I'm a photographer, writer and director with a focus on portraits, travel, and editorial storytelling.
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 meaningful stories that spread wide and far.
Having a background in business marketing allows me to act as a bridge between the artistic and commercial side of storytelling.
For my project One of Many, I explore the movement of creatives outside of NYC and SF to pursue work and life elsewhere. I've captured 600+ creatives in twelve cities, with many more to come.
My past activities include four years of art curation for WeTransfer, ten years in the music industry, and two years in men's fashion. More on that here.
Say hi: firstname.lastname@example.org
PARTIAL CLIENT LIST
Travel + Leisure
Wildsam Travel Guides
Girls Who Code
Dutch Consulate General
Hong Kong Tourism Board
For sets of client work: sets.wesley.co
2017 - The Line Hotel, Los Angeles
2017 - The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn
2017 - What We Think We Know About Love (Parabo Press)
2016 - VenturePOP Conference
2016 - OTA Conference
2016 - Creative Mornings
2016 - AlleyNYC
2016 - Buzzfeed Design Talk
2016 - Squarespace Presents
2016 - LaunchPad Presents
Q: You mention a background in business?
A: MBA, '03 University Maastricht. Experience working for both indie 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 startups and brands.
Q: Can we go for tea?
A: Yes! Send me a note, tell me a bit about yourself and what you'd like to chat about, and I will get back to you.
Q: Any tips on breaking into a creative field?
A: Here's a medium post about it, and here is a list of recommended reading.
Q: Have you read anything good lately?
A: Yes! I read too many articles so you don't have to. I share the best ones through Pocket where 75k+ people follow along with my recommendations.
Q: Do you have any travel recommendations?
A: Sure do! Check out my Foursquare lists here.
Q: Do you do pro-bono work with Non-Profits?
A: Any time my schedule allows. Write me!
Q: What did you do before photography and writing?
A: Check out this write up about my past lives.
Q: Are you an...
A: ENFJ/INFJ 50/50.
Q: Who designed your logo?
A: The incredible talented Mac Premo kindly lent me his handwriting.
Q: Where do you work?
A: When in Brooklyn, 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.
Q: Who took that picture of you on top of the page?
A: My friend Patrick Michael Chin!