September 25, 2014 0

Agency MJ Nashville Portfolio Shows

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September’s been a busy month for us at Agency MJ. We threw a wonderful party for our photographers Kyle Dreier, Hollis Bennett, and James Quantz Jr. at Kyle’s studio in downtown Nashville, we visited with Ty Milford on set for a shoot in Atlanta, and we’ve been all across Nashville having portfolio shows with some really fantastic local agencies! With so much of our work coming out of the New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago markets, it’s been a real treat to spend some time engaging with agencies in our own backyard. There’s so much creative work happening in Nashville these days and it’s great to be a part of it.

Nashville Portfolio Shows

Recently we met with three local agencies who, together, are changing the face of advertising in Nashville. We had a great time meeting with them and getting our photographers’ work out there, so we thought we’d share some images from the shows!


GS&F Portfolio Show with Agency MJ

GS&F Portfolio Show with Agency MJ

GS&F Portfolio Show with Agency MJ

GS&F Portfolio Show with Agency MJ

Sullivan Branding

Sullivan Branding Portfolio Show with Agency MJ

Sullivan Branding Portfolio Show with Agency MJ

Sullivan Branding Portfolio Show with Agency MJ

Sullivan Branding Portfolio Show with Agency MJ

Barker & Christol

Barker & Christol Portfolio Show with Agency MJ

Barker & Christol Portfolio Show with Agency MJ

Barker & Christol Portfolio Show with Agency MJ

Barker & Christol Portfolio Show with Agency MJ

September 15, 2014 0

Ain’t no party like a Nashville party!

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Agency MJ and Kyle Dreier Nashville Party September 18 Photography

Come on down to Kyle Dreier Photography: Commercial Photographer (Nashville) at 709 2nd Ave S this Thursday for drinks, food, live music, roving photo opportunities, and all of your favorite Nashville creatives! Also hanging out will be Hollis Bennett Photography and James Quantz Jr Photography. See the flyer for more information. We hope to see you there!

September 11, 2014 0

What’s the scoop on Kyle Dreier?

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Kyle Dreier featured on Full Time Photographer

Kyle Dreier recently spoke with Full Time Photographer about how his life and photography experiences have shaped his connection to photography today. Check out the podcast here to learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Kyle!

Kyle Dreier Nashville Food Photography

As always, feel free to check out his website for more mouth-watering food imagery at

September 10, 2014 0

Hollis Bennett for Road & Track

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September 5, 2014 0

Kyle Dreier for Captain D’s

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Reblog: Captain D’s Social Media Campaign by Kyle Dreier

Kyle Dreier for Captain D's

Kyle did a recent shoot for a Captain D’s interactive social media campaign, based around spotting differences between two similar pictures. The campaign features great art direction from Aaron Gresham at Big Communications in Birmingham, AL, food styling by Tami Hardeman, out of Atlanta, and, of course, spot-on imagery by Kyle Dreier, shot at his studio here in Nashville, TN.

Check out more of the campaign on Kyle’s blog, and flip through some of his portfolios on his website,



August 21, 2014 0

Ty Milford for Fresh Produce

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Reblog: PDN Photoserve Features Ty Milford for Fresh Produce

Fresh Produce

Ty was featured in a great writeup by PDN Photoserve for his stunning work with Fresh Produce. Check it out on his blog: Photoserve Features – by Ty Milford Photography!


July 10, 2014 0

Dallas Portfolio Show 2014

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The Importance of Portfolio Shows

For any rep., it would be difficult to underestimate the importance of getting your photographers’ portfolios in front of creative teams. After all, it is this kind of direct exposure that builds interest in your artists’ work, cultivates and grows existing relationships, and, ultimately, wins jobs. But when it comes to how a rep. should go about getting portfolios seen, not all strategies are equally successful.

