Chicago Fitness Model Isaac McKinley by photographer John Gress
Headshots , Portrait

Chicago Fitness Model Isaac McKinley

We started off our headshot photoshoot with Chicago Fitness Model Isaac McKinley doing a 4 light look that was a mix of hard and...

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Chicago Actor headshot photographer John Gress Rogers Park
Headshots , Portrait

Chicago Actor Headshot photoshoot Amir Y

I met Chicago Actor and Model Amir Y while doing a photoshoot for another client, which will be released soon. He was so wonderful...

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Jude Hansen runs in the Chicago Marathon for the AIDS foundation of Chicago's Team to End AIDS. by photographer John Gress 1/1600 f4.5 ISO 100 24mm
Advertising , Charity , Lifestyle

Chicago sports lifestyle photography for the Team To End AIDS

For the third year in a row the AIDS Foundation of Chicago's Team To End AIDS (T2) hired me to photograph their major sports...

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Chicago Photographer John Gress Steady Focused Interview
Advertising , Headshots , Lifestyle , Portrait , The Academy , Video

Steady Focused Interview: Going Full Circle

A few weeks ago I had the great pleasure and honor of spending the lunch hour chatting with Simeon Hendrix, and recording an interview...

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Chicago Music Video Director

The Making of Marcus Matteo’s Boomerang Music Video

As a Chicago music video director, I am always striving to hone my craft by using news tools and techniques. My latest music video...

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Chicago Fitness Model Matthew Cuff by photographer John Gress on a Gravity Backdrops
Fitness-photography , Portrait

Comp card photography for Chicago Fitness Model Matthew Cuff

The first time I worked with fitness model and personal trainer Matthew Cuff it was to help him develop his first comp card and...

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U.S. President Barack Obama acknowledges the crowd as he arrives to deliver his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., January 10, 2017. REUTERS/John Gress

Obama’s Farewell Brings an End to an Era

After I moved to Chicago in 2003, I started covering a "skinny kid with a funny name." Now he really wasn't a kid at...

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Portrait photography of Katrina Jackson from VH1's Black Ink Crew Chicago
Celebrity , Headshots , Portrait

Celebrity Portrait photography with Black Ink Crew Chicago’s Katrina Jackson

When it come's to Instagram followers, aside from @BernieSanders, Katrina Jackson may be the biggest celebrity I have had the pleasure of photographing in...

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chicago bulls denzel valentine poses for a portrait by LA photographer John Gress
Celebrity , Fitness-photography , Portrait

Basketball Portraits at Panini’s NBA Rookie Photoshoot

It was another star studded jam packed day photographing the top 40 NBA draft picks for Panini America at the New York Knicks training...

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redhead headshot by chicago portraait photographer
Headshots , Portrait

Chicago Beauty Photographer Headshots for Pivot Point

I love working with Pivot Point International because every photoshoot provides me with an opportunity to work with great people and photograph beautiful models...

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Oakland Raiders Quarterback Connor Cook poses for a portrait by Chicago photographer John Gress
Celebrity , Portrait

Sports Portrait Photographer: Panini’s NFL Rookie Premier

For the second year in a row, Panini America hired me to photograph the NFLPA Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles. Each spring, following the...

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Chicago magazine photographer portrait of Gilberto Soberanis
Photojournalism , Portrait

Positively Aware Magazine photoshoot in Chicago: Latinos and HIV issue

Positively Aware magazine and Art director Rick Guasco asked me to create a series of portraits for their September+October 2016 issue focusing on Latinos...

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