Cory's interest in visual mediums started back in his Iowa home town.. His love of film brought him to LA after getting a degree from the University of Iowa. He found success in film production. Neil's love of photography began at an early age. Being from Rochester, NY where his uncle was a serious collector and most elementary schools had dark rooms. Neil found success as an apparel designer and manufacturer in LA where he moved to in 2001.
After the 2008 crash, both Cory and Neil found their businesses near bankruptcy. Businesses that neither ever found fulfilling. In individual efforts to learn a craft, they both decided to pick up cameras. After learning the basics, in 2013, they teamed up and started taking it serious.y.