IDM Photography

IDM Photography LLC is Ian D. Merritt. Ian is a commercial, editorial, and vehicular photographer based in Chicago, Illinois.

Ian cut his teeth and honed his style in the small rock clubs of the east coast, on the concrete paddocks of various race tracks, and by clicking away while hanging out of the windows of speeding cars. His style of shooting leans towards documentary and has been called 'airy, and refreshingly real'. He is at home in every situation, with every budget, and on every set.

His clients range from large international corporations (Bentley Motors, Sharpie Pens, Chrysler Group LLC) to local Chicago businesses (Hot Doug's, Manny's Restaurant, Thrill Jockey Records) and for more than 10 years, his images have been published in various outlets such as The Chicago Tribune,, The Miami Herald,,,,,, and on the covers of Truck Trend Magazine and USAToday.

Shoot him a note if you're interested in hiring him or if you just want to chat. Everyone who knows Ian already knows that he rarely has nothing to say.

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