Editorial portrait photography of Tennessee Titians Marcus Mariota by Chicago Photographer John Gress

Editorial Portrait Photography: NFL Rookie Premiere for Panini America

Editorial Portrait Photography: Things have sort of come full circle….. when I was a teenager my best friend introduced me to his family past time, meeting professional athletes and getting their autograph. This kind of went hand in hand with collecting trading cards. Both of which were my primary hobby until I fell in love with photography.

A little more than 20 years later I found myself creating portraits of the top NFL draft pics for their rookie football cards.

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04/11/14 – Chicago, Illinois (60611) – Dr. Steve Newman M.D. and his wife Sara Neely Newman, M.D. pose for a photo in Mr. Newman's office. (John Gress for Tufts University)

Chicago magazine portrait photographer: Honoring a Legacy of Healing

Tufts university Alumni magazine just published a portrait I shot for them of Chicago physician Dr. Steve Newman M.D. and his wife Sara Neely Newman, M.D.

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Madison Portrait Photographer Dr. David Cookson at Maple Bluff Country Club

Madison Portrait Photographer: Dr. David Cookson

I went to Madison, Wisconsin a few weeks ago to shoot a portrait of Dr. David Cookson for the United States Gold Association. You can’t go wrong with late afternoon light back lighting fall color.

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Daredevil Nik Wallenda starts his walk along a tightrope between two skyscrapers suspended 500 feet (152.4 meters) above the Chicago River as a plane flys past in Chicago, Illinois, November 2, 2014. REUTERS/John Gress

Wallenda walks over Chicago

Daredevil Nik Wallenda crosses a tightrope between two skyscrapers above Chicago.

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CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 19, 2013: Tourists visit the "Bean," or as its officially known, Cloud Gate, in Millennium Park. CREDIT: John Gress for The New York Times

Chicago Magazine Photographer: New York Times Magazine 36 Hours in Chicago

Shooting this travel story for The New York Times Magazine was a great experience. As a Chicago transplant, I make my way around the city just about everyday, but this time I got to really appreciate Chicago through the eyes of a tourist.

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