Biff Yeager photographed everything from Lava Lamps to Cathedrals and captured the personalities of Presidents, Rock Stars and Athletes while traveling the world.
Yeager’s 30-year career as a Commercial Photographer began as an assistant working for noted photographers Bob Elmore, Marc Rosset and his mentor Bob Fila. Taking advise from those photographers, Biff did event photography for radio station WFYR when they planned a format change with a meet and greet. He moved on to shoot for the top Chicago area radio station WLUP (The Loop). There he photographed everything from marketing materials and billboards to huge 25,000 person events held by the Loops leading DJ Jonathon Brandmeier. As the Loop’s photographer, Yeager found himself photographing musicians such as Paul McCartney of The Beatles, Jimmy Page, lead guitarist of Led Zeppelin, Sting of the Police during his solo career, Harry Connick Jr. as well as, Cheap Trick and 10,000 Maniacs to name a few.
Also, during this time, Yeager photographed products for Motorola and Gepco International which led to a lengthy stretch of his product photography career. After a short time, Mr. Yeager became head of digital photography for one of the largest catalog houses in the world. As a large user of images, the company found a use for the immerging technology of digital images and Mr. Yeager advised on the first digital cameras for Leaf-Sytec, Nikon and Canon. He has great stories about the computers being refrigerated and the images being photographed in three color separated shots.
In 1999, he foresaw a change in the product photography industry and moved on to become his own boss and opened Yeager FotoGrafix. He continued producing product and architectural photography. Building on his career as a radio station event photographer, he also turned his interests toward corporate event photography. During this time, he was hired to capture the excitement of a national campaign for Bud Lite and Maxim Magazine. Traveling to the largest 35 cities in America, he photographed large parties thrown by the client and published in Maxim Magazine. He was also hired by an insurance company to celebrate a major anniversary and the assembly of most of the synods of the Baptist church. Biff was honored to photograph President Carter, John Grisham and Al Gore as the keynote speakers, as well as civil rights leaders who shared amazing stories. Yeager was also selected the photographer for the Chicago 2016 Olympic Committee and, while Chicago was not selected, Biff photographed, then Senator, Barrack Obama. Other repeat corporate clients included Mann Financial, The Leukemia Research Foundation, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and Big Shoulders Digital Video.
All during his professional life, Biff Yeager has taken great interest in travel and architectural photography including outstanding images of Italy, England, France, Wales, and America including, New York, Chicago, Boston, southwest America and his new home of Wisconsin.
Mr. Yeager is also offering his commercial services including editorial, product, corporate portraiture and architectural photography. He looks forward to hearing from you to discuss your needs and begin conceptualizing your images.
Past and Current Clients
AgVenture Spangler, Union League Club of Chicago, Sears. Kmart, Spiegel’s, BudLight, Firestone, B96-WBBM FM Chicago, WLUP FM98-"The Loop", Gepco International, Central Steel and Wire, Schwinn Bicycles, Maxim Magazine, Victoria Secret
Banana Republic, Sprite, American Cancer Society, Leukemia Research Foundation
MMBB Insurance, The Blackstone Hotel, Chicago Olympic Committee 2016
and many more.