|Marc Hauser is celebrated internationally for his dramatic portrait illustrations for clients that include Rolling Stone Magazine, Pepsi Co., Ameritech, Arista Records, Nortel, AMF and Microsoft. Since his first commercial job for Playboy at the age of seventeen, Hauser continues to explore and establish new boundaries in photography. As the year 2013 approaches, and traditional photographic processes are enhanced and manipulated, Hauser is still right out there near the edge. His photograph of Dennis Rodman, used for a Bigsby & Kruthers ad campaign, stopped traffic on Chicago's Kennedy Expressway.|
Hauser has received over a hundred awards for his work, including Omni Awards, Awards of Excellence from CA Magazine, Clios, a Grammy, and a platinum album for John Cougar Mellencamp's 'Scarecrow' album cover. Hauser's 'Perception and Reality' campaign for Rolling Stone Magazine earned him over fifty awards. More recent credits include national ad campaigns for Jockey, NEC Computers, Lee Jeans, Sears, Blockbuster, NordicTrac and Bigsby & Kruther's 1993 and 1995 Suit Book. A sought-after speaker, Hauser has lectured for Hasselblad, Ilford, Fuji, Mamiya, Polaroid, and Kodak. His largest seminar for Polaroid in New York City was attended by 1,650 people. Hauser shares his experiences, techniques and concepts with other professionals.
Hauser has published three books to date, entitled, "Portraits of Friends and Acquaintances," "Halloween in Bucktown," and "Road Pirates." Soul-baring images of well known figures such as Aaron Copland, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Jordan, Dr. Timothy Leary, Sophia Loren and John Waters are representative of Hauser's sharp eye and his love of the portrait. Central to his style is full frame photography, for it is essential to Hauser that his images be seen just as he intends us to see them.
Hauser's enthusiasm and talent led him, at the age of thirteen, to an apprentice position with renowned fashion photographer Stan Malinowski. As a teenager he produced over a hundred album covers for Album Graphics, and photos of artists like Joe Cocker, The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, Jerry Lee Lewis and Rod Stewart. It was through these experiences that Hauser developed what he considers his strongest asset, his ability to employ whatever is available for lighting, location, and props.