Portrait photography with Black Ink Crew Chicago Celebrity Katrina Jackson

Chicago photographer John Gress photoshoot with Black in Crew Star Katrina Jackson

This was by third photoshoot with Black Ink Crew Chicago star Katrina Jackson. Stylist and art director Stephanie Alexis wanted to create a sexy wet look which I married with a behind-the-scenes looking images shot on a Gravity Backdrop and paired with a Mole-Richardson 1000 Watt Baby Fresnel on location at Lacuna Artist Lofts.

Basketball Portraits at Panini’s NBA Rookie Photoshoot

Chicago Sports Photographer photo ofchicago bulls denzel valentine poses for a portrait by LA photographer John Gress

It was another star studded jam packed day photographing the top 40 NBA draft picks for Panini America at the New York Knicks training facility in Tarrytown, New York. And just like NFLPA Rookie Premier, I set up two lighting setups on the same set so I could take more portraits in the same amount of time.

Sports Portrait Photographer: Panini’s NFL Rookie Premier

Chicago Sports Photographer portrait of Oakland Raiders Quarterback Connor Cook poses for a portrait by Chicago photographer John Gress

For the second year in a row, Panini America hired me to photograph the NFLPA Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles. Each spring, following the draft, the league’s 40 top prospects converge on the Los Angeles Memorial Colosseum for a day of photoshoots with a few select photographers.