Stories

STORIES

Matt is a storyteller first, whether the images he creates are still or moving. And his clients trust him to tell their stories with care— whether it's for themselves, for an event or for their brand. Here's a look at some of his favorite stories behind those stories, and how he created the images his clients love.

THE STORY OF
BAIRD

The Chicago office of Robert W Baird came to Matt and his team in 2013 when a neighbor referred a colleague in the office to him for headshots and a group photo. Seven years later four groups now use Matt for a variety of their image needs.

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LOGISTICS PROPERTY CO

Logistics Property Company reached out in early 2019 based on a referral from Alston Construction Company, based on a large project Matt and Johnny filmed in 2016. What began as a project creating stills of construction grew to encompass headshots, virtual tours and more!

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ROHNER PRESS

Matt first met Bruno Rohner when their kids were in grade school together. They bonded over their mutual love of old-school media like film photography and printed pieces—the places where ink and chemistry create images on physical substrates.

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THE STORY OF
KAVENY + KROLL

This Chicago boutique personal injury firm needed a distinctive style for their corporate lifestyle series, so Matt brought in a make-up artist and created images using their beautiful office to highlight power, grace and warmth.

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CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD

A friend of a friend turned up one day as the assistant to the CMO of the global real estate company Cushman and Wakefield, so Matt did their portraits.

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MAUGE

The creative agency Mauge and Matt had a mutual friend in Lewis, co-creator (with partner Anne) of the incredibly successful Chicago wifi-free zone, kibbitznest.

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LEGAL AID CHICAGO

As Matt got to chatting with John Gallo, executive director at Legal Aid Chicago, he realized the organization fit with his own values about food, work and housing—they help many people to stay in their homes.

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HOEY & FARINA

The personal injury firm Hoey & Farina found Matt just in time after seeing some of his other work— they were on a tight deadline for headshots and video portraits for an imminent website launch.

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PUBLICIS HEALTH MEDIA

Headshots for senior staff of a Fortune 1000 in three cities? No problem.

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CARA CHICAGO

The nonprofit Cara Chicago is gaining a renowned reputation for its job training and placement programs for people living in homelessness, and Matt was thrilled to get involved.

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THE STORY OF
ROBERT D. AHLGREN

Bob Ahlgren is a hero to thousands of newcomers to this country: His firm, Robert D. Ahlgren & Associates, has been assisting immigrants with citizenship applications and their work and housing issues for more than fifty years.

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