CTC Creative is a full-service operation with a team of photographers, retouchers, and producers specializing in handling any type of challenge a client presents. We bring creativity, professionalism, and efficiency to every job. Over three decades of combined experience allow us to provide a consistency of service that exceeds expectations.



C. Taylor Crothers

Born in 1971, Rising Sun, MD. Crothers graduated Washington & Lee University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1993.

Crothers moved to New York City in 1995, where he worked as a music, advertising, and documentary photographer. After founding CTC Creative, Crothers quickly established himself as a go-to shooter in the entertainment industry. Initially known for his talent in live performance photography, Crothers expanded his reputation photographing album covers, magazine features, and publicity. 

In 1999, his desire to diversify his photographic skill set led him to start photographing architectural and aerial photography. Enjoying the challenge of this new direction, he built a brand new client base and developed his own style of Architectural and Real Estate photography. Crothers is a seasoned architectural shooter, working closely with many companies across the United States.


Adam Kane Macchia

Macchia, born in 1979, grew up in Mt. Kisco, NY. He graduated from Northeastern University in 2002 with a degree in philosophy. In 2008, Adam graduated from the Hallmark Institute of Photography. His passion for photography began in High School, led by Barbara Korein and Ruddy Havill, two great teachers who fostered creativity. 

It continued through traveling in Central and South America culminating in a documentary film about workers and their relationship to the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Later, through working with C. Taylor Crothers, Adam continued a love for images of cities by exploring the landscape of New York. And with the addition of photographing beautifully designed interiors, Adam feels he has discovered the sweet spot for his photographic eye. 


Kate Wichlinski

Kate Wichlinski is a photographer living and working in NYC by way of Memphis, TN and Charleston, SC.  She has an MFA in Photography and a BA in Art History.  Interested in photography from an early age, it was not until after earning her undergraduate degree that Wichlinski discovered the medium’s power as her means of self-expression.  She photographs with film, finding gravity in the tactile, analog process, while also using her phone’s camera as a daily, visual journal.

She started working for CTC Creative in 2016 and enjoys assimilating the ins and outs of architectural photography.


James Hooker

Born and bred in Brighton, England, James caught the travel photography bug from his family; his Mother’s images from South America in the ‘80s and his Grandfather’s vast archive from India and the Middle East in the ‘50s. His travels have taken him through South and Central America, India and Europe. He worked with pro-democracy groups in Thailand after the Saffron Revolution of 2007 in Myanmar, returning to the UK to study Photojournalism at the University of the Arts, London and graduating with First Class Honors in 2011. James has been in NYC since, working in the travel/hospitality media industry as a freelance architectural and interior spaces photographer. James started retouching for CTC Creative in 2016.



  • Eastdil Secured
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Cushman Wakefield
  • Savills-Studley
  • Newark Grubb Knight Frank Capital Group
  • ESRT Construction
  • ASB Real Estate Group
  • Rockpoint Group
  • Edward J. Minskoff Equities
  • Ware Malcomb
  • Spire Creative Group
  • Goshow Architects
  • Gertler & Wente Architects
  • Robert A. M. Stern Architects
  • Tai Soo Kim Partners
  • Sun and Moon Marketing
  • Massey Knakal
  • Time Equities
  • Real Estate Arts
  • Lorelli Associates
  • Dave Matthews Band
  • Sony Music Group
  • 19 Entertainment
  • New York Times
  • New York Times Magazine
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • Rolling Stone
  • Spin
  • TV Guide
  • Blender
  • Fortune Small Business
  • Relix
  • American Express
  • Cablevision
  • LiveNation
  • SFX/Clear Channel
  • Bonnaroo
  • Austin City Limits Festival
  • Phish