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Swim Editorial

 

 

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Joffrey Ballet Editorial

 

 

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Fashion Photography featuring Lara Miller designs

 

Lara Miller is an incredible green designer and all her hand-loomed garments are crafted in the USA from sustainable fabrics.  I photographed her Spring 2012 collection at Macy’s and worked with model Valentine.  Lara also has a habit of naming her designs after people she knows – so check out the “Bret necklace” here – which is fairly cool.

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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.

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Fashion Photography: Kirk James Collections at Dana Hotel Chicago

I loved shooting at the Dana Hotel, the space is this incredible marriage of texture and impeccable design.  The fashions were the perfect counterpoint to the space.

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Celebrity Portraits: Hannah Aitchison

Hannah was a cast member for three seasons on “LA Ink“, and she’s an incredible artist.  She also does all my ink personally- we were really going for some classic pin-up inspired photographs.  I built the heart in my studio and screen-printed the flowers onto it, and the lights are just old christmas lights.

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Model Photography: Joshua Blake Carter

From Mint Male’s continuing series featuring up and coming models, artists, dancers, and actors.

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Fashion Photography featuring the 2009 Kirk James Collection

This shoot had one of the biggest crews I’ve ever managed, but I think the styling turned out amazing.  Kirk James is one of my long term clients, I love their clothes because the models are always very happy.  The taxidermy animals were just a bit fun.

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Fashion Photography featuring Richard Dayhoff underwear

This was my first shoot for Mint Male Magazine and I really wanted to do something high concept.  At one point I had twelve models going through hair and make-up, in this empty mid-construction condo building.  I’m a big fan of manga, and I dreamed up this story about a post-apocalyptic ninja fight club.  Richard’s underwear is a very high end product and it looked great on the models.  The props and concept came together in an amazing way.  The motorcycle was especially fun, we had to idle it into the space and it helped make the perfect cover image.

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Celebrity Portraits: Lady Starlight

Lady Starlight is Lady Gaga’s DJ.  She was in Chicago spinning at Lolopolooza and we decided to do a cover and feature on her.  She has a very cool (Joan Jett) vibe, and her music set is kind of classic hard rock.

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Editorial Photography: Calvin Marty and the Sunken Ship

I had a great time working with this band. Their sound is soulful and melodic.

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Model Photography: Kyle Kreitmeyer

Kyle was our featured model for the December Mini Mint, and we also featured some stores as well.  Sort of a Christmas wish list.  I took photos of  him at Kafka, Cram, His Stuff, and Brimfield.

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Model Photography: Chris Hill

Chris was another of my featured models, and a really good sport.  It was a cold day at the beach and he jumped right into the lake to get a great photo.

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Fashion Photography featuring American Apparel underwear

Another editorial spread for Mint Male. I wanted the photos to have a retro 50′s sun-drenched look, the underwear from American Apparel and the Adidas gear finished it nicely.

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Celebrity Portraits: Ronnie Kroell

Ronnie was a contestant on a Bravo show called “I want to be a supermodel”.  The feature we did on him was inspired by the movie “A Single Man” and I was really going for this underlying tension between the models.  There’s never a moment when they’re looking face to face.  The fashions were provided by Cram and Goorin Brothers.

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Celebrity Portraits: Jeffrey Altergott

I got special permission to shoot at The Old Town School of Folk Music for my session with Jeffrey Altergott. He’s a singer/songwriter  and his current full-length release, Balloons (2009), contains the Billboard World Song Contest winning track, “Don’t Prove Me Right“.  Check him out.

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Model Photography: Mike Muldoon

 

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