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chicago bulls denzel valentine poses for a portrait by LA photographer John Gress

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 facility in Tarrytown, New York. And just like NFLPA Rookie Premier, I set up two lighting setups on the same set so I could take more portraits in the same amount of time.

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

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 draft, the league’s 40 top prospects converge on the Los Angeles Memorial Colosseum for a day of photoshoots with a few select photographers.

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Positively Aware Magazine Cover Photoshoot: Staying in the game

Positively Aware Magazine Cover Photoshoot in Chicago: Staying in the game, A rugby player learns to overcome obstacles to care and HIV treatment

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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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Chicago Video Production Company: Ripon Athletic

I love creating videos that showcase manufacturing. Visually speaking, the movement of machines creates an elegant ballet that looks great on film. Ripon Athletic, an American apparel manufacturer in Berlin, Wisconsin hired myself, Akin Girav and Adam L. McMath to produce a 40 plus minute documentary covering the history of the nearly 100 year-old company and each step of the production process.

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