About Ed Young Photography - California Agriculture


ED YOUNG BIO Having completed more than 1800 assignments over the past twenty-nine years, Ed Young is the most experienced agricultural photographer in California. In the 1980's, Ed operated a 4000-square-foot studio in San Francisco, specializing in business and technology photography for Fortune 500 companies such as Chevron, Shell Oil, Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of America, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, Sun Microsystems and Westinghouse. Assignments included trade and consumer advertising, corporate brochures and annual reports. When not working in his studio, Ed completed location assignments throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada and Japan. In 1989, Ed moved to Carmel, California, and built a studio in his home on a beautiful pine and oak covered ridge five minutes from famous Carmel-by-the-Sea. A transformation in Ed's photographic career followed in the early 90's as he began working for many of the Salinas Valley produce companies. His previous specialty areas evolved to his current specialties of California agriculture, produce, wine and food. Within a few years, Ed was working with produce companies throughout California. Corporate agri-business clients and advertising agencies with agricultural clients throughout the United States began to seek Ed's services to produce their photographic projects within California. Ed Young became known as the premier California agri-business photographer, and his client list became a "Who's Who" of California agriculture and produce. A natural progression into prepared food photography followed; in the beginning mostly for produce companies, but then for commodity boards, commercial food companies and restaurants. After nineteen years working in the agri-business arena, Ed has photographed every major commodity grown in California, both in the field and in the studio. Ed Young knows California agriculture and produce, and therefore, can create images that truly help his clients market their products effectively.