Axis Images is a creative studio that specializes in spherical imaging for VR applications. The LA based team has a wealth of talent and skill in immersive media, and channels the wonder of the world through 360º VR photography, spherical filmmaking, and CG visualization. We believe that VR presents the unique opportunity to understand people and places in new, awe-inspiring ways. Collaborating with clients and partners to create original and branded content, the Axis Images team captures immersive experiences (Carnegie Hall, LA Metro Red Line, Apple 5th Ave Store, Patina Restaurants), architectural visualizations (Yamashiro Hollywood), virtual excursions of UNESCO world heritage sites (Acropolis of Athens, Chichen Itza in Mexico, Tower of London), and cinematic vignettes.

Janie Fitzgerald | Founder
Janie Fitzgerald is an immersive imaging specialist and spherical filmmaker. As one of the first photographers to work in the 360º format, she created the original VR movies for Apple’s groundbreaking release of QuickTimeVR in 1995. Janie has since produced over seventy five projects in the immersive space. She currently focuses on original and branded content utilizing spherical filmmaking and architectural visualizations in mobile VR and room scale. Additionally, Janie is developing narrative projects that derive from her fascination with the special nuances and wonder of immersive storytelling. These films will use VR technologies, music, color, and character to explore our lives. She has imparted her expertise to aspiring students through presentations and workshops at Pasadena Art Center, Brooks Institute, AFI, and Studio Arts Workshops. Guided by talent and a creative spirit, she continues to produce projects in a vast range of subjects and to share her passion for virtual reality.

Robert West | Concept Design and Graphics
Robert West has been with Axis Images since it’s inception, working in 3D graphics, interactive design for 360, soundscape design and illustration. He has created highly customized interface designs, customized maps for Axis Images VR projects. His creative efforts and technical skills have helped the projects maintain their excellent quality and unique style.

John Schwarzell | Imaging and Post Production
A graduate from Brooks Institute of Photography, John Schwarzell is post production lead and has developed innovative methods for 360º image capture and post techniques for producing customized VR content for various platforms.


Architecture and Cultural Institutes

Carnegie Hall

Salk Institute

Experience Music Project

Arcosanti Arts Center

Yamashiro Landmark Restaurant, Los Angeles

Theme Building at LAX

Chelsea Hotel, New York City

Entertainment, Gaming and Tech

Warner Brothers

Aardman Animations

Apple Inc.


Mattel Inc.

Rockstar Games

Yahoo Inc!

The Walt Disney Company

Native Instruments

Quixote Studios

Smashbox Studios

Steve Vai

Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority

VRWay Switzerland

Phantom Vox Recording Studio

J&M Advertising

Seven Worldwide

Click Media


Planet Grande

Unisys Corporation


Wyland Art Gallery

Hajjar Kaufman Advertising

Lowry Digital

Digital Island

Eller Digital Imaging Studio

OZ Virtual

Bolt Gallery

Internet Outfitters

Eastman Kodak

Travel and Hospitality

Air New Zealand

Patina Restaurant Group

230-Fifth, New York City

BNSF Railway

Hotel BelAir

Heritage Retreats

Oceana Hotel

Magic Castle Hotel

The Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas

Home Away

Hollywood Hills Hotel, Los Angeles

Digital Island

National Parks

Yosemite National Park

Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce

Manzanar National Historic Site

Sports and Citi Centers

Dodger Stadium

Anaheim Stadium, Edison Field

Los Angeles Convention Center and Visitors Bureau

The Queen Mary


Brooks Institute of Photography

Ryerson University

Village School, Pacific Palisades

Voyager Expanded Learning

Knowledge Adventure

USC Hospital

University of Virgina, Miller Center

Los Angeles Times Online