Nilay Patel - Editor-in-chief
The Verge (2013)

When I 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, the number of staff had expanded to almost a hundred people in The Verge's shiny new offices near Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan. Photographing a new group shot with that many people was totally out of the question. The most logical solution was to shoot individual portraits against the same backdrop and comp them together in post-production. Michael Shane (working as the main Verge photographer) used this same lighting setup to photograph new additions to the ever expanding team.
By the time I had delivered the first of the final comps together almost a year had past since the first day of the shoot back in August 2011. This gallery represents the "Directors Cut" of the portraits taken on that day.

Client: Nilay Patel / The Verge
Photography & Retouching: James Bareham
Photo Assistants: Brandon Kornprobst & Andrew Frasz​​​​​​​
Dieter Bohn - Deputy Editor
Thomas Ricker - Deputy Managing Editor, International
Laura June - Senior Editor, Features
Joseph L. Flatley - Senior Editor, Features
Sean Hollister - Senior Reporter
Vlad Savov - Senior Reporter
Tom Warren - Senior Reporter
Ben Popper - Business Editor
Dan Seifert - Reviews Editor
Bryan Bishop - Reporter
Adi Robertson - Reporter
Aaron Souppouris - Reporter
Adrianne Jeffries - Reporter
Chris Welch - Reporter
Jordan Oplinger - Lead Director
Chad Mumm - Creative Director Vox Media
John Lagomarsino - Director / Editor
Leah Sigler - Assistant to the Managing Editor
William Savona - Product Database Manager
Paul Miller - Contributing Writer
Joshua Topolsky - Former Editor-in-chief, co-founder
Nilay Patel - Permanent Man of Leisure
The Verge (2013)
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James Bareham

The Verge (2013)

A ‘directors cut’ of photographic portraits – featuring the people working at one of the fastest growing tech media companies in the world, The V Read More

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