Advertising Photography with CGI & 3D Integration

Charlotte photographer Sean Busher produces conceptual advertising photography, CGI/3D projects and video production for ad agencies and corporations. He works with retoucher and 3D animator Peter Godshall in creating commercially-viable works of art.

Advertising Photography with CGI & 3D Integration

Charlotte photographer Sean Busher produces conceptual advertising photography and CGI/3D projects for ad agencies and corporations. He works with CGI artist and post-production specialist Peter Godshall in creating commercially-viable works of art.


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Recent Projects & Big News

Moment Mile

In fall 2014, The Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photography and Film invited photographers—new and seasoned—to participate in Moment Mile. Created and led by Sean Busher, the project sought to build awareness of and support for the museum's recent re-opening. On 1 November, 138 photographers gathered in Uptown Charlotte. At 6:15 p.m., the photographers stood in predetermined spots on the mile-long stretch of Tryon Street and simultaneously clicked their shutters. Then, exactly five minutes later at 6:20 p.m., they did so once again on the opposite side of the street. Stitched together, the two resulting prints – each 100 feet long and 11 inches tall –capture a single moment of a stretch of Charlotte’s urban core and acts as a historical marker of the city circa 2014. 

“Participatory projects like Moment Mile are a new avenue that involve the Charlotte community in what we are doing at The Light Factory, and more broadly involve others in the art of film and photography,” said Busher, who is a board member for The Light Factory and a Charlotte advertising photographer.

Moment Mile will be on view from December 17, 2014 through February 22, 2015. The Moment Mile project was generously supported by the Arts & Science Council, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and Wells Fargo. 

The Moment Mile making-of video:

Arts & Science Council - Imagine 2025

The Arts & Science Council and Kelso Communications commissioned our team to create three images to represent the future of arts, science and history. We are honored to be the creators in charge of envisioning this future! See how it all came together in the behind-the-scenes video below.

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Brilliant, engaging, fresh set of eyes – these are just my first thoughts in describing the work Sean and Peter did for the Arts & Science Council – more than photography, more than images, creative storytelling at its finest!
— Robert Bush, President, Arts & Science Council

Behind-the-Scenes of the ASC : Imagine 2025 project:

The Descent of Man

We have just completed our first major fine art project - The Descent of Man. It's a nine-image story of Jesus, played by Sean, teaching evolution to elementary school children and then getting sued by an angry parent. An outdoor exhibition for spring 2015 is being planned, stayed tuned.

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Hello and welcome!  Thanks for taking the time to get to know our work.  Hopefully you can tell already that we're passionate about creating great imagery.  I'm a commercial photographer based in Charlotte, NC.  I studied photojournalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill but decided the typical journalism career wasn't for me.  Instead, I started taking on advertising jobs and have been pushing the creative envelope to produce evermore challenging conceptual projects since founding the company in 2001.  I work closely with Peter Godshall, our team's retoucher and animation artist.  He rocks.  His technical abilities are the perfect compliment to the visions in my head, and I think we make a great team. Together we're able to produce any visual an ad agency or corporation may desire.  

I love getting to know the interesting people I photograph and the other creatives we collaborate with.  I like jobs that let us travel, and also enjoy big studio productions.  I love sushi, vegetables, and nature.  I find pleasure in putting things on my bucket list and then doing them immediately (though I've still yet to take a long walk in the woods naked).  I'm in my mid-30s, explore the world from a metaphysical perspective, and live in uptown Charlotte with my wife, Heather, and our daughter Mirabelle.

I hope to be able to work with you on a project soon.  Thanks for taking the time to get to know us and our work!

- Sean Busher, Director of Imagination



Allianz Life Insurance

American City Business Journals

Arts & Science Council

Bank of America

Cassidian Communications

Center City Partners

CLT Airport


City of Charlotte

Continental Tire


CPI Security

Del Frisco Restaurants

Dole Foods

Duke Endowment

Duke Energy

Ernst & Young

Food Lion 

Foundation for the Carolinas

Früsh Yogurt



Huber Engineered Woods

Johnson C Smith University

LASH Group


Levine Museum of the New South


MetaRisk Insurance

Mint Museum of Art


National Gypsum

Neighboring Concepts

North Carolina Research Campus

Pamlico Capital

People Magazine


Queens University

Rodgers Builders

Saussy Burbank


Sheetz Convenience Stores

Skanska USA


Sona MedSpa


The Hartford

University of North Carolina


Wachoiva Bank

Wedge Capital

Wells Fargo Advisors



...and many more




See Sean (with long hair!) and team in action in this behind-the-scenes video of the advertising campaign. 



These guys have soul! From our first meeting together it was obvious that Sean and Peter’s synergy would bring incredible energy to our project. They raised the creative bar on an already ambitious project and produced truly remarkable work.
— Michael Smith, Center City Partners
Sean and Peter don’t just bring a photographic eye to projects, they bring collaboration and a spirit of adventure that really ramps up the work. It’s rare to find this combination of strategic thinking and pure creative passion.
— Marty Kelso, LGA Advertising
Working with Sean Busher Imagery was extraordinary in all aspects. Their philosophy on customer service, communication and true partnership shows this phenomenally talented photographer really ‘gets it’ from a business perspective.
— Sierra Cook, Bank of America

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