A Risque Reader Cover

One of my shoots this week was to photograph the cover of the Chicago Reader. The weekly paper asked me to make a portrait of Joeseph Laiacona, candidate for Illinois State Representative and well known writer on bondage and leather fetish.

So not to get Laiacona's campaign into hot water, I chose to shoot the cover somewhat differently than originally art directed. Thanks to Yunya Hirai (cover talent), Suzan Abud, Natasha Gornik, and Busy Beaver Button Co. for their help in coordinating this project. Photo editor Paul Higgins.

Joe Laiacona behind his Chicago home.

And for the uncut version.