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JUNGLEVATOR

The Tarantismo Summit Art Show 2013 blazed by a couple weekends ago at Chris Ilth’s Ravens Nest.  I was offered a space to set up an installation/photo booth of sorts for the entire weekend and the cargo elevator seemed like the perfect little spot to roll a tree stump into, lay some sod, and let the smoke rise.  The place was jammed with all kinds of eye bulging art from  way-out and underground musician types like Jimbo Easter, Mac Blackout, Ben Lyon, Christopher Ilth and so many more.  A few people commented on how much they liked the “nature installation”.  I was genuinely thrilled to inform them that it was a photo booth and that they should have a seat on the stump and let me work my magic.  It was a wonderful weekend!  I’ll be setting up another installation later this summer at a gallery space in Logan Square.  More details soon!

 

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KARI AND ANDY

Posted on July 17, 2013    Tags: ,
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I recently met up with Kari and Andy at the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary on a hot and muggy July evening.  We took some pics among the trees and wildflowers and then scooted our way over to the lakefront to try to catch a breeze.  I can’t wait to shoot their wedding at the Bottom Lounge this October!

 

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KIM AND LUKE

Posted on November 26, 2012    
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I recently photographed Kim and Luke’s 2 day wedding extravaganza. The first day began a bit more intimately with lunch, tea, a few Indian ceremonies and some playground action.  Day 2 was a bit soggy but that didn’t stop us from getting some beautiful shots around town at their favorite spots! We managed to squeeze in a few karaoke numbers at Louie’s in Wicker park before hitting the reception at the Westin Lombard. Sarah from Toast & Jam kept the dance floor alive and kickin’ all night. Both days were filled with swirling colors and smiling faces. I had a blast photographing this vibrant couple and being a part of their celebration!

 

 


























LEIGH AND BEN

Posted on October 3, 2012    
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Leigh and Ben were married at The Catalyst Ranch in Haymarket Square last month.  After a short and intimate ceremony, the place was transformed into a bumpin’ karaoke jam.

 

WHATTA ‘WEEN!

Posted on November 16, 2011    Tags: ,
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Crown Tap Room in Logan Square was transformed into a the kind of  holiday hell house that could only be built from the dreams of one serious Halloweener.  That ‘Ween dreamer was none other than Shana East.   Cover bands included The Damned, The Cramps , Devo and GG Allin (with whom I had the pleasure of playing bass!)  The best costume award went to a large pile of trash (pictured below).

 

 

NOT QUITE THE STORMY KNIGHT

Posted on July 28, 2011    Tags: , , , ,
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The idea of being a traveling storm chaser/photographer has always appealed to me.  Unfortunately, the thought of being alone in the middle of some vast Nowheresville while twisters are a twistin’ and bolts are cracklin’ ’round my head is awfully terrifying!  So…. Here’s a shot that I took while cowering and trembling beneath the window of mi casa.