I'm a photographer, writer and curator with a focus on portraits, travel, and editorial storytelling.
It's my purpose to find, capture, and share meaningful stories that make a positive impact.
Whether through photography, writing or video, I enjoy working with publications, startups and brands to tell stories that spread wide and far.
Having a background in business allows me to serve as a bridge between the artistic and commercial side of storytelling.
Photographer and writer for clients like National Geographic, Travel + Leisure, Wired, Bonobos, J.Crew and others. Find my published work here.
I curate the ongoing Projected series for the International Center of Photography.
My project One of Many is an ongoing exploration of creatives moving to pursuing work and life outside of NYC and SF. I've captured 600+ creatives in twelve cities, with more to come.
My project What We Think We Know About Love is an ongoing collaboration with writer Mikki Brammer.
To read about my past activities in various fields go here.
Say hi: firstname.lastname@example.org
PARTIAL CLIENT LIST
Travel + Leisure
National Geographic Traveller UK
Wildsam Travel Guides
Girls Who Code
Dutch Consulate General
Hong Kong Tourism Board
For sets of client work: sets.wesley.co
It’s Nice That
The Next Web
My Morning Routine
Five O'Clock Magazine
Story In A Bottle Podcast
10,000 Hours Podcast
Creative Mornings Close Up
2017 - What We Think We Know About Love (Parabo Press)
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2017
The Line Hotel, Los Angeles
2017 - The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn
CURATED EXHIBITIONS at ICP
Witchoria - Hue Don't Own Me
Sara Kerens/Majd Taby - Displaced (A First Look)
2016 - VenturePOP Conference
2016 - OTA Conference
2016 - Creative Mornings
2016 - AlleyNYC
2016 - Buzzfeed Design Talk
2016 - Squarespace Presents
2016 - LaunchPad Presents
Q: Do you shoot executive and staff portraits for companies as well?
A: Absolutely, one of my favorite ways to help companies tell their stories. Read my thoughts on staff portraits done right.
Q: You mention a background in business?
A: MBA, '03 Maastricht University + Kelley School of Business (IU). I've work for both startups and global companies in strategy, marketing and business development. I love making strategy and marketing part of my work as a photographer/writer when working with clients.
Q: Any tips on breaking into a creative field?
A: Yes! Here's a medium post about it, and here is a list of recommended reading.
Q: Have you read anything good lately?
A: Yes! Find me on Pocket where 80k+ people follow along with my recommendations.
Q: Do you have any travel recommendations?
A: Yes! Check out my Foursquare lists here.
Q: Do you do pro-bono work with Non-Profits?
A: Yes! Any time my schedule allows. Write me.
Q: Where do you work?
A: I work from our amazing co-working space Friends Work Here. The rest of the time I am in coffee shops somewhere in the world. I wrote about the benefits of the latter in Fast Company.