PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY: Blog https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog en-us (C) PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Sun, 25 Sep 2022 14:19:00 GMT Sun, 25 Sep 2022 14:19:00 GMT https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/img/s/v-12/u865362485-o82346445-50.jpg PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY: Blog https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog 120 120 Chandler - Always striving for excellence. Destined for greatness. https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2022/9/chandler---always-striving-for-excellence-destined-for-greatness  “Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.”

 

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Shower the baby with love and favor https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2021/10/shower-the-baby-with-love-and-favor  

“You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known. And even that is an understatement.”
 

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Love Is. https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2021/9/love-is You're nothing short of my everything.

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Courtney & Duane https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2021/9/courtney-duane “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”
 

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A Graduation Celebration for Victor! https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2020/6/a-graduation-celebration "The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand."

 

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San Diego - All The Feels https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2019/4/san-diego---all-the-feels  

"I go down to San Diego to surf for the weekend, and I always come back perfect."

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) SAN DIEGO BEACH CALIFORNIA LA JOLLA philip minefee photography SURFING VACATION WIND AND SEA https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2019/4/san-diego---all-the-feels Tue, 23 Apr 2019 22:50:33 GMT
THE ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF ART - CHICAGO 2017 Annual Spring Fashion Show https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2017/10/the-illinois-institute-of-art---chicago-2017-annual-spring-fashion-show  

“Fashion is a language that creates itself in clothes to interpret reality.” 

 

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https://www.artinstitutes.edu/chicago/academics/fashion

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) art chicago designer fashion philip minefee photography the illinois institute of art https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2017/10/the-illinois-institute-of-art---chicago-2017-annual-spring-fashion-show Tue, 03 Oct 2017 04:02:47 GMT
K Styles Presents: My Mini Me Style File Series "The Photo Shoot" https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2017/5/k-styles-presents-my-mini-me-style-file-series-the-photo-shoot  

"Every cliche about kids is true; they grow up so quickly, you blink and they're gone, and you have to spend the time with them now. But that's a joy."

 

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http://www.keshastyles.com/

Hair: NatashaRenee Robinson
Styled: Kesha Styles McBurnie 
Makeup: DV Wright

 

 

 

 

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Fashion art baby chicago designer family philip minefee photography https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2017/5/k-styles-presents-my-mini-me-style-file-series-the-photo-shoot Thu, 11 May 2017 18:02:51 GMT
K Styles Presents: My Mini Me Style File Series "The Scene" https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2017/3/k-styles-presents-my-mini-me-style-file-series-the-afterparty  

"Children have never been very good at listening to adults, but they have never failed to imitate them." IMG_8871IMG_8871 IMG_8981IMG_8981 IMG_8723IMG_8723 IMG_8733IMG_8733 IMG_8737IMG_8737 IMG_8978IMG_8978 IMG_9038IMG_9038 IMG_9051IMG_9051 IMG_8961IMG_8961 IMG_8950IMG_8950 IMG_8941IMG_8941 IMG_8932IMG_8932 IMG_8931IMG_8931 IMG_8916IMG_8916 IMG_8923IMG_8923 IMG_8955IMG_8955 IMG_8958IMG_8958 IMG_9065IMG_9065

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http://www.keshastyles.com/

Hair: NatashaRenee Robinson
Styled: Kesha Styles McBurnie 
Makeup: DV Wright

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Fashion art chicago designer family k styles k styles + Baron mini me philip minefee photography https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2017/3/k-styles-presents-my-mini-me-style-file-series-the-afterparty Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:02:26 GMT
K Styles Presents: My Mini Me Style File Series "The Show" https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2017/3/k-styles-presents-my-mini-me-style-file-series-the-shoot  

 

"In our minds, youth stands for dreams, innovation, and new opportunities - or simply put, the future."

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http://www.keshastyles.com/

Hair: NatashaRenee Robinson
Styled: Kesha Styles McBurnie 
Makeup: DV Wright

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"Your Perfect Find" by Paris Farrell Opening Reception at The Frame Shop https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2017/3/-your-perfect-find-by-paris-farrell-opening-reception-at-the-frame-shop    

 

 "To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle."


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https://www.yourperfectfind.info/

http://www.theframeshopchicago.com/

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Paris Farrell The Frame Shop art chicago designer philip minefee photography https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2017/3/-your-perfect-find-by-paris-farrell-opening-reception-at-the-frame-shop Mon, 20 Mar 2017 05:02:18 GMT
Hebru Brantley - "Eat Crap King" at Vertical Gallery Chicago https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2017/2/hebru-brantley---eat-crap-king-at-vertical-gallery-chicago         "I don't think about art when I'm working. I try to think about life. If you're not trying to be real, you don't have to get it right. That's art."

 

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http://hebrubrantley.com/eat-crap-king-a-solo-exhibition-by-hebru-brantley/

http://verticalgallery.com/collections/hebru-brantley

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Baby Boss "Mr. Malachi" https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2016/9/baby-boss-mr-malachi  

       I may be small, but I'm the boss!

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Fashion art baby chicago designer family philip minefee photography https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2016/9/baby-boss-mr-malachi Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:10:36 GMT
Do It For The Love - The Reception https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2016/5/love-is---the-reception  

 

"You be my glass of wine and I’ll be your shot of whiskey."

 

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Fashion chicago family philip minefee photography wedding https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2016/5/love-is---the-reception Fri, 27 May 2016 02:15:11 GMT
Andreea DAVID Fashion Designer https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2016/5/andreea-david-collection "Remember: Fashion Week is every week."

 

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Andreea DAVID Fashion Designer Andreea David Andreea David Collection Fashion Spoil Me salon and spa art chicago designer philip minefee photography spoil me salon https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2016/5/andreea-david-collection Thu, 12 May 2016 21:31:24 GMT
Black Ice Winter Gala and Fashion Show Produced by JG Events and Adel Shaw https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2016/3/black-ice-winter-gala-and-fashion-show-produced-by-jg-events-and-adel-shaw “If what you wear says more about who you are then what you say when you speak, then my advice is to keep quiet and wear loud clothing.”

