Bored Panda | I Challenged Myself To Take 30 Portraits Over 30 Days | 2016
Culture Trip | Meet The Chicago Photographer Chronicling Civil Disobedience | 2016
Chicago Tribune | After Women’s March Chicago, what will 2018 protests look like? | 2018
Camera Department | Chicago P.D. NBC , Chicago | 2016/2017
Work on a fast paced large production network show. Familiar with high end equipment and production scheduling.
Photographer | Aquent Studios, Boeing International , Chicago | 2016
Shot corporate and special events for Boeing International of behalf of Aquent studios.
Board Member | Chicago Photography Center, Chicago | 2015-2016
Gallery promotions and showings including POYi, organization of studio rental and volunteers, social media optimization.
Director of Photography | Sarpino’s USA, Chicago | 2015
Designed the photography style guide, setting all standards for photo publications. Collaborated with Marketing,
designers, team leaders, and chefs in implementing entire stylistic choices for online menu and outdoor ad campaign.
Photography Instructor | Chicago Photography Center, Chicago | 2014-2017
Leading lectures and presentations for community focused school, assisted with the reopening of the center in a new location,
darkroom assembly, and gallery openings.
Photography Equipment & Utilization Consultant | Tagkast, Chicago | Fall 2014
Advised on the implementation, development, and practicality of front-end ergonomics and back-end troubleshooting of
image-based social engagement marketing software.
Photography Instructor | Digital Photo Academy, Chicago | 2012-2016
Attentively leads adult classes on the composition, camera mechanics, techniques and fundamentals of photography.
Event Photographer | Poggled, Chicago | 2011-2013
Worked individually and as part of a team to execute professional branded photos of events in Chicago. Startup
Developer focused live on-site social marketing and brand promotion, interacted with key demographics, in field operations,
field testing, training, and team leading.
Photographer | Freelance, Chicago | 2004-Present
Strives to deliver the highest quality material to ensure client satisfaction and complete their vision. Clients include:
Timeout Chicago, BMO Harris Bank, Midwest Independent Film Festival, Women in Film, Tom Cullerton for State Senate,
Bob Fioretti, LiveText, Summit Professional Networks, Double Tree, Sarpino’s, Brokelivin.com, Joonbug.com,
Unfold Clothing, North Coast Organics, Sun Times Media Group, Aquent studios/ Boeing International, Erika Harold for Attorney
Urban Photographer | Pioneer Press/Niche Publications, A Sun Times Media Partner, Glenview | 2005-2007
Captured structural and still images of various neighborhoods for print media and tourism guides
Photographer/Sales Assistant | Lerner Newspapers, Lincolnwood | 2004
Assisted in article research, client management, project implementation, and captured photos for community newspapers.
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“I just wanted to send a quick note to thank Alex, his team in Chicago, and your staff for a wonderful class last weekend. It as been years since I put my film SLR away for a digital point and shoot. Now that I have have my new camera, I feel inspired to get back shooting. Alex was great at giving us direction and pointers to make our shots even stronger throughout the class.
It was a good class. I’ll certainly be looking for more.
“Thanks very much for the offer. I did just want to say that I attended the class with my mom, and we had a really great experience. Yes the weather was pretty oppressive, and Millennium Park was really crowded, but Alex was good and the actually venue of Millenium Park offered a really cool backdrop for this type of class. My mom and I were beginners in the truest sense of the word, but Alex was patient and gave good direction. We were sharing a camera and the batteries died mid-class (yes, we were those people), and Alex had batteries on hand that he gave us, and he even let me use his own extra camera to give us each more time with the concepts. So overall, it was a pleasant experince. I just wanted to let you know.
“Thanks Alex! Great class~was fun touring Wicker Park and trying such a variety of light settings and proportion. I am grateful for your patience and encouragement!