Founded by award-winning Photographer Albert K. Howard in 2009, the Howard Collective is one of the most sought after photographic design studios in the USA.
We are here to help you create, design, bring your ideas to life.We are a full service photography studio with kitchen specializing in food, product and life style photography. We are still life specialists aimed at producing attractive photographs of food and products. Both on location or in our studio we specialize in creating custom sets for any atmosphere you can come up with. Our work has been used in various catalogs, advertising, editorial and packaging. Our studio is staffed with talents ranging from still photographers, prop stylists and food stylists.
I was born in Viña del Mar ,Chile in 1972. Came to America at the age of 5,with two brothers and my little sister. Oh yeah my parents too, Who brought us. Oops.
I studied the Arts throughout my childhood into adolescents, from Architecture to Music.
Then in college continued my Architecture studies until the Rock band I was Playing in got signed to a Major Record label. The rest is History…
After becoming a Rock Star I came back to reality and got a real job cooking in restaurants, which was also one of my other passions, besides drumming and making noise!!!
After Six years Learning as much as I could from top chefs around Miami, I got offered a position in a Photography Studio in which I was Set designing for major Catalogs and Print Ad Agencies throughout Florida. Here I fine-tuned my craft and merged food and photography together.
Becoming a Food Stylist and learning Photographic techniques from Miami’s Elite Photographers.
After a long run and exciting times in studios and freelancing Jobs, We decided to open our own Photo Studio to Cater to Commercial and Food Photography.
Also embarking into the video world we’ve had new and exciting opportunities.
Some of our clientele BELOW and Many More…
I’ve worked on music videos, short films, TV, editorials, advertising, catalogues and art directing projects for the last 15 years.
My wife and I embarked on a photographic journey in "Carpe Diem Photo Studios.llc", a full top of the line studio with advantages not found in others studios, which is full time in- house Prop designers, Food Stylists and Photoshop experts.
Please don’t hesitate in contacting us for any of your future projects related to Food Photography or video.
Thanks again for your time!!!
CHEF JAMES TAHHAN
GOOD HOUSE KEEPING MAGAZINE
BRANDSTAR MEDIA GROUP
STERN BLOOM MEDIA
NATIONAL PORK BOARD