Director Michael Maes signs with Quriosity

A frame from Maes' 2018 reel

A frame from Maes’ 2018 reel

Michael Maes
is by far
one of Chicago’s
best food and product
Photographer / Directors

—Qadree Holmes, Quriosity Productions

Chicago-based Quriosity Productions has added Michael Maes — a premier food and beverage director and photographer with clients spanning the globe — to its directorial roster.

Inspired by a love of food, travel, and culture influence, Maes captures stunning imagery that highlights the appeal of every subject. With over 15 years’ experience in creative problem solving, he relishes the unique challenges in every shoot and enjoys going above and beyond for his clients.

Michael also considers himself lucky to be employed doing something he loves, while constantly meeting new people and experiencing new things.



“Michael Maes is by far one of Chicago’s best food and product Photographer/Directors. He really is the full package, his work is current and moving with the times. We are excited to see Michael continue to bridge the gap for clients as he can handle shooting stills and also directing simultaneously. This is what clients want. The look is cohesive, detail focused and he’s a delight to work with and this makes for happy clients. I’ve enjoyed seeing all of our projects we’ve worked on thus far everywhere. I know that we are working with a Winner!”
   —Qadree Homes, Quriosity Executive Producer

Client List Includes: Bertolli, Kellogg’s, McDonald’s, Ore-Ida, SAB, Panera Bread, Del Taco, Blue Bunny, Reynolds, McCormick, Aldi, Boursin, Oscar Meyer, Wingstop, Woodford Reserve, Corona, Smart Ones, MillerCoors and more…

   2016, BEST AD PHOTOGRAPHER Archive’s 200
   2012, HONORABLE MENTION International Photography Awards – Sweets
   2012, HONORABLE MENTION International Photography Awards – Still Life
   2012, HONORABLE MENTION International Photography Awards – Mexico

About Quriosity
Remember those production companies of yesteryear? Neither do we. What’s the Quriosity studio model? There isn’t one.

Quriosity cultivates talent, crafts processes and assembles teams to cater to the creative ideas of our clients on an individual project basis. Thriving on artistic challenges is what we do best. We are an international collective of experts, prepared for the changing needs of the industry now.

Founded by notorious Chicago EP, Qadree “The Hammer” Holmes, Quriosity is a minority-owned, international diversity boutique specializing in video production, post-production and photography.

We are fortunate to have grown rapidly, our roster has never been more varied, our offices and staff are bigger and badder than ever. Quriosity Productions, Post + Photography, The Get It Done Club. Well done, every time.

What are you waiting for? Let’s play.

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