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50 Portraits – 21

Exposure: 1/3200 sec – Aperture: F1.4 – ISO: 100 – Focal Length: 50mm
Lens: EF 50mm f/1.4 – Camera: Canon 5D

Exposure: 1/800 sec – Aperture: F1.4 – ISO: 100 – Focal Length: 50mm
Lens: EF 50mm f/1.4 – Camera: Canon 5D

Exposure: 1/1250 sec – Aperture: F1.4 – ISO: 100 – Focal Length: 50mm
Lens: EF 50mm f/1.4 – Camera: Canon 5D

Exposure: 1/1250 sec – Aperture: F1.4 – ISO: 100 – Focal Length: 50mm
Lens: EF 50mm f/1.4 – Camera: Canon 5D

Exposure: 1/3200 sec – Aperture: F1.4 – ISO: 100 – Focal Length: 50mm
Lens: EF 50mm f/1.4 – Camera: Canon 5D

Exposure: 1/2500 sec – Aperture: F1.4 – ISO: 100 – Focal Length: 50mm
Lens: EF 50mm f/1.4 – Camera: Canon 5D

| currently listening to: Honey in the Sun, Camera Obscura, My Maudlin Career, 2009 | LINK

the photography:

Portrait #21 is andrew

andrew is the editor in chief of one of chicago’s great blogs, Gapers Block. i met andrew a couple of years ago at a Gaper’s anniversary party. my wife had befriended him via her path as a PR superhero. andrew has one of those memorable faces (which may be directly linked to his sideburns) and when i decided to branch out of my inner circle for this 50 Portraits Project, his name was near the top of the list. i met with andrew, his wife, and a few of their friends for a beer and some portraits (i am lying about the beer because it’s hard for me to say cider in public). please check out GB as it collects the finest that chicago has to offer in the arts, social stratospheres, food, politics, and puts it out there in blog form for all to see. check it out for sure. thanks to andrew and cinnamon for letting me hang for a bit. i would love to see the photos (that cinnamon took) of me taking andrew’s photo. that would be a fantastic attachment to this post.

the music:
besides the aptly chosen name for this band, there are many many many things i love about this multi-pieced group from scotland. fortunately almost all of my interest stems from their lead singer tracianne. my god. for a long time now, i have had an imaginary friendship with her. we run in the fields of grass, we hold hands, we toe the sand on the beach together, we take funny polaroids of each other outside of the Louvre, we ride a bicycle built for two together, and we go skinny dipping in the pond without looking at each other (ok so maybe i look but i know she doesn’t). it’s fantastic. their music is so bubbly, so happy, and so much more than the bubblegum pop that it poses as. this band is now five records into a great career and your should buy them all. but make sure to bring your toothbrush. this band is indeed, too sweet for most. i almost fainted when my friend ivan introduced me to tracianne back in 2004. true story.

50 Portraits – 6

| currently listening to: The Dark of the Matinee, Franz Ferdinand, s/t, 2004 | LINK

the photography:

Portrait #6 is flynn

flynn might be the most photographed of my friends. he’s so sick of me at this point that he doesn’t even notice when i’m photographing him. it’s the perfect working relationship for this project. it was so flipping bright out today. maybe too bright. and yes, that is possible. but all that sun allows for all of those shadows… especially the big dark ones caused by buildings. i’m a big fan.

the music:
i am still stuck between gears on the musical front so this will have to do. every time i go to the gym, i forget to bring my ipod headphones to work afterwards. now i look like a DJ with my old school gigantic sony headphones. the visual is too much. dance rock and big headphones, a perfect equation for neck strain.

portraits in four; part one

| currently listening to: And Your Bird Can Sing, The Beatles, Revolver, 1966 | LINK

this is part one of a three part series.

four guys in a band. four individuals. four instruments. four ideologies. these four photos are from a session of press photos for the band arbouretum from baltimore. i was hired by thrill jockey records to document the band as they played a one night stand at the hideout in chicago. the day after the show i spent the day driving around chicago with the band stopping at various places to snap group and individual photos. it was a great day of music and photography. here are the 4 individual photos from that day that i really love the most. each member separated, each photo different, yet they are all still in one band. they were incredibly nice.