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 ìworkî 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.
Noel's clients have included:
Hairstylist / Designer
Geraldine Jozwik is a veteran hairstylist in Chicago for 25 years and the Chicago suburbs. She started at Techniques in Park Ridge where the owner Jerry took her to her first hair show by Trevor Sorbie and she has never once looked back.
She eventually finished two apprenticeships at Mario Tricoci and Charles Ifergan where she mastered both the English and French ways of cutting and styling hair. Charles Ifergan started and mentored her in doing magazine editorials with him and also doing makeovers for Jenny Jones Show in Chicago. After years behind the salon chair she decided to venture out and started doing hair for fashion shows and creative photoshoots for local designers and photographers .
She furthered her career by working as lead hairstylist for LHCouture VIP and Basil Fairbanks Studio. Her first photoshoot with Basil Fairbanks Studio was in 2015 and the creative relationship has evolved as she has continued going on location in Indiana and Chicago locations. She started as a lead stylist for Basil Fairbanks Studio in 2016 and she quickly moved on to becoming a creative partner co-producer.
Geraldine has been published in :
As a licensed Cosmetologist she still works at Sam Martirano in Vernon Hills with her loyal clients for over 20 years. Her most prized accomplishment is raising her daughter and being a wife of 22 years.