For over 20 years Chicago photographer & director John Gress has created stunning photography and videos for some of America’s largest companies and international media outlets. His work has included national lifestyle advertising, portraits and videos for the beauty industry and action photography of professional athletes. Professional Photographer Magazine called Gress “one of the nation’s foremost experts on lighting.” His unique resume has allowed him to develop a dynamic style that produces striking visuals whether they are produced in the real world or in his Chicago, Illinois studio. Gress became an educator in 2018 after he was asked to teach at a national photo convention. Since then he has taught lighting workshops to photographers in more than 10 states across the US.