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Stephen Austin Welch
Photography, United States California San Francisco
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SAW | lifestyle & portraits • still lifes & environments • landscapes & urbanscapes
Brief Summary
I am a director, a photographer and a designer. Essentially, I am a professional visual storyteller (and problem solver.)

Over the past 15 years, I have worked for ad agencies and companies to create inspiring images. is where you can see the live action lifestyle spots we direct for creatives worldwide.

We are KN+SAW (Katrine Naleid and Stephen Austin Welch) and we shoot commercials, documentary profiles & branded content. is where you can see my commercial advertising photography.

My specialties are capturing authentic lifestyle images, genuine portraits & graphic still lifes. I create photographs and spots for ad agencies, designers, record labels, magazines and businesses. is where you can see my graphic design firm’s work.

SAWville is where production, advertising and design live.℠ Here we brand businesses to enable them to achieve their goals, through successful communication.

If you’ve got a project, get in touch and let’s chat about it.

best, Stephen

my specialties:

• directing

• photography

• graphic design

With our directing and photography work, we create and capture inspirational authentic lifestyle moments. Shooting real emotion is what we are all about. We strive to make footage & stills that are fresh, whimsical and a little quirky. Through our visual storytelling skills we make the intangible, tangible. With our design work, we artfully communicate ideas that convince the world of your merit.

to name a few... my client list includes:

24 Hour Fitness, Adaptec, Adobe, Best Buy, Brown-Forman, CenturyTel, Corona, CVS Pharmacy, DGWB, Draft, Ducati, eBay, FCB, Genomic Health, Glitterhouse Records, Global Hue, Grey, Hilton, Intel, JWT, John Muir Health, Kaiser Permanente, Levi’s, Logitech, Los Angeles Magazine, McCann-Erickson, Microsoft, Oracle, Sega, TBWA\Chiat\Day, Turner Duckworth, Ubisoft, United Way, Wells Fargo, Yahoo!
Awards and Recognition
I’m proud to say that these fine magazines have featured me and my work:

After Capture, Communication Arts, Digital Output, Photo District News, HOW and Print

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