THEO COLOUMBE earned his BFA in Photography at Philadelphia College of Art and followed that with a MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He spent the intervening years building houses in New England, working on the Appalachian Trail and creating paper negatives. His photography practice has taken him through many roles including master printer for John Coplans, photography curator at Brides and Bodell Gallery NYC, instructor at the Eugene Lang College of the New School University, diagnostic imagery photographer at Yale School of Medicine, multi media installation designer, resident photographer at a theatre and jazz club in Budapest and collaborator with artists Jameson Ellis and Alan Krathaus in the creation of various weaponry inspired works.
His experience as a collaborative artist brought him to commercial photography, with a focus on product, food, and advertising. His clients include Citi Bank, L’Oréal, Maybelline, Robert Allen, Ralph Lauren Polo, Aéropostale, Saks Fifth Avenue, The New York Times, Edible Brooklyn, Matrix, Lord & Taylor, Jim Beam, Burberry, and Uniqlo.
Coloumbe brings over twenty years of experience, technical achievement and creative innovation to his commercial photography, collaborating with each client to find the ultimate solution for every image brief. He has a craftsman's knowledge of how things tick, and an artist's intuition for what they can become.