About PhotoPolitic?

About PhotoPolitic?


PhotoPolitic is a photographic news and services company based in Los Angeles. We like to think of ourselves as a partner to creative professionals who create and/or utilize professional photography. We’re a partner that is truly global in reach as we have alliances with important industry contacts in nearly every major market — all of whom are working together to further the careers of photographers, stylists, and the industry as a whole.

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Mara Serdans produces shoots for Volkswagen, PlayStation, Anthem, Fresh & Easy and The California Milk Advisory Board. Prior to her position at Deutsch, she worked as an art producer at The Designory on the Infiniti account. Before moving to LA, Mara worked as a contributing assistant photo editor at Essence Magazine in New York City where she gained experience producing celebrity, portrait, still life, lifestyle and food shoots.

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Jason Lau has produced advertising campaigns for Lexus, The Ritz Carlton, JW Marriott, Renaissance Hotels, Belkin, Haagen Dazs, Flexjet, Heal The Bay, Nissan, Infiniti, Principal Financial, Masterfoods and Playstation. In 2011, Jason launched his agency’s in-house art gallery and continues to curate innovative and emerging artists for it, helping to make Team One a unique hub of creativity. Jason also developed a new curriculum at the Art Center College of Design, in partnership with Team One, and has been awarded for his work.

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Paul Barshon spent his early years in a make-shift darkroom (aka the bathroom), he experimented with developers and fixers, creating the basis of a career to come. At 16 years, he landed his first job working at K-Mart developing film. It didn’t take him long to figure out that automotive photography was his calling. Since his move to L.A. in 2012, he has been shooting in locations around the world for a “who’s who” of the automotive world.

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Chris Armstrong started as a photographer and worked his way through film, television, advertising, and back to photography (as an agent), Chris has worked with legendary filmmakers (most notably Robert Altman); nearly all of the major production companies in L.A.; and ad agencies (including Deutsch, Publicis, and Wunderman). This experience has given Chris a well rounded (if not dysfunctional) view of the creative world which he’s more than happy to share with you.

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