Vanessa K. Rees is a commercial photographer specializing in the intersection of food, product and lifestyle photography.
With a career spanning over a decade in both NYC and Los Angeles, Vanessa has cultivated her technical skills through practical, on-the-ground experience gained from countless photoshoots. However, her role as a creative extends well beyond the technical aspects of photography.
Vanessa's work is about breathing life into brand narratives, translating their ideas and values into both still and moving images. Her skill set is underscored by an intuitive and honed grasp of visual language. This, coupled with an understanding of the logistics that go into a photo shoot, positions her as an invaluable collaborator for agencies and brands as a photographer, director & art director.
Select clients include Chipotle, DoorDash, Hennessy, Oatly, Target, Toyota, et al.
- Winner, SAVEUR Awards, Best Food Photography, SAVEUR Magazine
- Winner, Framed Awards, Best Food Photography, Framed Network
- Invited Guest Lecturer, “Demystifying Artificial Lighting,” School of Visual Arts, MFACA
- Invited Guest Lecturer, “Making It As A Photographer,” Shepherd University, Undergraduate Photography Department