Chicago advertising photography: I was so happy when AgencyEA asked me to be their photographer for a client testimonial & re-branding advertising campaign for the consulting firm Huron Healthcare! The multi-city photoshoot started off in Chicago, then transitioned to Memphis, Sacramento, Baton Rouge and finally Milwaukee. As a portrait photographer it was great to work with so many wonderful people and I enjoyed the challenge of making great images in a variety of locations.
I first stepped into Chicago’s Union Station in 1996.I was 18 years-old and traveling through on my way to check out colleges with my mother. What possessed me to take a train clear across the country is beyond me, but I did really enjoyed the experience of seeing so much of our country first time.
Fast forward 18-years and I am back in Union Stations cavernous great hall, creating a Nightlife lifestyle ad campaign for the Aids Foundation of Chicagoâ€™s World of Chocolate. A charity event that raises money for people living with HIV and AIDS.
I’m so glad that I can finally share these images with you now that the ad campaign has been released!
At the end of winter, on a day when the temperature didn’t reach 10 degrees, I needed to create an ad campaign to promote an organization that competes in summertime athletic events to raise money for charity. Even though it was sunny on the day of our shoot, if I dared take the athletes on location, in no time at all it would have resulted in frostbite and frozen pained expressions.
You might have seen this ad I shot for the CME Group running in USA Today!
During a meeting with Rhett Lindsey, Jessica Syburg (both from the Aids Foundation of Chicago) and graphic designer Dan Paterno, we started brain storming ideas for ads to promote AFC’s fund raising event World of Chocolate. The gold satin caught their attention and we were on our way to look at my living room for ideas.