+ABOUT LACEY CRISWELL+
Stories make us human. I believe motion and photography are powerful tools that allow us to tell our stories in transformative ways. My goal is to tell your narrative or brand story in a way that shows life and sparks a conversation.
Hi, I’m Lacey Criswell, a director and photographer. I’m also the founder of HUNT + CAPTURE, a collective of creatives that generates full-service motion and photography productions. My method is collaborative and inclusive. I create environments where my subjects, talent, and clients feel supported. This allows me to capture compelling and personal narratives.
My personal story informs my work. Growing up I attended eight schools by the time I was 13. As a frequent outsider looking in, I developed careful observation skills and a talent to forge social connections. As a director and photographer, I now consider these ‘new girl’ survival skills to be my greatest assets. In 2000 I left small town Minnesota for NYC. I found myself wandering the streets photographing people, places and everything in between. Quickly I realized the best part of photography is creating an image that has a compelling story. Craving a space to explore this I decided to attend Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
At MCAD I had the pleasure of studying under Alec Soth. Now a photography star, New York Times art critic Hilarie M. Sheets wrote that Alec has made a "photographic career out of finding chemistry with strangers”. Alec's influence was critical in my photographic journey. I was able to connect my personal curiosity to my photographic practice creating my visual voice. Meaning I take a narrative approach towards every shoot by sequencing the imagery so that the viewer finds the connection.
With this approach my commercial and personal work gained national recognition and in 2014, propelled by nine years of professional experience and some nice accolades, I took the leap and launched HUNT + CAPTURE. Now H+C has creative teams in Minneapolis, Seattle and Los Angeles. H+C generates advertising campaigns and tells clients’ stories all over the US and world.
Adidas, Breath Savers, Columbia Sportswear, Corona Light, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Discover Boating, DreamWorks, Duvel, USA Fallon, General Mills, Gillette Children’s Hospital, Guthrie Theater, Hershey's, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, LATITUDE, Leiter Kommunikation & Marketing, Little Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota Lottery, The National Theatre for Children, Ogilvy & Mather, OLSON, Periscope, Popskull, Red Baron Pizza, SHOWTIME, Sorel, Swedish Covenant Hospital, TCF Bank, Target, The Trust For Public Land, Treasure Island Resort & Casino, Trolli, Walker Art Center, InStyle Online, LA Magazine, MIT Review, New York Magazine, New York Times, Star Tribune, The Cut, Vienna Tourist Board
Communication Arts Award of Excellence Winner, AI-AP, PDN, ADFED Awards, Minnesota State Arts Board, Jerome Artist Fellowship, Santa Fe Review, Lenscratch. All content including images, video and text are © 2021 HUNT + CAPTURE™