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Power in Numbers 3 (Aug 12) : Connect Force offered up the most prize money it has ever offered.  Despite a few extended gaps in the battle, a lot of great crews brought their best in pursuit of the loot.  In the end, Evol, Mijo, Man o' God and Airsick came out as the victors over a crew equally full of Midwest All-stars...  Alternatives also hosted a simultaneous reception so that people could learn more about the great work it is doing in uptown.  

Here are my favorite photos from the night.  There are events roughly every other month, you shoudl try to make one if you haven't been to one!

Enjoy.

KB

Power in Numbers 3 (Aug 12)

KBev

Connect Force offered up the most prize money it has ever offered. De ...

Updated: Sep 09, 2012 7:58pm PST

Michelle Obama Lunch (Jun 12) : Michelle "Mrs. #44" Obama came to Chicago for a lunch in the Loop.  unlike some  previous events, this one had over 500 people in attendance - which meant they had a security line from hell.  FLOTUS is even taller than people said she was, which was a bit of a surprise.  During her talk, she discussed the progress women have made under President Obama.  She also made the risks of a Romney presidency very plan for everyone in attendance.  Jane Lynch did the introduction.  

As one of a handful of men attending a "Women's Lunch", I'd say the crowd was pretty nice overall.  Frankly, it reminded me of the time I went to see Oprah.  

In any case, here are some of favorite shots from pretty far away....

Michelle Obama Lunch (Jun 12)

KBev

Michelle "Mrs. #44" Obama came to Chicago for a lunch in the Loop. un ...

Updated: Jul 03, 2012 5:55pm PST

Joe Biden Reception (Jun 12) : Took an evening to head up north for an event with Joe Biden.  I had heard he was a great speaker in these types of settings, so i was looking forward to it.  The event was a great chance to discuss the politics of the day with a variety of different people.  Rahm stopped by to say hello and then Joe Biden came out to share a few thoughts on why he felt the re-election campaign would be successful.

He was very candid in his fundraising assessment.  He expects Romney and his Super PACs to pull in well over a billion dollars, which will make winning the TV advertising war a tough road.  He also said that there are roughy 10 swing states that will really matter (I'm paraphrasing), and that's where the campaign will fight to marginalize the TV advantage and out hustle Romney in the ground game with their well organized machine (paraphrasing again).  Given what we saw in 2008, it seems very plausible.  He also explained why he believes they will win back the house this Fall.  His POV on the current polls is that people are still angry about the whole situation, but by the time the 2nd debate is finished, people will really that Romney is not the right guy.  Said another way: "It's June...".  In any case, it was also great to hear a little more about Joe Biden, who I really didn't know that well.

My favorite two quotes went something like: "These days, a 'gaffe' in Washington is when a politician tells the truth!" and "Romney calls his donors 'investors', well they're certainly investing a hell of a lot to create a job for one person."

In the end, here are a few pics from the night that I liked...

Joe Biden Reception (Jun 12)

KBev

Took an evening to head up north for an event with Joe Biden. I had h ...

Updated: Jun 25, 2012 9:46pm PST

RPM Car Show (cars plus) PNSFW - Chicago (Jul 10) : I went to a "car show" to see what they were like and check out some guys from Chicago Tribe.  The Tribe's battle was canceled and these women kept standing in front of the cars...  Go figure.  here are some of the better shots from the day... There are a bunch more in another gallery, so if you want access to those, just email me at keith@kbevphoto.com

Thanks, and enjoy... PS if you want your name (website) in any of the captions, let me know.

RPM Car Show (cars plus) PNSFW - Chic...

KBev

I went to a "car show" to see what they were like and check out some g ...

Updated: Jun 09, 2012 1:57pm PST

Freedom Expo - Chicago (May 10) : If you want to get photos most people don't get, you have to go where most people don't go.  Freedom Expo '10 here in Chicago was the venue for a great night of shooting.  Once again, a diverse crowd was really cool and deserving a "Thank you".  

Overall, fun night and not for the feint of heart.  Corset piercing, scalpeling, and other activities were in full effect.

*** Warning: if you see photo thumbnails of women that look like they may not be fully clothed, you probably shouldn't click on it at work.  The rest of the photos are fine.  I moved the potentially NSFW ones to the end of the gallery to be safe.  No nudity though. Don't blame me 8-)

As always, this gallery is locked down.  If you can support the habit, order your prints.  If not, but you want the photos of yourself, just email me and I'll get it to you.  There is another gallery with 300+ unedited prints.  If you want that URL, email me.  If you use the prints, please credit "kbevphoto.com"

Thanks

Freedom Expo - Chicago (May 10)

KBev

If you want to get photos most people don't get, you have to go where ...

Updated: May 24, 2012 7:58am PST

'12 Tattoo Arts Fest - Entertainment NSFW (Apr 12) : NOTE; This gallery isn't safe for work.  It probably isn't safe if you have a weak stomach.  that said, enjoy.

