Art Forms In Flux 2.0

29 10 2016

On April 16th, round two of Art Forms in Flux happened at the Hairpin Arts Center, in Chicago.

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The show included everything from dance and fashion shows to projection art, installation art and giant inflatables. It was an evening that will not soon be forgotten by those who attended this unique mash up of medias, all inspired by the script for the play State Park, written by Aaron Weissman.

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Full Moon Fire Jam

23 09 2016

On September 15th the last Full Moon Fire Jam of the summer took place at Foster Beach. If you missed it, no need to worry there is a fall addition in October!

For all of the photos check out the slideshow on Chicagoist Here!

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For all of the photos check out the slideshow on Chicagoist Here!





ART FORMS IN FLUX

26 02 2016

So THIS is HAPPENING! TOMORROW! Get your tickets, starting at only $10!! There will be dance, art, espionage, fashion, camping, music and more… you really don’t want to miss this!!

More info here: http://www.twolightstheatre.com/#!fluxus-1415/c3ro

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Chi-Town Rising Photos

2 01 2016

So I had the awesome opportunity to photograph the inaugural Chi-Town Rising New Year’s Eve event in Chicago. The photos are up on Chicagoist.com Their write up pretty much nails the event on the head. The TV broadcast was great, the actual turnout and hype not as much. My biggest complaint, there was no where to warm up. That is unless you paid the top dollar price, then you had access to a warming tent with tables and a private bar.

Check out the Chicagoist’s write up and my photos!

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Tour de Fat Chicago 2015

12 07 2015

New Belgium Brewing is one of my favorite festivals to hit every year! Good beer, food trucks, performances, and perhaps most importantly bikes in all shapes, sizes and styles.
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For more photos please check out my Flickr!





Chicago Marathon 2014

9 12 2014

On October 12th this year, I covered the Chicago Bank of America Marathon for Time Out Chicago Magazine. Here are a few highlights!

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For more photos from every stage of the race: Click Here!

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For more photos of the funniest and best signs: Click Here!

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Changes

7 10 2014

Well a lot has changed in my life since March when I posed last. I got a new job, Andy moved back to Michigan (without me) and my life has been non-stop craziness. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

On October 4th Redmoon Theater hosted the first annual Chicago Fire Festival. The concept was spectacular. The beginning with the parade of fire and boats I hear was awesome, but with the 30,000 some people that turned out to see the event, my friends and I couldn’t see much at all. After the intro there was a long pause where some of the giant hand built structures began to light on fire. Then there was an announcement that they were having electrical troubles and were going to be attempting “manual ignition.”

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Volunteers proceeded to climb on the rafts that were supposed to be engulfed in flame and throw lighter fluid on the buildings and light it. The flames would roar for a few seconds and then disappear. I guess they didn’t plan on it being cold and raining all morning. It was unfortunate. People cracked the same jokes repeatedly about how Chicago couldn’t even burn itself down intentionally now and etc. The crowds thinned out and I climbed in a bush to get a good view. After several attempts to light the structures they went ahead and had the giant hydraulic arms with fire fighters perched on top rise out of the water to “fight the fire” even though there wasn’t much fire to be fighting.

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Though the technical issues were pretty epic this year, I really hope the city agrees to the festival again next year. The concept was spectacular and I bet it would have been quite the spectacle had it gone off without a hitch. There was so much planning and time and effort put into the event. At least the fireworks were a beautiful ending to the evening!

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