Jimmy Fishbein is an eclectic talent and internationally sought after photographer, notably shooting TIME, NEWSWEEK, FORTUNE, FORBES, and Michigan Avenue Magazine covers. He has photographed portraits of President Bill Clinton, President Barack Obama, Mayor Emanuel, and great artists such as Howie Mandel, Jeff Koons, Bon Jovi, and Theaster Gates. Further, Jimmy directed a viral video advertising campaign for KFC that hit one-million views in one week.
After his success in visual arts and communication program at the University of Cincinnati, Jimmy Fishbein studied at the internationally recognized Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA, where his three year intensive focus was still and motion picture. Upon graduating from Brooks, he landed a job in New York City working for world renowned photographer, Arthur Elgort. As he paid his dues and worked up the chain of hierarchy, Jimmy found himself as first assistant to Arthur working closely with Grace Coddington and Anna Wintour (the actual devil that wore Prada) from Vogue Magazine, on set-for COVER GIRL commercials, and having lunch with Cindy Crawford and Nikki Taylor on a regular basis at the studio. After great success with Arthur and his team, Jimmy was sought out by other notable photographers such as Bruce Weber, Albert Watson, Ellen Von Unwerth, Andrew Southam, and George Lange (Annie Lebowitz’s protege).
He thrives on diverse and complex projects which allow him to utilize his education alongside the experiences he has undertaken in both Chicago and New York City. When he is not working, he is spending time with his new wife, Christine, or happily hanging out with any of his eight nieces and nephews. He is always honored to be entrusted with the very important responsibility of capturing editorial and advertising images.