Earlier this summer, I was commissioned through Fatherly to shoot two dads in New York City for a collaboration with Dockers. We photographed Mike Chau, famous food Instagrammer @foodbabyny, and Simon Isaacs, co-founder of Fatherly, donning their Dockers on an outing with their kids. The ask was to document their kids' "best day ever," and the locations and beautiful summer weather did not disappoint. You can see the article here.
In April, I was commissioned to create a series of expressive portraits for Mars Inc. via The Integer Group. Light boxes up to eight feet tall are displaying each image along with a beautifully designed quote from that person at the Bentonville Film Festival in Arkansas to celebrate workplace diversity. Check out the results below.
Art Direction: Kelsey Kovalcik
Hair/Makeup: Lauren Frenden
Lighting Assist: Kevin Serna
Tech/Assist: Allie DeMarco
We made this teaser while unboxing and assembling my new portfolios this week. I'm looking forward to getting some face time with clients in the coming months.
It is inspiring to think what a little exercise video can do to your daily routine. Prevention magazine's Transform with Yoga video program has changed the life of Jenni and Chip Ferris for the better. The program has helped remind them to stay connected with nature and with each other. They keep each other motivated when practicing yoga together and compare notes when they practice apart. This newly integrated routine has helped the two of them find calm in the chaos of their day to day lives. Check out the accompanying motion piece captured for this story below.
Last November CLP was on home turf with an expressive, in-studio shoot for Sherwin-Williams & FCB Chicago. Do you know that feeling when you transformed a room just by putting a new bright, bold, beautiful new color on the wall? We definitely did that day and the talent couldn't help but feel like winners.
FCB Chicago gave us the opportunity to combine creative forces and create something truly unique. We constructed our painted wall with the help of a set builder who emulated the texture of a final painted wall to the client's technical specs. Because this was a three part campaign, we shot against a neutral gray that would become the three featured colors in the final ads. Take a peek at the final layout and a fun GIF made up of some of my favorite shots.
Back in the fall of 2017 we were keeping it local photographing Chicago's own Billy Dec at one of his stunning restaurants, Sunda. Not only is Dec a renowned entrepreneur, owning 7 clubs and restaurants city-wide, but he is also a active podcast host/actor to boot. Dec has made appearances on Empire, American Crime Story and The People vs. O.J. Simpson (to name a few) as well as performing cooking demos dozens of times on The Today Show with Matt Lauer. Dec was even appointed to President Barak Obama's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. With his numerous charitable donations as well as participation with organizations such as AAPI Task Force on bullying and Make a Wish foundation this alum is impressive to say the least. You can check out the full profile for the Univeristy of Illinois Alumni Magazine here.
Late 2017 brought us on assignment for MCA Chicago. Here at the museum, with the creative guidance of FCB Chicago, the team and I went to work illustrating patron's expressions to the beautiful art surrounding them. Check out some of my favorite moments below!
My annual look back magazine is finally in print - take a look at this video showcasing the content along with some motion we captured on various assignments throughout the year. Here's to more great projects in 2018!