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Category archive: Celebrity

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.

50 years and counting

I photographed the Rolling Stones last night in Chicago. I rarely get asked to go to concerts and the last group I captured was AC/DC back when Bush was still the president. At this rate Macklemore will have to pop tags for 30 years before I see him through my viewfinder.

David Axelrod slashes stache

When I met David Axelrod in 2008 at Obama for America campaign headquarters I instantly wanted to photograph him in front of this iconic Obama image. I decided to light Axelrod with light similar to what was in the Obama portrait, only from the opposite side, to create symmetry and contrast all at the same time.

Twilight Photos Continue To Be Published Globally

With the latest movie on its way, my 2010 photos of the twilight cast continue to be published world wide including this clip from Us Weekly.

Jesse Jackson For Der Spiegel

Most magazine portraits are routine…. but you wont believe what we found when we went to photograph civil rights legend Jesse Jackson.

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