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

Portrait photography with Black Ink Crew Chicago Celebrity 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.

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

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 recent years. That is if you don’t include professional athletes.

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(L-R) Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones perform at a concert during the band's "50 and Counting" tour in Chicago May 28, 2013.REUTERS/John Gress

50 years and counting

I photographed the Rolling Stones last night in Chicago. I rarely get asked to go to concerts and the last group I captured was AC/DC back when Bush was still the president. At this rate Macklemore will have to pop tags for 30 years before I see him through my viewfinder.

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Chaz Ebert watches as her husband Roger Ebert's casket is carried in to his funeral in Chicago, April 8, 2013. REUTERS/John Gress (UNITED STATES)Pallbearer's carry the remains of Film critic Roger in to his funeral in Chicago, April 8, 2013. REUTERS/John Gress (UNITED STATES)

Roger Ebert: ‘He had a heart big enough to love all’

Yesterday was another day in the elements waiting for events to take place while fending of questions from unstable passers-by asking odd questions about the funeral inside and commiserating with my camera equipped colleagues on the sidewalk.

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FAQs: Headshots & Modeling 101

Last week I spoke to the woman about headshots for her daughter and she had a lot of questions, questions in which the answers to, industry people may assume to be common knowledge, but this call reminded me how things are not as well known to many perspective clients, as one may think. So I wrote this post to answer all of those FAQs.

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