Meet The BlackDish Team

Brandon Cole

Brandon Cole is the creative and technical mastermind behind the BlackDish. As a Sony Artisan of Imagery and a master of off-camera flash, Brandon wanted a beauty dish that sculpted his models while controlling the harsh highlights that come with typical beauty dishes. After using nearly every popular beauty dish on the market, he realized one that fits his needs didn't exist - so he made it. Using everyday materials that he found online, Brandon made an all-metal beauty dish by hand, painted the inside and outside black, and was blown away by the results! He then spent the next couple years perfecting the BlackDish, creating the soft box-style version with the patent-pending mesh material that you can purchase today.

Manny Pierre

Manny Pierre is a professional photographer from Rochester, NY who currently resides in Norfolk, VA. Even though he is a seasoned photographer and retoucher, his first passion has always been business. He currently holds a Master of Business Administration and is working on a second masters degree, in Financial Management. After seeing the prototype of the beauty dish that Brandon made, Manny knew it was a revolutionary product that needed to be in the hands of every flash photographer! Using his industry connections, Manny found a manufacturing partner to produce the BlackDish independent of a major distributor, and spent the last couple of years building the BlackDish brand along with Brandon.

Support BlackDish LLC

BlackDish LLC is a minority-owned, veteran-owned small business that is still in its start-up phases. We have no middleman, no investors and no stakeholders - everything is currently being funded by our personal resources, by your amazing support in purchasing our products, and by your generous donations. Every penny counts as we continue to develop innovative products for the photography community. please CashApp all donations to:


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