Suzie Lee (Co-Founder/Owner)
Suzie Lee began her photography career in 2005 after studying photography as a student at Montclair State University. Since then, she has built successful photography business outfits in the form of RedCrane Photography (with her husband and fellow Photocoop owner Michael), Out of Line Artistry (a photography partnership with Dana Rodrigues that specializes in boudoir, glamour, and beauty for everyday women), and Babies by Suzie B. In addition, she has seen a number of her product/food photography images published in various cookbooks and magazines, a testament to her eye for detail in her shooting.
Suzie has also been formally trained in retouching and image editing by world class, industry leading art directors and staff from Playboy Magazine, making her one of our resident experts in the post processing field.
When she is not helping keep the rest of us under control at The Coop, Suzie is the Studio Manager for Peter Wahlburg Studios in Summit, New Jersey.
Michael Lee (Co-Founder/Owner)
Michael Lee attended Carnegie Mellon University in the 1980's and studied photography as part of his undergraduate program. After graduation, Michael took to trading currencies in New York City, but his passion and drive to become a full-time professional photographer was undeniable. In 2005, he made the leap into becoming a full-time shooter and began the RedCrane Photography venture with Suzie, specializing in children's and family portraiture as well as smaller events.
Additionally, Michael is the sole proprietor of Jolly Roger Imagery, a studio specializing in stunning glamour photography that is second to none. Michael's keen eye for posing and enviable shoot concepts make him one of our experts in shooting glamour in a really refreshing way.
Rick Krueger (Co-Founder/Owner)
Rick Krueger has been a professional photographer for just over 10 years. Originally focused on music photography, a passion he developed while aspiring to be a professional musician, Rick turned his attention to fashion and glamour with a specialty in pin up and alternative model photography in 2010.
Rick has been fortunate to work with some of the best internet models in the industry and has seen his work published in the pages and on the cover of more than a dozen national and international magazines, including Maxim.
Rick specializes in provocative noir fashion and glamour photography and works predominantly in black and white to create his captivating style.
Brian J. Bishop
We are pleased to have Brian Bishop as a member of the staff here at The Photocoop. Brian has been shooting professionally for the last 5 years after starting his creative career as a graphic designer. Since then, he has developed quite a diverse background in the photography world, having spent time as both a photographer and designer for one of New Jersey’s premier wedding studios, shooting a great deal of children’s portraiture, and subsequently moving on to model photography with an extraordinary eye for high fashion and beauty. Brian is an expert in Adobe Photoshop who continuously impresses clients and colleagues with his editing and digital art abilities.
Brian’s work has been featured in a number of publications including CBS Network’s online section entitled “Man Cave Daily.”
In addition to owning his own studio, Brian J. Bishop Photo, he is also Rick’s partner in Krush Photography, an up-and-coming wedding studio.