When singer Travis Whitlock came to me for his headshots, it afforded me an opportunity to shoot conservative, yet edgy portraits of the tenor.
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.
Actress Janey Engle contacted me to create a series of headshots that would showcase a series of styles though various outfits and hair styles. The images were taken in my south loop Chicago studio.
One of my favorite techniques is to use CTO filters (plastic gels that make neutral light look like old fashioned light bulbs) on my lights so that when I tell the camera to compensate for their warmth, the camera makes the rest of the world look blue.
Australian master hair stylist Vic Picolotto of Tracey Hughes Education, asked me to work with him to create these colorful portraits. Hair, make-up, styling and the background all came together to create these themed images.