I attended the Parson’s School of Design and quickly became immersed in the world of photography. I've spent my entire career guiding and supporting talented artists: both photographers and directors to successfully translate their work into the commercial world.

I'm very passionate about helping emerging artists. I've been a panelist and lecturer before the APA NY, APA LA, ASMP.  I'm also currently a judge at the International Photo Awards - The Lucie. I also contribute as a reviewer at the Palm Springs and New York Photo Festivals, as well as New York Photo Works.

When I'm not doing this, I love doing my own fine art photography and am in the process of putting together a book of my photography, taken over the course of my career.

"My partnership with Ed has enabled me to make a much bigger contribution-----much appreciation for that!"




John and I partnered up in 2001, the rest is history as they say.

My background is marketing with short stints in both the advertising and film industries. The last 18 years have been amazing, our business brings us to amazing places and I truly love meeting and collaborating with new people. Our artists are our passion and our family. I love this business, no day is the same. We still get excited when new projects come in and we can connect our photographers and directors with the perfect client. It's not easy, by any means, but it feels great when it works.

I'm excited for what the future brings: careers developing, new media, motion, digital, and of course beautiful new work.

When not running around the country, I love to explore my home of Brooklyn, ride my bike, see live shows, and stay active.



Contact Us

We would love to hear from you:

John Kenney 914-879-5111 john@jkand.com

Ed Varites 917-575-5095 ed@jkand.com

General Inquiries info@jkand.com

What We Do

We connect content-makers with brands, agencies and clients around the world.

We believe the most impactful content is created when the vision of the client and the artist become one.

We bring together award winning photographers and directors with the world’s finest advertising, entertainment, editorial and design clients.

We are dedicated to promoting our content-makers as artists, from the established to the emerging.

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