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Windy City Strobists (1932 S. Halsted St., No. 504) contains the work of Gene Alvear, a corporate photographer who struck out on his own to realize his passion: a portfolio of boundary-pushing photography that turns even mundane moments into something beautiful. His work cannot be done justice when viewed on a screen.

~ chicagolawyermagazine.com


I started taking classes with Gene a year and a half ago. I went from a good self taught photographer to an award winning photographer. Gene is an amazing teacher. Thank you for all of your time and insight.

~ Katie Stinson Satorius


Gene is a great photographer . He has his own style , but he is also flexible and open , making very easy collaboration. He is creative, versatile , sociable and concrete .
Professionalism , sense , feel , a unique style , excellent photos, customer approach, patience , commitment, passion are his attributes. Very nice and sociable man , while fully focused on his work.
His photographic sessions are by far the best way to develop your skills.  We meet interesting people in the group , Gene is also the perfect teacher , because he is not boring , and gives us an interesting way to  his knowledge and ideas. I really learned a lot , but the best part is that he will show you how to apply that knowledge. I really like the idea of ​​photographic studio. As a result, I feel that I can always ask him for advice on how to finish , or how to refine my projects. Working with him is the coolest thing I’ve ever done.
I definitely recommend working with him.

~ Katarzyna Banach

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