sanford schulwolf photographer

Sanford Schulwolf was raised in Virginia Beach, VA and studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA and the Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, CA where he received a B.A. in photography.

He moved to San Francisco after taking time to work as a ski instructor and professional bicycle racer in Colorado. Initially recognized for vivid and high-energy sports and action photography, he is also sought for his work capturing kids and lifestyles. His clients include Pottery Barn, Wells Fargo, Ford Motor Company and Coca Cola. His editorial work has appeared in the pages of Outside, Bicycling, Runner's World, American Way and This Old House.

"What I love most about photography is its variety and how it's introduced me to so many different types of people and environments. Finding that split second that transforms collaborative ideas into tangible results feels really great.

Sanford and his family recently moved to Austin. He maintains a studio in San Francisco and Austin and shoots on location around the country.


Amazon, American Way Magazine, Coke/Powerade, Deutche Bank, Disney's Family Fun Magazine, EYE Media Australia, Family Circle, Forbes Publications, Ford Motor Company, Gap, Inc., Getty Images, Hummer Winblad Venture Capital, Klutz/Scholastic Inc., Levi Strauss, Linens' and Things', Mervyn's California, Money Magazine, National Outdoor Leadership School, Old Navy, Outside Magazine, Outward Bound Schools, Pain Therapeutics Inc., Patagonia, Pixar Animation Studios, Pottery Barn Kids, Radius, REI, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Runner's World Magazine, Standard Pacific Homes, Siemens, This Old House Magazine, The North Face, Timbuk2 Bags, Travelsmith, Ubisoft Entertainment, US National Parks, Visa, Wells Fargo, William Sonoma Inc.