We are imagemakers.
Based in New York City since 1955, Mayo is the premier creative production company specializing in Photography, Motion and 3D Visualization for the home and lifestyle industry. Mayo offers the creative planning of a specialized agency, the full range of services of a production company and a studio tailored to large-scale visual projects. Trusted by leading global brands, retailers and manufacturers, Mayo produces images for advertising, e-commerce, marketing and packaging.
Mayo is ever-changing and adopts new technologies for imagemaking, providing creative leadership for their clients’ ventures in digital images, interactivity and motion.
We believe imagemaking is branding: our team takes a holistic approach to visual projects from concept to delivery, producing images that are distinct and memorable.
- Apartment Therapy
- Bed, Bath & Beyond
- Boll & Branch
- Calvin Klein
- Carnegie Fabrics
- Earthbound Brands
- Jonas Workroom
- Knoll Studio
- Knoll Textiles
- Love Shack Fancy
- Lutron Electronics
- Mainstream International
- Million Dollar Baby
- Ralph Lauren Home
- Sanders Collection
- Sijo Home
- Visual Comfort
- West Elm
- Westpoint Home
1950 — 1975
Louis Mayo and Martin Helfer establish Mayo Studios at 9 East 19th street in New York City. They develop a reputation as a trusted resource for furniture and textile manufacturers and retailers as Louis identifies the power of creating location-like sets in studio. Louis sets a high bar for creative excellence and serves some of the top brands in the industry.
1975 — 1993
Mark Mayo joins the company and the studio expands to 18,000 sq ft at 475 10th Avenue in New York City. Mark broadens the studio client base to include The JC Penney Catalog and establishes the studio’s capabilities required to accommodate large-scale production for demanding retail clients. Mark personally reviews the photography in order to maintain a high quality standard, at scale.
Louis Mayo passes away in 1993.
1993 — 2007
A new chapter begins when Sandy Mayo joins the studio, broadens the client base, and attracts discerning brands and retailers. Sandy transforms the studio production workflow by inviting clients to attend photoshoots, spearheading a new style of creative collaboration at Mayo Studios.
Mayo Studios relocates to a 33,000 sq ft. studio space in Long Island City, NY. Under Mark and Sandy’s leadership, the studio pioneers large format digital photography: becoming one of the first major studios to implement this new technology.
The creative production team at Mayo Studios expands to include Stylists, Photographers, Carpenters and Post-Production Artists — further elevating the caliber of work the studio produces.
2007 — 2015
Mayo Studios welcomes a Creative & Branding Services team, led by the studio’s new Creative Director, Mickey Mayo.
Mayo Studios launches House: a rotating series of sets in studio reserved by the day or week for streamlined production. Studio clients benefit from the efficiencies made possible by these versatile sets.
Toni Mayo joins Mayo Studios, focusing on client relationships and strategic business development.
Mayo expands with a new 3D Visualization department, creating photorealistic images with a specialized focus on residential and commercial interiors. Clients increasingly seek 3D-generated images and Mayo is well-positioned to deliver with the team and infrastructure needed. Mayo begins to provide 3D imagemaking services to new industries and delivers thousands of renderings a year.
Mayo relocates to a sunny, 20,000 sq ft. Photo, Video and 3D Visualization studio at 32-00 Skillman Avenue in Long Island City.