$5,000 for "Greatest Hits" Portfolio of 30 Signed and Editioned Celebrity Prints by Marc Hauser Photography ($30,000 Value)

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Although capturing a friend’s smile in a photograph preserves pleasant memories, capturing tigers in a photograph just makes them angrier. Celebrate predator-free portraits with today's Groupon: for $5,000, you get photographer Marc Hauser's Greatest Hits portfolio containing 30 signed and editioned 11"x14" giclée prints of his best-known portraits from Marc Hauser Photography (a $30,000 value). Portfolios can be picked up at the Marc Hauser Photography studio or mailed to customers.

An internationally renowned photographer whose work has been featured in magazines, national ad campaigns, and album covers, Marc Hauser immortalizes high-profile subjects in a simple, classical portrait style. Scoop up his Greatest Hits portfolio replete with 30 of Marc’s most arresting and acclaimed shots, including images of Michael Jordan, Woody Allen, and Sophia Loren, all eager to break out of their perfectly lit, two-dimensional prisons. Giclée prints each clock in at 11"x14", the ideal size for bolstering the credibility of in-home portrait galleries. Marc embellishes each print with his signature, and buyers have the opportunity to meet the artist himself when collecting their portfolios from his studio.

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Marc Hauser’s photographic expertise started as a 13-year-old freshman at New Trier High School, when the Wilmette native launched his boyhood hobby into adulthood with an apprenticeship under Playboy-contributing photographer Stan Malinowski. When one of the magazine's art directors visited Stan's studio, he noticed Marc's prints on the table and turned to Stan and asked, "Would your assistant like to go to California next week and shoot Carly Simon?" From there, notable assignments began to sprout, including John Mellencamp in a muddy field for his cover of Scarecrow, Led Zeppelin in a construction site in London, and the Doobie Brothers watching Amish people cross a field in front of McDonalds.

Marc's studio now practices a style of portraiture called "Hauser-Style", in which subjects in their natural state—such as shooting family members while they're distracted and talking to each other. The photographers often go to extreme lengths to capture a unique photograph, such as speaking in funny voices to amuse kids, and barking to get dogs' attention. Subjects can dress up and use props from the collection, such as stuffed elephants or loaves of bread. Above all else, the studio makes sure their clients feel comfortable so they can focus on getting the right shots.

After forging this connection, the unique and striking images captured use simple parameters: shooting in black and white, with one light or natural light, or around a table in his studio. This approach to portraiture has earned Marc more than 100 awards, including Clios for advertising and a Grammy, as well as the public's fascination—a billboard of his portrait of Dennis Rodman stopped traffic on the Kennedy Expressway.

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Portfolio containing signed giclée prints of Marc Hauser’s most famous photos, including shots of Michael Jordan, Woody Allen & Sophia Loren

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