About Mike White

Mike White Photography - 312-436-1563

Chicago Studio
Mike White is a Published Commercial Photographer with expertise in producing Corporate, Event, Product and Fashion Photography.

Clients include: PR Firms, Event Planners, Marketing Photo Buyers, Advertising Agencies and Fashion Designers.

Specialties and personal projects include personality portraits for Models, Actors and Musicians.
On Collaboration:
"I enjoy collaborating with Art Directors and clients who have a vision that I can complete. I'm a spontaneous thinker, and will always offer the opportunity to expand your original ideas to meet your goals"
Location and Studio Photography: Coverage area in Wisconsin includes Milwaukee through Kenosha area. Coverage area in Illinois includes the entire North Shore and surrounding suburbs (Libertyville, Lake Forest, Glencoe, Deerfield, Highland Park, and Evanston). In Chicagoland, clients may choose between location photography or studio photography. For budget minded clients who have minimal studio needs, the following locations are available here: Chicago Studio Locations
On Personal Gallery Work: "I continue to see my work evolve as I explore the essence of solitary narratives. I’m driven by minimalist approaches to form and composition."

Mike White - Fine Art Photographer: Mike is also an active member of the fine art community in Chicago, and regularly exhibits prints in galleries throughout the city. For a studio tour, current exhibit information, or private viewing of purchasable artwork, please contact Oscar Friedl at the Zhou B Art Center - 773-523-0200.
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"For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return." - Leonardo da Vinci

Recent Gallery Exhibitions & Lectures:

2013 October-Nov - "Center Line 2013" - Curated by Robin Rios - Zhou B. Gallery - Featuring "abyss gazes into" by Mike White.
2013 July-Aug - "EGO" - Curated by Erin Zhoushi and Sergio Gomez - Zhou B. Gallery - Featuring "Muted Observation" and "Reduction 1" by Mike White.
2012 Dec - "Vulnerability" - Group Show curated by Franky Vivid - Artists in Residence / Everleigh Social Club - Featuring "the scopophobic witness" by Mike White.
2012 Nov - Artist Lecture Series - 12 image Gallery Show and Student Lecture commissioned by Adli Stevenson HS - Curated by John DePinto.
2011 Sept - Oct - "Offstage: Michelle L'amour" - Curated by Sergio Gomez - Photo Four Gallery / SSC - (Solo Show) Featuring 12 images by Mike White.
2011 July-Sep - "Center Line 2011" - Curated by Sergio Gomez - Zhou B. Gallery - Featuring "Michelle L'amour - The Glove" by Mike White.
2010 July-Sep - "Center Line 2010" - Curated by Oscar Friedl - Zhou B. Gallery - Featuring "Titania" by Mike White.
2009 Jan-Mar - "Center Line 2009" - Curated by Oscar Friedl - Zhou B Gallery - Group gallery exhibit featuring "Kat" by Mike White.
2008 Aug-Sep Mike White previews selections of a new series "Ann Marie" (aka "Red Hot Annie") at The 33 Collective Gallery - Chicago, Illinois.
2007 Aug - (Solo Exhibit) "Kate" - fine art photographs. Series of 12 giclée prints shown at Zhou B Art Center.
The Zhou B Art Center was founded in 2003 by the world renowned artists, the Zhou Brothers.
All content and images are owned by Mike White Photography, and protected by US copyright laws. Use without permission is strictly prohibited.

How To Book A Shoot:


There's always questions, so let's discuss your shoot. For starts, you can call and introduce yourself. Even better, email me the following and then let's talk: Reference photos, links to your site, what the photos will be used for, and what style you're interested in.

Reserve a Time:

Appointments are best scheduled several weeks in advance. Model photography and smaller assignments work best on Saturdays, with booking times starting as early as 8am. Event photography is preferred on Fridays & Saturdays. Product photography can be scheduled with less than 24-hour notice.

Make a Deposit:

A deposit is required to book the date for shooting.
CANCELLATION & RESCHEDULING. The date selected is final.

Work Out The Creative Details:

Whether you're a Chicago recording studio looking for promotional band photos, a new bride looking for a wedding photographer, a fresh face seeking a modeling job in Chicago, or a group in need of family reunion photos, Mike White can add the right flair to your project. Once the shoot is booked, please allow time to work out arrangements for stylists (hair, makeup, wardrobe etc). Mike White is an experienced Art Director with many years of marketing and branding experience, and will create a custom creative solution for the best presentation of your work. Mike will work with you to be prepared, and discuss creative directions in more detail.


Terms of Service & Rights:


Payment of studio time must be PAID IN FULL on the day of your shoot, or prior.

Additional retouching and post-production must be paid upon invoice.
Payment to Stylists is on their terms, and usually on the day of shoot.

Usage Rights:

PORTFOLIOS / COMPS: Mike White retains full reproduction rights to images.

COMMERCIAL: Mike White retains rights as specified by the client/photographer agreement.
PRIVATE / COMMISSION SHOOTS: All terms must be agreed upon booking your shoot.

Photo credits are required:

( Required whenever possible:)

PRINT: "Mike White Photography "

WEB: "Mike White Photography" with link to:

Talent & Stylists:

All staffing is the client's responsibility. Mike White, upon request, will supply or recommend talent & stylists to meet a client's needs: (assistants, models, makeup, or hair stylists). Mike White does not employ, nor is responsible for the performance of any individuals. Clients are welcomed to use their own talent or stylists for the shoot.