Chicago-born Terrence A. Reese (“Tar”) has always had an eye for capturing the essence of his subjects, letting his images tell the story. After graduating from Southern Illinois University, Tar moved to New York City to pursue his passion for photography and opened a full-service photography studio in Chelsea.
He launched his professional career attracting an array of clients, including movers and shakers within the entertainment, business, and political sectors, such as Tupac Shakur, Missy Elliott, D’Angelo, LL Cool J, Mary J Blige, Aaliyah, Billy Joel, Lauren Hill, Warner Bros., Virgin Records, and former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, to name a few. He has also worked with Harper’s Bazaar, Details, Vibe and Esquire Weekly publications.
Tar began what has become his signature documentary-style photography series entitled “Reflections.” It is a collection of black and white photographs of personal living spaces of over sixty renowned individuals whose lives and careers have addressed the fundamental political, economic, and social realities of the 20th century and beyond.
Tar works in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.