 

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Fashion art chicago designer music philip minefee photography https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2016/3/black-ice-winter-gala-and-fashion-show-produced-by-jg-events-and-adel-shaw Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:28:10 GMT
Do It For The Love https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2016/2/do-it-for-the-love “To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness.”

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) animals chicago couples dogs love marriage philip minefee photography wedding wedding photographer https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2016/2/do-it-for-the-love Tue, 23 Feb 2016 17:53:47 GMT
2015 Year End Review https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2015/12/2015-year-end "When something seems true to me, it becomes part of me. That is how I learn."

         What can I say about 2015, a lot I guess! This year was spent taking on less projects and spending less time behind the camera. Compared to previous years, my motivation to attend so many events and find artists for creative development decreased tremendously. I felt I needed to pace myself so that I didn't start to develop any ill feelings towards my passion for photography. The life of an artist is often a tough one. There is a balance that is much needed like all things in life. I want to create as much as possible, but the creations aren't enough to sustain my lifestyle, so basically "work" has to happen to fund the movement. I have spent the majority of the year working on creative ideas, and also strategies that will increase my brand exposure. I am ready for the new year to show the world what I have learned so far. I am humbled by each and every one of you that take the time out of your busy lives, to share in a piece of mine. Thanks again! Here are a couple of shots from this past year. Enjoy.

 

Happy Holidays,

Philip Minefee

 

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Fashion art chicago designer family philip minefee photography https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2015/12/2015-year-end Tue, 22 Dec 2015 04:39:59 GMT
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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) latinofashionwk Fashion LXAP art bylatinosforeveryone chicago designer family latinofashionweek lfwistimeless philip minefee photography https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2015/10/latino-fashion-week-2015---opening-night Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:16:04 GMT
If looks could kill Bill... https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2015/8/if-looks-could-kill-bill "That's you, trying to disguise yourself as a worker bee. That's you tryin' to blend in with the hive. But you're not a worker bee. You're a renegade killer bee. And no matter how much beer you drank or barbecue you ate or how fat your ass got, nothing in the world would ever change that."

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Model: Sara Lai

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"Be The Miracle" Presents SummerPalooza 2015 - An All White Party with a Purpose https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2015/8/-be-the-miracle-presents-summerpalooza-2015---an-all-white-party-with-a-purpose IMG_2960IMG_2960 IMG_2993IMG_2993 IMG_2982IMG_2982 IMG_2987IMG_2987 IMG_3006IMG_3006 IMG_3001IMG_3001 IMG_2945IMG_2945 IMG_2966IMG_2966 IMG_2973IMG_2973 IMG_2961IMG_2961 IMG_2952IMG_2952 IMG_2979IMG_2979 IMG_2999IMG_2999 IMG_3041IMG_3041 IMG_3018IMG_3018 IMG_3023IMG_3023

http://www.bethe-miracle.org/

 

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School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) The Walk 2015 https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2015/7/school-of-the-art-institute-of-chicago-saic-the-walk-2015 IMG_2082IMG_2082 IMG_2088IMG_2088 IMG_2135IMG_2135 IMG_2158IMG_2158 IMG_2186IMG_2186 IMG_2199IMG_2199 IMG_2214IMG_2214 IMG_2282IMG_2282 IMG_2357IMG_2357 IMG_2424IMG_2424 IMG_2434IMG_2434 IMG_2744IMG_2744 IMG_2476IMG_2476 IMG_2567IMG_2567 IMG_2539IMG_2539 IMG_2563IMG_2563 IMG_2659IMG_2659 IMG_2815IMG_2815 IMG_2846IMG_2846

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Fashion art chicago designer philip minefee photography saic the walk 2015 https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2015/7/school-of-the-art-institute-of-chicago-saic-the-walk-2015 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 23:33:38 GMT
Latino Fashion Week - Glamour https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2014/10/latino-fashion-week---glamour "Bold people recognize that a single victory is not enough to sustain leadership. They work to create a series of actions that help the team gather confidence, speed, and power."
 
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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Fashion LXAP art chicago designer philip minefee photography https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2014/10/latino-fashion-week---glamour Fri, 10 Oct 2014 01:24:27 GMT
Latino Fashion Week - Love Your Curves https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2014/10/latino-fashion-week---love-your-curves "All I can say is that the only person that can stop you from achieving your goals is yourself. If you believe, then everyone else will too. Be proud of who you are and don't change for anyone."

 

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Fashion art chicago designer philip minefee photography https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2014/10/latino-fashion-week---love-your-curves Thu, 09 Oct 2014 03:33:38 GMT
Latino Fashion Week - Opening Night https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2014/10/latino-fashion-week---opening-night Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. It’s an expression of yourself. Every day is a blank canvas and it’s up to you how artistic you want to be.

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) By latinos, for everyone Fashion LXAP Latino Fashion Week art beyond exceptional chicago designer philip minefee photography https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2014/10/latino-fashion-week---opening-night Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:08:06 GMT
Freedom To Be Human https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2014/10/suicide-girls "There was a side of me that knew I was gonna change the game, but I didn't know how many people would respect it."

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Philip Minefee Photography | Suicide Girls | The Smoking Session from Lawrence Pearson on Vimeo.

