I have supported a family of five, put three children through college, created a retirement portfolio and purchased homes, rental property and undeveloped land based on my photographic accomplishments. I am especially proud of being selected as one of Nikon’s “Legends of the Lens,” and having one of my images selected for use as a United States postal stamp featuring an Olympic sport. “Legend of the Lens” is a high honor that results from one’s body of work and achievements. One of my most fulfilling experiences has been to publish a book entitled Paris in Black & White, an illustrated biographical journey of my awakening as a photographer. Another important personal achievement is the production an annual photographic calendar, 100% of whose proceeds are donated to a non-‐profit organization I helped create: Arms Around Bainbridge. This volunteer group is a 901c3 Corporation that provides financial support to residents of my town who face insurmountable medical expenses. 98% of proceeds go directly to our recipients, a statistic of which I could not be more proud. http://www.petesaloutos.com/
Matt Beard Left SMC in 2003 - “While still enrolled at SMC, and after
having left, I went on to assist over 150+ photographers on
assignments which took me around the world and back.
In 2004 I was asked to manage and rebuild the photo
studio at (then) Paris Photo Lab in Los Angeles.
In 2005 I shot my first professional Advertising
Campaign for Ritz Carlton (Team One Agency).
-‐ from 2005-2008 I began my career as a full timeprofessional
In 2008 My wife and I opened STUDIO 1444 in retouching jobs for myself as well as other
photographers. In 2010 we sold STUDIO 1444, to spend more time with
family...and focus only on my photography career.
(and the economy was eating my clients left and
In 2011 (March-current) I have barely had a day off. My shoots have picked up exponentially, and I am enjoying one of the best shooting streaks to date. Hollywood CA.From 2008-2010 I Owned, Operated and Managed the Hollywood studio, while still producing, shooting and retouching jobs for myself as well as other photographers. In 2010 we sold STUDIO 1444, to spend more time with family...and focus only on my photography career. (and the economy was eating my clients left and right).