In 2003, I co-founded Blend Images, a stock agency that celebrates multiculturalism
Starting with a loosely-connected group of commercial photographers and an exciting idea, I co-created the world's leading stock photography agency offering imagery that's focused on celebrating multiculturalism.
Elected to serve on the board of directors for 7 years, I helped Blend grow its annual revenues in excess of $5M.
Blend has since been acquired and absorbed into another agency.
Blend Images Team Feedback
"Shalom and I worked together on the founding of Blend Images. As business partners, we also served together on Blend's board of directors. Shalom has an exceptional ability to work with others in a collaborative and constructive way. His exceptional energy and positive spirit were very important to Blend's founding and eventual success. He also has great instincts about visual and social trends. It should also be noted that Shalom has very good skills at some of the nuts-and-bolts of business such as being able to review and suggest needed revisions to legal documents. Such a broad array of skills is not very common but Shalom is an exceptional person."
- L. Z., Co-founder & Director
"Shalom has a natural talent for helping build and work with teams that translate ambitious visions into creative success stories. I saw him do this at Plush Studios, and then again as a director at Blend. Shalom's combination of technological, creative, and communication skills make him a power player who's both visionary and fun to work with."
- J. L., Co-founder