TR Brogunier, Media Consultant
Throughout his prolific career, Benjamin Franklin identified himself first and foremost as a printer, a creator of information. While TR’s career has made him one of the leading brandists in the Southeast, he identifies first and foremost as a creator of images, a photographer.
The foundation of a brand is image. Since his first paid photography gig 1997, TR has been creating some of the most culturally distinct photography work in the United States. His work is featured by New York galleries; applied to national advertising campaigns by global agencies; and used as iconography by international companies and organizations.
TR began his career as one the leading northern photojournalists working in the Cartier-Bresson style linked to cinéma vérité in New York City and the upper Midwest in the years 1998 – 2010. His documentary work is a staple of well-regarded New York City documentary institutions. His work for New York City clients and publications took him from remote parks in the Bronx; to subway platforms on Coney Island; to Wall Street after 9-11; to the churches of Brownstone Brooklyn. His photography stands as one of the clearest documents of New York at the time it welcomed the new millennium to the world.
TR’s early work with Fader Magazine under London photo editor Eddie Brannon made groundbreaking documentary work with Black Cowboys in Brooklyn, New York. His relationship with The Federation of Black Cowboys and Sebastian Junger’s Chelsea photography gallery propelled him to various advertising and editorial work in Minnesota where he produced and photographed work for commercial clients like Target and Best Buy.
Work since 2010 includes photographing and promoting the work of Michael Stipe / Mike Mills of R.E.M., Jeremy Ayers, Kai Reidl, Neutral Milk Hotel, Olivia Tremor Control, Orange Twin, Vanessa Briscoe Hay / Michael Lachowski of Pylon, Powerkompany, Slingshot Festival and others. TR produced and managed public relations, photography, and media for a series of art retrospectives in the years 2014 and 2015 in Athens, Georgia organized by a foundation under the banner “Art Rocks Athens.” These events spanned over years and included performances from modern dance to The Pylon Re-enactment Society, Love Tractor and Cindy Wilson of the B-52’s. TR worked closely with Cindy Wilson, husband Keith Bennett and Wilson’s stylist D.A. Sims to produce fashion events based on B-52’s outfits in for the retrospective series, along with major painting, film, photography and fine art shows.
Today, Brogunier works as brandist and all-platform media strategist/counterstrategist at Flood Content.
Jim Thomas, Contributor
Jim Thomas is a retired lawyer who practiced Georgia law in Savannah, Dublin, and Atlanta for 25 years. He is also an author and authority on the subject of integrity and has spoken over 100 times to groups throughout the Southeast on the subject. In his years as a lawyer, Jim witnessed many business owners getting deep into lawsuits that could have been avoided if they had practiced the basic tenants of integrity while conducting business. After a career witnessing lives and businesses seriously compromised by failures of integrity, Jim decided to devote his life’s work to promoting a vision of integrity in the workplace and in daily life.
Shonie Kuykendall, Photographer
Shonie (pronounced shawn-ee) Kuykendall earned her bachelor’s of art in photography at the University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2014. Since then she has photographed for The Laurel and numerous events including regional weddings. Kuykendall has the ability to work unobtrusively in business environments while capturing emotive, telling portraits and stories that work perfectly in traditional and social media. She also has a knack for capturing genuine candids and making people laugh. Shonie is a source of positivity and productivity we highly value at Flood.
Contributors to Flood Content’s website and talent pool include several editorial, journalism and thought leaders. Read mini-bios for Edward Hooper and others as they are tagged in their posts.
A Little Background
In development as a regional media resource since 2014, Flood Content is a network of service providers working for regional and national media who are improving the quality of the media environment. We make our services available to businesses who want their story of the value their business brings to customers and communities to be shared with the public. We work all over the Southeast region.