Don Levey
Photography, Digital Retouching, Chicago Illinois United States
 
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Contact details
123 N. Jefferson
Tel: 312 559-8333 Fax: 312 559-8338
Brief Summary
We opened our studio in September of 1970. We've had the good fortune of meeting thousands of wonderfully creative people during our endless journey. We've just surpassed our 5000th job! Maybe the next 5000 will happen a little quicker, or take a little longer...and I can only imagine in my wildest dream how they will be more interesting. Every day was a novel. We grasped digital technology with both hands back in the Spring of '94 and haven't stopped learning and doing, day in/night out.
Professional Experience
My first accounts were in the fashion industry. At the age of twenty two, I had the distinct honor of having fashion spreads in Harper’s Bazaar magazine for the women’s clothing store in Chicago, “Blum’s Vogue” which was the high end store for “Evan’s Furrier”. I continued to shoot for Evan’s for a number of years. The other fashion accounts I worked for were Carson Pirie Scott, Marshall Fields, Just Pants and Lands’ End. Along with shooting for the aforementioned accounts, I had started working for many advertising agencies, graphics studios and corporations directly.

The clients I was shooting for were pharmaceutical, food, automobile, sporting goods. My website will show the diversity of my photography. I have photographed professional models and acting talent, “real” people, corporate executives and many celebrities and sports stars.

My experience in people management ranges from having a full time staff of six people,
along with many years of production, directing crews of freelance talent, managing
locations, designing and building room sets, booking travel, negotiating, managing and directing model talent. I’ve successfully controlled every aspect of running a photography
studio that’s imaginable. During pre-production, I plan extensively for success, along with providing quick and decisive resolves for any unexpected developments, whether it’s in studio or on location…always keeping everything light and easy.
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Through the years I have won numerous awards for my photography and film work.
I am self-taught in photography and computer, which includes Photoshop. My talent for art started in my early years and I’ve been fortunate to be able to live my life’s dream. I’ve taken pride in devising different lighting for my various shoots, along with making my own lights. I’ve always done my account work and have communicated with CEO’s, presidents of corporations, all advertising agency personnel, members of my own staff and freelancers. I work extremely well in a fast paced environment, and my many years of experience provides me with numerous ways to have everything go smoothly and successfully. My experience verifies that I understand the process of income and out-go.
Interests: Family, Physical Fitness, Design, Reading, Movies, Making People Happy
 
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