We specialize in hair, fashion, spirits and lifestyle and are inspired by brands with a unique point of view.
AD/CD Studio was started by photographer Carlos Detres when he found it necessary for a full-time commercial and editorial photography studio to service a growing need for image branding and consultation in the South.
Located in the scenic and historic downtown area of New Orleans, AD/CD Studio provides our clients with every need required for photography and video production. 
Client Access Includes: 
+ Studio
+ Experienced Hairdressers & Make-Up Artists
+ Retouchers
+ Videographers
+ Photographers 
We have established a creative environment with veteran and talented artists who will dedicate themselves to your next campaign regardless of where your organization is located. 
Lead photographer and founder, Carlos Detres (CD), has honed his style of photography from years of shooting photojournalism and portraiture, often combining the two for clients such as The Macallan and Brugal to create dynamic stories for international campaigns. He often has a notebook in hand to cull ideas for photo shoots from various sources including film, classical paintings and books. With his wife, Aryn Detres (AD) (founder of The Left Brain Group), he works with a variety of national clientele who demand creativity and professionalism.
Carlos Detres's personal work and portfolio can be accessed by this link.
Bumble and bumble, REVERIE, The Macallan, Brugal, The Left Brain Group, Patron, New Museum, SAVEUR Magazine, PROHAIRKIT, IRFE (Paris) and more.
“The only bad thing about working with Carlos is that I had a really hard time deciding which shots I wanted to choose for my project. They were all so very good. I would not hesitate to use him again.

Being on time means being 10 minutes early. Carlos was 10 minutes early, was prepared, professional, creative and more.”
— Simone S.
“I would highly recommend all of your photography needs to Carlos Detres Photography. Carlos responded to my inquiry within in minutes, gave me a quote and we scheduled a time to meet. Carlos is professional and a true expert in the field of photography. Congratulations Carlos on being so amazing...my business profile truly shines now!!!”
— Daphne K.
“Carlos is awesome to work with—he contacted me quickly, was able to fit me into his schedule, and the turnaround for the photos was super fast. I’m really happy with the work he did and would absolutely recommend him to anyone.”
— Annie L.
“With social media profiles becoming so important to one first impression, I wanted to have some professional headshots that not only looked good, but reflected my personality – no bare bones white wall. I chose Carlos because of his portfolio and the outstanding value he provided, and I would highly recommend him. Here'€™s why:

-- He responded quickly, answering all of my questions, so I knew what to expect, no surprises. He even helped me locate a hair stylist at my request!

-- He took the time to get to know a bit of who I was, so that it reflected in the location choice and the final images.

-- Carlos was a pleasure to work with during the session. He looked for natural opportunities in the light, wind, and my own movements, having me adjust enough for the best look. He made sure to take plenty of photos and that I saw them along the way to ensure I had a number of images I was happy with.

-- Processing and final delivery was super quick! I got them my optimized selections in a matter of days.

In the end I wound up not only with great photos for my profiles, but images I’m happy to display in my digital photo frame as well, with options for prints. Very happy!”
— Annalisa R.
“I had the pleasure of working with Carlos quite a bit. First was when we hired him to create our Website PROHAIRKIT.com and shoot all the product and other Brand Imagry. The second time was for an editorial on location photo shoot we did in the mountains of NC. The result of his work speaks for itself when you visit the site. Clean, crisp and on point. His work aesthetic is by far some of the best I’ve seen. Not to mention he was able to get the web site up in what seemed like no time at all. Onset he was professional, friendly and straight to the point. I would recommend him to everyone and his five star rating is well deserved. Thanks again Carlos!”
— Alejandro J.
“I have worked with Carlos twice - once for an individual portrait shoot, once for a shoot with my entire band - and in both cases I couldn’t have been more pleased, both with the relaxed, collaborative process and with the stunning final images. Carlos is smart, creative, professional, has a great eye for detail, and works with you to achieve exactly the look you need for your project. This is a consummate artist with a truly unique vision, and I highly recommend working with him.”
— Adam C.
“The first time I worked with Carlos was for a press photo shoot. I was so pleased with the result that 6 months later I called him again, this time for the album cover. And once again, he nailed it. Long story short, Carlos Detres is without a doubt one of the best photographers I ever worked with. In days where anyone with a half-decent camera calls himself a photographer, Carlos stands out as a true artist with deep knowledge of his craft. A professional and a great guy!”
— Alejandro M.
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