Very Clever

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b. 1986, HK.

Very Clever is the collaborative photography, art direction and video studio of Tim Lampe and John Spannos. We specialize in creative production for incredible brands. Most recently we visualized a wild world for Samsung, set art direction standards for Kabaccha, played summer fun for Target, and created a photo learning program for middle school kids called Future Photomakers for VSCO.  



Target, Samsung, Netflix, Marvel, Gap, CNN, HLN, Tumblr, MailChimp, Pitchfork, Photojojo, Walgreens, Reebok, The Weather Channel, Native Shoes + more

Press :

Wired, TIME Magazine, VSCO, Instagram, CNN,, Mashable, Urban Outfitters Blog, Quipsologies, Pixable, Swiss Miss, Boing Boing, First We Feast, Yewknee, Atlanta Magazine + more

services provided :

Photographic Art direction
Product photography
Film/Video Art Direction
Social Photography
Set Design
Brand Photography
Editorial Photography


Very Clever Creates Eccentric Art Direction for Incredible Brands

We can do weird. It's is our speciality. Weird creates great art, but we want to strike a chord. Very Clever is a creative collective that specializes in finding that sweet spot of weird and what resonates with viewers. Atlanta based art director Tim Lampe formed the art direction team of Very Clever in 2015 along with partner John Spannos. Early in our creative exploration, we found the images that spoke volumes were ones that gave you a ping of emotion within a few seconds of interacting with them. You barely get 2 seconds of people's attention anymore, so we accept the challenge to make our images give you a lightning reaction right away. Do all consumers love broccoli? Probably not. Do all consumers love Ice Cream? Without a doubt. 

Our team brings years of creative and brand experience to the table. They have collaborated on various projects and are available together or separately for photo-based projects.