Realizing that there was strength in numbers, a group of former Los Angeles Times photographers have banded together to form Pro Photography Network, a coalition of seasoned professionals ready to tackle a wide variety of assignments. The network is the brainchild of Matt Randall, a 22-year veteran of the Times who was Photo Department Operations Manager and Financial Operations Manager for all the Times' Foreign Bureaus.
The group's photography core includes a Pulitzer Prize Winner and a nominee; a sports photographer who made a name by covering Kobe Bryant and the Lakers; and a vast array of other photographers who covered anything from the California Legislature to the Oscars. The network also includes photographers across the country, each one a consummate professional who brings years of experience to each assignment and knows how to think on their feet, size up a situation and deliver dynamic images that tell a story.
This talented group of photographers and photo editors have honed their skills working under pressure of tight deadlines in a constantly changing landscape of roadblocks both physical and bureaucratic. They have covered wildfires, political campaigns, basketball playoffs, temperamental celebrities and angry mobs. With Matt's logistical expertise and the cool-under-fire attitude of the photographers, no job is too big and no problem insurmountable. After years working at a paper with one of the top photo staffs in the country, they have learned to deliver at the highest level, combining professionalism and artistry.
Now they are ready to put their experience to use for magazine, corporate and editorial assignments, not only with photography, but conceptualizing coverage, brainstorming ideas, dealing with the logistics of big assignments and all with crisp photo editing that finds the decisive moment for the most impact.