Most web users rely on visual elements rather than the written word to browse a site. Having well crafted, unique photography sets you apart from the competition and allows you to stand out in a sea of canned, stock photography. Whaleshead Studio has photographed world class athletes, business owners, scientists, products, homes, buildings, machines, and much more.


Portland State University

Fearless Campaign

This photo of Mike Richardson, founder of Dark Horse Comics, was one of the photos created by Whaleshead photographer Erik Urdahl for use in the school’s “Fearless” campaign, which was displayed on billboards and buses throughout the Portland area.

Starboard SUP

Nikki Gregg / Catalog

We’ve been fortunate enough to work with several board manufacturers over the years and one of our favorites is Starboard. This shot of Nikki Gregg was one of several which was featured on their website and board catalog.


We’ve made a lot of images over the years. Here are a handful of some of our favorites: