Meet the Team: Photographer Wyatt Kostygan

Meet Wyatt Kostygan, the new Photographer/ Photo Editor at SRQ | The Magazine. Photo credit: Anthony Casto

Meet Wyatt Kostygan, the new Photographer/ Photo Editor at SRQ | The Magazine. Photo credit: Anthony Casto

Let’s face it. Magazines wouldn’t be nearly as fun to read without beautiful photography. When the artwork within each edition of SRQ Magazine inspires and captures the imagination and encourages our readers to live local, it makes the stories even more enjoyable. As a reader of SRQ | The Magazine, we hope you feel that way.

There’s a particular person in our office who is dedicated to capturing just the right image to help tell a story. His name is Wyatt Kostygan. New to the SRQ team, Wyatt is the Photographer/ Photo Editor – and he has quite an eye for getting just the right shot! What most people don’t know is that after a photo shoot, the real work begins. Countless hours cropping, editing and careful retouching are involved to get each image just right to tell its own story in the pages of the magazine.

Wyatt joins the SRQ cast of characters after a significant quest to marry his talent with his passions. Born and raised on the east coast of Florida in a sleepy little town, he ventured to Sarasota to attend New College of Florida. Having been long captivated by movies and film, his penchant for photography began in college when he looked for a hobby to take him outside and explore the constantly evolving world of digital photography technology. With the purchase of his first camera, he was hooked and the rest is history. Upon graduation, Wyatt answered the call to big city life and moved to New York City to rub elbows and train under talented photographers and filmmakers. But as it often happens, home came calling back by way of an opportunity with SRQ | The Magazine and he relocated back to the sunshine state.

Since his return to Sarasota, Wyatt has enjoyed seeing the incredible changes that the city undergone. And he’s finding more and more reasons to love this “perfect mix of city and country life.” When he’s not snapping photos in the SRQ Studio or around town scouting the perfect image for a story, you might spot Wyatt enjoying his motorcycle and spending time with his “wonderful, beautiful and intelligent girlfriend.” Shucks, he’s such a nice guy.

If you see Wyatt around town, be sure to welcome him back to Sarasota!

 

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