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 and companies to tell stories that spread wide and far, and make a difference.
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, Bonobos, Mic and others. Published work here.
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 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)
Instagram, suggested user
Pocket, suggested user
Adobe Sponsored Creative
Exposure, suggested user
Birchbox Man (On Beard Care)
Hardy Amies (On Men's Fashion)
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2017
The Line Hotel, Los Angeles
The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn
CURATED EXHIBITS at ICP
Witchoria - Hue Don't Own Me
Sara Kerens/Majd Taby - Displaced
Jacob Krupnick - Young Explorers
ADPP, in collaboration with Magnum Foundation
Andre Wagner - After Parks
Noah Kalina - Everyday
Philip Eastman - Invisible America
Wynne Neilly - Female to "Male"
Amarachi Nwosu - Formless
BAM's Next Wave Festival (A Retrospective)
The VSCO community - "ID"
Daniel Soares - "Neon Nights"
Yumna Al-Arashi - "Face"
Lois Bielefeld - "Weeknight Dinners"
Lauren Greenfield - "Influence of Affluence"
Lynsey Addario - ICP Spotlight
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 story. 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 worked 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 100k+ people follow along with my recommendations.
Q: Do you do pro-bono work with Non-Profits?
A: Yes! Any time my schedule allows. Write me. Here is an example of a project.
Q: Where do you work?
A: I split my time between NYC and SF. I am part of the amazing co-working space Friends Work Here in Brooklyn and in SF you can find me at various offices. 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.