Founder / CREative

Saunak Shah is an Indian-born, New York City-based photographer and designer. With over 12 years in the advertising industry, Saunak has fueled his professional life as an Art Director, while using photography as a medium for self-expression. He recently quit his full-time job as Global Associate Design Director at IBM iX and is on a Global Pursuit to 4 continents over 15+ countries with Pursuit of Portraits.  (IG: @saunakspace



Born and raised in Brooklyn, Karston “Skinny” Tannis has always had an affinity for visual arts and exploration. Specializing in portraiture, Karston was introduced to photography and film through his participation in New York City’s BMX scene as a way to document the adventure. When Karston isn’t coasting on his BMX bike in Brooklyn, he can be found capturing the essence and energy of various socialites in numerous scenes and subcultures. (IG: @skinnywashere)



Janeivy Hilario is a professional photographer and poet out of Connecticut who uses social media and traveling opportunities to express his creative side, capturing the world ranging from landscapes to what he calls "creative portraits". Neivy has worked with Apple, Macy’s, Philly Tourism, Vice, Palladium and many startups. He gives back by partnering with “gramforacause" to provide services to non-profits and charitable causes. (IG: @neivy)


We at Pursuit of Portraits are a team of creatives who are passionate about portraiture photography, and give our time for no monetary gain. If this sounds like something you might be interested in, please check out some of the "Areas of Interest" in the drop-down menu below. Industry professional, marketing maven, designer, social influencer, advisor, strategist or potential intern with an acumen to contribute as a collective: We would love to hear from you! We are currently actively seeking a graphic designer, videographer, publicist, event planner and media/partnerships coordinator.

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Header Images by @saunakspace