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John Gress Chicago Photographer
Fitness-photography

Cut!

I think it took about 20 painful takes to nail this challenging image. By the time I had the shot, the models torsos were...

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John Gress Chicago Photographer
Charity

One Day A Month

I had a very busy day today... I met with an HIV / AIDS charity to discuss how I can volunteer my services to...

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John Gress
Fitness-photography

Bundled-Up for the Bears

I over dressed for the Bears-Seahawks game today. I was expecting the temperature to be in the teens... but it was a warm 21!...

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Calvin G & Eric W

Credits: Make-up by Deirdra Carney.

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Group photo by Chicago environmental portrait photographer
Advertising , Charity

Chicago Charity Advertising Photography: Dining Out For Life

I had a the great fortune to donate my Chicago charity advertising photography services to Chicago's Edge Alliance, which is involved in a wide...

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Saxaphonist Album Cover Photoshoot: Jafar Idris by Chicago headshot photographer John Gress
Fitness-photography , Headshots

Saxaphonist Album Cover Photoshoot: Jafar Idris

I recently had the pleasure of shooting saxophonist Jafar Idris. It was nice making a series of headshots showcasing an instrument I played in...

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Compcard Heradshots by Chicago Photographer John Gress
Fashion , Headshots

Compcard Photographer: Chicago Male Model Troy Z

Compcards: Male Model Troy Z has a strong look and can keep you from turning the page whether hes staring back at you or...

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Chicago black and white headshot series by John Gress Chicago Photographer
Fitness-photography , Headshots

Chicago black and white headshot series: Robin Cook

For this Chicago black and white headshot series featuring models Robin Cook, Eric Luchen and Matthew Cuff, I decided to use natural light, augmented...

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John Gress Chicago Photographer
Fashion , Lifestyle

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...

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John Gress Chicago Photographer
Fashion , Headshots

Male Model Raphael

Model and dancer Raphael noted, "I am not as strong as I look in those pics, in my daily life. Unless I'm teaching dance...

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John Gress Chicago Photographer
Fitness-photography , Lifestyle

Fitness and Lifestyle Model Joey Davis

Its always fun to do a sports action shoot with someone who can play the game…..  Joey Davis does not disappoint.   Credits: Make-Up...

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John Gress Chicago Photographer
Fashion , Headshots

Headshots: Harold

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...

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