lives and works in Chicago, IL
Jimmy Fishbein is a commercial photographer who has shot editorials for TIME, Newsweek, Forbes, and Fortune. Specializing in portraiture, Jimmy’s photographic style highlights people in their natural environment. Even under the manufactured conditions of a photo shoot, he is able to create a sense of spontaneity and emotion. His distinctive style allows him to capture his subjects’ unique essence in each image. It is this style that has allowed Jimmy to photograph a wide variety of well-known celebrities and politicians, including President Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Jay Leno, Jeff Koons, Theaster Gates, and Bon Jovi to name only a few.
Jimmy earned a degree in visual art and communications at the University of Cincinnati, and later earned his masters at Brooks Institute of Photography (Santa Barbara, CA) with a focus on still and motion picture. Jimmy worked in New York as first assistant to photographer Arthur Elgort working closely with Grace Coddington and Anna Wintour from Vogue Magazine, and has worked with other renowned photographers including Bruce Weber, Albert Watson, Andrew Southam, and Ellen Von Unwerth. He thrives on diverse and complex subjects most notably in his personal portfolio of portraits of incarcerated inmates. He currently lives and works in Chicago.