MICHAEL WILLIAMS Founder & Creative Director
An award winning photographer and director, Imagista’s founder, Michael Williams began his creative career as a photographer. He has shot covers for Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, andBazaar, as well as Naomi Campbell’s first covers for Elle and Bazaar UK. Throughout his creative career Michael has shot for virtually every major glossy magazine on the planet as well as directing major TV commercials. His work has appeared in numerous photography books and shows including a major one man show at The Museum of Modern Art in Antwerp.  
FROM THE EDITOR

WELCOME TO IMAGISTA

We publish Imagista in order to inspire our audience—and empower—the creative community, in this, the digital era.

But unlike so many publications about creativity and culture—we do not report from atop the mountain looking down. Our lens is in the hands of the very subjects before our camera: our contributors, our talents, our creators, the conduit to visual innovation across an amalgam of disciplines and genres.

Our contributor’s stories in their words (or images)—on our pages.

Imagista was born from the desire to create and to inspire, not from a board room or even a bungalow in Silicon Valley. We are a global creative community and I am a publisher. And as such, I merely invite you to look and to read—and to never stop believing in the power of creativity.

Michael Williams

Imagista Staff

DAVID GAZDIGITAL DIRECTOR
In addition to overseeing all digital aspects of Imagista David Gaz is also an international Creative director, Filmmaker and Photographer. He recently directed the critically acclaimed documentary, Kindness Is Contagious, a film all about being nice and the benefits of being nice, narrated by Catherine Ryan Hyde, bestselling author of the book (and movie) Pay It Forward. 
TINA TURNBOWVISUAL PROJECTS DIRECTOR
Imagista’s Visual Contributing Projects Editor Tina Turnbow has had a lifelong career as one of the most in-demand celebrity make-up artists. Tina has expanded her talent and passion in the visual realm to include photography. Tina’s make-up can be seen in the world’s top magazines and famous faces. For Imagista she combines both of her talents to create unique and outstanding content.
REGINA HARRISCONTRIBUTING BEAUTY EDITOR
Contributing beauty editor Regina Harris was born in New York City and studied art, photography and dance. Regina began her career as a makeup artist in London. She has worked photographers Nick Knight, Mario Testino & Ellen Von Unwerth for Vogue, Allure, and many others. Regina has also collaborated with artists Matthew Barney, Marilyn Minter, and Will Cotton.
JULIANA BLUNTDigital Production Manager
Imagista’s digital production manager, Juliana Blunt has had a lifelong love of fashion and the creative arts. Juliana attended The High School of Fashion Industries in New York City and attended The Miami University of Art and Design. Juliana oversees content development and production at Imagista.
JESSICA YOUNGFashion Writer/Editor

Always itching for action and adventure, Imagista Fashion Writer Jessica Young, left the serene beach town of San Diego, California for New York City, and more recently calls Dubai her home. Although she is equipped with a double degree in Business Marketing and Sociology from San Diego State University as well as a Fashion Business & Technology Certificate from Fashion Careers College, Jessica found herself in the writing realm.

MICHAEL RAVERCONTRIBUTING EDITOR
Imagista staff writer and stories editor Michael Raver’s award-winning plays have been presented by theaters across the country. He served as a  judge for the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction for three years and regularly contributes pieces for Classical TV, NYC Monthly, Hamptons Monthly, Playbill, Dance Magazine, Cool Hunting, The Huffington Post, Imagista and Art 511 Magazine

JEFFREY JAHSpecial Projects and Events
Imagista contributing editor, Jeffrey Jah hails from Toronto and has been a New Yorker for almost 25 years. Jah has been involved with New York nightlife and restaurants innovating some of the greatest clubs in New York.  Jah is also an event producer and has created and produced events with brands such as Bulgari, Bottega Veneta, Shark Attack, Vogue, the Art of Fashion Photography, and Flaunt Magazine

KERRY STICHWEHDance/Performance Editor
Imagista’s dance and performing arts editor, Kerry Stichweh, began her journey in the dance world at age five in her hometown of Pensacola, Florida. Based in New York City for the last 17 years, Kerry Stichweh has produced, directed and choreographed more than 20 dance, opera, theatre and intermedia productions, presented at The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and worldwide. She has also worked and performed with many of the world’s most influential dancers, artists, choreographers and musicians.