Petra Ford

Wherever I am, there's usually a camera nearby. Because I'm a photographer. And a model. And so, this blog is a collection of some of my work on both sides of the camera (peppered with some musings and reveries). Please check out my complete photography portfolio at: www.petraford.com. (*Wondering where my "HOME" button is? Click on my name, above. Voila.*)
A couple more images from my recent modeling shoot with Dennis Lee.Hair/makeup: Frances TsalasModel: Petra Ford @ Stewart Talent 

A couple more images from my recent modeling shoot with Dennis Lee.
Hair/makeup: Frances Tsalas
Model: Petra Ford @ Stewart Talent 

Definitely the best thing I’ve ever seen on the Eisenhower.
Chicago, April 2014
©Petra Ford
“This is our night. This is the youngest that we’re ever gonna be.” ~The Spectacular Now

Definitely the best thing I’ve ever seen on the Eisenhower.

Chicago, April 2014

©Petra Ford

“This is our night. This is the youngest that we’re ever gonna be.” ~The Spectacular Now

A couple new modeling photos, shot by Dennis Lee. Hair/makeup: Frances Tsalas
April 2014

A couple new modeling photos, shot by Dennis Lee. 
Hair/makeup: Frances Tsalas

April 2014

There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.

—Source unknown (the internet says it was Abe Lincoln…um, doubtful…but it’s still an ace quote!)

"Face Washing"
Millenium Park, Chicago 
©Petra Ford 2014
"Face Washing"

Millenium Park, Chicago 

©Petra Ford 2014

I frickin’ love the “You are Beautiful” signs across Chicago. Love, love, love ‘em.
Wicker Park, Chicago 
©Petra Ford 2014

I frickin’ love the “You are Beautiful” signs across Chicago. Love, love, love ‘em.

Wicker Park, Chicago 

©Petra Ford 2014

This is photographer Dennis Lee and me yesterday afternoon after a hella fun modeling shoot where we romped around downtown Evanston and on the beach in Glencoe. One of my favorite ladies, the camera-shy Frances Tsalas, was the hair/makeup artist. I said a few times during the shoot that working with a team like them was like chicken soup for my soul. Laughing all day with a talented team…such good energy…can’t wait to see the images!

This is photographer Dennis Lee and me yesterday afternoon after a hella fun modeling shoot where we romped around downtown Evanston and on the beach in Glencoe. One of my favorite ladies, the camera-shy Frances Tsalas, was the hair/makeup artist. I said a few times during the shoot that working with a team like them was like chicken soup for my soul. Laughing all day with a talented team…such good energy…can’t wait to see the images!

Bright colors are reappearing…Spring…come on….so close now…

Chicago Loop, 2014
©Petra Ford

Bright colors are reappearing…Spring…come on….so close now…

Chicago Loop, 2014

©Petra Ford

Copenhagen, Denmark
©Petra Ford

Copenhagen, Denmark
©Petra Ford

Copenhagen, Denmark
©Petra Ford

Copenhagen, Denmark
©Petra Ford

My own (partial) list:

Singer/Songwriter: Lykke Li
Book: Franny & Zooey, JD Salinger
Tele: Lena Dunham and every episode of Girls, ever
Film Series: 2 Days in Paris & 2 Days in New York
Film: Goodbye First Love (Un Amour de Jeunesse)
Singer/Songwriter: Bon Iver

My own (partial) list:

Singer/Songwriter: Lykke Li
Book: Franny & Zooey, JD Salinger
Tele: Lena Dunham and every episode of Girls, ever
Film Series: 2 Days in Paris & 2 Days in New York
Film: Goodbye First Love (Un Amour de Jeunesse)
Singer/Songwriter: Bon Iver

The Loop, Chicago 
©Petra Ford 2014

The Loop, Chicago
©Petra Ford 2014

Copenhagen
©Petra Ford

Copenhagen
©Petra Ford

Throwback Thursday :: modeling in 2009

Photographed by David Johnson