DOUGLAS BOOTH FOR NYLON GUYS

February 13, 2015 in PUBLISHED

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MOTO STREAM

May 26, 2014 in EVERYTHING, FUN, PUBLISHED

Check out my latest shoot for Motorola!

CLICK HERE!

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DOG SHOW

April 4, 2014 in FILM, PUBLISHED

I shot The Chicago International Kennel Club for the Chicago Reader. So much fun playing dogs that look like wet cats.

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COLLEEN DURKIN LOVES TO SHOOT HIGH LEVEL EXECUTIVES!

February 13, 2014 in FILM, PUBLISHED

I recently had the pleasure of shooting O.B Parrish, the chairman of The Female Health Company here in Chicago. “The Female Health Company (“FHC” or the “Company”) manufactures, markets and sells the FC2 female condom, the only currently available product under a woman’s control that is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which provides dual protection against unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (“STIs”), including HIV/AIDS.”

He was a sweet funny man, who generously gave us plenty of his time to chat, and make a few portraits. Here’s what we came up with.

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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

February 13, 2014 in FILM, FUN, PUBLISHED

I recently got to shoot the singer of one of my favorite bands, Braid. Hell yeah! I got a call from the photo editor at Chicago Reader asking if I’d be down to shoot Bob Nanna as cupid for the Music cover of the valentines issue. So cupid related props I gathered, but as it turns out Bob Nanna was not aware of the cupid concept which made everything all the more fun. Sasha Hodges brought some great pieces for Bob to wear, combined with angel wings, my guitalele, and a bit of confetti we had a great shoot.

Bob and some friends started a website where you can commission an artist to write a song for you called Downwrite. Matt Pyror, Bob Nanna, Mark Rose, and Bob Morris are just a few of the songwriters on the roster that will personally write you a song!

While battling adult colds, and Chiberia’s vortex, this is what we came up with in the studio. Enjoy!

How to get Bob Nanna of Braid to write your sweetheart a Valentine’s Day song

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WORST PHOTO ASSISTANT EVER

Dottie was terrible photo assistant. She’s going nowhere fast.

VNDL MAGAZINE

December 10, 2013 in EVERYTHING, FILM, FUN, PUBLISHED

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I recently did a shoot for VNDL magazine. COLOR, COLOR, COLOR! I love it! It was loosely inspired by Mod fashion, and my love for collage. I think it looks pretty cool. Sasha Hodges killed it at styling, as did Jenna Baltes with hair and makeup.

NIRVANA

November 26, 2013 in FILM, FUN, PUBLISHED

This summer I shot Nirvana in the studio rerecording In Utero, and I can finally talk about it! We listened to serve the servants over and over, drank whiskey, and had a blast. They asked me out for pizza.

When I was first asked to shoot some behind the scenes, I was told it was to be a high profile artist but couldn’t know more until it was finalized. I found out the day before because the project was so hush hush. When I finally got the call and told who it was it was very casual, but hanging up the phone I was actually nervous I might be star struck. It’s not everyday you get called by Universal Music, and asked ever so casually to shoot some of your teenage idols. No big deal. This is what I came up with before we got drunk.

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I’ve never had more fun shooting behind the scenes.

 

MOTO X

November 4, 2013 in FUN, PUBLISHED

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My Motorola ads are up!

MOTO X

October 10, 2013 in FUN, PUBLISHED, TRAVEL

My Motorolla ads are up in NYC! Someone snapped a few photos on the street. A few friends got to model for me, I can’t wait to see a bus drive by with my friends faces on it. Hello moto.

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MILLION DOLLAR MANO

May 29, 2013 in EVERYTHING, FILM, FUN, PUBLISHED

I just shot “a day in the life” Casio advertorial for Nylon Guys with Mano. Brushin his grill didn’t make the cut, I love that shot.

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