Canon 5d IV, Canon 85mm 1.2 II, Mole Richardson 1K Fresnel
Director Of Brand Marketing
Create key images for promoting Chicago Opera Theater's production of "Moby Dick".
_______About My Approach: My promotional theater photography is based in portraiture. I've been a performer most of my life-- so as a photographer I like to create unexpected moments through play and experimentation.
As always-- I wanted to keep things simple-- and focus on the person. Faces are always what steal my eyes, even away from the glorious screen of my phone. We had two overcoats to play with-- and I tried to fashion the lapels into a whale tale that struggled to swallow Ahab's face. Also, I wanted to hide Ahab's eyes with an extreme angle of light to remove any warmth and give an edge of determination.
This image was used as the key image for posters and billboards across Chicago, on web, and social media. Marketing Director, Chris Thoren, invited me to work on a whole new season of promotional images for Chicago Opera Theater for their 2020/2021 Season.
This image is a winner of the 2019 Communication Arts Photography Award and the PDN Photo Annual '19.