Louis Brems is a University Photographers Association of America (UPAA) multi-award winning professional photographer. Currently serving as the university photographer at The Citadel in Charleston, SC. Transforming the visual department into a high-performing organization that has been recognized for excellence in multiple UPAA categories while striving to create beautiful and complex photographs that adhere to strict brand standards. Louis sculpts light, combining both natural light and studio strobes to create a mood that tells a story and, sparks curiosity in the viewer.
He started his career at a studio in 1998 photographing sports, seniors, underclassman, and dances. In 2003, Louis decided to further his education in the field that he loves. He graduated in December 2004 with his degree in Visual Journalism from Brooks Institute of Photography in Ventura, CA.
Louis resides in Charleston, SC, with his wife Beth, their Calico cat Kitty and Boxer Odessa. When not on assignment, he keeps up to date with the latest gear, gadgets, and accessories for his camera, iPhone, and other audio and video items used in the industry. He loves watching Chicago Sports, including Cubs Baseball, Blackhawks Hockey, Bears Football, as well as Iowa Hawkeye Football or any other sport in season. He also enjoys listening to a variety of music genres and watching movies from the latest blockbuster to the smallest indie production. He even made his way onto the big screen as an extra portraying a federal agent in the Arnold Schwarzenegger film The Last Stand.
|The Citadel, The Military College of the South
|The Villages Daily Sun, The Villages, FL.
||The Quad-City Times, Davenport, IA.
|The Sterling Gazette, Sterling, IL.
||The Facts Clute, TX.
|The Huntington Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV.
University Photographers Association of America (UPAA) Symposium 2018 1st Place Personal Vision
UPAA Symposium 2018 4th Place Features and Illustrations
Award of Excellence Society News Design Photography Multiple images 2017
1st place Iowa APME Sports Category 2015
2nd place Iowa AMPE Feature category 2015
3rd place Iowa APME News category 2015
2nd place Iowa Newspaper Association Feature category 2014
Associated Press Photographer of the Month January 2007
Editor and Publisher Photographer of the Month January 2007
West Virginia Press Association 1st place in the News category 2007
West Virginia Photographer of the Year in the News category 2007
|The Charlotte Observer
||The LA Times
|The Detroit Free Press
||The Seattle Post Intelligencer