Models:

 
Cressida Chillis
 
Ammo Vazquez 

 

Hair/Makeup:

 Holly IaintThru Pink

 
Cressida Chillis
 
Videography:
 
Lawrence XA Pearson
 
Pipes, Gas Mask, and vest provided courtesy of:
 
Flag shirt and smoking shirt provided courtesy of:
@mahduclothing
 
 
 
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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Fashion LXAP art chicago designer girls that smoke jordans philip minefee photography tattoos https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2014/10/suicide-girls Sat, 04 Oct 2014 02:54:45 GMT
Haus Of Reign 1 Year Anniversary https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2014/10/haus-of-reign-1-year-anniversary IMG_9370IMG_9370 IMG_9290IMG_9290 IMG_9445IMG_9445 IMG_9488IMG_9488 IMG_9490IMG_9490 IMG_9528IMG_9528 IMG_9326IMG_9326 IMG_9363IMG_9363 IMG_9341IMG_9341 IMG_9493IMG_9493

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Fashion Haus Of Reign art chicago designer philip minefee photography https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2014/10/haus-of-reign-1-year-anniversary Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:48:18 GMT
Dean Reid's Speedlite at the Beach Photographers workshop - Behind the Scenes (NO FLASH) https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2014/7/dean-reids-speedlite-at-the-beach-photographers-workshop---behind-the-scenes-no-flash The weather was a perfect 79 degrees, with clear blue skies. On July 19th, 2014, I had the pleasure of shadowing professional photographer, Dean Reid, at his Speedlight photography workshop in Chicago, Illinois.  The purpose of my behind the scenes coverage, was to simply watch a master at work. I am writing a book and directing a short film, and wanted to observe how Dean Reid captures that "perfect" shot. I was amazed at how effortlessly he directed the models, and was able to get such lovely poses using minimal verbal cues. He instructed the attending photographers on proper camera settings, angles, and how to correctly set up the speedlights. He also offered tips on how to keep the models skin glowing and radiant. Overall, the workshop was a huge success. I am extremely thankful for having the privilege of working with such a talented professional.

(All photos were taken without flash for behind the scenes coverage.)

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Fashion LXAP art chicago dean reid designer philip minefee photography https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2014/7/dean-reids-speedlite-at-the-beach-photographers-workshop---behind-the-scenes-no-flash Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:16:23 GMT
The 2nd Annual Red, White & Blue Birthday Fundraiser https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2014/6/the-2nd-annual-red-white-blue-birthday-fundraiser Benefiting The Wounded Warrior Project

http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

 

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Host Committee:
• Jessica Larusso (Veteran - Army)
• Lonnie Rodriguez (Veteran - Navy)
• Lisa Walt (Veteran - Airforce)
• José Lopez (Veteran - Army)
• Raj Cherian (Veteran - Army)
• Alicia Roman
• Andrew Hart (Finnigan)
• Jeff Conway
• Jillian Conley
• Nishil Patel
• Peter Nicholas Stasiulis
• Vincent Anzalone
• Jordan Show

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Fashion chicago designer philip minefee photography wounded warrior project https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2014/6/the-2nd-annual-red-white-blue-birthday-fundraiser Sat, 14 Jun 2014 13:16:23 GMT
School of the Art Institute of Chicago: The Walk 2014 https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2014/5/school-of-the-art-institute-of-chicago-the-walk-2014        On May 2nd, 2014, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) held its’ annual fashion event, “The Walk 2014”. This event was held in downtown Chicago, at the beautiful and lush Millenium Park. There was an enormous tent set up, that housed the runway show and reception. As the crowd gathered, cocktail refreshments were provided along with Hors d'oeuvres. This event was the culmination of one year worth of work by the fashion students of SAIC, in order to raise money for the student scholarships.

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Walter E. Massey, Ph.D.

Walter E. Massey, Ph.D. is currently the President of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a post he assumed in the fall of 2010. 

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Monika Dixon (Owner & Founder at Monika Dixon Public Relations) Egle Zakarauskaite

 

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Faculty member Nick Cave was awarded the 2014 Legend of Fashion. His three segments included his original artwork known as “Soundsuits”. These suits are made of many different materials. Some are made from human hair, beads, feathers, buttons, and sequins.  

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The Walk 2014 showcased many fashion forward designs, and truly unique styles never seen before. Here you will find some of my favorite and most outstanding designs from the night.

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Shot & Directed by: Lawrence Pearson of LXAP Productions

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Fashion LXAP art chicago designer philip minefee photography saicfashion thewalk2014 https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2014/5/school-of-the-art-institute-of-chicago-the-walk-2014 Mon, 12 May 2014 21:09:00 GMT
Coffee with Carlee Marincic https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2014/2/coffee-with-carlee-marincic

How would you describe your professional interests?

Anything that let's me express my personality through my work. I love doing photoshoots mainly for the fact that I always have that leeway of tweeking things to make them unique to my talents.

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Who are some of your favorite models and designers, and why?

 I will always be a huge fan of Betsey Johnson and Jeremy Scott. They both know how to do what they love to do with passion, and I love that you can feel it through their designs.

How would you describe your style? Consider anything and everything from color to historical eras and more.

My style is very unique, and I would definitely say I am heavily influenced by the fashion of the 90's right now. Everything from big daisies on my crop top, to my dad's grungy flannel. I love being crafty with my clothes. I'm always cutting or sewing something up!
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What makes Chicago fashion unique?

 So many diverse people can only mean many diverse fashion senses.

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What does fashion mean to you?

 Fashion means self expression at the highest form!

 

What distinguishes a good model from a bad one?

Good attitude and fun to work with. 22

Describe the atmosphere when you're on a shoot. Do you play music? Do you talk with the photographer between shots?

Cool, calm, and collected! I love working with Philip! We're always on that same level of creativeness, and it's great working with people that allow your mind to just explode.
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*Carlee is currently working as a freelance hair stylist in Chicago, Il.  

*Designer - Archer Townsend 

http://www.archertownsend.com/

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Fashion Salon Sunday art chicago designer philip minefee photography https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2014/2/coffee-with-carlee-marincic Mon, 24 Feb 2014 19:53:45 GMT
Q&A Session with Mr. Karnegie League, A.K.A. Skooda Chose https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2014/2/q-a-session-with-mr-karnegie-league-a-k-a-skooda-chose
Who are you and what do you do?

