Photo Contest Judges

2018 Photography Contest Judges

Tom Grimm has pretty much seen and done it all when it comes to the world of professional photography. He has shot for a virtual Who’s-Who of a long list of clients, both regional and national. After a few plum roles at both Image Photography Studios (Fox Valley) and then as the staff photographer at UWM, Tom eventually found himself at the corporate HQ of the Boston Store empire, where he excelled as their senior photographer. And while most people bemoan the loss of the much beloved Boston Store, don’t feel too bad for Tom. He is now down in Chicago shooting for Leo Burnett, one of the largest and most prestigious Ad Agencies on the  face of the globe. Tight schedules and demanding standards are nothing new for Tom. Creating images that exude high quality and visual impact are endeavors to which he can speak of first-hand.


Ted Perry has probably seen more of the country from the rumble of his Harley than most of us ever will. A true connoisseur of a long list of aesthetics, Ted is as comfortable in a bandana, setting up a camping tent, as he is in a suit and tie sitting behind a News desk. That’s right, he’s not just a good humored, active guy-on-the-go, he also happens to be one of the most popular and well-respected news anchors this market has ever produced. Ted knows good photography. His world is saturated with powerful imagery on a daily basis. He imparts his knowledge and expertise along with his talented photojournalists, reporting on everything from Presidents to Polar Bears. Oh yes, he also happens to be Whitefish Bay’s own denizen!


Nationally published, highly awarded, extremely versatile, and well-respected. These are just a few of the adjectives that describe Mike Miller. Having dedicated a good portion of his professional career to running the demanding in-house photography department of world-renowned NML, photographing everything from execs to events to architecture to scenics (on and on) Mike chose recently to pivot out of the corporate world and concentrate on amplifying his independent creative visions. As a result you hardly see the man, because he’s so busy shooting cool stuff everywhere around us. Mike has had the pleasure of being on the sidelines at both Rose Bowls and Final Fours! He’s even photographed some of the members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. A well-traveled pro, he still calls Whitefish Bay is home for he and his family.