I am Stephen Austin Welch, a director and photographer based in San Francisco.
For the past 20+ years I’ve created visual solutions for my clients, shooting around the globe - including being on-set strapped to a roller coaster shooting kids and hanging from a cliff to capture a hang glider. Truth is, I’m fond of shooting in dive bars, too.
Directing tv spots with my co-directing partner Katrine Naleid (as KN+SAW) for brands such as Burger King and Elmer’s, as well as filming documentary shorts for clients like Fund For Teachers, keeps us creatively engaged at all times. Other standout photography projects include my work for: Microsoft, Levi’s, Corona, Hilton, Wells Fargo, CenturyLink, eBay, Intel, Adobe, Texaco, Los Angeles Magazine & Yahoo!
In addition to capturing both motion and stills, I’m also passionate about post-production and pride myself on what I have coined “great digital hygiene.”
Whether filming models, actors, celebs, CEOs or ‘real people,’ I enjoy finding a way to ground and connect and strive to have my productions easily identifiable by the genuine connection I create with my subjects. I give my all to make striking and soulful images for my clients, and look forward to collaborating with you soon!
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