I'm Skooda Chose. American rap star, lol, K-Town legend. Soon to be top 5 dead or alive!!! I spit stupid dope rhymes all the time, and hit dimes!

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Professionally, what’s your goal?

To gain as much prestige as possible while simultaneously changing the world for the better!

 
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
My uncle Karl told me "dont lighten up, tighten up" lol in other words go hard!
 
 
Name something you love, and why.
My family, because these are the people that love me, no matter what in any circumstance!
 
What makes you angry?
D**k riders!
 
Should art be funded?
Of course, what would life be without the arts!? Art makes life worth living, and artists need to be mentally and financially stable to create his best works in my mind!
 
What do you love about your work?

 I love the reaction I get from my work...I need n!gg*s to say I cant believe your words! <jay z voice>

 
What’s your favorite body of work?
VULTURE KULTURE (Release Date: 3/10/2014)
 
 
What role does the artist have in society?  
The artist is a very integral part of society! We're like the motor oils that keep the vehicle of everyday life rolling. We create the music you listen to while you're driving, partying, watching tv, having sex, etc.  We help create these memories that people will cherish for lifetimes!
 
 
Is America so superficial that the best lyrical artists are surpassed and outsold by generic mainstream artists?
I dont think so. In reality lyricist are winning. Artists' like Ye (Kanye West), Em (Eminem), Hov (Jay-Z), K Dot (Kendrick Lamar), Rozay (Rick Ross), and Schoolboy Q are selling at the top of the genre. That other sh!t is microwavable, here today gone today! The catchy hooks and beats are definitely needed to grab the audience attention, but the lyrics are going to keep people a fan of your music! Long live the lyricist
 
 
 
 
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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Fashion art chicago family music philip minefee photography skooda chose https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2014/2/q-a-session-with-mr-karnegie-league-a-k-a-skooda-chose Sun, 23 Feb 2014 05:35:30 GMT
10 Questions with Tesheena Marie https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2014/2/10-questions-with-tesheena-marie "The world is your runway. So always walk tall and strut your best stuff."

 

How would you describe your professional interests?

Being that most of my career I haven't fit the typical fashion model measurements, my professional interest is to build a resume of great work as a model that will aid my interest in building a women's fashion brand to empower women of various backgrounds. The experiences that I've had being a proportion in between the standards, has made me pay attention to the fit accommodations in women's clothing. I hope that my example will lead more women to shine against society's boxes of what is beautiful in the fashion industry.

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What's your background in modeling? When and why did you get started? Was it for the glamour? The money? Pure kicks?

I started out in h.s. at a modeling club after school. I was an artist and designer working on sets and was dared to hit the runway. Id been in heels since 6th grade and my mom is a diva, so it was nothing. Lol. During college for fashion design, I really started to pursue modeling because everyone told me I had the height and look. I found that I had a natural gift for runway. I Spent my first year of modeling doing trunk shows for department stores in downtown Chicago, and for designers coming out of the Merchandise Mart. That's where I was approached by a rep for Ford Models who suggested I submit to become one of their plus size models. I didn't get their attention the 1st 6 times I went to their office, but that's what motivated me to pursue this industry. It was not until my 7th audition, I got called into their office for a development contract. I worked with Ford for a year and a half. I completed two seasons of fashion shows, the Magic show in Vegas, and learned a great deal about the fashion industry. Since then I've worked as a freelance model for various production companies, trade shows, and a touring company.

 

Who are some of your favorite models and designers, and why?

My favorite model of all time is Naomi Campbell because she has broken so many barriers in the industry and has proven to be absolutely timeless on the runway. Everyone loves Tyra (Banks) as their model idol, but I love her more as a business woman. She is a prime example of how to show the world that there is no barrier for what women are capable of. Tyra exudes diversity, versatility and an essential perspective. However, this new comer Kate Upton has me in awe! Im happy, that as a model with curves she exists at her level. That woman is finally giving us "MEAT" in fashion!

My favorite designer would have to be Diane Von Furstenberg. Her brand embodies the image of a strong, sexy woman with many roles to play in life. She designs for real women, not just fashion models. Others, like Zac Posen and Marc Jacobs just understands a woman's body and how women want to be sexy yet classy. Every season I always want Bebe and Louis Vuitton's entire collections.

 

Which fashion magazines, websites, blogs, and catalogs do you visit most often?

Im obsessed with Women's Wear Daily. I want to know what the editors, buyers and fashion Gods of the industry deem the hottess, latest, before the public. Also Vogue, W and In Style magazines. Blog wise, I like Fashion Bomb Daily and Ford Model's blogs.

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Where do you generally shop?

I love target because I'm a mom, but Zara, Express, H&M ,and im also a huge thrifter. I go nuts in thrift stores. I tend to find a lot of great designer label pieces just unworn, with tags still on them. There is nothing worse than wasted fashion. Dont buy it, if you're not going to wear it. You must love or need it, lbs.

 

What's your fashion mantra?

"The world is your runway. So always walk tall and strut your best stuff." Lol. Something my Diva Mom has always told me.

 

 

How would you describe your style? Consider anything and everything from color to historical eras and more.

My style is a sexy but classy type. A Dorothy Dandridge meets artsy hippie. I like to mix a little classic beauty elements with my urban artist vibe.

 

 

Out of all of the photos the photographer took of you, which is your favorite and why?

Thats hard to say and not fair, I have so many, lol. Umm.. ok, Shining Armor... the whole sunrise shoot, and the Butterfly shot. All were ART. They could also be brand ads in my opinion.

 

What makes "Chicago" fashion unique?

Chicago fashion tends to pull from a multitude of influences. We're never just on one track, we aim to be different and have a lilttle shock value.

 

What advice do you have for other aspiring models?

