After starting at Chicago’s Whitney Young Magnet High School in just the seventh grade, Will Townsend found himself falling in love with photography. His stacked academic credits allowed him to take his senior year off to focus solely on shooting with clients, and now he’s built a dedicated Instagram following to support his art. The 18-year-old has been featured in publications like Photographer’s Forum Magazine, Fuse Magazine, Arsenic Magazine, and For Guys Mag. He also plans to begin shooting video to complement his photography.
Growing in popularity over the last several years, Tony Passero is a North Side native who remains in Independence Park with his own family who often helps him complete his vibrant and mesmerizing Chicago murals. Passero is an entirely self-taught artist who incorporates a blend of Latin, Creole, and Tribal tones into his expressionist-style artwork and is also an accomplished graphic designer and the founder of Chicago advertising agency TribeAgency. You can find his murals primarily on the North Side.