Portraits for the Bentonville Film Festival

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

New Portfolio

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.

Prevention + Transform with Yoga

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. 

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Billy Dec Editorial

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 EmpireAmerican 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 LauerDec 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.

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Made You Look

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!

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2017 Retrospective Magazine

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!

Retire Like You Mean It

Back in September, we traveled to Maricopa, Arizona to photograph active adult scenarios for Meritage Homes. Our shoot took place over one day on location - all outdoors with over 90 degree temperatures. We worked with the creative team at Lavidge who gave us a great deal of space for creative input. The result is a compelling library of images that convey the active lifestyle that residents enjoy in these communities.