This summer marks my four year anniversary living in Evanston and I have created quite an amazing life/reality in a very short amount of time namely because there are so many tools to work with in this amazing city; 100% walkable life (which is what enables to engage with the community you live in, you can't engage from inside a car), shop owners who rock and who live where they work, thrift stores, yummy food and endless amounts of very cool people who are super friendly, authentic and interesting.
Recently I made friends with a photographer who wanted a more creative project, a break from shooting interiors for magazines. Lucky for me, I needed strong visuals to promote the creatives participating in Open Studios Evanston, an annual tour of artist studios. The photo series below is what happened - portraits of Evanston artists in their studios.
Thank you Chris Bradley Photography for capturing Evanston visual artists for Open Studios Evanston on June 6, http://ow.ly/Nox2Q
Chris Bradley is a Chicago based commercial photographer who specializes in interiors and architectural photography. His influences include early modernist painting and design, his daughter Emma, and trippy electronic music. When he hears a client say that his photograph of a space makes it feel nicer than actually being there, Chris smiles very enthusiastically. He would love to smile enthusiastically about a photograph made for you!
Open Studios Evanston is a citywide celebration of the arts in Evanston, June 6, 12- 5p.m. Artists, arts organizations, galleries and boutiques are invited to open their studios and spaces and join the celebration. Maps and a list of participants are provided day of the event at locations throughout the city.
Open Studios Evanston Exhibit at Noyes Cultural Center 2nd Floor Gallery will feature the work of participating artists, June 4 - July 6.The opening reception is Thursday, June 4., 6-9 p.m., with wine and cheese and live music. Maps for Saturday’s studio tour will be distributed.
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