Study your craft. Practice. Everyone has to practice. Mirror time and walking practice. It builds confidence. It shouldn't be about vanity but angels and perspective. Know how you look at every angle. Y'all can thank me later, lol.

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How do you prepare for a modeling shoot?

I try to get sleep at least 8 hrs. Water, lots of water and eat a large, but healthy meal at least like 12 hours before the shoot. I will do tear sheets from magazines, help with posing ideas on the side to keep the shoot fluid. A short workout for like 30mins.

 

How would you describe working with the photographer?

I think we vibe well together.  He's technical but will catch you in the moment from an artistic eye. It's always a pleasure working with him too because he gives you good direction when he wants something specific but lets you do you. Phil provides a great deal of balance. Fun but serious. 

 

 

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Fashion art chicago designer philip minefee photography https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2014/2/10-questions-with-tesheena-marie Sat, 22 Feb 2014 18:35:25 GMT
Laila's 1st year https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2014/2/lailas-1st-year "I see who I want to be, in my daughter's eyes."

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) art baby chicago family philip minefee photography https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2014/2/lailas-1st-year Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:31:42 GMT
The Pomeroy Apartments Annual Holiday Party https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/12/the-pomeroy-apartments-annual-holiday-party “Love the giver more than the gift.” 

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) art chicago family music philip minefee photography pomeroy apartments https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/12/the-pomeroy-apartments-annual-holiday-party Sat, 21 Dec 2013 08:30:50 GMT
PMP X SKOODA CHOSE X IRIDIUM CLOTHING CO. https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/12/pmp-x-skooda-chose-x-iridium-clothing-co "Whatever you do, strive to be the best in the land."

 

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Featured clothing by Iridium Clothing Co. includes:

Iridium x Rik Villa Paisley T-Shirt

Perforated Leather V-Neck

Vegan Leather R-B-W Biker Sweat Pants

Leather Hexagon Pants

Twill Cotton Camo Pants

http://iridiumclothingco.com/

 

 

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Fashion Iridium Iridium clothing co. art chicago designer music philip minefee photography skooda chose https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/12/pmp-x-skooda-chose-x-iridium-clothing-co Fri, 13 Dec 2013 16:16:43 GMT
NEXT Fashion Chicago 2013 https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/10/next-fashion-chicago-2013 “Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.”

 

 

Mandel Productions along with Marco Foster

present

NEXT FASHION CHICAGO 2013

Hosted by:

- DANIELLA GUZMAN-Morning New Anchor, NBC5 Chicago

- ALICIA ROMAN-Meteorologist, NBC5 Chicago

- Marco Foster - Red Carpet Host

 

 

FEATURED COLLECTIONS:

• Tamra Ellingson

• Gary Gonzalez

• Elena Bobysheva

• Meekis

• Cleons Clothing Co.

• Sarah Church

• Niala Conte

• St. Frimpong

• Contessa Bottega

• Mira Couture

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Fashion art chicago designer marco foster philip minefee photography rose mandel rose mandel production https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/10/next-fashion-chicago-2013 Fri, 18 Oct 2013 20:38:11 GMT
Vibrant Magazine - "Style Hard & Vibe Free" Fashion Show https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/9/vibrant-magazine---style-hard-vibe-free-fashion-show It's YOU. It's ME. It's VIBRANT.

Vibrant Magazine

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Fashion VIBRANT MAGAZINE chicago designer philip minefee photography https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/9/vibrant-magazine---style-hard-vibe-free-fashion-show Mon, 23 Sep 2013 22:57:40 GMT
Archer Townsend Fall Preview 2013 at The Underground Chicago https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/9/archer-townsend-fall-preview-2013-at-the-underground-chicago Welcome to the party life...

http://www.archertownsend.com/

http://www.theundergroundchicago.com

 

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Archer Townsend ArcherTownsend Chicago Fashion TheUnderground fall2013 philip minefee photography https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/9/archer-townsend-fall-preview-2013-at-the-underground-chicago Mon, 09 Sep 2013 00:22:15 GMT
African Gala Nite - Behind the Scenes https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/8/african-gala-nite---behind-the-scenes  
A smile can hide the truth, the mouth can whisper lies,
but the eyes always reveal what's hidden below the surface!
 

 

Fashion show featuring Sarah Church, RFD by Rachel Frank, Blank Nation Apparel, Allilamodie Original Clothes and Loveborne. 

Hair and make-up for all the models by Adel Shaw, Louis Chevere and Sarah Pelso

Models: Kimberly Bucki, Shannon Lee, Caitlin Carani 

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) ADEL BTS Fashion SPOIL-ME chicago philip minefee photography spoil me salon and spa https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/8/african-gala-nite---behind-the-scenes Wed, 14 Aug 2013 03:46:27 GMT
Salon Sunday 4 - The Morning After https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/7/salon-sunday-4  

"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun."

 

 

  Asymmetrical Striped dress

 The Gage Motorcycle Jacket, our Favorite Tank, and our Favorite Leggings

 Mixed Media Tank and Scarf Top

Printed Baseball Tee

Hoodie Dress

Striped Maxi Dress

The Gage Motorcycle Jacket, our Favorite Tank, and our Favorite Leggings

 

"Taxi"


Team:

Designer - Archer Townsend http://www.archertownsend.com/

Wardrobe Stylist - Tyaisha Robinson Generation Style

Hair/Makeup - Marquita Gatling-Johnson Beautiful ArtistryCarlee MarincicKelsey Moravec

Videography - Lawrence XA Pearson Lxapproductions

Models - Beba Georgieva, Taylor Griffin, Nataliya Govdyak, Catherine McCafferty

Photography - Philip Minefee

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Archer Townsend Fashion Salon Sunday chicago philip minefee photography https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/7/salon-sunday-4 Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:01:00 GMT
BROADWAY ROCKS FASHION https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/7/broadway-rocks-fashion “Fashion has the power to magically transform you, when you look good, you feel good.”

