Falling in love with the darkroom in high school led to all avenues of education for Amy. From newspaper staff, to portraiture, to the highest levels of classes and eventually post -graduate studies in commercial photography at Atlanta’s famed Portfolio Center. She has assisted, written, produced, shot, exhibited at the fine art level, been published, and her love of contemporary photography continues to fuel her growth as an artist today.
Cheryl's photographs have appeared in many notable publications including; Real Simple, Ladies Home Journal, Wine Spectator, Garden & Gun and New York Magazine. The recipient of numerous awards, critics have noted her ability to find beauty in both a sensual neck line and an old weathered chair. After completing her studies at Atlanta's Portfolio Center, Ms. Zibisky moved to New York City. While there she built a portfolio while working with many great and talented photographers, stylists and clients. In 2002 Cheryl established a group of talent for regular Art Swaps which still meets. And In 2010 Cheryl moved south to enjoy love and the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains where she continues to work as a photographer as well as teaches photography at Appalachian State University. She splits her time between New York and North Carolina, traveling back to New York as much as possible to visit her old Park Slope Brooklyn neighborhood and her friends. Her hobbies include pottery, brewing beer and fly fishing! You can see Cheryl's work at cherylzibisky.com.
Jason was born and raised in Atlanta where he studied photography at The Portfolio Center. After finishing photography school he moved to New York City where he has been living and working since 2001. During this time he developed his subtle style while assisting a select few of the city’s top food and travel photographers. His passion for the two subjects developed while living in Atlanta and cooking in various restaurants. The love of food sparked long term travel throughout South America, India, and South East Asia culminating in a desire to study photography, an already lifelong avocation, and pursue a career on the other side of the plate. His approach to food imagery is with a graphic eye for simplicity and elegance, the food always being the hero supported by a rich palate and sophisticated design. Have a look through Jason’s lens at www.jasonwyche.com.
Lauren's interest in photography began in high school, with her father's manual 35 mm Pentax. She proceeded to The University of Virginia where she received degrees in both Fine Art Photography and Art History. Lauren then continued her education in Atlanta, at The Portfolio Center where she later returned as an instructor in photography. Lauren's clients include Target, MTV, The Hands on Network, and The Points of Light Institute.
Michael is a self-made photographer with 12 years of shooting under his belt. He has a unique eye, which has landed his works in fine art galleries in Aspen, Colorado and Crested Butte Colorado. His work has also been published in several national and local publications. Michael is also married to a professional photographer, who has been a great teacher as he fine-tuned his skills as a shooter and as an admirer of the craft. You can get a feel for his Hip works, as they are featured in the Gallery.
Timothy White got his first camera, a Kodak Pocket Instamatic, in the mid 1970’s. He still has it. With a passion for making things and a knack for accomplishing tedious tasks in the service of creativity, Tim splits his work time between Alison White Photography helping to make great images, Baldy Design working on hip websites like this one, and Timothy White Studio making cool contemporary sculptural furniture.