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Wild Party

The creative week came to a close with a photo shoot/party with some of my dearest friends, including the photography duo, Pat and Ellen Prather. I was not involved in the shoot, but I had a blast playing the part of the voyeur.

photo by Pat and Ellen Prather

As luck would have it, it was the same weekend of my annual holiday reunion with high school girlfriends, and the talented Mary Trahey, a "makeup-artist-transformation-goddess-extraordinaire" was in town from LA.

Mary did her magic and turned Casa del Rob y Maria into a film noir circus of flappers, drunkards, vampires, and clowns.

photo by Pat and Ellen Prather

It was fun to watch several members of the Chicago Misfit Photographic Society and Punk Rock Club in front of the camera, instead of their usual behind the lens (although several were seen snapping candids of the before, after, and during).

Cillic in action, photo by Pat and Ellen Prather

There was food and drink to share:

photo by Pat and Ellen Prather

This will happen again...next time perhaps with zombies...and chocolate.

photo by Pat and Ellen Prather 

P.S. Curious, anyone ever read Joseph Moncure March's The Wild Party, illustrated by Art Spiegelman?


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Jan. 14th, 2010 04:28 am (UTC)
Fantastic! These photos are just lovely :D

I haven't read the poem, but I'm fairly well acquainted with the two (very different) musicals based on it, which oddly enough premiered at exactly the same time in NYC...:)
Jan. 14th, 2010 04:42 pm (UTC)

I don't know the musicals, but I'm curious. Wonder if it was ever caught on film?
Jan. 14th, 2010 05:32 am (UTC)
I truly would love to do this on a quarterly basis! It was a good time and we have AWESOME pictures to show for it! :)
Jan. 14th, 2010 04:43 pm (UTC)

How are your tasks coming along, MA?

Jan. 14th, 2010 12:15 pm (UTC)
Great fun! Great shoot. A few of us talked about getting together to do a photography field trip but I got shipped out of town and wasn't able to participate.
Jan. 14th, 2010 04:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Cool!
I think that the merry group of photographers will probably embark on another adventure soon.

And you and I must meet as well! I want to hear more about the Parliament of the World's Religions and see pictures...and I miss you!
Jan. 14th, 2010 01:23 pm (UTC)
Looks like soooo much fun, and that old camera is very cool. Was it part of the shoot or is it still a working camera?

I'm familiar with the music from ONE of the musicals, didn't know there are two!

Thanks for sharing.

love, me
Jan. 14th, 2010 04:47 pm (UTC)
Hm, I know that Pat and Ellen collect old cameras, but I'm not sure if that one is functional.

I wouldn't be surprised...Pat is also creating an amazing steampunk gun. It's beautiful! He's so talented!

Any more cross country skiing adventures?

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