A new season calls for fresh style, and a fab T&J lookbook shoot to showcase our new Spring collection. We recently had our photo shoot at The Bangtel Hotel in Chicago and we worked with photographer, Donte Tantum, on some new shots. He is so talented, energetic and we had such an amazing time shooting with him. To get to know more about Donte and his killer photography, check out our interview with him below as well as some of the shots from our Spring Fling Collection photo shoot.
Thanks to Ashley (blog), Ali (blog), Ariel (blog), and Heidi (blog) for joining us for the shoot.
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T&J: What inspired you to be a photographer?
Donte: The first thing I ever wanted to “be” was a writer. After high school I discovered the camera. I like to think that I’m still telling stories, it’s just that my tool kit has changed.
T&J: What’ was your favorite photography job?
Donte: When I was a photography assistant I worked with Annie Leibovitz photographing the Obamas at their home for Mens Vogue. A few years later I was hired as a photographer for Source magazine photographing Obama at his midterm election rally in Chicago’s Washington Park. That was pretty cool.