Christy Jewell earned the BFA in Photography from Art Center College of Design 1982. She began a successful career in automotive photography, eventually joining Petersen’s Publishing as a staff photographer for Motor Trend, Motorcyclist and Guns and Ammo magazines. Following her work with Petersen’s Christy was hired at A&I Color Lab where she served as laboratory manager for 6 years. After A&I, she accepted a position at Samy’s Camera where she managed the Pro Department and worked in corporate sales for 10 years. In 2005 she accepted a new position at Calumet Photographic in Los Angeles, where she works today. At Calumet Christy specializes in high-end digital backs and continues to work with corporate accounts, including NASA, Boeing and Raytheon.
Marcus Lewis worked part time selling photographic equipment and materials in a local camera shop while studying photography at Paier College of Art in Hamden, Connecticut. Following college he began his career as a studio and wedding photographer, but after moving to California in 1984, he turned toward the manufacturing side of the industry. Marcus worked 22 years as the Support Manager for Newell Color Lab in Los Angeles, which becameCrush Creative in Burbank. During this time Marcus managed a staff of 15 account representatives, each of who supported individual and corporate clients in entertainment, aerospace, retail, architectural and general photography. As Crush Creative diversifies to serve the corporate imaging industry beyond photography, Marcus’ career continues to evolve. For the last three years he has served as Account Manager, overseeing several multi-million dollar accounts. Today, working in collaboration with designers, art directors and others, Marcus’ responsibilities include project management, project coordination and assistance in graphic engineering.