Photographer Spotlight Sid Hoeltzell

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Sid is a first born American from Latvian immigrants who survived European WW II. He started taking photographs and cooking around the age 8 and went the pre-med college route only to give it all up for his love of photography. Chasing after his passion, Sid hitch-hiked to get into FIT (NYC) and graduated magna cum laude. He became an adjunct professor at FIT for four years, and is still a part-time instructor at the Miami Ad School, in Miami, FL. After maintaining his NYC studio for many years, Sid decided to moved his studio to Miami in 1991 and pioneered to Wynwood eighteen years ago. Sid says his clients have always given him a vast range of assignments and he loves the studio environment. He continues to photograph commercial campaigns with people, but is focusing his digital platform on Food & Beverage photography. Read More →

Photographer Spotlight Ed Cooley

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Ed was born in Toledo, Ohio and moved to the midwest at the age of 16. He married his high-school sweetheart, Faith, in 1979 a year after their graduation. They have two married children and four wonderful grand-children that often travel with them . Ed ended up in Northwest Arkansas after completing a long-term consulting assignment at J.B. Hunt Transport, designing onboard computer systems in the late eighties. By trade he is a self-taught, software engineer and owns a software company that automates trucking and freight logistics companies. Read More →

Photographer Spotlight: Lisa & Emile deRecat

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  Meet Lisa & Emile deRecat Lisa and her husband Emile are originally from Los Angeles, California. Lisa has a background in the film industry while Emile’s background is in the fashion industry. They both have been photographers for over 20 years and have recently opened up their new studio in Gig Harbor, WA, specializing in portrait photography. Lisa and Emile, diving right into what I call the million dollar … Read More →

Photographer Spotlight: Holger Obenaus

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Meet Holger Obenaus Holger Obenaus is an award winning, nationally published, Hi-Impact Commercial and Editorial Photographer. He specializes in Interior Design Photography, Architectural Photography, Food Photography and Product Photography. Holger was born and raised in Cologne, Germany. After 20+ years in the German music industry he decided it was time for a change and moved with his family to Charleston, SC. He started his photography business from ground zero. It … Read More →

CI Digital Tech Spotlight Kathryn Schambach

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How did you begin your career in the photo industry? I’ve always loved cameras, that’s what got me into my first photography class. My family has a background in the preforming arts, so I wanted something artistically stimulating, but also wasn’t the life of an undiscovered, tortured artist, because I didn’t like the idea of being broke all the time. Advertising photography seemed like a great idea, so after college … Read More →

Congratulations Sid Hoeltzell

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We are proud to announce that our client Sid Hoeltzell has earned his apron and will be competing for the title MasterChef! For the first time ever, the judges – host and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, acclaimed chef Aarón Sánchez and renowned restaurateur Joe Bastianich – chose their favorite home cooks and will mentor them throughout the competition. The nation’s best home cooks traveled to Los Angeles to compete for … Read More →

CI Digital Tech Spotlight Andrea Fremiotti

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In 2000 I graduated from Penn State with dual bachelor degrees in Integrated Art and Psychology. I moved to Atlanta for a photography job at a catalog house, doing product shots and room sets. My next job was in a service bureau, where I scanned film and expanded my Photoshop skills. Next, I bought my own Imacon scanner and went freelance under the name Burn Photo, digitizing images and retouching for catalog and advertising clients. I also started assisting advertising photographers around the city, and some of them are still my clients almost two decades later. Read More →

Photographer Spotlight: Kelly Serfoss

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Kelly grew up in northwest Montana. Seeing the finest natural wonders in the country daily, he was fortunate to have been exposed early in life to international experiences through his parents’ mission work. He moved to LA for college, and now lives in Venice with his wife Kate, a rockstar entertainment attorney, and doodle Bruno. Fun fact: His travel goal is to visit 60 countries by age 40. Though he still has a few years to go, he has already visited 54 countries. Read More →

CI Digital Tech Spotlight Brian Merwin

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How did you begin your career in the photo industry? Like a lot of us, I got started in photography as a hobby and slowly started picking up small shoots on the side while holding down a somewhat stuffy corporate office job. At a time when I was starting to become extremely burned out in the corporate world, my photography was also starting to pick up steam. Mostly portraiture, live … Read More →

Photographer Spotlight: Renee Comet

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Meet Renee Comet Renee is a noted advertising photographer specializing in food photography. Whatever the subject, her visual treatment can best be described as uncomplicated, fluid, and elegant. Her distinctive work has appeared in advertising, packaging, cookbooks and digital content. Some of her clients include: PopCorners, FoodNetwork, Glutino, Australian Lamb, Marriott International, USDA, Ritz-Carlton, US Postal Service and American Diabetes. Renee is a food photographer that does not like to … Read More →