The 2012 Chicago Tattoo Arts Show not only had great art and nice people, it had some live entertainment.  I am torn on how to show this gallery (I usually go favorite first), but here's what I'll do:  I'll sort the photos by each of the three acts. 

ACT ONE: Show Devils (@showdevils)  -- Coming through with some new acts and jokes, Serana Rose (@seranarose) and Mr. Enigma put on their usually freak show of stunts, comedy and oddities.  They were kind enough to hang out for a a while before the show and chat with people and pose for pictures.  Both were really cool and enjoyed the crowd.   Watching Serana drink the regurgitated Blue drink was still as "moving" as it was the first time i saw it at Freedom Expo.  Enigma mixed it up by showing his musical inclinations on the trumpet.  Once again they put on a show to remember. 

ACT TWO: Olde City Side Show (@OCSSPhilly) -- Danny Borneo and Marty Ling abuse themselves and each other for the second act of the night.  Lighting cigarettes with a face full of spark, bouncing on glass, hanging hooks from eye sockets, and insert sharp objects into your head via your nose are all things I don't recommend.  That said, they are thing I recommend you see.  Marty and Danny were also rally nice guys before and after the show.  Well played, gentleman.

ACT THREE: Body Suspension (photos in order of the show) -- I had no idea what to expect when I saw this on the agenda for the night.  I had seen pictures, but had not seen it live.  For this one, they moved us into a separate room where Miss Crash (@MissCrash) emceed the first two ladies that would fly.  Miss GigiMonstar (@gigimonstar) was suspended by her elbows (triceps side) and kicks and swung violently back and forth.  She was seriously into it and got the audience somewhere between "hyped" and "amazed".  When she was done, ChristinaXO entered the set and was suspended from her abdomen.  Unlike Gigi, her contact point meant that she was more laid back and chill when she finally let go.  It was quite a site and she was in the zone.  Finally, the headline, Miss Crash asked the crowd is she could do her thing - which included burlesque, dancing, piercing and body suspension.  Two surprises were in store for us: (1) at one point, one of the guys in her crew grab hold and went for a ride as they were both suspended by HER back hooks and (2) after swinging, jumping and flying around, Miss Crash had one of the lines cut and did some more with one hook.  How it didn't rip is beyond me.

Fun, non-typical night of entertainment.  Well done by all acts.  Next time any of them are in the CHI, you should check them out.  Bring your camera!

Unedited pix are in a "private' gallery. I will post the link on my Facebook page.  the link is above.  If you like what you see, retweet and share.  If you want what you see, support the hobby and order prints.  it takes time to get them the way you see hem (vs. the unedited versions).

Peace.
KBev

'12 Tattoo Arts Fest - Entertainment ...

KBev

NOTE; This gallery isn't safe for work. It probably isn't safe if you ...

Updated: Apr 18, 2012 10:27pm PST

'12 Tattoo Arts Fest - Artwork (Apr 12) : Here is the first of two galleries from the Chicago Tattoo Arts show.  This gallery contains pictures of the art and the people from the evening.   As always, everyone was really chill and nice enough to let a guy with a camera shoot some photos.  Certainly had a great time meeting the peoples.  I will post a link to the unedited photos online shortly.  The link will be on the Facebook page and Twitter feed when I do.  The other gallery contains photos from the Entertainment and will be NSFW.  I am working on that now.

For now, relax, peruse, enjoy the pix.  Share a link to the gallery if you like what you see.  Support the hobby - buy your prints 8-)

KBev

'12 Tattoo Arts Fest - Artwork (Apr 12)

KBev

Here is the first of two galleries from the Chicago Tattoo Arts show. ...

Updated: Apr 17, 2012 8:43pm PST

Chicago : Chicago

Chicago

joycemarino

Chicago

Updated: Apr 12, 2012 10:31am PST

Obama Reception (Jan 12) : Had the chance to attend a reception with #44 in January of 2012.  It was a good night with a lot of nice people and many familiar faces.  His comments relayed some of the real successes he's had, some of the unexpected turbulence in the economy, and the willingness of the GOP to just say "No." to everything without offering any solutions.  Given the venue was in his 'hood, he also made some funny and personal remarks about missing the friends that were in the room and hurting our property values by not keeping his yard up.  

I had some pretty bad pics of me shaking his hand and standing next to him while he was talking.  As a photog, there's no worse feeling that asking someone to take a photo of you, and knowing that they are going to mess it up. I hope the official photographer got the shot.  If so, I'll be paying for it.

Enjoy.

Obama Reception (Jan 12)

KBev

Had the chance to attend a reception with #44 in January of 2012. It ...

Updated: Jan 15, 2012 6:35pm PST

Joliet : Joliet Collins St Prison and Steel Works

Joliet

bfsinger

Joliet Collins St Prison and Steel Works

Updated: Nov 23, 2011 1:37pm PST