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TYLER AND LINDSAY

Posted on December 12, 2013    
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We started our day at The Blackstone Hotel, where Tyler and Lindsay got all fancied up for the big wedding. Once they were ready, they met up for their first glances of each other and my camera went clicking away.  We grabbed the bridal party, took a walk down Michigan Ave. and took a few pics in the  Art Institute’s Garden.  The ceremony and reception both took place at The Roosevelt University Library in the beautiful and historic Auditorium  Building.  After a lovely  ceremony, the guests grabbed cocktails and did a little mingling.  I really loved all of the book themed decorations….pretty clever, being at a library and all.  Everybody feasted on some of Wishbone’s finest meats and sides and then on came the party!  Cage and Aquarium provided some unruly jams and the guest brought one of the wildest dance floors I’ve seen.  There was a real rowdy Hora that seemed to bring sheer terror to our groom.  Hora-fied!  Things got wilder and wilder as the night went on.  Aint no shushing going on in this library!  Thanks to Tyler, Lindsay and all of their guest for making this bash such a blast to shoot.
 

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THE FALL OF 2012, THE RISE OF THE POISONER

Posted on January 3, 2013    Tags: , , , ,
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Way back in December of 2012, folks believed that the End Days were upon us. Chris Hefner painted this badass end of the world snow globe backdrop and we set it up in a corner of The Kimball Arts Center as part of a benefit to fund the final touches of Chris’ film, The Poisoner. The end of the wold jitters seemed to make everyone real drunk and sloppy and our beautiful backdrop eventually came tumbling down. Fortunately, the real globe is still hanging and The Poisoner will be upon us shortly.  The official trailer was released today.  See it here!

 

 



TOAST & JAM

Posted on November 30, 2012    Tags: , ,
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Toast & Jam threw their annual farewell to the wedding season bash where all of our favorite vendors have their chance cut loose and party down like no one is watching…..but I was there taking photos. Here’s some photographic evidence that Toast and Jam DJ’s can rip it up!

 

 

 

PARTY IN A RED BARN

Posted on August 7, 2012    Tags:
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My dear friends, Mark and Alison, asked me to shoot their wedding….and hold down a groomsman position.  Not knowing how this would be possible, I said “hell yeah!” and ordered a remote  control thingy so I can include myself in a few photos.  The wedding is taking place  at and around a barn in Indiana, their will be fireworks involved and my beloved friends can party in ways that most folks just don’t know how to.  I would be heartbroken if I couldn’t run around this wedding with a camera!

Alison James (soon to be Mckenzie) designed and screen printed the invitation pictured below.  They’re among the coolest wedding invitations that I’ve ever seen and if you’re lucky, she might provide a service for the general public one day.

 

 

 

SHOOT THE MOON

Posted on November 30, 2011    Tags: , , , ,
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Chris Hefner (the fellow pictured below),  is in the pre-production phase of his new feature film, The Poisoner.  We built this  paper…..well… plywood, really… moon and set it up as a sort of photo booth at The Everleigh Social Club during a fundraising event for the film’s budget.  Check out a more robust selection of the photos here:  http://rkarlic-moon.tumblr.com/

 

 

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).