At the age of 14, Brent Foster—the creative director of Foster Visuals—came across a picture of people in his hometown of Wallaceburg, Ontario that was shot in documentary black-and-white style. It immediately spoke to him because the photo told the story of otherwise everyday people in a unique way. In that moment, he realized that a camera is an amazing tool that allows access into everyday life. The capture and permanence of a singular moment is something you would never be able to document without one. That’s when Brent decided that in life, he was meant to visually tell stories. Brent would go on to work as a photojournalist for almost 14 years, working for the most well respected newspapers and magazines around the globe.
Brent became fascinated with video storytelling in 2003, producing short documentaries for newspapers. After more than a decade of cinematic storytelling experience, Brent decided to start Foster Visuals, envisioning a collective team approach to high-quality storytelling.
We can create something very powerful when we use our talents together as a team.
As a photojournalist you’re a one-person show. You’re out there on your own. As a boutique-style production company, there’s strength in numbers. Foster Visuals works more as a collective of talent, bringing in only the right team members for a particular project. Each team member is highly-trained in their respective genre, and most of all, each project is an opportunity to showcase each members’ roots in storytelling. Everyone these days touts themselves as a “storyteller” that takes a content-first approach, but each member of the Foster Visuals team has had years of reputable experience.
Foster Visuals’ mission is for people to connect with the content we produce.
To feel emotion, be inspired, change, reflect, learn, and be entertained at the same time.
OUR CLIENT ROSTER INCLUDES
WE’VE BEEN ON-LOCATION IN
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- St. Lucia
Photojournalist of the Year, Loyalist College - Toronto Sun Paul Henry Scholarship for Spot News
Photojournalist of the Year, Loyalist College - Toronto Star Frank Teskey Scholarship for Commitment to Photojournalism
Eddie Adams Workshop Attendee
A nomination for Photojournalist of the Year by the News Photographers Association of Canada
Two National Press Photographers Association Multimedia Awards
A team collaborator for “Highrise” a project that won an EMMY with the National Film Board of Canada.
Magnum Expression Award Finalist - News Photographers Association of Canada, Photojournalist of the Year, Nominee
National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism, Honorable Mention, Multimedia Cinema and Photography Guest Professor, National University of Rwanda
Guest Professor, Istanbul, Turkey
PWPC Photographer of the Year, 5th Overall
TEDx Speak, Chatham-Kent
News Photographers Association of Canada, 1st Place, Team Multimedia