I'm a Chicago-based fashion, lifestyle, and street photographer, available worldwide for commercial and editorial assignments. As of September '19, I'll also be partially based in Los Angeles.

When I'm not photographing models, I'm out hunting...searching and prowling the streets for life's unseen moments. Real people, real emotions, and real relationships fascinate me. The photographs in my portfolio that combine the two worlds of fashion and street photography delight and inspire me the most.

I've also worked on the other side of the camera as a model for several years. Knowing first-hand what the model is thinking and feeling is a huge advantage as a photographer, and I pride myself in creating an easy-going, upbeat on-set atmosphere.

I'm available to shoot designer lookbooks, e-commerce and catalogue assignments, editorials, model portfolios (outdoors and in summer months only), actor and musician headshots, portraits, social media content for brands, bloggers, and influencers, and any other project that involves a little creative mischief. Wait...I'm not done yet...I also shoot interiors! (Featured on my sister site, Paper+Pate)

My photography has been featured nationally and internationally in publications and sites including Harper's BAZAAR Arabia, The New York Times, Qantas Magazine, Fizzy Mag, New York Post, Mother Mag, Apartment Therapy, Luxe Magazine, and Business Insider.

*I'm currently in Chicago but have wings and will fly*

email :: petra@petraford.com
instagram :: @p.rock

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