July 1, 2005

28mm.org: OFFLINE

posted by Bill Vaccaro in Happenings - permalink

28mm.org: OFFLINE, is now available through that print-on-demand powerhouse, lulu.com. Fifty-one photographers, 204 photographs in all, selected by editor Rachel James, showcase a selection of their previously unpublished work in the printed final issue of the online photography magazine, 28mm.org.

Photograhers include Max Boschini, Jen Boxer, Christy Bright, Peter Chou, Lane Collins, Simon Courcha, Alexandra Emde, David Evans, Fabian Geyrhalter, Holly Gordon, Jim Green, Noah Grey, Raul Gutierrez, Ron Hammond, Peter Høvring, Rachel James, Stanley Jones, Blaine Kendall, Christine Ko, Scott Krycia, Erin Malone, Michael Marquand, Girish Menon, Jason Montgomery, Stephanie Noritz, Jonathan O'Beirne, Fredrik Olsson, Rudolfs Osins, Rob Pinciuc, Mario Pires, Adam Polselli, Aninda Praptiningtyas, Richard Reader, Christian Reister, Erin Roddy, David Rojas, Sam Scholes, Kat Selvocki, Michael Sloane, Emily Smith, Christophe Soresto, Heather Stanfield, Janco Tanis, Riley Töörn, Joshua Veazey, Tom Weis, Christal Westbrook, Tracy Woodger-Broz, YiMay Yang, Yaohau Zheng. Did I mention I'm included, too?

It's only $39.95US + shipping (no shipping charges if you choose supersaver shipping). Comes out to a tad over five cents per photograph. Not too shabby for a 200+ page coffeetable book. Just search for "28mm.org" to find it.

BTW, Rachel doesn't make a penny on this labor of love. It was priced to cover the costs of printing. Any little bit extra goes to cover the bandwidth of keeping the website open. I didn't make anything on the deal either except saving approximately less than $5 each on the two prepublication copies I was allowed to purchase -- and the satisfaction of seeing my work published along with that of some mighty fine photographers.

June 23, 2005

Upcoming People/Street Photography Events

posted by Bill Vaccaro in Happenings - permalink

Summer's here and the time is right for taking pictures on the street, to paraphrase Martha and the Vandellas. And there are three public events starting this weekend that are great opportunities for people and street photography:

The first, of course, is Taste of Chicago, which begins this Friday and runs through July 4 in Grant Park.

Also running this weekend at Grant Park is the Chicago Country Music Festival this Saturday and Sunday at the Petrillo Bandshell.

And, last but not least, there's the 36th annual Chicago Pride Parade. It starts at 12 noon at the corner of W. Belmont and N. Halsted, wending its way north on Halsted to Waveland. Get there early. Last year, over 400,000 spectators showed up.

So slather on the sunblock, grab your favorite digital or film camera (or two or even three as in my case) and go out and shoot!

June 9, 2005

Chicago Photobloggers Meetup/Shootout Reminder

posted by Bill Vaccaro in Happenings - permalink

Just a reminder that the Chicago Photobloggers meetup/shootout will be held Sunday, June 19 (Father's Day) beginning at 1 pm at the Custer Street Art Fair. The staging area will be at the Starbucks on Main Street just east of Chicago Avenue.

For those of you who will be driving, please be advised that parking in that particular area will be virtually nonexistent. Be prepared to park either west of Ridge or north or south of the fairgrounds. There is a cheap public parking garage in downtown Evanston on Church near Chicago. From there you can hop on the CTA Purple Line southbound to the Main Street stop or walk the approximate mile or so south along Chicago Avenue to the staging area.

May 24, 2005

It's Your Choice

posted by Bill Vaccaro in Happenings - permalink

At Sunday's meetup, we talked about a meetup at Millennium Park next month. Later it dawned on me that the Custer Street Fair on Sunday, June 19 in Evanston would also be a great location for a meetup/shootout. Plenty of food, arts (including photography), street/people photography possibilities, etc. What do you think? Custer Street Fair or Millennium Park? Cast your vote by replying to this post. The most votes cast for one or the other by 11:59 pm on June 1 gets to be where we meet. Vote early. Vote often.

May 13, 2005

Pilsen 2nd Fridays

posted by roderick in Happenings - permalink

Tonight is the Chicago Art District's 2nd Friday "Opening Night." The Pilsen Photo Group will have their 2nd Friday Gallery Opening tonight, and it usually showcases some of the lesser known, but awesomely creative photographers in the Chicago area. They are located at 1839 S. Halsted and runs from 6PM-11PM tonight.

You can find more information about 2nd Friday's at the Chicago Art District's website.

May 2, 2005

Andre Kertesz at the Stephen Daiter Gallery

posted by Mitch Arsenie in Happenings - permalink

Through May 28, Andre Kertesz, a personal favorite of mine and a master and pioneer of 20th century photography is being exhibited at the Stephen Daiter Gallery on 311 W Superior. The exhibit is amazing as I've only seen his work in art books and textbooks; and the prints are all arund the theme of "Observations, Thoughts and Reflections" which I found quite interesting. It's deffinitly worth a trip downtown guys!

Jinx'd! (May Photobloggers Meetup Update)

posted by Bill Vaccaro in Happenings - permalink

The bloggers have spoken. By unanimous decision, the next Chicago Photobloggers meetup and shootout will be held Sunday, May 22 at 1 pm at Jinx Cafe, 1928 W. Division, in the Gorilla's 'hood, Wicker Park.

April 26, 2005

May Meetup in Wicker Park

posted by Bill Vaccaro in Happenings - permalink

The next Chicago Photobloggers meetup and shootout will be held Sunday, May 22 at 1 pm in the Gorilla's 'hood, Wicker Park. After winnowing down the restaurant list the Gorilla sent me, I've narrowed our choices down to two fine establishments:

Leo's Lunchroom, 1809 W. Division

and

Jinx Cafe, 1928 W. Division

Leo's has both breakfast food and great sandwiches. It is also one of the few Wicker Park establishments that takes reservations for Sunday brunch. The bad news is that Metromix says that reservations for more than 10 is kind of pushing it considering their small size.

Jinx is less busy but they have less of a selection of food. Mostly pastries, bagel sandwiches and vegetarian fare. What they lack in food choices, they more than make up for with their delicious milkshakes and strong coffee beverages. Another advantage to Jinx is that this is one of the sites that we discussed regarding doing our first ever group photo exhibition (not that we can't stop by there later).

I'm going to leave this up to all of you. Cast your vote by this Sunday by replying to this post. And if you can come up with any other places, let me know ASAP. Vote early and often. Let the balloting begin... :)

April 22, 2005

Versionfest

posted by roderick in Happenings - permalink

This weekend begins Version (Flash required), a festival that focuses on art, media, technology and politics. The program looks pretty interesting, and if you're around Chicago you may want to try and find their public art - pretty easy camera fodder. I'm sure if you poked around their program you'd find a photography related events to attend.

April 16, 2005

Get Together in China Town

posted by Bob Smith in Happenings - permalink

Just a reminder -- our Chicago Photobloggers Meetup is tomorrow! - April 17, 2005 at 1 pm in front of the dim sum palace, Phoenix, 2131 S. Archer Avenue, Chicago. I'm really looking forward to meeting everyone. I know John from Orbit1 will be there -- I'll be riding the train with him downtown! Oh -- I'm bob from No Traces. Should be great fun. Just a word of warning - keep your camera gear away from John... See you there!