I am a commercial advertising photographer with a studio located in Chicago, just west of the Loop. I primarily work with ad agencies, design firms, corporations and magazines. I want to create a large body of fine art images that will allow me to seek gallery representation for my work. I am interested in developing professional working relationships with models and actors who will collaborate with me on fine art projects as well as avant-garde portraiture.
At the recommendation of talent agents from Elite/Stewart Talent, I joined the on line modeling community in an effort to find talent of an alternative nature. It has been an amazing success for me, I have met and worked with a number of talented and wonderful people that have given their heart and soul to my projects. In certain cases, due to the more commercial aspects of the projects, I will pay whatever the talent demands for their time, as long as I deem it affordable and the talent is willing to sign a model release. For most of the test work I do, including portraiture and figure studies, I require the talent to work on a trade basis. I will usually have a number of stylists on set with me including Hair MUA, wardrobe and props. Escorts are always welcome, I have a nice lounge area for them.
I will provide trade references upon request.
Please, when making initial contact with me to arrange a shoot, make it clear if you are interested in trade or pay situations.