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About Me

Wine and Vodka, Sonoma Napa Valley Wines, San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Neonopolis : Guinness Book of World's Records Longest Bar : Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas Marijuana Dispensaries
Bootlegger Whiskey, Malibu, California
Larry Flynt's Hustler Tequila and Hustler Vodka, Beverly Hills, CA
Gerald Christian's Hierarchy Vodka, Las Vegas, NV

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Modeling Portfolios
Non Fiction
Photo Albums
Cultural Events

Over 650 books, magazines on international trade, petroleum oil in the Middle East, fashion modeling in Los Angeles and New York City, biographies on Donald Trump, Vice President Governor Sarah Palin, Senator John Ensign, Stormy Daniels, James Mitchell, Mayor Oscar Goodman, Marilyn Manson, MTV and interviews for Rolling Stone Magazine.

Las Vegas Magazines and Portfolios
Book Publishing and Portfolios

The Learning Annex
New York City

The Learning Annex
San Francisco, California

The Hollywood Film Institute
Santa Monica, California

University of California, Santa Barbara
Continuing Education

The Learning Annex
Los Angeles, California

Adobe Systems software:

1997, I designed the first launch kit for Adobe Systems Illustrator 7.0, which was the first PC based software for photographers and graphic designers with Creative Direct Corporation in San Francisco and San Jose, California along with the first rebate ad for Adobe Systems. This success led to more projects with Adobe Systems involving PhotoDeluxe, PageMill and advertisements in Scotland and Paris, France for the software designer.

Adobe Certifications with University Accreditation

Adobe Certifications in Photoshop, InDesign, PageMaker, Illustrator, Fireworks, ImageReady, Flash Action Scripting, GoLive, Dreamweaver, PageMill since 1995.
University of California Santa Barbara
Dominican College, San Rafael, California
Lucas Films, San Rafael, California
Industrial Light and Magic, San Rafael, California
Ojai Digital Arts Center
Lynda Weinman's School in Ojai, California -
Hollywood Film Institute, Santa Monica, California

Press and Photography Events:

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas - Halloween Fantasy Ball
Artisan Hotel Boutique AVN Halloween Party
Renaissance Fair : Age of Chivalry
Low Rider Tour : Lowrider Magazine
Las Vegas Bikefest : Hogs and Heifers Rally in the Alley Party
Casino Entertainment Awards : Vinyl Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Global Gaming Expo G2E : Sands Expo Venetian Hotel and Casino
Barrett Jackson : The World's Greatest Collector Car Auction : Skybox Photographer
Gamblers - Calendar and Catalog : Photo Shoot
Art District Customer Appreciation Party : October
Las Vegas Body Art and Tattoos : Sept The Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth
National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas and Mack Center
Alice in Wonderland : Las Vegas Pre-Party Halloween Weekend Photo Shoot
The Halloween Weekend : Cosplay Costume Catalog : Abracadabra Superstore
Mad Hatter Tea Party : Las Vegas Post-Party Halloween Weekend Gathering
Burning Man : The Tribal Body Art & Tattoo Calendar
Las Vegas Medical Marijuana Association : Official Photographer
Mad Hatter Coffee and Tea Photo Shoot : MGM Resort June
Canna Energy Drink Photo Shoot : Bellagio Casino Las Vegas June
Wanderport Corp Photo Shoot : Planet Hollywood June
Electric Daisy Carnival : June
Mayweather Pacquiao Fight Week at MGM Las Vegas Nevada
Rock in Rio : Las Vegas Nevada
HempCON Las Vegas Nevada
Las Vegas Medical Marijuana Association Events
Colorado USA : Aspen CO Medical Marijuana Trade Magazine
Consumer Electronics Show
AVN Award Show 2015
Body Art Expo Las Vegas 2015
MAGIC Fashion Show 2015
Body Art Expo San Francisco 2015
MTV Spring Break Las Vegas 2015
Spring Break Lake Havasu 2015
International Lingerie Convention 2015
Rio Las Vegas 2015
Burlesque Hall of Fame 2015
ComicCon San Diego 2015
MAGIC Fashion Tradeshow 2014
Halloween Weekend 2014
CES 2014
Burning Man 2014
Electric Daisy Carnival 2014 : EDC 2014
New York Comic Con 2013


Sunset Magazine, U.S. Ambassador William Lane, Publisher, Menlo Park, CA
Lane Publishing, U.S. Ambassador William Lane, Publisher, Menlo Park, CA
Industrial Light and Magic, San Rafael, CA
Lucas Films, San Rafael, CA
Miramax Films, Mark Lipsky, Vice President of Miramax, New York City, NY
NewzViewz / Channel Blast, Mark Lipsky, Vice President of Miramax, New York City
Hollywood Film Institute, Dov Simmons, Santa Monica, CA
Next Magazine, Don, Publisher, New York City, Mizrahi, Founder, Maui, Hawaii, Mizrahi, Founder, Beverly Hills, CA, Mizrahi, Founder, Las Vegas, NV
LasVegas.Net Magazine, Mizrahi, Publisher, Las Vegas, NV

First Internet Advertising Campaigns:

Web Administrator, Veeco and Digital Instruments, First Web Administrator for the world leader in nanotechnology and atomic force microscopes.
Internet Advertising, Charles Schwab International Electronics Brokerage, First CD tutorial to teach investors how to invest online. First banners advertisements in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.
Internet Advertising, Adobe Illustrator 7.0, First rebate advertisement and launch kit for the first Adobe software platform to serve Microsoft PC software platform.