At Agency MJ, we’ve found that one of the most consistently effective means of securing portfolio reviews with high return rates has also been one of the oldest in the book: hitting the pavement and taking our work out into the neighborhood, kind of like a politician running a door-to-door campaign strategy. And when you think about, it actually makes a lot of sense. Creative teams, whether at an ad agency, marketing firm, or corporate office, are looking for more than a merely talented photographer. To put it another way, photographers landing large, commercial clients are all going to be talented and skilled in what they do. Creative teams know this, and they wouldn’t express interest in hiring an artist otherwise. What they don’t know, and what they can’t know from a simple, impersonal portfolio viewing, is what a photographer and their rep. are like to work with in practice. 

And how exactly do you give someone an idea of what it’s like to work with you, when you haven’t worked with them before? By meeting them in person, of course! That’s why Agency MJ rep., Mollie Jannasch, recently took to the road to pay a visit to some of our favorite Dallas, TX-based advertising agencies for our 2014 portfolio show. We met with AvreaFoster, Eisenberg and Associates, The Richards Group, Slingshot, and Range! Not only did we have a great time, but we also really appreciated the opportunity to have face-to-face interactions with these agencies. Forging personal connections is what it’s all about!

Pictures from our Dallas Portfolio Show 2014

Outside the offices of Eisenberg and Associates

Outside the offices of Eisenberg and Associates


AvreaFoster's beautiful waiting room!

AvreaFoster’s beautiful waiting room!



Portfolio viewing in action:





June 18, 2014 0

Ty Milford for Fruit of the Loom

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Fruit of the Loom with Crispin Porter + Bogusky

Agency MJ photographer Ty Milford recently shot a new campaign for Fruit of the Loom with Crispin Porter + Bogusky that’s been running in Times Square. We think it looks fantastic! What do you think?

Ty Milford's Fruit of the Loom campaign in Times Square


Agency – Crispin Porter Bogusky
Client – Fruit of the Loom
CD – Dave Cook
AD – Austin Ridling
Art Producer – Lillian Sevilla
Photographer – Ty Milford
Producer – Vail Palmer-White at Photo Group
Hair and Make Up Artist – Donna Gast
Wardrobe Stylist – Brandy Snow
Prop/Set Stylist – Patrick Muller

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June 13, 2014 1

Palm Springs Photo Festival 2014

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Palm Springs Photo Festival 2014

The Palm Springs Photo Festival 2014 was a huge success this year! This was Mollie Jannasch’s, owner and artist rep. at Agency MJ, first time attending the festival. Portfolio review events can often be grueling, but thanks to the amazing team behind PSPF, lead by director Jeff Dunas, everything seemed to go off without a hitch. We were thrilled to be involved in this event and appreciated the chance to network and catch-up with other industry professionals, from art buyers and directors, to creative consultants and photo editors, and everyone in between from agencies, editorial teams, and in-house creative offices!

Mollie Jannasch's placard at the 2014 Palm Springs Photo Festival

As a rep, one of the most exciting aspects of photo events like the Palm Springs Photo Festival is the opportunity it provides to review portfolios from up-and-coming photographers, whose work often feels new and forward thinking. We receive and review many portfolios during the course of our work, but sorting the outstanding ones from those that feel underwhelming could – like hunting for precious stones – be a full time job in itself. It is a testament to the Palm Springs Photo Festival portfolio review program, then, that every portfolio we reviewed was well-developed and conveyed a unique sense of style and creative vision. From interiors and lifestyle, to food, entertainment, and even burlesque portraiture, the portfolios at Palm Springs Photo Festival covered a variety of specialties and industry niches. It’s a fantastic resource for reps and the like to get a feel for the pulse and ever changing tastes of this exciting industry we work in!

We had such a great time reviewing these portfolios. Be sure to check out some of the awesome photographers we had the pleasure of meeting, below:

PSPF Review Grid

From top left: Bowen Ross, Shelly Waldman, Sam Comen, Keith Talley, Starla Fortunato, Femi Corazon, Rolf Juario, Shannon Rosan, Victor WangVittoria Zupicich, Reggie Ferraz, Taili Song Roth, Edwin Remsberg, Jennifer Whalen, John Duarte, Michael Becker, Nicole Campbell, Nathan Lindstrom, Melissa Valladares, and Jose Urdaneta.

Here’s to next year!

May 14, 2014 0

Ty Milford: Adidas Originals

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