Happy Whatever You’re Having

December 19, 2013 in Celebrity, Commercial Photography, Fun Photography, The Second City by Dave Rentauskas

The holidays are upon us! Check out this fun series of images that I shot with The Second City to bring on the holiday cheer. If you’re still wondering what to serve up for your holiday feast, might I suggest Twinkies, Cupcakes, Cheese Puffs, and a cardboard cutout turkey. Have a great whatever you’re having and a happy New Year!

My crew and I are looking forward to lots of fun projects in 2014, so be sure to check back regularly for new work :)

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Photo Assistant : Neal Bullock

Retouching (group photo) : Brian York

Music Video for The Coldies

November 18, 2013 in Fun Photography, Music, Video by Dave Rentauskas

Many of you may not know this, but I have long been a HUGE fan of music and yes, I can play some instruments. I’ve been in bands throughout High School and College, but never really went anywhere with it. HOWEVER, I recently teamed up with some friends and started up a new band. We’re called The Coldies and you can check us out here. Being a band, of course we needed a music video. Here’s my vision come to life.

We used a Sony FS700 camera with a couple of Profoto HMI lights to capture Miller High Life bottles smashing against a brick wall. SUPER FUN!!!!! Thanks to the guys over at Dodd Camera for hooking me up with this bad ass camera.

Sleeping Bag by The Coldies from Dave Rentauskas on Vimeo

Sophia Bush and The Jane Doze

November 6, 2013 in Celebrity, Fun Photography, Personal Project by Dave Rentauskas

Check out my portraits of actress, director, and activist Sophia Bush. In addition to numerous films, she played Brooke Davis on One Tree Hill and will be playing Detective Lindsay on the upcoming series Chicago PD filming now in Chicago.

The Jane Doze (Claire and Jen) are an electronic DJ duo and producing team based out of NYC.


(L to R) Claire Doze, Jen Doze, Sophia Bush

Photo Assistant : Joe Becerra

New Group Photo for The Second City

October 24, 2013 in Celebrity, Commercial Photography, Fun Photography, The Second City by Dave Rentauskas

Here’s a new group photo that I recently did for The Second City. It’s always a fun time working with these great comedians!


(L to R) Kate Lambert, Chris Reed, Kellan Alexander, Nick Rees, Rachel La Porte

Photo Assistant : Joe Becerra