Betim Balaman

Born and raised in Istanbul, Betim Balaman has worked with many well-known commercial and editorial clients for 20 years. She began her career working on a wide range of fashion projects with David LaChapelle from The Face magazine to GAP. Later, she designed and created windows for major Madison Avenue stores, therein discovering her love for still life photo styling.


Betim enjoys partnering with clients to create the best possible outcome by bringing interesting and elevated props to set.

She thrives in a creative environment where she can use her experience and her innovative eye to drive fashion trends through art direction and visual design in editorial and advertising. She brings the necessary magic to set.


Clients include

ALDO, Barney’s, Bloomingdale’s, David Yurman, Estee Lauder, Harry Winston, Jo Malone, Michael Kors, NARS Cosmetics, Procter&Gamble, W Magazine, Victoria’s Secret, WWD, Y3-Adidas


Some of the photographers Betim has collaborated with are:


Bela Borsodi

Burcu Avsar

Craig Cutler

Dan Tobin Smith

Gabriella Imperatori Penn


Grant Cornett

Junichi Ito

Joel Stans

Kenji Ishi

Kenji Toma

Kevin Cremens

Marcel Christ

Marton Perlaki

Michael Baumgarten

Nicholas Alan Cope

Nicholas Duers

Philippe Lacombe

Richard Pierce

Robin Broadbent

Travis Rathbone