Jason Makowski

Jason Makowski


Original founder of (t)here magazine, There Media’s award-winning art publication, Jason has served as the editorial director.

Since its 2000 launch, the magazine has gown into an international brand, seen in over 30 countries around the world. Jason is responsible for all magazine editorial and story development as well as story concept execution. Before launching (t)here magazine, he art directed Blind Spot magazine, the leading fine-art photography magazine.

Jason various creative endeavors and background in photography, film and art direction has led him to create There Media, a NYC based design and digital agency.

He is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts and has received numerous awards from the Art Directors Club, Society of Publication Designers and Columbia University School of Journalism.


Christopher Wieliczko

Creative Director

For the last twenty years Christopher has been working in the worlds of fine art, advertising, fashion and publishing. Within that he has several years in commercial television creative production while working for Young & Rubicam, and has consulted as a visual production designer for feature and independent films. His highly regarded creative expertise spans multiple media platforms.

Christopher attended University of Vermont and School of Visual Arts in NYC. He has won several graphic and fine art awards, as well as being awarded a McDowell Fellowship from the Art Students League, NY for excellence in painting


Alina Lundry

Senior Editor

Alina Lundry is a partner and founding member of Highline Stages, with over 25 years of experience in the Photography/Film Studio and Event Production industries. Alina is an avid supporter of the arts, a Trustee of the New York Academy of Art, and a patron to many a photographer and filmmaker; providing studios & lighting, production, fundraising and personal financial contributions in support of their published works. In 2010, she teamed with her industry colleagues to create the Meatpacking District’s premiere creative studio, Highline Stages, with a vision of it being a place that supports the work of artists across all mediums.

Alina’s philanthropic activities include a two decade involvement with the Elizabeth Glazier Pediatric AIDS Foundation.


Carla Popenfus

Contributing Editor

Carla L. Popenfus has a degree in drawing and painting and has spent over thirty years in the photography industry. Carla was the Photo and Art Editor at Interview magazine, the Director of Photography at Mademoiselle, Allure, and InStyle Special Issues. In addition she has lent her talent to Untitled Magazine.

Most recently she was the Business Manager for Pandiscio Co. a luxury branding agency with a keen bent toward museum exhibitions and fine art books. She continues to do freelance consulting and mentoring, providing financial support to filmmakers and photographers to see their projects come to life. In her spare time she continues to pursue her love of politics and can often be seen hiking around Boulder, Colorado.