Testimonial — Jeremy

I wanted a special photograph for my spouse’s birthday but had never posed for a photographer before. Scott prepared me for the whole process beforehand and made me feel comfortable throughout the entire session. After […]

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Charlottesville, the Alt-Right, and Trump’s Response

I try to keep the posts here on the topics that this website is intended to advance: art, photography, Chicago, life, and inspiration. But sometimes, I cannot be silent about current events. I cannot be […]

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Exploring Chicago & Finding New Models

It’s possible that my friend Jodi’s visit to Chicago a few weeks ago has inspired me to start looking for new models again. Jodi’s visit got me out and about a little bit more than […]

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Jodi’s Visit

I played tourist in my own city a couple of weekends ago when one of my oldest and dearest friends from New York came to stay with me for 4 days. Jodi had come to […]

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Boy Meets Boy

So there’s an app called Recon for gay fetishists — guys into BDSM, leather, bondage, kink, etc. A few months ago, a friend talked me into building a profile on Recon to seek out new […]

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Testimonial — Tell

The first time I shot with Scott, I was 19 years old. I had done several photo shoots, both professional and amateur, before I met with him and he made me feel more comfortable than […]

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Testimonial — Asia LaBouche

In all honesty, photo shoots are not my favorite activity but Scott Barnes changed that. Scott’s level of professionalism, respect of my time and schedule along with great organizational skills made it a great experience […]

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What I Dream About

When the dream started, I stood in the home of my friends Jeff and Mike — a couple who lives in another Midwestern city. I waited for Jeff, who was going to do something for […]

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Where I Am and What Should Change

All things considered, things are good. I have a job that I love. The contract work that I have been doing for the past year and a half recently became a permanent position. Already, it […]

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Testimonial — Ron

I have posed for Scott a couple times since 2011. I first met Scott when I needed some professional headshots for my resume. We worked together again for some photos for an international contest in […]

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