"Paul Sherman has consistently served as my creative and collaborative secret weapon. If you can spot a gentleman in a custom-made suit, you understand what I'm driving at. Presentation is important, and high-quality photography is always a wise investment. In the field of arts and entertainment, everything begins with a single image. For decades, I have trusted photographer Paul Sherman in this decisive role and have always come away with great images. Paul Sherman will make your best possible first impression. It will be your job to live up to it."
"Paul Sherman is not only a fabulous photographer, but a brilliant artist. The way he sees his subject, whether headshots for actors, photographs of children, nature scenes, musical artists or catching the adorable personalities of animals, is unique, surprising loving, and beautiful. I would recommend Paul for all your photography needs. Thank you Paul for you do in capturing the human and natural spirit in such an extraordinary way.”
“I’ve had the great pleasure of working with Paul on several projects. His photos are iconic and stand the test of time. We’ve done cover shoots, job shoots and some just for fun. In every case, his professionalism and kindness shine through. Clients love him, models love him and everyday people (who he did fabulous personal portraits for) all loved the experience and working with him. His studio is impeccable and impressive and the support people he surrounds himself with are equally impressive. I would recommend him for any project that requires quality work by a man of integrity.”
Candice Collins Jordan
“For the past 30 years Paul Sherman has created the best headshots that I could
have ever imagined. We have worked together numerous times over the years,
always with great results. He has the mystical gift of evoking emotion, telling a story,
and capturing a moment all in a unique way. I have nothing but the highest praise
and appreciation for this great photographer and true friend.”
Actor/Stage Manager WLS
"I have had the honor of working with Paul for over 25 years. He is such a creative artist, who is collaborative, kind, compassionate, detail oriented and puts all of his clients at ease with his unique style; one of the best!"
"Paul immediately puts you at ease so you can open yourself up to the camera. There is an instant silent dialogue that happens the minute he starts shooting. You feel confident and comfortable that the resulting shots will be an honest look through your eyes and into your soul.”
"Paul is a master at making you feel comfortable in front of the camera. There is an instant silent dialogue that happens the minute he starts shooting. "Paul is an amazing photographer! He’s a pro’s pro with decades of experience! What sets him apart is his natural feel and an incredible attention to detail! He’s one of the top photographers in Chicago, just the best!"
Continuum Capital Funding
"I have worked with Paul Sherman for many years, both personally and professionally. His ability to capture the essence of his subjects keeps me coming back, year after year. Regardless of if it’s a family photoshoot that included our furry friends or headshots for our business, Paul listens to what we’re looking to capture, and he delivers each time. Paul makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera, he has a way to make the experience easy and fun. I would highly recommend Paul Sherman for any of your photography needs, you will not be disappointed!"
V.P. of Operations
Beverage Testing Institute
"Paul is obsessed with his work. The meticulous planning behind his creative projects reflects his work ethics and methodical and diligent approach to his photographic work. It has been a pleasure working with him over the years on numerous projects and seeing him grow throughout the years as an artist.”
Social Entrepreneur / Movement Specialist
"Paul did such a great job with my photo shoot. I was nervous but he knew all the right angles and shots as well as providing some great background that contrasted well with my wardrobe. If you are a up and coming actor, model or in the entertainment industry in general, a professional head shot will take you far and Paul is as Professional as they come. I had a great experience and I always get great compliments on my photos."
"I have known Paul for over twenty-eight years and have used his expert photographic skills many times over the past few decades. I began my acting career in Chicago and was referred to Paul for photos by an agent at one of the big talent agencies at that time. My consultation with him at his studio in the Fulton Market area was awesome, and I left the consultation knowing that this was the guy I wanted to work with. His energy and vibe were just what I was looking for in a photographer and the direction he gave me during the photo session made me feel very relaxed and at ease. My career path eventually took me to Los Angeles where I also pursued acting along with my musical career as a drummer. I would hire Paul as my photographer whenever he would be in the California area, and his images continued to get me auditions and work… because Paul understands all the elements that make up a great photograph. If your serious about your career and realize and rely on the importance of having a great photograph of yourself to help you get your foot in the door, then Paul is your guy."
"I met Paul when he was still in the schmata business on Maxwell Street in Chicago. I have hired Paul as my assistant for many big photo shoots over the years and always enjoyed our work relationship and the long friendship we developed outside from the business."
“I have known Paul Sherman for some 40 years and when he asked if he could use me for a photo shoot, I said of course. I have known Paul’s camera work for many years and own several of his photographs/prints. Paul is nothing but professional. Once you meet him and enter his studio, he makes you feel comfortable and relaxed no matter if you have known him for 40 years or 4 minutes. The atmosphere is laid back and with his simple and direct instructions, the pictures were awesome, as always. I highly recommend Paul, his work has always been great!”
“Where do I start? For years I've been talking about getting my two dogs photographed. Paul was recommended to me by a close girlfriend. I was told “he was the best photographer ever”.
So, I gave him a call, we chatted a bit about what I was looking for and we scheduled the session. I was a little nervous about having my dogs in somebody else's studio and not quite sure how they would act, but quite honestly, it worked out perfectly. When we arrived, Paul made sure to get to know my pups and make them comfortable with him. He is natural with animals. I also learned I had nothing to worry about because Paul had everything under control. The whole entire experience was great fun. I could not ask for more. Paul got an excessive number of incredible images that were hard to choose from. After this experience, I would go to no one else.”
“A successful headshot session is an act of faith between artists, a dance of creativity and craft. Paul Sherman has it in his bones. I trust Paul explicitly to create a safe, relaxed, and productive studio environment to get captivatingly honest shots. Paul’s experience in the industry, his affability and scrupulous attention to quality and detail make him my “go to” photographer for multiple headshot sessions. Indeed, I’ve received more attention and compliments from casting and theater directors of Paul’s work more than any other headshot I’ve had over a 30-year career”
TV, Film, Theatre, Voice, and Family Entertainer
“I was fortunate to work with Paul Sherman several times over the years and I cannot recommend him highly enough. From the initial consultation to the delivery of the final images, Paul's professionalism, passion, and attention to detail exceeded all my expectations. Paul's keen eye for detail, composition and lighting and his touch of creativity added to the experience. What sets Paul apart from other photographers I have worked with in the past is his warm, calm, and engaging personality. He had a unique ability to make me feel comfortable and at ease, allowing for authentic and natural expressions to shine through in his photographs. Paul also has great editing skills and took the time to review and help select the best images for my professional use. If you're searching for a photographer who will bring out the best of yourself in every moment and provide you with memories that will last a lifetime, look no further than Paul Sherman. His dedication, creativity, and exceptional skill make him the ideal choice for any photography project.”
"I have admired Paul’s work for many years. When we finally got our second Berna doodle, I felt it was the right time to reach out to Paul to have a session with him. When we arrived at his studio, he immediately made me, as well as my dogs, feel at ease. I wasn't sure how he was going to be able to corral all my dogs at once, especially with one being a puppy. I was hoping for at least one good shot of the 3 of them and a good individual shot of each dog. He spent a few hours photographing them and I was very excited to see the results. When I received the pictures, there were dozens and dozens of good group shots as well as individual shots. The problem I now had was which ones to print and hang up! This was a fun & great experience and I’d highly recommend contacting Paul if you want creative, amazing pictures of your pooch!"
“We chose Paul to do baby pictures when our son was born- he delivered some of the most beautiful professional pictures we’ve ever seen! We do follow ups every few years as the kids grow to get more photos with Paul- he is extraordinarily talented and a true pleasure to work with- 10/10 would highly recommend!”
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