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Contributors JOSH WILLIAMS Growing up in the south, Slidell, Louisiana near New Orleans, was inspiring for Josh Williams — and remains to be when he returns home. He was raised by "a very fun and crazy family, who taught me never to judge and to find the beauty in everything, especially with all the culture in the New Orleans area." Influenced by the likes of Herb Ritts, Mario Testino, Giampaolo Sgura, and Tony Duran, after graduating high school Josh pursued his dream to become a photographer. He received a Bachelors degree in Photography & Digital Imagery from Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota, Florida, and with full support from his family, moved to Los Angeles. "Like every other artist out here, I am struggling and working to achieve what I came out here to do. Photography is my life. I want to find the beauty in whomever or whatever I photograph..." MARLA E. SCHWARTZ An Ohioan who graduated from Kent State University, Marla E. Schwartz is proud to be a Senior Writer for Miami LivingMagazine, where she has had many celebrity interviews published, including: Gloria & Emilio Estefan, Andy Garcia, Sharon Gless, Jeff Lindsay, Lucie Arnaz Luckinbill, Brad Meltzer, Craig Robins and Rumer Willis. She is also a freelance writer for other publications like, Lighthouse Point Magazine and An avid photographer, her photos have appeared in numerous Ohio publications, as well as Miami Living, The Miami Herald, The Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel and The Palm Beach Post. She has had numerous plays published and produced around the country. Her play, America's Working? was produced in Los Angeles at both the First Stage and the Lone Star Ensemble theater companies, in Florida at Lynn University and then at an Off-Broadway playhouse in NYC. Her piece, The Lunch Time Café, was a finalist for the Heideman Award, Actors Theatre of Louisville. CAESAR LIMA Caesar Lima is a master at depicting unique and captivating subject matters. His inspiration is derived from a singular drive to push the limits and evoke emotion through innovative photography and design. As a graduate with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Advertising, Caesar has always had an eye for the creative. With a passion and drive to depict unusual, even surreal images, his photography consistently evokes emotion. This self proclaimed "non-purist's" photography calls to mind imagery that is just outside of the box. Caesar has received multiple accolades and awards, including four 2012 IPA Awards, 2011 Archive Magazine 200 Best Photographer Worldwide, 2011 and 2010 IPA Awards, 2010 PX3 in Paris, 2009 IPA Awards and 2009 Addy Award — to name a few in recent years. CRAIG AGRANOFF Craig Agranoff is an award-winning CBS12 television news contributor covering technology, who was recently named one of the 12 People to Watch in 2012 by Gulfstream Media. A national online political campaign consultant as well as a noted expert in online reputation management, he frequently speaks at tech events throughout the country. He was the winner of the "Best Photo Sharing Website" at Mashable's Open Web Awards for a site he created, as well as the recipient of a Digital PR award for his work with Chevrolet. Additionally, Craig is a tech/social media correspondent for the New Times, The Palm Beach Post, and, and the author of several books. He has appeared on shows that include, Gary Vaynerchuck's Wine Library TV, Fox News, NBC News, Weekend Sunrise and CBS News. A certified Google Power Searcher and a serial entrepreneur; he has founded of dozens of web startups, and is the co-founder of 16 MIAMI LIVING

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