Photography and Writing:

From the conflicts in Israel to the war in Yugoslavia, I specialized in writing and research for oil, petroleum and energy from seventeen cities in China to the World Trade Center on 9/11.

Photography Projects (On Location):

2001 September 11, Manhattan, New York City, World Trade Center
1998 Israel, Palestine, Turkey and Greece
1989 San Francisco Earthquake, Downtown Market Street and Sanchez
1993 Czechoslovakia, Velvet Revolution split between Czech Republic and Slovakia
1992 Yugoslavian Wars, especially Belgrade by bus from Prague, Czech to Istanbul, Turkey
1991 Persian Gulf War January Allied attack. First attack begins at 2 AM Egypt, Greece, Germany


Nikon D4, Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Nikon D800, Sony Alpha SLT-A99

"I only use the best professional DSLR cameras branded by Canon and Nikon for my photography. I have collected various models over the years, but recently invested in the Nikon D4 and Canon EOS 5D, whereas from 2013 to 2014 I used the Canon EOS 1D X, Nikon D800, and Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Before the holidays and the International Consumer Electronics Show CES in Las Vegas, I am experimenting with the Sony Alpha A99's 24.3 Resolution and 25600 range."


Publishing and Photography

Thomas Chee is a Publisher and Photographer. His special emphasis is with video and photography involving Adobe Systems Creative Suite Advanced CS Software including InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash Animation Action Script and Illustrator. Thomas Chee has earned certifications since 1997 in Adobe Software, especially Adobe GoLive, PageMill, PhotoDeluxe, ImageReady, ColdFusion, UltraDev, Photoshop, Freehand from the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), Hollywood Film Institute in Santa Monica, California, Sonoma State University, Lynda Weinman's Ojai Digital Arts Center, and worked on the first Microsoft Windows PC advertising launch kit in 1997 for Adobe Illustrator 7.0 with Creative Direct Corporation in conjunctions with Charles Schwab International Electronic Brokerage in San Francisco, California's Financial District. Thomas Chee was also's Executive Producer in Jacksonville, Florida. Maingate, formally known as Military Resource and Information Network or MRIN introduced Thomas Chee's services to digital medical solutions and ibook/ebook self-publishing software, where Thomas Chee was asked to be a beta tester for Amazon's new book and magazine publishing system Booksurge. Thomas Chee was asked to see projects forward by providing his services for the world leader in atomic force microscopes Digital Instruments acquired by as well as Digital Medical Systems,, Baptist Hospital Systems, Miramax's NewsViews and began writing over 500 film screenplays, novels and books in Hollywood, California before starting his publishing in Las Vegas, Nevada, San Francisco, California and Denver/Boulder, Colorado. In the Eighties at San Francisco State University, Thomas Chee studied with instructors and speakers, Stan Rice, Anne Rice, Frank Herbert, Sylvia Browne, Green of NEXA, Paul Auster, Charles M. Schultz, Frances Mayes, Dean/Writer/Author of Under the Tuscan Sun, and August Coppola, brother of Academy Award Winner and Oscar star, Francis Ford Coppola, Talia Shire and father of Nicolas Cage.

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Thomas Chee is asked to photograph major events around the world, especially in the Entertainment Capital of the World - Las Vegas, Nevada - Photography for book publishers, magazines, and the top earning casino nightclubs including the EDC Electric Daisy Carnival, International Consumer Electronics Show CES 2015-2006, Spike TV Ink Masters Las Vegas Radio K.O.M.P, AVN Awards 2015-2006, Body Art Expo 2015-2014, Downtown Fremont Street Experience Events like Downtown Connect and most recently First Friday and the festival known as Life is Beautiful. Thomas Chee has worked as a photographer with numerous media publications including Industrial Light and Magic, Lucas Films, Lane Publishing, Sunset Magazine, LasVegas.Net Magazine,,, Interviews USA, Colorado Boutique, travel website for visitors from Aspen, Colorado to Las Vegas, Nevada as well as in Los Angeles, California including photo credits in West Hollywood, Venice Beach, and locations from Santa Monica to Malibu Beach.


Thomas Chee earned his M.B.A. International Business from Dominican College of San Rafael near Lucas Film and Industrial Light and Magic. He earned a Bachelor's Degree from San Francisco State University where he worked in the advertising department for Adobe's first rebate launch kit for Adobe Illustrator 7.0, GoLive, PageMill, PageMaker, Photoshop and PhotoDeluxe.

Thomas Chee was raised studying in Sonoma County and San Francisco State University with Francis Ford Coppola, August Coppola, father of Nicolas Cage, Charles M. Schulz, Frank Herbert, Stan Rice, Anne Rice, Sylvia Brown, Frances Mayes, and was raised in Santa Rosa, the home town of Anne Rice, Jack London, Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Ripley and Charles M. Schultz.

Thomas Chee published in New York City, Prague, and San Francisco Bay Area at San Francisco State University with magazine publishers, international photographers and book publishers. He was a beta tester for Booksurge and Manhattan's Gotham Writer's Workshop and taught at the Academy of Economics in Prague, Czechoslovakia from 1992-1995.


Over 400 references with 7000 video interviews from the MTV and Rolling Stone interviews in 2001 Manhattan, New York City to the film screenplays on the concert route of Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails Trent Reznor. Recent fashion modeling photos and events in Las Vegas, Nevada including Burning Man, Halloween, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Electric Daisy Carnival, Rockin' Rio and all the Spring Break Events, especially Lake Havasu, Las Vegas Strip and The Fremont Street Experience.