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Flashes & Strokes: a Tale of Two Mediums

The digital and traditional arts are thriving in Chicago. From newer, technology based media like photography and digital art to more traditional art, there is so much to see, explore and learn from in Chicago.  Through our Flashes and Strokes series, we’d like to celebrate artists from both worlds: traditional and digital.

.we are what them young boys fear

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I have been SOOO excited about this session. It is FIESTA TIME!!! This was such a fun session to plan and decorate and Josey was as adorable and happy as it can be. She came with mom, abuelita and abuelito. She is one loved little one. We were able to sing Happy Birthday and Feliz Cumpleaños y Las Mañanitas! Beautiful cake by Jo's Cake Shop ——————————– You are graduating from your first year of parenthood, and your little baby is becoming a toddler. Celebrate this milestone with a cake smash Petite Studios LLC If you like my images please leave a like and a comment ❤ That means a lot ❤ Thank You. #naperville #napervillebaby #babyphotographer #chicagobaby #chicagobabyphotographer #napervillephotographer #chicagophotographer #cakesmash #firstbirthday #chicagocakesmashphotographer #cakesmashphotos #illinoisphotographer #fiesta #fiestacakesmash #cococakesmash #mexicanfiesta #primercumpleanos

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I do not have words for the joy I feel while photographing seniors. 💛 When I was a senior in high school, I felt weird, out of place and worst of all- not funny. When I work with seniors, I make it my mission to go beyond capturing great wallet worthy photos for grandparents to enjoy. I want to love on these young individuals and show them how beautiful they are on the inside and out. 💛 Wishing class of 2018 a season of happiness and self love ✌🏻🌟🌻❤️ • • • #classof2018 #seniorpictures #napervillephotographer #napervilleseniorphotographer #chicagoseniorphotographer #grad #faybanforestpreserve #wishingyouwell #cheerstoyou #makeawish #rockfordseniorphotographer #seniorportraits #almostdone #seniorstatus #2018graduate #shemadeit #seniorpride #happygraduation #seniorphotos #seniorsession #darlingmovement #bonephotography #purejoy #dowhatyoulove #lovewhatyoudo

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Sometimes we must swim with the sharks to determine our place in the pecking order. – More often than not, however, at least when humans are concerned, I say fuck the pecking order. I believe in a little civil disobedience. There are systems in place that exist solely to subjugate and divide people, a politics of fear and hate that exists to alienate us from each other and ourselves. These class systems are ironically helmed by classless individuals who believe in the sanctity of a privilege they didn't earn and the validity of opinions based in a reality that few of us inhabit. The tRump machine is as close to Orwell as we've been in this country in my lifetime, and it is my hope that the absolute and terrifying farce of our current government might shock and awe new generations into understanding the importance of civic responsibility and intelligent belief in evaluation. – But who knows? Distraction is used like a religion. – I've given up on paying taxes. If the 1% that are eating this country alive aren't going to pay, why should a starving artist living in a studio apartment hand over his pennies to fund idiocy? I'm done supporting the system. I refute the racists and sexists that make laughable, tragic laws in this country. I am not, however, giving up on people. I'm going to keep loving them and talking to them, regardless of color, social standing, gender identity, or political alignment. Aside from making art, giving love is the only way I can fight the disappointing clusterfuckery of the current day. So, whoever you are, I love you. Even if you're an asshole, you deserve love. But it's gonna be tough love. – Yup, more ultra fine point turquoise Sharpie. – #damienjames #drawing #chicago #chicagoartist #Sharpie #resist #sexismisntsexy #broadcastinglove #color #turquoise #swimming #sharks #artistsofinstagram #civildisobedience #blacklivesmatter #women #woman #humanrights #equality #equalrights #genderfluid #acceptance #forgiveness #buzzfeed #contemporaryart #consciouschoices #humanity #truth #trump #letsnotlimitourselvestoinstitutionalthinking #stephenhawking #rip #love #speakyourtruth #beauty #strength #balance #harmony #positivesocialchange #bepresent

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Checkin’ off the final 7 ✔️

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