JR Gildroy-PhotographyPhotographer Male Lockport, Illinois, US
My Website: www.JRGildroy-Photography.comMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/JRGildroyPhotography
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Recognized for his flair for fashion photography, Jack Gildroy has been taking
pictures since trying out his camera skills as a member of a camera club at
Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park, Illinois.
Finding photography fascinating as a teenager, he continued
in the club through his four years in high school, developing
skill in the design and printing of emotion filled black and white images.
Planning to go into architecture, he began studies at the
YMCA Junior College in downtown Chicago. Unfortunately, he says
with a grin, he was side-tracked by an invitation from Uncle Sam
to serve in the army. With his strong photography background,
he became a combat photographer.
Following his two year stint which included a tour of duty in Viet Nam, he
pursued other venues.
He continued to work with film as a wedding photographer.
He continued serving his country, first for a year in the Illinois
Air National Guard as a still photographer specialist and then for 13 years in
the Naval Reserves as a Photographersmate, Petty Officer.
During those 14 years, he used his photographic abilities to make images of
everything from broken parts, to award ceremonies, to cruise books, to officer
and Senior Petty Officer portraits.
Eventually John chose to return to school and earn a degree in the field he came
to love, photography. He not only earned one degree, but two: the first was an
Associates of Applied Science, Photography Technology and the second an
Associates in Applied Science in Digital Imaging, both from College of DuPage in
Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
For the past three years he has worked with the College of DuPage Fashion Design
Department, photographing the shows that express the talents of new fashion
designers as they plan for future careers.
In addition, during the past two years, he has worked with Victor Miller,
photographing semi-annual fashion shows, which present Victor Miller’s newest
clothing lines, unveiled by models provided by Lillie’s Talent Agency, and new
Other projects include theater and sports photography for Moraine Valley
College, and taking modeling composites and portfolios for aspiring models and
2011 BA in Art in Photography Governors State University
Currently Working on Masters of Art in Photography Governors State University
For information or booking, call 708-205-0800.