This city is full of more than just images of the Pittsburgh skyline and shots of PNC Park. Whether you’re looking for your next travel inspiration, some bright new artwork for your home, or someone to capture the most important moments in your life these Pittsburgh creators are some names that you should be following right now. 

Ben Petchel – @benpetchel

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If wanderlust is your thing, Ben is the photographer for you. His bold and authentic photography is inspired by travel, culture, and authenticity. When he’s not taking photos he runs a volunteer-based travel company @havefundogood! Ben’s constantly hiking and traveling national parks but when he’s back in Pittsburgh he’s working with local brands and businesses. 

Robert Waters – @graffight

Robert Water’s photos could come straight out of a scene from Blade Runner. He’s a seasoned photographer with an eclectic portfolio full of digital and portrait photography. You can see his creativity sparked by futurism, graffiti, hip-hop culture, and video games. Currently, he owns and runs a photography studio in Sheridan, PA with his wife. 

Sarah Collins – @rosecoloredcreative

Check out Sarah Collins if you’re hoping to add some bright color to your day. Feminine fashion and bold images are the things that catch Sarah’s eye and you’ll see that reflected in all of her photography. She often creates intricate stylized shoots highlighting the local Pittsburgh food and culture scene. Her favorite project was inspired by Marie Antionette and chalk-full of treats and sweets from local bakeries. In the past, Sarah’s worked with Table Magazine, Superior Motors, Luna Boutique, and many more. 

GiGi Oliva – @gigiolivaphotography

Photo credit; @gigiolivaphotography

Newly engaged couples and brand new businesses need to look no further than Gigi Oliva. Gigi is known for her edgy Lifestyle and portrait photography. Born and raised in New Castle, Gigi recently moved to homestead and started working in her own studio. She loves sharing important moments in time like engagement shoots, product launches, and weddings. 

Cameron Brown – @bamcrown

Cam describes his street-photography as a “fisher” style. You can often find him riding his bikes through the city deliberately scoping out images full of composition, color, and the perfect light. He’s got a knack for finding stills full of shadows and dreamy imagery. You can also catch his photography on the cans of brews at Cinderlands and during the Fresh Fest beer festival. He’s eager to continue to explore partnerships and merchandising.

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Bryer Blumenschein

Digital Strategist, Made in PGH

Bryer is a born-and-raised Pittsburgher who is deeply entrenched in the local food and culture scene. When she's not checking out new galleries and shows, you can find her tasting some of the best dishes the city has to offer or hiking outside! Right now, Bryer lives in the South Side with her fiancé, Oscar, and their two dogs.

1 Comment
  1. This Young talented Lady is the most humble, respectful, responsible photographer I know. She took our wedding photo’s 4 years ago. Her eye for the camera is impeccable. There is no JOB to big or to small for this young lady…
    GiGi Oliva – @gigiolivaphotography
    Thank you thank you thank you….

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