Kurt Iswarienko is a portrait and advertising photographer known for eliciting emotional performances from the world's most prolific actors, musicians, and personalities. His cinematic visual style developed over years of working as a lighting technician for some of Hollywood's most revered cinematographers; thinking he would become a cinematographer himself, Kurt picked up a still camera to learn how to expose film. The autonomy and simplicity of telling a story with just a camera and lens swiftly captivated his imagination, and today he lends his eye to photographic campaigns for top advertising and entertainment clients, from AT&T to Netflix. This is his second year teaching at The Workshops. His website is www.kurtiswarienko.com.