About Montanus Photography
Neil Montanus bio
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Neil Montanus and his son Jim offer
a wide range of professional photography services to businesses and
consumers including commercial/advertising, product photography,
editorial, events, portraits, weddings, photography classes and more.
We also sell and lease our fine art photography to decorate your home or
We have been passionate about photography since at the age of 10, my
father Neil Montanus won a Chicago Tribune photo contest of a kitten
inside the bell of a tuba.
He went on to become a legendary Kodak photographer, traveling around
the globe, shooting in some of the world's most exotic locations,
traversing more than 32 different countries in the process. His
adventures and world travels became fodder for hundreds of articles in
local, national and even international publications.
His resume includes the ‘best portrait ever’ of Walt Disney (still in
use today), the official presidential portrait of Gerald Ford, and a
fellowship with the American Society of Photographers, one of only 27
photographers to hold that distinction when he was awarded it in 1977.
And he won several international photography salons. Read more about his
fascinating career here:
At the age of 87, he is still the patriarch of the photography business
and lends a hand whenever he can. No matter how big or small the
assignment, we are dedicated to provide our customers with the best
photography service at an affordable price.