The Verge 2013 - Directors Cut
When we first photographed the original Portraits of The Verge back in 2011, there were only 16 people working at this dynamic tech media startup.
Two years later and the number of staff at The Verge has expanded to over a hundred and had moved into shiny new offices in midtown Manhattan. Even in 2012 a new group shot was totally out of the question, and so the solution was to create a template portrait lighting system that could be repeatedly recreated in-house to photograph any new members of staff.
The entire project took over a year. The initial photo shoot in September 2012 set the style that was then emulated by photographer Michael Shane of The Verge. The final gallery of portraits recently went live in the About section of The Verge's freshly redesigned site.
This gallery represents the ‘Directors Cut:’ portraits taken by James Bareham on the first day of the shoot.
Client: Nilay Patel / The Verge
Creative Direction / Photography: James Bareham
Assistants: Brandon Kornprobst / Andrew Frasz
Retouching: The New Cruelty