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Celebrity Portraits: Mondo Guerra

Mondo Guerra was the runner-up on the 2010 season of Project Runway and his creativity is really astounding.  Working with him was a complete blast.  And I was really inspired by our collaboration to do some design work on his portrait.  To see photos of his fashions from our shoot click here.


Bret Grafton collaborating with CB2

I’m working with CB2 for this spring season, so please check out my limited edition “Holga Magnolia” photograph printed on canvas.

“Something clicked for Chicago multimedia artist Bret Grafton when he walked under a magnolia tree one day. He captured its beauty with Holga, a medium format 120-film toy camera. Spring-like reverie resonates in a bubblegum haze of peach, pink and blue. Low-fi aesthetic rings with quiet harmony on archival UV-protected canvas print mounted on a recycled wood frame. Artist’s signature on front, bio on back.

Collectors take note: This one-time-only limited edition of prints will not be re-issued, so don’t miss out

The art is also in stores and in their catalogues.

Pride Jawbreaker Revolution for CircuitMOM Productions



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Myth Collection

In this collection I was mixing come classic mythological imagery with tattoo flash.  Both the Perceus and Medusa pieces are painted on art board with silver leaf.  I mixed interference powder into a heavy black screen ink to get the color flares.


Portrait Photography: Chicago Athletes

These photos were part of a photojournalistic series on Chicago athletes, all shot in my studio.  The text overlaid each photo is taken from each athlete, their words and handwriting.


Bret Grafton


Bret Grafton is an award winning lifestyle photographer and artist. His editorial photography has appeared in Time Out chicago, the Chicago Sun Times, Where Magazine and the Chicago collection. His lifestyle editorial campaigns have included collaborations with Direct TV, the Joffrey Ballet, and the Dana Hotel. Bret is the brand photographer for ICandee clothing, Lara Miller Collection, and Ricorso. Bret was also the brand photographer for “The Ben Cohen Foundation” an anti-bullying venture that raised almost one million dollars last year for philanthropic grants.
Bret Grafton has an ongoing relationship with CB2 where he creates art based on trends that is licensed and sold in CB2 stores. Bret also produces experiential event installations for a variety of clients including Office Max: where he produces their yearly gala.

Bret is also an accomplished artistic director, and has collaborated with a number of creative production companies on marketing, design, prop fabrication, and film/video production.

 Please email Bret for a consultation.

Model Photography: Mike Muldoon