Jon Cancelino

Photographer Male Chicago, Illinois, US
Mayhem # 81991

About Me

Taking a slight break from Playboy at the moment until further notice. Will be switching back to more fashion/editorial/implied shoots. New work, updated site and information in the works. Please message me for details if you are interested/available and can travel to my area.


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I have photographed over 45 different magazine covers and HUNDREDS of tear sheet pages over the years including:

Teen Vogue
Michigan Avenue
Playboy Special Editions
Chicago Social
Modern Bride
Sheridan Road Magazine
INK Magazine
Make it Better Magazine
Forest and Bluff Magazine
Today's Chicago Woman
FUEL Magazine (Australia): Feb/March 2012

Want to see more? Then go to my website:

Take a look at my fashion shoots on video here:

Two Important things:

1. I DON'T PAY MODELS. Sorry, But if you came to the shoot with over 10k in equipment and 12 years experience I could understand... smile

I understand models need money to survive. But I also know PLENTY of models (agency and non-signed) whom have worked with me in return for great new port work. A majority of the "PAID WORK" out there is not really stuff that will help your port, rather it will help get you more "PAID SHOOTS" (Glamour, Swim, Implied...) I don't shoot that type of work. There are way too many photogs out there already eager and ready to shoot the same stuff over and over and over again with all the pretty models on here. I like to think that I can offer diversity to models who like to branch out and create more unique and interesting work.

Next time you are in a book store pick up some overseas photography magazines. They are a great source of inspiration...

2. I DON'T SHOOT EVERYONE WHO SENDS ME REQUESTS. Trust me...I would if I did not have to work during the week. Honestly! But I am more selective now about whom I work with.

What type of people do I like. Well, if you have a diverse portfolio of work. A great attitude and outgoing personality in your images (yes I can tell) that's a good first step. Sometimes I have ideas and I am very specific about the look of the model.

NOTE: If you schedule something and then cancel with me there is a very high chance that it will never work in the future...I only want to work with the best, most committed people on here.


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Credit Notes

Book Publications:

Raise Up Vol. I - 2005
Raise Up Vol. II - 2006
Five Years of Narrative - 2008
Great American Pinup Art - 2009/10

Professional Clients:

    Bailey and Hart Ltd. Interior Design
    Banner Aviation
    Bedside Manor Ltd.
    Bjork Asset Management
    Chief's Pub
    Clerk of the Cook County Circuit Court - Dorothy Brown
    Columbia College Chicago
    Courtyard Wines at Market Square
    Darwin Records
    Grangier Terry Associates
    Hidden Knoll Stables
    Home at Last
    iD (Internal Drive) Tech Camps
    Inland Homes
    John G. Harty Ltd. Construction Management.
    Jolie Mason Interiors
    JWC Media Inc.
    Kempner Co. Architectural Woodwork
    Lake Forest College
    Lemonlight Production Studio
    Lynch Construction Ltd.
    LENNAR/U.S.  Homes
    Offices of Scott Lee Cohen - For Lt. Governor of Illinois
    One More Second Productions
    One To One Video Productions
    O'Neils Fine Dining
    Orbitz Travel Inc.
    Nancy Jane Inc.
    Nature's Food Patch
    Pantheon Wine Society
    Pascal Pour Elle Salons
    Potbelly Sandwich Works
    Playboy Magazine
        Premier Landscape Contractors
    Schiller, Ducanto and Fleck - Law Firm
    Schuler Roche, P.C. - Law Firm
    Seminole Music and Sound
    Simonne's Boutique
    Susan Kroeger Interior Design
    Tasting Room - Highland Park
        The Salvation Army
    Transcendence Spa
    University of South Florida
    Valenti Interior Design
    Wired On Bank Lane
    Zimmerman Advertising
        and many more. Please see website for full client list.

Self Portrait - September 2008


Directorial   3 pics
Fantastic Work   61 pics
Incredible Portraits   27 pics
My work on other ports   26 pics
N-ylon   12 pics



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