 

- Fashion Show Producer/Director: Rose Mandel, Mandel Productions

- Artistic Direction & Hair/Makeup: Adel Shaw, Spoil Me Salon & Spa

- Soundtrack by: Laura Bee


- Show MC: Jeff Conway

 

Fashions by:

- Cleons Clothing Co.
- Sarah Church
- Meekis
- Just Human by Yemonja Smalls
- LH Couture

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Fashion chicago philip minefee photography spoil me salon and spa https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/7/broadway-rocks-fashion Mon, 08 Jul 2013 03:53:56 GMT
Jax Turyna https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/7/jax-turyna         Jax is definitely one of a kind. As beautiful as she is, she is equally down to earth and an overall pleasure to work with. I had the chance to catch up with her in between the various projects she is involved in. We took a stroll along the beach and decided to just go with the flow of things. I was simply blown away by her presence and demeanor in front of the camera. I have a lot more in store for future collaborations with the lovely Jax Turyna. 

 

 

Team:

MUA - Holly Pink 

Holly IaintThru Pink

Model: Jax Turyna Jax

http://www.theworldofjax.com/

Videography: Lawrence Pearson

 Lxapproductions

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Fashion Jax Turyna chicago jax philip minefee photography https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/7/jax-turyna Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:46:28 GMT
"COME SAIL AWAY" Fashion Show and Fireworks on the Beach https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/6/-come-sail-away-fashion-show-and-fireworks-on-the-beach
Featured Designers: 
- Ramsey J. Prince www.ramseyjayprincedesigns.com 
- Rosina~Mae www.rosinamae.com
- Angelique's Boutique
- Fly2Buy
- LV Jordan
 
Sponsors:
- Indio Beer
- FFC
- LA TAN
- Nancy Angelair Salon 
- NENA Cosmetics
- CALM Natural Eco-Friendly Skincare
 
 
 
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World Premiere of Choke On That https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/6/world-premiere-of-choke-on-that J Davis Entertainment / Diesel World Productions released the eagerly-awaited “CHOKE ON THAT” sketch comedy DVD exclusively at the ICE Theater-Lawndale in Chicago IL on Saturday June 22nd, 2013.

“CHOKE ON THAT” is an uncensored, controversial sketch comedy, straight from the mind of Jay Davis. “CHOKE ON THAT” is a culmination of real life scenarios Jay Davis has experienced over the last two years. Sketches ranging from the hilarious prank show “You’ve Been Sh***Ed On” to different awkward moment situations he has encountered. “CHOKE ON THAT” is in your face, jaw dropping, sketch comedy that is guaranteed to bring more laugh out loud moments then any DVD of its kind.

Performances by: Sean Mornroe, Comedian Spidah, B.Self, Clark Jones, Jay Washington, and Lem Slaughter. Also special appearances from the Jay Davis Show: Rashida "Buff Bay" Lucas & Marvin "M-Dubs" Phipps.

 

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Antony & The Tramps @ The Hideout Chicago https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/5/antony-the-tramps-the-hideout-chicago  

“We call it American Gypsy, because it wanders but isn’t lost.  Its a tramp, you can’t get lost when you’re in love with where you are.”

Formed in 2011, songwriter/director Antony Ablan began his search for a band–a group of musicians that could handle, with grace, the wildly eclectic and dynamic changes in mood of his writing.  “It was several months of working with all sorts of great players before I found the right fit.  When it clicked it was so obvious to me, I knew these were the right musicians, it finally worked.”

The Band
Kedgrick Pullums Jr. // Woodwinds, Organs, Pianos, Vocals
Joseph Messing // Guitar, Vocals
Chris Palmerin // Drum Kit & Percussion
Mattie Livensparger // Organ, Percussion
Erick Memmesheimer // Percussion
Daniel Huber // Electric Upright Bass
Antony Ablan // Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Vocals, Miscellaneous
And Guest Musicians:
Anthony Moser – Background vocals on Hayward Song
Johndavid Profit // Trumpet on Song for Sweet Thing
Megan Schillinger // Background vocals on Ninas Dream
Party of Tramps // Background vocals on Gypsy Crow #3 and Gold Rush

Excerpt from http://www.antonyablan.com/about/

Elephant Painting by: Antony &The Tramps from Brian Barnhart Jr on Vimeo.

 

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Lee England Jr. https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/4/lee-england-jr  

The photographs from this collection are some of the very first images produced under the "PMP" brand. 

I had the opportunity to photograph Lee England Jr. in the summer of 2011, while he was street performing at the Taste Of Chicago. If you have never heard him play his violin, you are truly missing something special.  His dedication to his craft is heard in every song that he plays.  Over the years I have watched him grow as an artist. The first time I heard him play was in the student center at Southern Illinois University (Carbondale). He had a crowd of people standing around him, calling out random songs, as he played each one by either memory or ear. The feat was remarkable, because it was all done by one man and one violin. In the years thereafter, I have watched him share the stage with countless musicians. I have the pleasure to call him a friend, and watching his climb in the music industry is definitely an inspiration to me and my work.


 

 

Lee England Jr. on the violin

 

Lee England Jr. on the violin

 


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Young Chop Presents 8TMG https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/4/young-chop-presents-8tmg  

 

             Young Chop is a record producer from Chicago, Illinois, who is signed to Warner Bros/Chappell and Glory Boys Entertainment. 8TMG is Young Chops' label imprint. His artists include: Johnny May Cash, Rampage, YB, King Rell, King James, Roland Green, Louie Baggz, Starso Bangz, and Da Famous Lil Dave. Johnny May Cash, is releasing his first mixtape in the summer of 2013. He has appeared on songs such as "Louie Gucci" by Chief Keef, "Nothing" by Lil Reese, and "Trust None" by Chief Keef. Their debut mixtape entitled Young Chop Presents 8TMG, was hosted by DJ Victoriouz. Young Chop plans to drop another collective group project that is currently untitled.

