**06/13 - I'm currently looking for muses for a new series I'm working on. It's called 'Petite & Fit' and it's to celebrate the petite girls and the fit female body. If you are 5' 3" or less and are fit and/or toned, please get in touch with me. I believe great things come in small packages and it should be celebrated. Great personalities are a must. This series will be turned into a coffee table book in the future. **
Chris Santi was born and raised in the northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. A self proclaimed "computer geek" since the age of 18, now 35, Chris has grown his self taught hobby of photography into a passion for the art. Along with his brilliant eye for photography, Chris is also an amazing self taught Photoshop wizard with a keen eye for design.
He has photographed over 400 models from around the world including "on-location" shoots in the Bahamas, Jamaica, California, and Florida. He has been printed in Ultimate MMA , TeaseUm Bikini's 2010 Calendar, Krown Magazine, Moves Magazine, and has appeared in a number of online magazines. Some of the models he has shot: Penthouse Pet Angela Sommers, Playboy Playmate Nikki Leigh, Playboy Model Amber St. James, Playboy Model Sydney Barlette, Playboy Model Dylan James, and Playboy Model Brandi Corbin to name a few.
In addition to his model list, Chris has also work along some of the top glamour photographers in the country learning their tips and tricks. "Spending a week learning from some of the best photographers in the industry does tremendous things for your work. Being able to retain that knowledge is the key." Some of those photographers have been: Todd Plinke, Mark Mozzier, and Matthew Cousins. "I actually roomed with Matthew for some time and learned a shit ton from that old guy !
His design expertise has allowed him to create TeaseUm Bikini's 2009 & 2010 Swimsuit Calendars, Numerous business cards, logos, event flyers, and websites.
As past CIO of TeaseUm Bikini, Chris' passion for the industry has been an eye opening one. His separation with the company allowed him to see a certain need for structure in the industry. He's determined to make modeling & photography affordable, fun, safe, and lucrative for everyone involved in the business. His recent endeavor, AllStarzz, was aimed to do just that. Chris approached two of the top photographers in the industry, Mark Mozzier of Imagezz.com and Todd Plinke of In8 Photography, with this idea and AllStarzz.com was created. With many successful events under his belt in only a years time, Chris created the platform to create a successful and lucrative 'model' to any non workshop hosted event. With AllStarzz.com partners not agreeing on certain aspects of the business, as quickly as it was being built, it just as quickly fizzled. In not giving up with his dream and passion to create the largest, most successful model shootout in the world, Chris pushes forward creating VIP Photography Group to start to promote his new, streamlined, shootouts. Catering to the upper echelon of the modeling world and including VIP concierge services to attend the shootouts, a new standard of how the best of the best come together to create the marketing and promotions that many small business can benefit from. Dream big, be big.
Chris currently resides in Hollywood, CA.
If you're looking to hire Chris for Photography or Design, please email him: Chris [at] ChrisSanti [dot] com
Chris' work can be found at his website: http://www.ChrisSanti.com/