I’m a self-taught Los Angeles based photographer, and have been shooting for more than 25 years.

My focus is on creating authentic, incisive photographs. I am inspired by the challenge of quietly helping shape the persona people present to the world. Making people comfortable is key: The trust people have in me brings out a strong sense of authenticity, intimacy and engagement.

My shoots generally unfold in a loose, journalistic style. Rather than explicitly and overtly controlling the scene, I prepare in advance and leave space for something spontaneous to happen, then catch and shape it.

In the words of one of my clients, “Beth does what great photographers do. She helps her subjects see something unseen to themselves, and in doing so she helps them move their own story forward.” (see more portraits)

I got my first break in the business by sneaking into the art dept at Capitol Records (!) where I somehow persuaded the head of the art department to look at my portfolio 😅 This actually resulted in getting my first album cover job for Capitol (photographing rapper Schooly-D) instead of getting bounced out on my ass.  Other jobs followed. (More archival images can be found in the Wayback Museum)

Later, an advertising AD saw one of my images in a publication, which resulted in being awarded an international ad campaign for Arnold Worldwide. From there I branched out doing more photography for publications, digital media, non-profits, corporate firms as well as shooting commissions internationally.

In between jobs, I shoot fine art work and document the world around me , most recently documenting life in the Fairax district. This work often includes a wry sense of humor and cultural observation.

I maintain a studio in Los Angeles, CA.

Selected clients include Warner Bros, Sony Music, Yep Roc, Interscope, Concord Music, Capitol Records, The Face, OUT, Abitare Magazine, TBWA, Billboard, Lucques, FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising), Didi Hirsch, AARP, First Five LA, Children’s Hospital, WBT Karsh Center, Arnold Worldwide, Hammer + Spear, Little/Brown and others.