Portrait and fashion photographer Thorsten Ott has been involved in photography for almost 20 years. “I like to use color, lighting, and composition to create 3-dimensional images. Often the simplest solution is already staring us in the face.”
In college he enrolled in Photo 101, Photo 102, and Photo 103 during his first semester. A year later, his photography instructor Ed Collier, stated “I have taught you all I can Grasshopper, I suggest a very technical photography school out West called Brooks Institute of Photography, you will also like the California weather.”
An advanced placement student, Thorsten graduated from Brooks with a BA in Advertising/Illustration Photography in 1989. After graduation the real world of photographic lighting and business education began and Thorsten assisted commercial and fashion photographers in Los Angeles, California.
Today, Thorsten divides his time between writing for his Zeroplusplus Photography Lighting Blog and teaching fashion lighting and portrait lighting techniques.
You may view his commercial portrait and fashion photography projects at Thorsten Ott Photography.
A few of Thorsten’s project highlights include images for Amazon, Apple, American Rag, Bosch, Electrolux, HomeDepot, Kohl’s, Krups, Macy’s, Nike, Sears, Vendaria Media, Vista Street Productions and many others.
Tim Schlecht was raised in St.Paul, MN and began photography in the 9th grade. He quickly discovered that he enjoyed photographing modern architecture and fine restaurants.
Needing a break from the lengthy Minnesota winters, Tim moved to Miami and photographed residential homes for two magazines, Distinctive Homes and Luxury Homes.
In 1993 Tim relocated to Seattle and began assisting several of Seattle’s best architectural and advertising photographers. Since then, Tim has photographed many commercial and editorial projects for local magazines and architectural firms.
When not traveling and photographing the Northwest, Tim may be spotted at great local dining establishments.
Several of Tim’s favorite projects include Borders Books, Bruce Webber Architects, Le Gourmand Restaurant, Mahlum Architects, Miller Condominium Marketing Group, Seattle Weekly, The Stranger, and Vitality Medispa & Wellness Center.