Congrats both to my friend Jack Muldowney for launching his new beer blog, www.thehopreview.com, and to Ale Syndicate for building out their new brewery in a raw “green” space just at the edge of Logan’s Square and Avondale neighborhoods of Chicago. I loved tasting their Summer Session brew, and keep an eye out for their label making into bars this summer.
Come out this Friday for the very entertaining exhibition Test Shot: Unintended Portraits, hosted at Saverio Truglia’s studio, juried by local and national art buyers and photo editors. I have 2 pieces in the show that will either make you smile, or raise an eyebrow. Either reaction I guarantee you will be entertained by the peculiar moments caught by photographers that remain in hard drives until something like this gets organized! Thanks Saverio of organizing and hosting.
Here’s a portrait I did of the talented stylist Sherry Kim for CS Magazine’s May issue. We were lucky to gain access to Barney’s because Kim had previously spent years taking care of the clientele there. Although she claimed to be camera shy, I loved her working off her energy! It was a gloomy, drizzly day and it was Kim’s idea to do a shot in the rain! I immediately fell in love with her attitude and we created a beautiful moody image with slick sidewalks of her after a shopping marathon at Barney’s.
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Photographing the two talented ladies behind the new label Remi Canarie for CS was such a pleasure. I love their knits mixed with sheers- you can go from super comfy and easily switch to your night out. They are both so sweet and humble but are taking Chicago by storm, soon to head to the East Coast.
It was such a pleasure photographing architect, artist, and sculptor Jordan Mozer for CS Interiors. He’s the brain behind the shape and wonder to Chicago’s Cheesecake Factory’s curvy, voluptuous architecture. Mozer always had his sketchbook in hand jotting down ideas and I couldn’t stop picking his brain about the inspiration behind his “hug-hearts” or “creature” designs.
Here’s an image I took for NS Magazine’s story on Kristi Piccolo, the youngest daughter of the Chicago Bears running back Brian Piccolo who lost his battle to cancer at the young age of 26. His legacy lives on with the film Brian’s Song and their organization, the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Foundation.
As the article states Laurie Davis is Chicago’s queen of vintage. I photographed Laurie in her new store, LuLu’s on the Avenue, at the 900 North Michigan shops. Laurie is incredibly passionate and knowledgable about the stories behind each piece in her store that I was be completely mesmerized; I could have sat there all day listening. She’s lovely, passionate, intelligent, and a strong businesswoman- which I may have a minor girl crush…
Here’s a portrait of Cathy Busch for NS Magazine I recently did. She’s a very down-to-earth woman for having such a sparkling resume that gleams previous Press Secretary and Director of Public Affairs for the Reagan Administration, former Red Cross President, and currently Vice President of Sotheby’s Chicago. We photographed Cathy at the Botanic Gardens as she is generous supporter and somehow manages to find time to plan the Antiques & Garden Show they have every year. She really does it all, and I admire her greatly.