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  • Tom Tank - Fit After Fifty

    Congrats to our client Tom who just got signed at The Young Agency!

    Tom and I have been working together for a few years now. In 2009 Tom had a health scare that radically changed his life and after 30 years in the manufacturing sector and 17 years owning his own business, he decided to make a career change and enter the fitness and fashion world. It had always been of interest to him but now he was ready to make it a full time career.

    The first time I worked with Tom to start working on his modeling portfolio, he said that within 1 year he was going to be featured in a Men's Fitness Magazine, and you know what? HE DID IT!! He was featured in Men's Fitness magazine AND UK's Train Magazine in 2017!

    I really love how Tom took his business expertise and applied it to fashion and fitness. He has gotten results and I am not only proud of him, but inspired by him.

    Here is Tom's modeling portfolio on The Young Agency's website (all photos by The Refinery Photo Studio

    Here is Tom's own website with health information on being fit after fifty:

    Here's to continues success to Tom!

  • Father's Day Special: MKE Beard Book PLUS Burton and Levy Brass Irving Beard Comb

    Father's Day is right around the corner, and we've got just the thing for the stylish, whiskered father who has everything! We've teamed up with Burton and Levy, a beard comb maker out of Detroit, to create the perfect Father's Day gift pack featuring their best-selling brass Irving beard comb and a copy of our book of bearded portraits, the MKE Beard Book.

    Unruly beard? Did the wind mess up your whiskers? With a Burton and Levy beard comb in your pocket, you can be back in style in no time!

    Burton and Levy's Irving beard comb debuted last holiday season and quickly became a customer favorite. The brass finish is something really special-- with an extra soft finish, the original yellow will darken over time into brown and gold tones totally unique to each user. Irving combs are one of our most versatile designs, perfect to tackling beards of any length or texture.

    Each Father's Day gift pack will include the brass Irving comb, the hardcover MKE Beard Book, and a Father's Day card in time for June 19 (order by June1). Together, the pack is a $96 value for only $75, and includes free shipping. Even better, $5 from each sale is donated to No Shave November.
    Get that stylish dad something he'll appreciate for years to come! Father's Day gift packs are available now through June 1, so order yours today!

  • Shaverick


    Shaverick came into the studio earlier this week to help me create some updated images for my print portfolio. I've know Shaverick for years, as we both work for the Milwaukee Film Festival ( I've always been impressed by his energy, style, and kind spirit!

    For our shoot I really wanted to play with colored gels, and was intersted to see how they would look against his dark skin. I love the outcome!!!! I've always been attracted to playing with light in a way that is very painterly, and I wanted everything to appear subtle. I'm very excited to add this photo to my portfolio!