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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…

Liverpool 1-0 over Olympiakos

My return to Soldier Field yesterday seemed like a throw back as I haven’t photographed an event there in a few years. I used to shoot sports almost full time, but I can’t say that I miss it.

GM recalls far from calamity for some dealers who find new customers, business

The news about deadly crashes linked to a faulty ignition switch, followed by wave upon wave of recalls, did not bode well for General Motors dealers earlier this year. It conjured visions of worried, frustrated drivers pouring onto lots like Raymond Chevrolet, outside of Chicago.

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