Fitness Model Photography of Tristin Johnson in Chicago

Fitness Model Photography of Tristin Johnson in Chicago

My friend and fellow Chicago photographer Jeff Haynes tried to get me to join Instagram over two years ago, but I didn’t and boy was I wrong! That’s how I met Fitness model Tristin Johnson, who was the first person I worked with from the platform.

Chicago commercial photography: HDR architectural Interiors of We Work’s new River North offices

A PR firm, hired me to shoot a series of HDR architectural Interior commercial photography images for office sharing company WeWork in Chicago's River Nortn neighborhood

Feature Photo Service, a public relations photography firm, hired me to shoot a series of images for the office sharing company WeWork to help promote their new Chicago-River North Location. This assignment provided me with an opportunity to create a series of HDR (high dynamic range) architectural images of the companies interior. The images were there shared with and published by local media like the Chicago Tribune:

Chicago Model & Actor Headshots with Isaias Perez

Chicago Actor and model headshots with Isiais Perez

Chicago actor Isaias Perez is the second model I found on Instagram who I have worked with on a headshot photoshoot. I’m not going to lie, it was his hair that drew me in. I knew immediately he would be perfect for some catalog style suit photos as well as standard actor headshots on a white background.

The Photek Softlighter II Umbrella… the Best $115 You’ll Ever Spend

Chicago Photographer John Gress using a Photek Softlighter II Umbrella

When I received a Photek Softlighter II for Christmas in 2015, it quickly became one of my most treasured tools. I first became aware of this miraculous modifier when I discovered my favorite photographer, Art Streiber’s work on Instagram and I noticed him using a ten sided umbrella while shooting Placido Domingo for Vanity Fair. I loved the way it looked and rather than just asking him in a comment what he was using, I went on a day long journey to find it and once I did I never looked back.

Chicago Actor Headshot photoshoot Amir Y

Chicago Actor headshot photographer John Gress Rogers Park

I met Chicago Actor and Model Amir Y while doing a photoshoot for another client, which will be released soon. He was so wonderful to work with that I asked him if he would be willing to do a actor headshot test shoot and thankfully for me, he said yes. The shoot wouldn’t have been a success without the hard work of stylist Isaac King.