Executive Producer / Photography Operations Specialist /
Experienced Fashion & Beauty Art Buyer
In A Nutshell
Combining entrepreneurial zeal with 25+ years of experience in the business of photography, Roark Dunn looks to maximize the quality and overall value of photoshoots for brands or their agencies.
Having been a top-tier photo agent for artists like David LaChapelle and Gilles Bensimon, Roark became frustrated with the system for finding and hiring artists and crew. Looking for new and better ways to be of service to his clients, he founded the first noncommission-based photographer referral service in the industry.
With a roster of clients from ranging from multi-billion dollar global conglomerates to mom & pop start-ups, he loves nothing better than cutting through the clutter and helping brands create the best possible imagery money and time will allow.
Clients: L’Oréal; CVS/ Caremark; Vince; Procter & Gamble; Unilever; IKEA; Nike; Victoria’s Secret; Neiman Marcus; Nordstrom; Tahari; Kellwood; Jones Apparel; Limited Brands; G-III; Donna Karan; XOXO, Caché, Holt Renfrew; Dillard’s; Badger & Winters; Anne Klein; La Senza; Levi’s; Lee; Wrangler; Revlon; Clairol; Paul Mitchell; Maybelline; Nexxus; Bare Necessities; DSW; Cole Haan; GH Bass & Co; Campell Mithun; NSG/ SWAT; McCann Worldwide; Nuance Salma Hayek
What Does He Do?
Photographer sourcing and procurement, project management, talent contract oversight, spend analysis, process and workflow review, ad agency search consulting, and stock photography asset-management.
Where Does He Live and Where Would He Work?
Roark is based in NYC and prefers to work only in NYC or remotely.
What Do People Who Have Worked With Roark Want You To Know About Him?
“Roark saved us time and money. Our first-choice photographers were either too expensive or unaffordable. He came up with an even better option, negotiated a great fee, organized the whole shoot and made sure it went perfectly”
“Roark knows everyone and has an unbelievable gift for bringing together the right people, at the right time, in the right place”
What Are Some Fun Projects He Has Worked On?