Whitman Asset Management have an incredible operation and they wanted new shots for their online and in print presence.
Our team arrived, assessed the options for taking care of their action shots, environmental portraits and their headshots and then made sure everyone looked great! From start to finish we were able to complete everything in 2 hours. Smooth sailing!
I've been doing photography for Literacy Works for quite a few years now. They are a wonderful Chicago organization helping people of all ages with literacy. Their Writers Circle program is one of their most unique approaches to the issue. In this short video I've tried to describe what they do and learn about the participants. Special thanks to Dan Herman who did some great B-Roll shots and assisted. And to my brother Matt Collings who provided the great motion graphics.
Litigation Consultants Salmons Consulting contacted me looking for photography for their new website. They wanted something more unique than a backdrop studio shoot. When they said they wanted a factory-look I knew right away where we should shoot: Salvage One. Salvage One is a super-cool architectural remnants store spanning several floors of an old warehouse on the near west side. I know the building literally inside and out because I lived there and had my first serious studio there for almost 10 years. I'm looking forward to doing other shoots there as there are so many cool spots.
The women of Salmons Consulting were great to work with. We did some super fun individual portraits as well as come cool group shots using the features of Salvage One.
Chicago criminal defense attorney Nenye Uche was a great subject. We did his portrait for his law practice publicity needs. He had a lot of ideas and together I think we got some great shots!
I especially liked working without flash on some of the shots. Even with the lighting inconsistencies, the look is so much more real. First shoot using the new VSCO Film Pack 6. My favorite so far!
Now that winter is here for good I fear the days of outdoor shooting are pretty much gone!
Andrew Collings Photography
Executive Portraits & Business Headshots for Chicago's Corporate World. Personal Portraits and Events Photographer.
I've been a Chicago-based photographer for over 20 years. My photography career began in Rome, Italy, where I started doing assignments in high school for local papers. I'm a graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in Sociology and a self-taught photographer though I've assisted and learned from many photographers during and after my school years.
My photographs have been published in The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, TimeOut Chicago, and Shutterbug Magazine.
My portrait photography is natural and simple. I make use of natural light as well as sophisticated studio lighting. The goal is always to make you look your best and to convey your look and ideas in a fresh and engaging way.
My studio is at 70 E. Lake Street, Ste. 230 Chicago, IL 60601 / 312-880-7076
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