RUNNING: My FAVORITE Chicago Band (!!!!!!!!!)

October 24, 2016 in Photography

On Friday, February 8th, 2013 I attended Becca Mann‘s (AWESOME) Art Show, Wane’s World: A History of “Things” at The Soccer Club Club.  It was approximately 10pm, the gallery was packed, and my conversation was halted by very loud guitar feedback demanding my attention.  An eruption of sound ensued, and the only importance was this incredible trio in the middle of the room-I felt like they were playing just for me!  I was mesmerized, elated, and I wanted more!

Running’s music is the perfect mix of noise and punk that I can also shake my hips to!:)  I have so much love for their music and I feel a special kindred in the way we think about concept and humor in our art!  In an age of over indulgent selfie culture, I TRULY appreciate a band who describes their name as “intentionally ungoogleable”.  Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to present my FAVORITE Chicago band, Running!:)

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XOXO!!!:
Running ???: Jeffrey Tucholski, Matthew Hord, Alejandro Morales
Assistant: Jacqueline Ayala
Retouching: Tom Michas (Tomikiss)

IL Meetings + Events, Fall 2016: Nate’s Ice

October 18, 2016 in Photography

I occasionally, ALMOST, feel bad because I LOVE my job so much!!!  On one of the hottest summer days, Jackie and I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing, the very cool, Nate Johnson of Johnson Studios Ice Sculptures for Illinois Meetings and Events Magazine!  We spent the morning at Nate’s studio near Midway, listening to punk music, chatting in between power tool motors revving, taking fun pics to share with you and SWEATING!  I was surprised to learn Nate actually likes working in the heat because it softens the edges a bit!:)  An awesome day with a super talented guy-Nate Johnson rocks!!!:)

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XOXO!!!:
Assistant: Jacqueline Ayala
Retouching: Tom Michas (Tomikiss)