For the curious,

Cole Rise is an influential travel photographer, serial entrepreneur, designer, pilot, and space camera maker. After designing the Instagram filters and icon, and selling his design firm to Apple, he launched Litely, a #1 photo editing app, and served as the Chief Creative over at Polaroid. He’s currently working on a documentary called “Making the Moon Camera,” while building a perfect replica of the Apollo 11 lunar camera in concert with experts from the Smithsonian, Hasselblad, Kodak, and NASA. 

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Clients

  • Polaroid

  • Etihad Airways

  • U.S. National Park Service

  • Land Rover

  • National Geographic

  • Conde Nast Traveller

  • Diane Von Furstenberg

  • American Express

  • Matador Networks

  • Pop Photo

  • Jordanian Tourism Board

  • Icelandic Tourism Board

  • Fjord Norway

  • Harley-Davidson

  • Beachcomber Hotels

  • SolarCity

  • Sony

  • Salesforce

  • GE

  • Flyleaf

Gear

  • Hasselblad 500 C/M - 80mm F2.8

  • Leica MP - 35mm F1.4

  • Sony A7RII

  • Canon 5D Mark III - 24mm F1.4

  • iPhone 6S / 6S Plus

  • DJI Inspire 1

Background

  • Founder at Litely

  • Film & Cinematography at Emerson College

  • Born April 4, 1985 - Oyster Bay, NY