As a self-taught photographer, I picked up my first film camera after being awed and inspired by the work of skateboard photographers Bryce Kanights and Spike Jonez. Having grown up in a family-owned graphic and printing shop, I've been surrounded by visual arts, and the business surrounding them, my entire life.

Connecting all aspects of my life; skateboarding, poetry, music, and photography -  has led me to work as tour photographer for artists such as Anthony Ramos (Hamilton, She’s Gotta Have It) and FEVER 333. Collective co-founder of 333 Wreckords Crew (FEVER 333, Oxymorrons, Nova Twins, Gin Wigmore). In 2015, I co-founded The Photo Ladies - a worldwide women’s music photography collective alongside fellow photography Lesley Keller in New York City. Our small group of friends has grown into a collective of 150 photographers, and over 1000 community members globally.

To simply say that I am a Creative Director and Photographer does not encompass who I am as a creator. Those terms do however serve as an introduction into understanding my creative process, and how the people and teams I surround myself with are integral to my growth as an artist. 

By building and cultivating a creative circle of artists and creators,  my time is spent between NYC, Chicago and Los Angeles working and touring alongside those within the music, theatre and film/television industries.

Please reach out if you'd like to work together - plan a shoot on location or in the studio, for future tours, festivals and events, or for brand and lookbook sessions. 

Contact
v@veesanders.com
instagram.com/veesanders

Selected Past & Present Clients:

Acme Hotel, Affiliate Skateboards, Anjunadeep, Anthony Ramos, Bandsintown, Block Club Chicago, C3 Management, CHAI/Sony Japan, Chicago Reader, Communion Music, Complex, Cubannie Links, Culture Collide, Dirty Hit Records, DJ Paul (Three 6 Mafia), femdot., FEVER 333, Forbes Magazine, Go Fact Yourself Podcast, LIDS, Mass Appeal, Members of the Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton, Mitchell & Ness, NBA, NPR Music, Rafael Casal, Red Bull Music Festival, Remind Insoles, Ric Wilson, SHURE, Sleeping Village SOHO House, Speed Rack, The Nap Ministry, The Whistler, Thrasher Magazine,  Time Out Chicago, Transworld Skateboarding, VIBE Magazine, Vic Mensa 

Venue Photographer: 

Sleeping Village, Lincoln Hall, Schubas, The Empty Bottle,
The Promontory, Thalia Hall, Metro Chicago, 
Evanston SPACE, Concord Music Hall


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