This was a very quick shoot with Restaurant/Bar owner, Mike Eitel, for Milwaukee Magazine. The image used for the TOC was shot in front of a mural that was painted by Amy O'Neil from a photograph that Mike took while traveling in India. The last image is my favorite outtake.
I caught a little moment between Tom and Jim a few months ago. I was taking Tom's portrait for the Ex-Fabula Terminal Milwaukee Series when Jim popped in for a second. Luckily at the time I was shooting with my medium format, which seems fitting for both of them.The next installment of the Storytelling Series is this Friday at Satin Wave Beauty Salon and Babershop. I have been looking forward to this one for awhile.
I posted images from my shoots with Tom & Brent earlier this month. I've known them both almost as long as I've lived in Milwaukee and always admired the work they do (have done) for Milwaukee's art & music communities. I really loved finally having the chance to take their portraits. When I received the Magazine in the mail, I was surprised and pleased that they were placed side by side! That was not planned when I was given the assignments. FYI: Tom climbed on the red crate himself with no direction from me. I was excited when he did and I snapped photos as fast as I could.
Dylan and I watched Eiko + Koma rehearse Event Fission with Ravenat Lynden Sculpture Garden last Friday.It was a very casual rehearsal, lots of stops and starts and still a little planning going on for the new location of their piece. I was sad to be missing the actual performance... BUT STILL. I felt lucky and happy I was able to at least observe some of it and watch how they worked. I hope hope hope that when they come back I will have a chance to see them again.
More info on Eiko & Koma and these dance pieces HERE
I have been pretty busy the last few weeks shooting and out of all the photos taken, this one I will cherish the most. Phylis is an incredible woman.
I recently acquired an iphone and I am addicted to it. Here's Dylan in Central Park.
State workers, union members and others protest the proposed bill to end collective bargaining for public employees at the State Capital in Madison, WI on February 18, 2011. All Photos © Kat Berger