers and photography for the acclaimed website All About Photo where she is the Editor-in- Chief. She worked as the gallery director at RayKo Photo Center in San Francisco for the past decade until their recent closure in June 2017. Ann has curated many exhibitions for RayKo while simultaneously jurying, curating, and organizing numerous exhibitions for other national and international venues outside of San Francisco. She has reviewed portfolios for a multitude of organizations including the Seoul International Photography Festival in Korea, Fotofest, Photolucida, GuatePhoto, Review Santa Fe, Medium, Palm Springs Photo Festival, Filter, and Lishui International Photography Festival in China as well as being a juror for Critical Mass. While being a champion of artists, she created a thriving artist-in- residence program at RayKo where recent residents Carlos Javier Ortiz and McNair Evans both received Guggenheim Fellowships in 2016. Besides being a curator, Ann Jastrab, MFA, is a fine art photographer, master darkroom printer, and teacher as well. She has been leading courses in the San Francisco Bay Area and at the Maine Media Workshops (formerly the Maine Photographic Workshops) in Rockport, Maine since 1995. She is also currently working at Scott Nichols Gallery in San Francisco.
Robyn Kessler / Robyn Kessler Photograhy &
Robyn Kessler is a CCSF alumni specializing in photographing dogs and weddings. She says "I feel that this is what I was meant to do, for nothing is quite so thrilling as knowing that I preserved a moment of great meaning to somebody. As I enter people's homes and they let me into their lives for an afternoon, sharing the stories and history of their furry companion, I am continually reminded that I have one of the greatest jobs in the world. It is such a treat to be able to catch these glimpses of devotion and friendship, each one unique, each one the cause of so much happiness in someone's life."
Gene X Hwang / Orange Photography
Orange Photography is a full-service agency providing photography for both organizations and individuals. Over the years we've acquired a reputation for being a large studio, but we're actually a close-knit team of experienced professionals providing cutting edge photo and video services. We pride ourselves on our responsiveness, flexibility, and ability to understand our client's visions and needs. Our client service team will inform you of all creative options available and will always recommend the most inclusive package for any budget.
Rocky McCorkle is an internationally exhibited photographer who lives in San Francisco. McCorkle received his BFA in Photography from The Ohio State University and his MFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute. He has shown extensively throughout the United States and abroad including Boston, New York, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Toronto, and Busan, Korea. In 2012, McCorkle’s You & Me On A Sunny Day was selected as the Analog Winner for EXPOSURE 2011 International Photography Award. McCorkle’s work from this series is in the permanent collection at the Berkeley Art Museum (BAM/PFA) and the Tweed Museum of Art.
born in prague (before prague was cool) / makes dark room in mother’s pantry / gets grounded / photographs neighbor’s dog (relentlessly) / family flees czechoslovakia / becomes german / college in heidelberg / studies mathematics / realizes photography can be sexier than math / assists / shoots naked girls / forgets math ever existed / shoots jumbo jets / over assisting / becomes american / wins men's ncaa soccer championship / starves / parties / works ass off / strange year-long motorcycle trip to the tip of south america and back / opens studio in san francisco / shoots first apple imac / shoots porcupines / shoots fashion / shoots still life / advertising / editorial / first to embrace digital post / wins awards / opens 2nd studio in paris / befriends art directors (especially those that like shooting in paris) / kicks their ass in tennis / makes clients laugh / makes great work / the phone keeps ringing / hello?
Osborne / Glass Key Photo
Matt Osborne is a CCSF Photography Department alumni and runs Glass Key Photo - a small retail business specializing in film, vintage cameras and photography supplies.