Chicago portrait photographer: Before the repatriation of my friend Vic Picolotto to his native Australia, to work for hairdressing giant Tracey Hughes Education, we decided to get in a few Black & White headshot shoots in Chicago while we still could!
I decided to use a variety of hard light sources to sculpt the light for these B&W portraits. However most of the hair is light from above and behind with a softbox.
For the next two images I used a 10-degree grid spot that was masked down to a narrow strip, which I then placed just out of the frame, to highlight the models’ faces.
More Info About Chicago Portrait Photographer John Gress:
Models and actors choose headshot photography by Chicago portrait photographer John Gress to build their professional portfolios and comp cards. With over 16 years of experience in lifestyle and fashion photography, Gress brings a creative approach to portraits that Chicago casting directors & agents notice. To view his headshot portrait portfolio, please visit our gallery and rates page.
Located in a 3,000 square foot historic loft in Chicago’s South Loop, at the end of the Stevenson Expressway near McCormick Place, the John Gress Photography Studio features a diverse range of backgrounds and environments allowing for the creation of sophisticated portraits.