Monday, July 26, 2010

Sprinkles Cupcakes sweetens up the Gold Coast in Chicago!


Stars of Style Network's Giuliana and Bill Rancic celebrated the opening day of Sprinkles Cupcakes at their first location in Chicago Illinois. In the photo above they posed for pictures with store owners Charles and Candace Nelson.
Sprinkles, located at 50 east Walton Street Chicago Illinois had a line down the block before Giuliana and Bill arrived. The happy couple posed for photos,greeted fans,signed autographs and Bill offered his wife a freshly made cupcake from a giant tray. Giuliana's cute navy blue short set is by Gemma.



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Chicago Sun-Times story on the Chicago Limelight Club!

The Chicago Sun-Times has posted Mike Thomas' story on the 25th Anniversary of the Limelight Club.

Five of my images were licensed for the story online and 4 in the Sunday edition of the newspaper!

I was glad to be a part of the Limelight Club 'Back in the day' as well as yesterdays big write up. Can't wait for the reunion party!

http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/2525440,limelight-anniversary-072510.article



The night before, Bob Sirott of WFLD-TV(Fox) interviewed Mike Thomas and talked about the club in a 5 minute segment. Eight of my images were used for this feature!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFE2ri-H9vc

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Transformers 3 continues to thrill spectators and babies in strollers...



I just can't figure why parents bring their newborn babies in the vicinity to where movies are being made. This weekend I'd been staying downtown smack dab in front of the movie location set for Transformers 3 and was amazed at the mothers holding onto their newborns as debris is flying across the street, explosives are being set off and they were oblivious to it all as they tried to catch a glimpse of the actors.
I won't even bring up the fact that the heat and humidity were in the 100 degree range..I am not talking about just a few babies but possibly in the hundreds!
Strollers...everywhere!
Anyone have an answer as to why families put their babies in harms way to go catch a movie being filmed ? Or,for that matter actual crime scenes where police and news crews are in a crazed frenzy trying to do their jobs ?

The photos above are Patrick Dempsey and Shia LeBeouf on the set and how Wacker and Wabash streets looked. Amazing job and I can't wait to see this movie.Hopefully I'll be catching the late night screening with no crying babies in the vicinity!

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FYI: Henri Cartier-Bresson exhibit opens 7/25/10 at The Art Institute of Chicago


Today I had the time and the opportunity to spend time at The Art Institute of Chicago for a members preview of the Henri Cartier-Bresson photography exhibit which opens tomorrow. The collection is vast and not something you want to quickly walk thru!
I was so enchanted by his work I plan on going back next week on my first day off.
A little info on the master from Wiki:
Henri Cartier-Bresson (August 22, 1908 – August 3, 2004) was a French photographer considered to be the father of modern photojournalism, an early adopter of 35 mm format, and the master of candid photography. He helped develop the "street photography" or "real life reportage" style that has influenced generations of photographers that followed.

For more info,check out the Art Institute of Chicago website at:

http://www.artic.edu/aic/



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