Retro Fashion Boutique

Often times I come up with a shoot idea and then contact make-up artists. However, when Make-up Artist Brandon Phillips called me about a shoot he wanted to do, I was all ears. The retro boutique he lined up was amazing and the pictures we came up with pleased me equally.       Credits:…

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Bowling, But Far From Alone

The bowling alley near the home of Stylist Richard Paden is lost in time.  Its such a unique location, that we had to line up a shoot there with scene appropriate clothing. I wanted a to do a shoot that mirrored a group date… but models being models, so many people canceled on us and…

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A Day at the Beach

What better way to spend an early summer day than with a day at the beach. Stylist Isaac King and I decided to do a lifestyle shoot with two models: Jaquez Andre and Isaiah Ross. Isaac cast Isaiah and I cast Jaquez. “John and I bet on who’s model would be better,” King explained. “In…

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Headshots: Male Model Ethnic

Ethnic, who loves to proclaim ‘Black is Beautiful,’ flew from Atlanta to work with us. He was only the second model we worked with who didn’t live in the Chicago area. Today, working with out of town talent, is far more common. Because our standard modus operandi was to shoot in my hood, we decided…

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