Salt Lake City, Utah-based photographer Austen Diamond

Starry skies, sagebrush, and endless red rock trails drew me West from Knoxville, Tenn. And after earning accolades in journalism, I picked up a camera a decade ago to accompany the pen in telling more evocative and cohesive narratives. The transition was natural.

What drew me deeper and deeper into photography was capturing the visual stories of Utah's modern pioneers, enigmatic subcultures, and interesting companies and products. I dig this salty place, and yearn for a good yarn.

While the story-driven approach stuck, I now solely focus on creating visually-compelling imagery and videos for commercial and editorial clients in Salt Lake City, Utah, and beyond. I'll blend craftsmanship and artistry to bring yours to life, whether you're a small business, ad agency, or magazine.

Whether we're on location or in the studio, I'll listen to your needs. With experience and skill, I'll deliver more. I love articulating light, setting scenes, and blocking talent. I believe tactical mastery allows for creative spontaneity, while a powerful story is at the heart of every inspiring image.

I can't imagine being anything other than a visual storyteller, and I feel lucky to do the work daily. Let's find out if we'd be a good fit together.

A look at my life at home and at work

Just over here trying to strike that balance between practicality and reverie.

where Craftsmanship meets Creativity

Select clients




Utah Symphony

Ski Utah

Moran Eye Center

Downtown SLC

Visit Salt Lake

Squatters Craft Beers



AIGA Salt Lake City


University of Utah




Utah Arts Festival

SJ Quinney College of Law


BigLife Magazine

Wild Turkey

Utah Office of Tourism

my core beliefs




Your client is the hero of their own story

Listen, then create. Hit the mark, then go beyond

Tactical mastery allows for creative spontaneity

A practice in empathy and intuition, this fundamental understanding helps us craft visuals that create a deep love for your brand. Meet them where they're at, and then guide them to the end.

I'm a collaborator and team player. Ego has little place in this work. Let's create solutions for your needs throughout each stage of the process to make deliverables that go above and beyond.

My years of experience on-location and in studio allow me to fine tune your vision by articulating lighting and staging talent. Working efficiently allows spontaneity in the moment to deliver something fresh.

Masterful. Creative. Efficient.

Know this—he's the real deal. His work speaks for itself, but the person behind the lens has a heart of gold. He cares about your project wholeheartedly: your vision, goals, and priorities. Then, he executes his work with skill, grace, humility, and speed. We are deeply grateful for his presence, integrity, and talent. Hire him. Easy decision.”

You need a craftsman.

If this gallery piqued your interest, let's chat about your specific needs. I'll tell you how my creativity and expertise will bring your brand, campaign, or personality to life!

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Contact me today to discuss your project and to set up a free consultation.

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