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KRAMPUSNACHT

Posted on December 7, 2013    Tags: , ,
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Local artist’s EC Brown and Catie Olson hosted Krampusnacht ’13 at their home/studio/art space. There was lots of Krampus themed art, wintery grub, glogg, dancing and this photo booth where i got to photograph revelers. The guests were given the opportunity to sit on Krampus’ lap, receive swats from the demon’s broom or just have their mug taken in front of this really cool curtain. The Krampus costume and the beautifully crafted curtain were made by Rebecca Hinsdale. Her company, Make a Scene can create a booth for your event!

 

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SPOOKY FOREST AT THE STOREFORNT

Posted on November 6, 2013    
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The Spooky Forest Installation at The Storefront Gallery was pretty damn fun. Thanks to my good pal Todd Klebenow, once again, for helping me paint the background….and generally figure out how to put this thing together and make it work in a small room and thanks to Brandon and Angel, who operate The Storefront, for letting me stink up the space during Halloween Week. Lots of people showed up in some pretty unique and creative costumes. We managed to drag a healthy handful of trick-or-treaters inside to have their portraits taken and even managed to really creep out a few people and send them running. Must have been a combo of the fog, strobe lights and home-made spooky tunes. A successful Halloween indeed!  Custom made installations, like this, will be available for your events soon so stay tuned!

 

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SHAKE SHOP PORTRAIT EXTRAVAGANZA

A couple weekends ago, Tom from Shake Shop was kind enough to let me set up a pop-up portrait studio in the front room of his Logan Square guitar repair shop.  My good pal Todd Klebenow is mostly responsible for that fantastical sunset and mushroom painting. The curtains were provided by my windows at home!  Lot’s of friends stopped by and a handful of curious strangers poked their heads in to have their photo taken.  It was a success and more of these scenic studios will be popping up around the city in the near future.  So be on the lookout!

 

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SPITTING MACHINES

Posted on January 4, 2013    Tags: , , ,
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Mark Porter recently had an installation of his newest kinetic sculptures at The Mission Gallery on Chicago Ave. As I walked down the basement steps of the gallery, a motion sensor woke the machines up and they immediately started shaking, rattling and spitting up reddish hues of foamy stuff all over the place. Go to Mark’s website to find out when you can see some of these things in person.

 



STERN

Posted on February 24, 2012    Tags: , , , ,
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My dream of touring the factory of the last pinball giant has finally been fulfilled.  I got to roam the Melrose Park facility and test out their new AC/DC pinball machine.  A handful of the photos that I snapped ran alongside a feature article that Miles Raymer wrote for The Chicago Reader.  Check it out here!