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AIDS Run & Walk Chicago Integrated Marketing Campaign

If you haven’t already seen them, this video and print fundraising ad campaign is now appearing online, in print and on buses all over Chicago. Shooting an integrated marketing campaign with both videos and stills for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago gave me a great opportunity to create effective visuals that I hope will allow this charity organization to exceed their fundraising goals! It was also been another opportunity for me to work with talented graphic designer Dan Paterno.

No really, it's 2014

CHICAGO,IL – AUGUST 21: Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney shakes hands with his former running mate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on August 21, 2014 in Chicago. The duo was on hand to publicize Ryan’s new book, “The Way Forward.” (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Headshots: Fitness Model Jamal Akakpo

Often times when I do a shoot I will alternate between different lighting approaches, and this shoot with fitness model Jamal Akakpo was no exception.

Documentary Short Film: A Tale Of Two Newbies

For the past 11 years, the Ride for AIDS Chicago has raised millions of dollars for TPAN (Test Positive Aware Network) which provides services for those living with HIV and AIDS as well as testing for the infection.

This year myself and Akin Girav followed Avery Adams and Bryan Hauhe as the couple made the two-day, 200 mile trek for the first time, capturing on film as they traversed physical and emotional highs and lows while occasionally getting on each others nerves!

Updated Fashion Portfolio

I’m always taking a second look at my portfolio and wondering how I can make it better. Sometimes it’s new images and sometimes its updating the look of existing images. When I revamped my fashion portfolio last week, I did a little of both! Here is a taste of the new look… click here for…

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