Get to Know Our Staff!
This entry was posted on April 20, 2020
Author: Britney Theaker
Since The Dodd Company opened its doors in 1891, it has remained one of the Midwest's oldest, largest, and most-trustworthy sources of photographic equipment. Through the century, much has changed. Our storefronts have moved, expanded and modernized, and photographic technology innovates rapidly. The constant factor that keeps Dodd Camera rooted is its dedication to hiring talented employees who embody our value proposition: knowledge and providing excellent customer service. Our staff aids in education of the latest camera equipment at each retail location, leads courses, and facilitates the behind-the-scenes quality testing to provide equipment you can trust on each rental.
The current COVID-19 pandemic is an event no one could have anticipated. During this unusual and uncertain time, we are publishing selections from our staff's photography work through an online gallery. The proceeds from their work go directly to each independent creator. Thank you for viewing their photography.
Born and raised in Chicago, Taylor Nettnin graduated from Columbia College in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Photography, and a concentration in Photojournalism. She is a published live music photographer, and is a member of The Photo Ladies, a live music photography collective for women worldwide. Taylor has been working for Dodd Camera Chicago since November 2019 as a photographic specialist.
Ryan Lay is a fine art photographer, focusing primarily on fashion and scenery. He graduated from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale in 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography. He currently serves as the assistant manager of Dodd Camera Chicago, where he has worked for the last two years. Ryan has also worked in the mediums of painting and drawing for the last 10 years.
Isaac White is a technically-minded visual artist, with a knack for problem solving. He graduated from Lindenwood University in 2015 with a Digital Cinema degree. Since then, Isaac has shot freelance for commercials, weddings, and music videos, until moving to Chicago in 2019, where he has been working for Dodd Camera Chicago for the past seven months. Isaac currently serves as our gimbal-balancing expert, and is looking forward to teaching a class on how anyone can when the storefront opens to the public.
Abby Ray is an artist from the Chicagoland area. She graduated from Columbia College in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Photography, with a Fine Art Concentration. She has been working for Dodd Camera Chicago for six months as a photographic specialist. Abby and her cat, Clarice, live in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood.
Rosie Edwards is a newer face at Dodd Camera Chicago, but has quickly become a large part of the team. He graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, and has been actively creating work since. Outside of the store, Rosie works as a live music and event photographer.
David Moenkhaus is a motion specialist and fine art photographer who has been working for Dodd Camera for seven years. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television from the University of Michigan in 1986, and began working in the film industry. He joined the International Cinematographers Guild in 1991 and over the next 15 years, worked on more than 25 feature films in and around the Midwest.