About Me

Please contact me by phone at 224 636 3050 or email at JimJurica@hotmail.com




Commercial photographer based out of suburban Chicago. Published in hundreds of books, magazines, newspapers, products and more. Some big publications... some not so big. Available to travel and shoot anywhere. Please see the credits section below for references.

In addition to shooting model and actor portfolios, I am also available for PRIVATE PHOTOGRAPHY INSTRUCTION, WORKSHOPS, and STUDIO RENTALS. More info at the bottom of my bio here.

MODEL & ACTOR PORTFOLIOS:Head shots, beauty shots, casual looks, catalog fashion, high fashion, commercial print, lifestyle, swimwear, lingerie, glamour, alternative, grunge, artistic concepts, art nudes, agency submissions, men's magazine submissions, comp cards and more...

I also work with MAKEUP ARTISTS, HAIR STYLISTS AND CLOTHING/APPAREL PROFESSIONALS for portfolios and product/style publications. Please contact me for very reasonable rates.

TRADE SHOOTS: Trade work is limited, usually for tearsheets only. The "T" in TF stands for "trade"... meaning an even exchange of services. I need a commercial model release from every TF model I work with. You can view that at the following link: http://www.istockphoto.com/docs/modelrelease.pdf

PRIVATE WORKSHOPS & PHOTOGRAPHY INSTRUCTION:. I hear a lot of photographers are secretive about their methods. Not me... I'll talk you ear if you book me for a private session. :) I'm available for one-on-one workshops catered you and your specific needs. Topics we can cover include studio lighting, location photography, working with models, image editing, and more. My entire list of equipment is at your disposal for the day during your workshop. I can arrange models, makeup artists, and whatever other details as required. Message me here, email JimJurica@hotmail.com or call 224 636 3050.

Soak Magazine: http://www.soakworld.com/soakworld/profile.asp?m=67823

Getting these messages recently made me VERY happy...

"I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to start my portfolio with you. =] You were the first photographer I shot with and because I started my portfolio, a lot of opportunities have come my way. I'd like to thank you for that. =]" - Bridget R.

"Thanks Jim! You were the stepping stone to helping me reach my dream. Shooting with you gave me the industry standard pictures I needed to get my foot in the door. From no representation to 4 modeling contracts. :)" - Andrea.

And remember...
"80% of success is just showing up." - Woody Allen


All images in this portfolio are the copyrighted works of Jim Jurica and may not be used without purchase of a license through istockphoto.com or Getty Images.

Check out my work model JAX at Bella Petite Magazine...

Email: JimJurica@hotmail.com


PUBLICATIONS (partial list):
- 2010 Guide to Illinois State Parks Guide
- Dead Plant/Living Planet (UN Enviornmental Comittee) (2010)
- OMG!: How to Survive 101 of Life's Most F'ed Situations (2010)
- 1001 Ways to Be Romantic (2010)
- Is this Really My Body? Embracing Physical Changes (2009)
- Guiness Book of World Records (2008)
- Sustainable Commercial interiors
- Cooking on the Road with Celebrity Chefs
- More Than One Way to Skin A Cat
- Firefly's World of Facts
- Knack Green Decorating & Remodling
- Crime Scene: Real Life Forensic Files
- Dusted & Busted
- The Cottage Bible
- 101 Places You Gotta See Before You're 12!
- Naked and Unashamed
- Adobe Photoshop CS4 One-One
- The International Migration of Women
- The Aquarian Tragedy
- One Ginger Pele!
- Dusted and Busted
- Knack Green Decorating & Remodeling

- Campus Circle Magazine, Dec 2009
- PLUS Model, Sep 2009
- Chicago Magazine, June 2009
- Conservation Magazine, April/June 2008
- Claims Magazine, May 2008
- Chicago Magazine, June 2007
- Antiques & Collecting Magazine, May 2006
- Concrete Construction Magazine, July 2006
- Photoshop Creative #44

- Chicago Sun Times - Weekend Section Front Page
- Sexiest Man Alive 2009 Calendar
- Illinois Travel Guide - 2006-2009
- Chicago: Official Visitors Guide 2006-2009

Law & Order: SVU

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17 Feb 11 20:15
Outstanding images! Have a great day.
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