You would think that finding the best product photographers in Chicago would be as easy as a Google search. Unfortunately, Google’s taste in photography is questionable to say the least and the algorithm floats some unusual results to the top. That’s why I wrote this article. As a veteran product photographer in Chicago I feel like I have a better view of the who the best product photographers are in Chicago.
Here's my list. Feel free to comment below if you agree, disagree or have other nominations.
Glen is a legend in the product photography industry and has been shooting for the past 30+ years. He's worked with some of the biggest brands and agencies in the world. His style is considered conceptual product photography, a style that weaves highly advanced photoshop techniques to create imaginary scenes that seem realistic and tell a visual story.
Mike brings a true artist's eye to bear no matter the subject. He enjoys working closely with the prop stylists to arrange interesting, effective compositions. His work demonstrates an intrinsic understanding of the subject's assets. Whether it's a tool, a shot of whisky, or a wholesome bowl of oatmeal, Michael presents it at its most appealing. All elements in the frame, from highlights to shadows, expertly drive the viewer's experience. When exploring his art form, he likes to incorporate a bit of the unexpected, finding beauty in often overlooked places.
Deborah Fletcher is a commercial photographer based in Chicago. Her specialties include products of all kinds and foods of all varieties. Making beautiful images, collaborating with others and creating that perfect combination of camera angle and light are the things that make her happy.
Tom Michas is a Queer Chicago based fashion and beauty photographer who creates contemporary imagery with a focus on minimalism and luxury. He thrives on high-production value and collaboration with strong personalities. Possessing a discerning eye for detail, Tom strives to create photographs that are sharp and evocative. His experience as a commercial photographer and retoucher allows him to fulfill a client's vision from layout to finish.
Other Great Product Photographers In Chicago
I believe in getting permission before posting photography from other photographers. There are other great product photographers in Chicago that I haven't spoken with yet but did want to mention because they're amazing and deserve to be recognized. Please check out their amazing portfolios on their websites.
- Greg Shapps: https://www.shappsphotography.com/
- Ted Tamburo: https://www.tamburo-photography.com/
- Meagan Shuptar: https://www.meaganshuptar.com/product
- Joe Pellegrini: https://www.joepellegrini.com/portfolios/still-life
- Tyllie Barbosa: https://www.tylliebarbosa.com/product
- Rachel Hanel: https://www.rhanelphotography.com/
- Chris Litwin: https://www.chrislitwin.com/product