about derek


Originally hailing from Mississippi, Derek is a commercial photographer, video director, and photo editor based in New York City. 

Working with some of the best known actors, models, cultural tastemakers, and leaders in political thought in our world today. Always passionately chasing the perfect light and the magic that comes from making captivating and memorable images. With one simple mantra, "We're all beautiful and deserving of dignity."

Publications & Clients

GQ South Africa, Glamour, MasterClass, Fast Company South Africa, Essence, L'Uomo Vogue, Billboard, XFL, Paramount, CBS, FOX Television, WGN America, BET Networks, Sony Music, and Frito Lay.