Headshots: Harold

John Gress Chicago Photographer

Harold might be the smallest male model I have every worked with. The 18-year-old, 1.77m (5-10) Floridian thin-stress tips the scale at just 52kg (115-pounds) on a good day.

Headshots: Leve’ll Cole

John Gress Chicago Photographer

“I really liked this shot because when I think of a man in uniform, I think of him looking like this,” explained stylist Isaac King. “Authoratative, yet sexy.”

A Day at the Beach

John Gress Chicago Photographer

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 […]

Headshots: The Parker Twins

John Gress Chicago Photographer

Meet the Parker Twins. When I first met Austen and Tyler, I could not tell them apart. I noticed one of them had a blemish where the other one did not. However, as soon as we started shooting, I would throw something out like “Austen move to the left.” That way I would know who […]

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 […]