Established in 1995, Axis Images specializes in architectural and interactive 360º panoramic photography. We are a multidisciplinary creative team sharing a wealth of talent and skill in the field of Immersive Imaging. Known for high resolution interactive panoramas and impressive visual aesthetics, our projects have been recognized internationally.

For each project, we dive into the subject to understand how to best create a virtual tour presentation that will be engaging and inspiring to visitors. The virtual environments are beautifully featured in 360º panoramas, navigational 3D maps, ambient sounds, music and narration, videos, and details that make the story and place come to life.

Janie Fitzgerald | photography, creative director.
As founder of Axis Images, Los Angeles based photographer Janie Fitzgerald is known for her pioneering work in 360º VR photography. Commissioned by Apple to shoot the Salk Institute for their groundbreaking release of QTVR in 1995, she was one of the first few photographers to shoot QuickTime VR.

Before 360º panoramas became widely seen online, she created internet based art projects to promote other VR photographers worldwide. Two projects such as, sponsored by Apple and Eastman Kodak and later on,, are viewed as exhibits of the early days of 360º Interactive VR imaging.

Fitzgerald was directly involved in the concept and creation of VRMAG, an online magazine about VR photographers based out of Switzerland. She served on the Board of Directors of the International QuickTimeVR Association for seven years.

Her creative spirit, talent and business leadership has guided the phases of each project. She has been a speaker at new media conferences and art institutes. Janie continues to share her knowledge and passion about photography.

Robert West | graphic design, interactive design, audio design. Independent Artist.
Award winning artist, Robert West has created the interface designs and done programming for the virtual tours. With a highly diverse background in art, 3D graphics, illustration and digital audio, his talent, creative efforts and strong technical skills have helped the projects maintain their consistent high quality. Robert West's musical talent can be found especially in the LA Metro project.

Tilman Hampl/Digimedia | interactive design and programming. Independent Artist.

John Schwarzell | html5 programming and image retouching. Independent Artist.

© Copyright 1995-2014 Axis Images . All rights reserved.