ABOUT US

ABOUT US

OUR MISSION

Visionspire is the passion project of Andrew Kung, founder and president of Andrew Kung Group – a commercial production company in Louisville, Kentucky. Andrew leads with humility and generosity, serving as an example for our crew and community (just don’t tell him we said that).

Visionspire is a growing ecosystem for the visual arts industry built by photographers for photographers. We provide an immersive platform where members can thrive in a synergistic environment by learning, applying, and achieving through case-studies, workshops, professional networking, and easy-to-understand fundamentals. Members can also be mentored by real-world professionals, thus, adding more depth to their skill set and practical experience.

Visionspire provides many other tools to encourage business development, such as affordable rental gear, post-processing actions and presets, and practical tutorials. Members will find that they can easily apply our lessons and tools to progress along a smoother and faster trajectory than in traditional academic environments.

We believe that the path to success can be made more accessible and inclusive. With educational resources and practical, real-world application, we fully supplement the traditional academic path of learning. Regardless of whether you are currently enrolled in a traditional academic program, you will find that our ecosystem provides you with applicable tools for accelerated, immersive learning.

OUR VALUES

At Visionspire, we value integrity, humility, and diversity. 

It is our duty to provide an environment as a catalyst for professional and creative development – an inclusive atmosphere that is synergistic and symbiotic for all members to thrive. We want to give back to our community and offer our experience to help inspire and motivate others.

Regardless of skill or experience level, all are welcome in our community. We believe that openness and collaboration produce the most personal and professional growth, so we encourage our members to ask questions, get involved, and support one another.

OUR TEAM

We love what we do, and we do a lot. Meet the team that keeps things running smoothly:

ANDREW KUNG

FOUNDER, INSTRUCTOR, NINJA

When he’s not craving sushi (or talking about it), Andrew is an instructor, ninja, and founder of Visionspire. He loves traveling out West, particularly in Sedona and San Diego, sharing cute animal videos, and experimenting with cocktails like he’s the personal mixologist for Bill Murray (his words, not ours).

ANDREW KUNG

FOUNDER, INSTRUCTOR, NINJA

When he’s not craving sushi (or talking about it), Andrew is an instructor, ninja, and founder of Visionspire. He loves traveling out West, particularly in Sedona and San Diego, sharing cute animal videos, and experimenting with cocktails like he’s the personal mixologist for Bill Murray (his words, not ours).

CATHERINE JONES

CREATIVE DIRECTOR, STYLIST

When she’s not collecting “plant babies” or dancing at music festivals, Catherine is a creative director and stylist. She loves philodendrons, lavender gelato, and green velvet.

CATHERINE JONES

CREATIVE DIRECTOR, STYLIST

When she’s not collecting “plant babies” or dancing at music festivals, Catherine is a creative director and stylist. She loves philodendrons, lavender gelato, and green velvet.

RACHEL LUTZ

PHOTOGRAPHER, CONTENT CREATOR, INSTRUCTOR

When she’s not having existential conversations, Rachel is a photographer, content creator, and instructor. She loves sailing, the smell of a campfire, and ambiguous movies (especially the sad ones).

RACHEL LUTZ

PHOTOGRAPHER, CONTENT CREATOR, INSTRUCTOR

When she’s not having existential conversations, Rachel is a photographer, content creator, and instructor. She loves sailing, the smell of a campfire, and ambiguous movies (especially the sad ones).

NATE SMITH

VIDEOGRAPHER, EDITOR, INSTRUCTOR

When he’s not swooning over dogs, Nate is a videographer, editor, and instructor. He loves comic books (Golden Era in particular), tacos, and of course, puppies.

NATE SMITH

VIDEOGRAPHER, EDITOR, INSTRUCTOR

When he’s not swooning over dogs, Nate is a videographer, editor, and instructor. He loves comic books (Golden Era in particular), tacos, and of course, puppies.

ZACH BROWNING

PHOTOGRAPHER, RETOUCHER, INSTRUCTOR

When he’s not scaling a wall or trespassing to get the perfect shot, Zach is a photographer, retoucher, and instructor. He loves cold beer, hiking (Red River Gorge especially), and cooking (our beloved fried chicken expert).

ZACH BROWNING

PHOTOGRAPHER, RETOUCHER, INSTRUCTOR

When he’s not scaling a wall or trespassing to get the perfect shot, Zach is a photographer, retoucher, and instructor. He loves cold beer, hiking (Red River Gorge especially), and cooking (our beloved fried chicken expert).

CARSON THAXTON

WEB DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN, STYLIST, RETOUCHER

When she’s not wrapped in a blanket burrito, Carson is a web developer, designer, stylist, and retoucher. She loves thrifting, landscaping, and being on an airplane (the longer the flight, the better).

CARSON THAXTON

WEB DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN, STYLIST, RETOUCHER

When she’s not wrapped in a blanket burrito, Carson is a web developer, designer, stylist, and retoucher. She loves thrifting, landscaping, and being on an airplane (the longer the flight, the better).

LAUREN PERKINS

CONTENT CREATOR, ILLUSTRATOR

When she’s not doodling or daydreaming, Lauren is a content creator and illustrator. She loves Asian culture, video games (campaign narratives are her favorite), and trying exotic foods.

LAUREN PERKINS

CONTENT CREATOR, ILLUSTRATOR

When she’s not doodling or daydreaming, Lauren is a content creator and illustrator. She loves Asian culture, video games (campaign narratives are her favorite), and trying exotic foods.

LET'S TALK

Want to get in touch? Send us some info at our contact page and we’ll get back to you!

OUR HOME

Our office and studio are located in the Highlands, on Baxter Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky. We proudly operate a 7,000 sq ft. facility which comprises our offices, studio, green room, storage site, and audio recording suite. Our cyc wall is 40’x20’ and 14’ tall. On the studio floor, we have a 1400 sq ft. shoot surface.

We use our space for commercial production, but we also host workshops, networking events, contests, conference calls, pizza parties… You name it, we’ll make it happen. We love our home and we love to share it. Check out our upcoming workshops to receive hands-on experience and instruction in our studio: View Workshops.

OUR WORK

So now you know, we’re real people. We also do real work. Check out our latest case studies to see what we’ve been up to!

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The production gear we love and trust, at your fingertips. Get access to the industry-standard equipment your creative projects deserve.