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Gallagher Photo Graphics

Photography by Sean Gallagher

About Sean

Sean Gallagher is a fine art photographer based in Portland, OR. After living throughout the Chicago area for most of his life, he now calls the Pacific Northwest home. Sean first started shooting Black and White film in high school, and was immediately captivated with the entire process and continued studying photography through college. Sean’s work strives to capture the true energy and raw beauty of his subjects in a sometimes unfamiliar light. Where Sean takes thoughtful pause to grasp uncommon perspectives, he allow the viewer to experience the natural essence of what truly captivates us about these structures, forms, and locations. Sean will often use the natural compression, or flattening, of the telephoto lense with his photography, in return, creating a more abstract image. The telephoto lens not only offers the opportunity to capture subjects from a greater distance and with unique perspectives, but also up close details similar to marco photography. Growing up in Chicago, Sean has always been enamored with architecture and the elegant forms of classic cars and motorcycles. These photographed subjects can be seen in his two series, Great City Living and Gear Heads.

Over the years,Sean has now had the privilege of showing his work, and winning awards, at some of the top rated art festivals throughout Chicago, and the country. Several of his photos have been published in Chicago themed coffee table books, and even purchased for the permanent collection showcased in the luxury condos at 1720 South Michigan Avenue in the South Loop. Sean has also had the honor of working with set designers for the TV series “Empire” on FOX, and “Chicago MED” on NBC. Sean has also had the honor to work with clients ranging from Carson Pirie Scott & Co., Armani, and even a custom Harley photo shoot for an Offensive Lineman of the Chicago Bears.

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RECOGNITION

Best in Category Winner - Photography - Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival

Best in Category - Photography - Milwaukee Third Ward Arts Festival

Outstanding Achievement Award - Photography - Gold Coast Art Fair

Outstanding Achievement Award - Photography - Millennium Arts Festival

Outstanding Achievement Award - Photography - Evanston Art and Big Fork Festival

Award of Excellence - Downers Grove Fine Arts Festival


Three of my photographs were chosen and published in the 2013 Capture My Chicago III book. These photographs were selected from 133,263 photos that had been submitted. This is a paperback, coffee table book.

Three of my photographs were chosen and published in the 2010 Capture My Chicago book. This is a hard bound, coffee table book and accompanying DVD (www.capturemychicago.com). These photographs were selected from over 52,757 photos that had been submitted by 1,700 photographers.

Four of my photographs were chosen and published in the 2009 Capture My Chicago book. This is a hard bound, coffee table book and accompanying DVD (www.capturemychicago.com). These photographs were selected from over 28,000 photos submitted by 2,480 photographers.


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