Dr. Mark Antman and A. Carey were Image Works creators and founders; the founding of the studio happened way back in the early 80s. This was likewise the time when the duo developed a close friendship, which arise because of the fact that both of them had this great love for photography. Alan Carey retired from The Image Works in 2001. Mark Antman assumed sole responsibility for the agency as the company president. The Image Works remains 100% independently owned and operated. Guided by its unique vision and philosophy, The Image Works remains committed to providing a uniquely diverse, yet carefully focused archive of the best editorial imagery to be found in the world.