Craig washburn is a commercial advertising and editorial photographer based in texas and works worldwide.

Specializing in productions for advertising, commercial and editorial projects, clients include texas monthly, vanity fair, bloomberg businessweek, golf digest, men's health, volkswagen usa, verizon, fedex, bbdo, mccann-erickson (NYC), gensler and many others. we would also like to hear from you.

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Gardens, Biltmore Estate

View from the gardens, Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC

The Jedi of Love

Ryan Glitch, love Jedi

Ryan Glitch runs speed dating sessions at comic cons and sci fi conventions (as seen with happy couple via skype)

Graphis Gold

I’m proud to announce that “Check Up” has brought home Gold in the 2014 Graphis annual.  We worked with new talent art director and Austin Creative Department alumni Jon Coyle on this.



One of our frequent collaborators, food styling genius Tina Bell-Stamos is featured in this piece on Zagat today.  I shot this candid of her on the set of a Still-Motion production a few weeks ago.  Great work, Tina!

Tina Bell-Stamos


It’s pecan pie season, which is the best kind of season.  A few weeks ago we shot this pecan farm in rural Caldwell, TX for a feature in Texas Monthly.  500 acres, thousands of trees, friendly farmers.

Pecan Orchard



Cat Picture

In Repose“In Repose”


We are pleased to announce a new venture called Still-Motion.  In a nutshell, they’re still images with a moving component that adds impact to the story but without the overhead or viewer commitment that full length video has.

These aren’t GIFs.  GIFs have low color resolution and other undesirable features that limit their commercial use.  We have developed software for designers that allows full color movement with a small footprint that works in all browsers including mobile phones and tablets. For more information and examples, check out our production site.

Paul Qui

While going through the archives, I came across these frames we shot of (now well known) chef Paul Qui at Uchiko shortly after it opened.

Texas Monthly 40th anniversary issue

I was honored to be commissioned to shoot a portrait of the city of Houston for the 40th anniversary issue of Texas Monthly.  A few weeks ago we flew over the Houston ship channel in a helicopter to capture this image.  The setting sun filtered through the clouds just enough to give us some great light.

Update:  Prints of these are now available.  E-mail us for details.

Below are some other views.

Austin Creative Department

Recently, Will Chau, creative director at GSD&M, asked me to speak at the Austin Creative Department art direction school about my work and the collaborative world of commercial photography.

Afterward, one of his proteges, Jon Coyle, approached me about turning some of his concept sketches into a reality.  I was happy to help, Jon is immensely talented with great visual concepts and he also handled the location acquisition and production management that went into making these happen.