In 1991 my creative partner, Cordelia Westcott and I embarked on a mission to create an arts and photography company that would not only showcase our natural talents, acquired skills, and personal vision, but also introduce us and provide a professional level of varied services to the rest of the world.
Since then, Basil Fairbanks Studio has personally witnessed, experienced, and overcome many challenges and changes within the creative industry. It has grown and evolved over time, and forced us to rethink the way work is done. But most of all, the experiences we have gained, have dictated repeatedly how work should also be fun. And that is what I believe the last twenty years working as a creative professional has brought me to. To never forget how any task, big or small, should always be enjoyable. Both for myself and for my clients.
Noel received his BA in Photography/Photo-Journalism at The Art Institute of Boston. In addition to that he also received an A.A.S. degree in Applied Sciences at The Illinois Valley Community College, and also completed post-graduate work at Columbia College in Chicago.
Current member of the Professional Photographers of America.
Previous Member of the American Society of Media Photographers, and The Advertising Photographers of American.
Past contributor to The Chicago Sun Times, the Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Reader, Living Blues Magazine, and Country Post Magazine.
Noel's clients have included:
Johnny Cash for Country Post Magazine
Little Ed and Dave Wells for Earwig Records
Photos of Dave Hole and "Son Seals: Live" for Alligator Records
Photos of Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, Little Bobby Neely, Johnny Dollar, Lacy Gibson, Honeyboy Edwards, Andre Williams, Billy Branch, Floyd McDaniels, et.al for Living Blues Magazine.
"Chicago: My Kind of Town", for Travel and Resorts Magazine, (JAPAN).
"Scene and Heard, A Look into Chicago's Emerging Tech Sector". NCTA Convention, The Internet and National Television Association, for Extra-Extra Magazine.
Big Guitars From Memphis, for BGFM.
The Best of Big Guitars from Memphis
The Chicago Magazine
The Advertising Photographers of America
Travel and Resorts Magazine