Chris Rusanowsky began as a self-taught commercial and documentary photographer. He has thirteen years of experience behind the camera, photographing news-worthy stories, high-end weddings and commercial projects.

Raised in the outskirts of Los Angeles, Chris started his career taking portraits and photographing sports. He later started focusing his work on lifestyle and stories of his city. Later in his life, he started reporting on poverty in the Philippines for international news outlets, traveling North America sharing stories of oil field workers in North Dakota, heroin addiction in Pennsylvania and politics in Southern California.

The gritty stuff is not the only type of work Rusanowsky photographs, He also works as a wedding and commercial photographer in the City of Los Angeles and has been doing so for the past eight years. He describes himself as a well-rounded photographer, always willing to learn and challenging himself in the field.

Represented By ZUMA Press


EXPERIENCE

ZUMA PRESS WIRE SERVICE

A freelance photojournalist covering editorial and newsworthy stories for the global wire service, writing Headlines, Captions and gathering information.

THE SPRAWL

Photojournalist and Picture Editor, covering featured stories, interviewing, writing and producing social media posts and videos. 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA NEWS GROUP

Stringer covering breaking news stories for OC Register and Daily Bulletin.

INTERSECTION JOURNAL

Producer of a two-year photo story, based in North Dakota, creating multimedia content and writing a featured article.

SAMSON PRODUCTIONS

Lead photographer/videographer, creating highlight media during events, operating live feed cameras and working as a crew manager. 


EDUCATION

2018| Ron Haviv, Storytelling and Photojournalism 

2018 | Elaine McMillion Sheldon, Documentary Film Making

2017 | Andrew Whelan, Freelancing and Business

2017 | Creative, Live Final Cut Pro

2016 | NCS, Trauma Response and First Aid

2012 | Jake Raza, People and Environments 

2010 | Tri-Community College, Studio Lighting, Photoshop, Printing

2010 | National Press Photography Association, Journalism Ethics 


CLIENTS

Daily Bulletin, OC Register, Desert Sun News, The Sprawl Blog, ZUMA Press, Southern California News Group, Samson Productions, Intersection Journal, Adams Photography, Mining Photography, White Memorial Medical Center, Famous Stars & Straps, Voyage LA Magazine, Street PX, Viewfind Magazine, The Photo Bridge, Dodho Magazine, National Geographic, Peta Pixel, Bakken Oil Business Journal, Bakken News, GOMC Magazine, Dream Within Org, War Cry Magazine, Wild River Press, Filipino Reporter, Global Betia 


REFERENCES 

Miguel Quirarte, Adventist Health, Director, (951)961-8541

Chad Ziemendorf, Intersection Journal, Chief Editor, (408) 722-7711

Mary Edwards, The Bakken Business Journal, Chief Editor, (406) 570-3433 

Aman Mohammed, Samson Productions, Owner, (909)-553-7295


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