Marc Hauser's photographs stop traffic—literally. His portrait of Chicago Bulls star Dennis Rodman, used for a Bigsby & Kruthers ad on a building overlooking Chicago's Kennedy Expressway, caused traffic jams as drivers slowed to gawk at the larger-than-life Rodman. Acclaimed for his dramatic portraits of celebrities such as Rodman, Michael Jordan, Woody Allen, Aaron Copland, Sophia Loren, Jim Belushi and Mariel Hemingway, Hauser has received more than 100 awards, including Omni Awards, Awards of Excellence from Communication Arts Magazine, and Clio Awards. Hauser's "Perception and Reality" campaign for Rolling Stone earned him more than 50 awards. He received a Platinum Record for a John Cougar Mellencamp album cover. More recent credits include national ad campaigns for Jockey, NEC Computers, Levi Strauss & Co., Sears, Blockbuster Video, and Nordic Trac. Central to his style is full-frame photography. "It's essential that the images are seen just as I intend them," Marc says. One of the industry's leading exponents of digital imaging, Hauser continues to explore the boundaries of photography. Mr. Hauser has been a professional portrait photographer for more than 34 years. At age 14 he was an apprentice to renowned fashion photographer Stan Malinowski. As a teenager, Hauser produced hundreds of album covers in collaboration with Album Graphics for artists such as The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, Rod Stewart, Jim Morrison, Joe Cocker and Jerry Lee Lewis. It was on album cover shoots that Hauser developed what he considers his strongest asset—his ability to employ whatever is available for lighting, location and props. Images from Within is Mr. Hauser's fourth book. His other books includeRules and Regulations, Unexpected, Little Big Book, Portraits of Friends and Acquaintances, Halloween in Bucktown, Road Pirates, and Stories. A sought-after speaker, Marc has lectured for Hasselblad, Ilford, Fuji, Mamiya, Polaroid, and Kodak. A seminar he gave for the Professional Photographers of America in New York was attended by 6,500 people. Marc Hauser lives and works in Chicago. You can visit his website atwww.marchauserphoto.com.