Business Story

If you jumped in a time machine, set the clock back to 2005 and zipped over to Redmond, Washington, you would see two commercial photographers, Greg Sweney and Chris Cumming, collaborating on a new business venture.  They were about to hatch a business model with a very unique name; Motofish Images. Greg and Chris understood clients and projects would be better served by two photographers versus the traditional model of a solo shooter.  Eight years later, the original idea rings true.  Clients such as Precor, EZGO, Leupold, Brooks Running, Microsoft, Adobe, Cutter & Buck, Filson, Woolrich, Eddie Bauer, Merck, Raleigh, Moving Comfort and Irish Setter, enjoy the perks of having two shooters on set and guiding production.

Today, Motofish continues to provide services through client-direct relationships and via advertising agencies.  In addition to retaining many of our original clients, we continually add  names to the list of our partners each year.  We have also expanded our services to include video capture, production and editing as well as offering in-house product photography, retouching and prepress services.  Many of our clients come to us needing the full scope of our services and some of these clients can be seen in the Case Study section of our website.

What began as our focus and remains is that we are excited about our work and welcome the opportunity to hear about yours.

Chris Cumming

Chris was born in Greenwich, CT and after 18 years of watching his father commute to Wall Street when it was time for college Chris studied economics at Denison University.  After college Chris entered the investment business and what he quickly learned was that ‘quantitative analysis’ was not his strong suit.  Art school sounded a whole lot better and a few years later Chris became the ‘moto’ in Motofish Studio where he serves as a photographer and director.  Chris lives in Seattle with his wife and son whom he occasionally has to leave for work and often times the commute involves an airplane.  Chris’ favorite part of Motofish are the people, ‘our friends have become our employees and our clients have become our friends’. His favorite part of dinner is dessert.

Greg Sweney

Greg Sweney is a photographer/director at Motofish Studio. Inspired and encouraged by his parents to pursue a creative career, Greg began his path to being a professional advertising photographer in high school. After high school, Greg moved from Georgia to Seattle and now calls the PNW home. He lives in a small town not far from the city with his wife and two children.