Soon after graduating from The Brooks Institute of Photographic Arts & Sciences, Santa Barbara, California, we came to Chicago and opened a commercial photography studio. Creating food and product photography for advertising agencies, design firms and corporate clients, we enjoyed providing custom content with attention to all the details. When our clients needed a unique already ‘existing’ image we would reach out to colleagues from Brooks Institute, and other sources around the globe.

In 2006, we launched The Image Research Team, focusing upon large-scale murals for museum exhibitions. With an emphasis on the highest quality originals, quality reproduction and careful attention to licensing and copyrights, projects have included traveling and permanent exhibitions for museums, scholarly publications and college textbooks. Our goal is always to exceed expectations!

Deborah Van Kirk


Doug Brooks