I am a Chicago based photographer working in both commercial and documentary contexts, with a specialization in narrative portraits. I continue to travel all over the world for projects of both a personal and commercial nature. I have experience in creating a range of images from narrative portraiture to advertising and commercial to corporate and editorial. I studied for a Bachelors in the Fine Arts specializing in both mixed media sculpture and photography. My fine art work has been shown in multiple galleries around the country. Both these studies influence the way I create an image today giving my work a blend of the imaginative and creative with the practical needs of a client. I grew up abroad and my perspective on the creative comes with a global awareness and a passion for the cultures and worldviews others have to share. These elements inform my images and create complex layers that enrich and deepen my work. For these reasons, within my personal work, I am interested in folklore and fairytales. As societal and cultural shapers, these stories fascinate me for their ability to give life to our history, perspective to our present, and bring change to our future. I'm grateful to you for taking the time to explore my work, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to know more.
Head Shots - If you are interested in my rates for modeling or acting head shots I charge $500 which includes 2 hours of shooting and 3 looks as well as a hair/make-up stylist on set. We can do lit portraits or natural light or a combination of both, I am totally open to whatever you are looking for and am happy to meet briefly before the shoot date to discuss your needs and collaborate with you to get the best images possible in the time available.
Fire Light Portrait - I have been working on a new lighting technique using pure unaffected, natural fire light. If you are interested in having your portrait taken with me I charge $200/hr. No makeup or hair styling is included but could be arranged for an additional $75/hr. The portrait should only take an hour or two max.
Weddings/Engagements - If you are interested in my services for Weddings or Engagements please visit my site: http://www.nathanaelfilbert.com/weddings/ for more information.
Other - For other projects or inquiries feel free to contact me at any time.