 

 

http://indy.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/19966/young-chop-presents-8tmg.html

Young Chop - Notable Production Credits

Chief Keef - Back From The Dead

Finally Rich (Love Sosa (with Dougie), Hallelujah, I Don't Like, Hate Bein' Sober (with 50 Cent & Wiz Khalifa), 3Hunna, Finally Rich, Kobe)

King Louie - Showtime (Pack So Loud, Want It All, Rap S#!+)

Gucci Mane - I'm Up (Super Cocky)

Ace Hood - Body Bag 2 (Yeen Bout Dat Life)

Starvation 2 (Root of Evil (intro), Fu(k Da World, MOB ft. Choo Choo

GOOD Music - Cruel Summer - I Don't Like (Remix) (with Kanye West, The Twilite Tone, Noah Goldstein)

Soulja Boy - Juice II (1000)

Young & Flexin (Foreign Cars)

Big Sean - Hall of Fame - (Guap, Mula)

Detroit - Woke Up

French Montana - Mac & Cheese 3 (Ocho Cinco, Yayo (with DJ Spinz), Hatin On A Youngin, Devil Want My Soul)

Pusha T - Wrath of Caine (Blocka)

Cassie - RockaByeBaby (Turn Up ft. Meek Mill)

 

*Special thanks to BIG BEN STAXX  

https://www.facebook.com/ITSSTAXX

https://twitter.com/DJBIGBENSTAXX

Instagram @djbigbenstaxx

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Downtown 88 https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/4/downtown-88     The celebration of the life and talents of renowned Chicago artist Hebru Brantley, has simply been called the "best party of the year, so far". The party was held at Lacuna Artists Loft Studios in Chicago, Il, and sponsored by Hennessy Black Cognac and Skyy Vodka. The event brought many Chicago socialites together for a fun night, filled with creative artworks and classic hip-hop tunes spun by Q-Tip of the legendary group, A Tribe Called Quest. This was a must attend event on my list, and it definitely lived up to the hype. Check out more work from Hebru Brantey at http://hebrubrantley.com/.

Downtown 88

 

   

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Make A Wish for Sickle Cell Anemia Fundraiser & Mixer https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/4/make-a-wish-for-sickle-cell-anemia-fundraiser-mixer If the money we donate helps one child or can ease the pain of one parent, those funds are well spent.

Make A Wish for Sickle Cell Anemia Fundraiser & Mixer

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The FINE ART OF FASHION Performance & Runway Show https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/3/the-fine-art-of-fashion-performance-runway-show Fashion is never in crisis because clothes are always necessary.

FINE ART OF FASHION

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Salon Sunday 3 - Behind the Scenes https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/3/salon-sunday-3---behind-the-scenes Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.

Special Thanks to the Team:

Videography: Lawrence Pearson 

LXAP Productions

Reptiles and Fox: 

Vino Vendettareptiles Thekobracommander   

Hair and Makeup:

Marquita Gatling-Johnson of Beautiful Artistry

Jennifer Jane Whitehead

Scherronda Thomas

Models:

Ashley Nigl

Jacquelyn Mitchell

Melissa Chaidez

Shannon Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Fashion LXAP Salon Sunday chicago philip minefee photography https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/3/salon-sunday-3---behind-the-scenes Thu, 07 Mar 2013 19:36:09 GMT
Designing for SCA Red Carpet Celebrity Hosted Fashion Show https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/2/designing-for-sca-red-carpet-celebrity-hosted-fashion The only genuine elite is the elite of those men and women who gave their lives to justice and charity.

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Marisa Buchheit

 

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Kiara Lanier

 

Jax Turyna

 

Mel Montesi

 

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Dominique Jordan

 

 

 

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Salon Sunday 3 https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/2/salon-sunday-3  

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. 

 

 

Special Thanks to the Team:

Videography: Lawrence Pearson 

LXAP Productions

Reptiles and Fox: 

Vino Vendettareptiles Thekobracommander   

Hair and Makeup:

Marquita Gatling-Johnson of Beautiful Artistry

Jennifer Jane Whitehead

Scherronda Thomas

Models:

Ashley Nigl

Jacquelyn Mitchell

Melissa Chaidez

Shannon Lee

 

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Fashion LXAP PMP Salon Sunday beauty chicago designer fox philip minefee photography snake https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/2/salon-sunday-3 Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:07:12 GMT
The Arrival https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/1/the-arrival  

Having a baby is like falling in love again, both with your husband and your child.

 

Laila

 

 

 

 

*Photography & Video Production by Philip Minefee Photography

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Laila Renee Whitaker https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/1/laila-renee-whitaker  

“A perfect example of minority rule is a baby in the house.”


 

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Salon Sunday 2 - The Trailer https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/1/salon-sunday-2---the-trailer A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness. 

 

Video shot and edited by: 

LXAP Productions
 
 
 
Special Thanks:

MUA - Holly IaintThru Pink
Hair - Carlee Marincic
Model - Rachel Williams
Model - Jacquelyn Mitchell

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Fashion LXAP Salon Sunday chicago philip minefee photography https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2013/1/salon-sunday-2---the-trailer Tue, 01 Jan 2013 15:59:08 GMT
Need a Personal Trainer? https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/12/need-a-personal-trainer

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Model Behavior https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/12/model-behavior Recap of Models from different events.

 

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Hebru Brantley - Brothers of the Robbing Hood Closing Event https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/12/hebru-brantley---brothers-of-the-robbing-hood-closing-event  

Hebru Brantley - 
 
Growing up, black exploitation and science fiction depicted in cinema urged Brantley to express himself visually. Visual artists such as Romare Bearden, Keith Haring, Basquiat and Black Folk art also influenced his up-bringing. Toppled with an affinity for mythological comic heroes and Japanese anime, Brantley began infusing the two worlds in his work.
 
