ArtPhoto Chicago

Photographer Male Chicago, Illinois, US
Mayhem # 785229

About Me

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ArtPhoto Chicago, LLC
Photography and Studios of Steven A. Richards
Award-Winning and Published, Editorial and Fashion Photographer
ArtPhoto Chicago Photography, Owner and Lead Photographer
* Ninja Studio - Chicago's newest and most dynamic photo studio and galleries
* The Loft - Fashion, Event and Photography Studio, Founder and Executive Director
* Chi-Town Images, owner and photographer
* ArtPhoto Males, owner and photographer
* ArtPhoto Promotions, owner and chief executive
promoting talent, events, organizations
* VANGUARD Art & Fashion COLLABORATIVE, Executive Director
* Advisory board member, Chicago Fashion Council
"We believe Chicago is The Next Fashion Mecca"

The Loft Foundation, Chicago and The World, Founder and Executive Director
Bryan K Osburn Custom Colllections, Chicago, Official Photographer
Star Events, Chicago, Official Photographer

Philosophy and Style

        My modeling photography specializes in fine-art fully clothed and seminude photographic production of female and male adults and couples, both outdoors and indoor studio.  My artistic work shows not only fashion and beauty, but I also have a keen knack for capturing the hearts and souls of my subjects.

        I especially like to work with young models, first-time modeling candidates and aspiring amateurs who have a burning desire to express themselves and "The Look" that is typically illustrated in my work. I am very interested in working with couples and paired models, whether male-female, female-female or male-male.

        I also have varied connections and experiences working directly with the Chicago fashion scene and celebrity artists, including celebrity and other hard-working fashion designers from a wide variety of apparel, as well as a cadre of fresh and energetic models, and production and styling teams that are next to none.

        I also run a 2,500 sqft loft studio called "The Loft", conveniently located in the West Loop near the heart of Chicago.  The Loft houses my photography studio and digital lab as well as office, meeting, classroom, performance, show space.  The Loft is available for bookings year round.  We work with a team and partners who hold very strong values. We cooperate and collaborate to help propel Chicago into the next decade of fashion and art.

        April, 2012 UPDATE: We recently opened a new photo studio and galleries in the heart of the Chicago northside, Rogers Park.  Our newest studio is located 1/2 block from Chicago's Lake Michigan sandy beach and the vast expanse of breezy open air! Loyola University Chicago is just South of our location at Sheridan Road and Morse Ave (Morse stop on the CTA Redline) where the Rogers Park neighborhood has developed into a fun and energetic community.

        If you already have modeling experience or you're a seasoned professional, let me help you take you to the next level with some exciting new ideas to show off your talent and broaden your marketability.  I also have certain contacts interested in my portfolio that are always looking for new blood, the next new look. 

Interested and Serious?  Contact me via email at

Please visit my gallery site
See also below "PUBLICATIONS AND GALLERIES" (under Credits)

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Steven A. Richards


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Credit Notes

* Paul Karr: product shoot, IMedici Ferenzi
* Max Gorokhov: model shoot
* Jason Stagg: model shoot
* Jonathon Michael: model shoot
* Ron Hale: model shoot
* Tom Clark: model shoot
* Martin Vega: model shoot
* Andres Choque: model shoot
* Amanda K: model shoot
* Larry and Missy: couple shoot
* Joze Vazquez: model shoot
* John (Kevin) Vue: model shoot
* Michele & Dan: family shoot
* Edwardo Z: model shoot
* Oscar G: model shoots
* Evan Trad: model shoot
* Robert Theis: model shoot
* Dorane Crawford: model shoot
* Racine Nunez: model shoot
* Nicholas Conner: model shoot
* Bryn Mawr: model shoot
* Zach Ryan: model shoot
* Ingrid E. Feder: model shoot, fashion/runway shoots, lifestyle shoot, private shoot, promo shoot
* Gerald "Jake" Conrad, Jr.: model shoot, fashion shoot
* Joshua Crews: fashion shoot
* Anita N. Brown: fashion shoot, private shoot
* Megan Corse: fashion shoots, runway shoots
* Evita Castro: fashion shoot
* Theresa Garrigan: fashion shoot
* Cori Munro: fashion shoot
* Amy Wuest: fashion shoot
* Charlie Gurion: lifestyle shoot, promo shoot
* Zac Togami: lifestyle shoot, promo shoot
* Jaime Vargas: lifestyle shoot, promo shoot
* Luis Velazquez: private shoot, lifestyle shoot, promo shoot
* Anton Winston: private shoot, lifestyle shoot, promo shoot
* Shaun Rajah: private shoot
* Katie Laaksonen: private shoot, fashion shoot
* Kylie O'Halleran: fashion shoot, runway shoots
* Natalie Bryant: private shoot, fashion shoots, runway shoots
* Cori Munro: fashion shoots, runway shoots
* Brittany Johnson: fashion shoots, runway shoots
* Paula Alcaraz: fashion shoots, runway shoot
* Audrey Michelle Gross-Wilson: private fashion shoot
* ...


** Chicago Wedding Style, 2011, 2012 photo advertisement for Bryan K Osburn Custom Collections
** HAS Magazine, Oct/Nov 2010 photo spread for Bryan K Osburn Custom Collections
** TCW (Today's Chicago's Woman) Magazine, wedding photos, 2011
** Boi Magazine, Chicago-based lifestyle magazine, cover photo July 2010, August 2010
*** LMH Magazine,
** Allezom Magazine, 2012

ArtPhoto Chicago Photography of Steven A. Richards
open by appointment, The Loft, Chicago, USA
** "Chicago Rocks" Collection, St Paul Cultural Center, Acme Art Works
** "Off-Stage" Collection, Ravenswood Art Walk

PPA - Professional Photographers of America

Charities Supported:
*** Pay it Forward Foundation
*** The Chi-Town Project
*** Project [Chi]ld
*** I AM 4 Kids Foundation
*** AGAPE Love Inc
*** Chicago Red-Carpet Concierge
*** Midwest Illinois Plus America
*** Broken Arrow Horseback Riding Club
*** Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
*** American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
*** Chicago Red Dress Party
*** Chicago Scholars Foundation.


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