“There’s No Business Like Show Business”
“All the World is a Stage”
When it comes to the fantasy of show business we are your photographer.
We can take care of all of your professional and personal needs.
Our staff creates images from the stage, to your living room.
If I have added you as a friend, then know that I saw something, very special, in you. Then you should take this is as an opportunity to contact me for a photo session. I look forward to the opportunity to work with each and everyone of you.
"...to communicate with the still camera [is] a talent quite separate from any other. To project to a camera, you must have an autoerotic autonomy, a sharp self-conceptualization, even a fetishistic perversity: the camera is a machine you make love to." (Camille Paglia, "Sex, Art, and American Culture)
Photo skills include but are not limited to:
* Location Scouting
* Public Relations
* Live Performance
* Head Shots
* Themed Family Portraits
Images can be used for:
* Post cards
* Book covers
* Social Networking
My clients span the entertainment community to themed family portraiture.
* All Dressed Up Costumes ~ Batavia, IL
* Chicago Poetry Bordello ~ Chicago, IL
* Elgin Opera Company ~ Elgin, IL
* Noble Fool Theatre ~ now known as Fox Valley Repertory ~ St. Charles, IL
* Shakespeare on Clark ~ Batavia, IL
* The Jester’s Courtyard ~ Batavia, IL
* The World of Faeries Festival ~ South Elgin, IL
* Verismo Opera Theater ~ Oak Park, IL
* ACLU Chicago
* Arcadia Press
* Batavia Park District
* Bolingbrook Sun Newspaper, The
* Cantigny ~ Winfield, IL
* Capture My Chicago ~ project
* Chicago Builder Architect Magazine
* Chicago Reader Newspaper
* China Films, Ltd.
* Continental Cablevision
* Daily Southtown Economist Newspaper, The
* Davidson-Uphoff, Inc.
* Diesel ReCon
* Downers Grove Reporter
* DuPage Profile Newspaper
* Epitaphs Magazine
* Geneva Park District
* Harley Women Magazine
* Herald News
* Homes Magazine
* Illinois Cowboy Magazine
* International Fire Photographers Association Journal
* Money Makers News
* Naper Settlement
* Naperville Park District
* National Association of Women in Construction
* Northern Illinois Home Builders Association
* Pirsch Fire Engines
* Saddle Tramp Magazine
* Suburban Life Graphic Newspaper
* Sun Newspaper ,The
* Ultimate Ladies Night Out, The
* West Chicago Historical Museum
* West Chicago Park District
* Westmont Bank
* WLAK Radio
* Women in Management ~ Executive Letter
My name is Mike Smith and I am an award winning international photographer.
Since 1982 I have been published many times in: newspapers, magazines, business publications, and on book covers. My work has been aired on; NBC, CBS, WTTW.
As an international photographer, one of my greatest achievements was to work in China during the early stages of the ‘Open Door Policy’. I was the only still photographer in China, at that time, working alongside the video team that produced the famous “Chicago Bears-Super Bowl Shuffle”. My work achieved recognition from the State of Illinois.
Resident Artist at Gallery 200 ~ West Chicago, IL
I donate my time to organizations such as Help Portrait, a non-profit organization that provides family portraits to those who cannot afford them.
Please contact me for more information, or to book our services.
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