The paintings depict triumphantly defiant beings with raw emotion, drawing from youthful expression. They capture the universal essence of the human condition through an energetic portrayal of urban characters. The work comes about spontaneously, utilizing a vast array of mediums such as wood, found objects, spray paint, coffee and tea. He constructs multi-layered, textured environments referential of the complex, urban life. Brantley tells the stories of his peers and of the spaces which they occupy.
 
He earned his BA in Film in Atlanta and went on to design and illustrate for media production and clothing companies. His former work in graffiti art influenced the transition to canvas where he began to make a name for himself in the contemporary art scene of Atlanta. He now lives and works in Chicago.
 
*Excerpt from http://hebrubrantley.com 
 

 

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Cover Art: Skooda Chose – Vulture Kulture https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/12/cover-art-skooda-chose-vulture-kulture Picture by Philip Minefee Photography. Graphics by Danelle Walker.

 

Damn, it’s been a long time since we’ve heard a new project from Skooda. But stress not, the Chosen One is back. He’s set to drop his forthcoming opus, Vulture Kulture, at the top of February. I’m told there will be videos and leaks in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for the return. Today we have the cover art. Check it out above.

 

 

*Excerpt from http://www.fakeshoredrive.com/2012/12/cover-art-skooda-chose-vulture-kulture.html/

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J. Hollins https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/12/jay-hollins  

Chicago native, J. Hollins is highly respected amongst his peers for his ability to masterfully fuse the traditions of rock, gospel, funk, hip-hop, blues, and soul, all while keeping his lyrics fresh and reflective.  He has worked with a number of industry heavyweights including, Grammy award-winning singer Mary J. Blige and Grammy-nominated producer Chucky Thompson. After much success in the UK as a writer, J. Hollins stepped away from a lucrative deal with a major recording company to release his first full-length solo album, The Chronicles, in 2005.  Despite the album not reaching mainstream success, J.Hollins captured a faithful audience that resulted in unbelievable sales for an indie artist. In 2010, he released his second album, The Soul Renaissance LP.  The album produced a number of radio hits, including Toast and the international smash Because of You. J. Hollins is now poised to release his next project This is Me Volume II. J. Hollins first offering from This is Me Volume II is a string, bass drum driven, heartfelt hip-hop and r&b hybrid titled, Me and My Pen; produced by Carlos Wilder. Me and My Pen will be available on iTunes, Amazon and everywhere digital music is sold November 27, 2012. This is Me Volume IIis slated for release in 2013.

 

 

 

 

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KSTYLES Socialites Holiday Bash https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/12/kstyles-socialites-holiday-bash LIVE FOR TODAY, PLAN FOR TOMORROW, PARTY TONIGHT!

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"Melanated" https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/12/-melanated  

Live a good life and it will be easier to explain...

 

Artwork by Hebru Brantley

 


Artwork by Hebru Brantley

 

Artwork by Jennifer Cronin

 

Artwork by Hebru Brantley

 

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Holidays with the Grant Family https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/12/a-w-xmas "Family is not an important thing. It's everything." 

 

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Salon Sunday - The 2nd https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/12/salon-sunday---the-2nd  

 

Gorgeous hair is the best revenge. 
Ivana Trump 

 

 

The Team:

MUA - Holly IaintThru Pink
Hair - Carlee Marincic
Model - Rachel Williams
Model - Jacquelyn Mitchell
Videography - LXAP Productions

 

 

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With. Out. Home. https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/11/with-out-home  

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. 
Sholom Aleichem 
 
 
 
 
America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future. 
Frederick Douglass 
 
 

 

Some pain experts are now advising that physicians recommend cannabis therapy in addition to or in lieu of opiate medications to "reduce the morbidity and mortality rates associated with prescription pain medications.

Norml.org
 
 
A hungry man is not a free man. 
Adlai E. Stevenson 
 
 
 
 
I don't like people who take drugs. Customs agents, and police for example. 
 
 
 
 
You come into the world alone and you go out of the world alone yet it seems to me you are more alone while living than even going and coming. 
Emily Carr 
 
 
 
 
There's lots of things that can be solved with cash. 
Danny Boyle 
 
 
The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury. 
Charlie Chaplin 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. 
Winston Churchill 
 
 
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Jones Eagles 10 Year High School Reunion https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/11/jones-eagles-10-year-high-school-reunion  

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. 
                                                                                                                                                             Aristotle 

 

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Beau Ideal - “I Live” Fashion Show and Celebration of Life https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/11/beau-ideal---i-live-fashion-show-and-celebration-of-life

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Jelly https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/11/jelly

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RITUAL OF COUTURE by Monàrrez Collection - Fashion Show https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/11/ritual-of-couture-by-mon-rrez-collection-fashion-show Hector-Javier Monàrrez  and Factor Model Management with hair and makeup provided by the amazing BEAUTIQUE SALON & DAY SPA. Photos taken at the exclusive Union League Club of Chicago. 

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"Butterflied" https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/11/-butterflied  

Have you ever seen a butterfly with a nose ring? This was the first time I have had such an encounter.

 

Award for most menacing looking butterfly goes to..........

 

Have you ever seen a butterfly smile?

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Vogue Magazine Creation https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/11/vogue-magazine-creation Designer Dalia Luz Acevedo

 

 

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Dalia Luz Fashion art chicago philip minefee photography https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/11/vogue-magazine-creation Fri, 16 Nov 2012 22:08:52 GMT
"Skooda Chose" in Chiraq - Home Of The Brave https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/11/skooda-chose  

 

Skooda Chose

 

one of the Premier rappers in the windy city of Chicago, is blazing his way to worldwide stardom. His tales are the perfect balance of  street life in America, as well as shout outs to events and people from history. His intelligence is clearly evident in his lyrics.  For example on the song “Heir Chose” off of his highly acclaimed TFM2, he use statements like “…nothing surprise me, four words, come at me wisely”. In the same song he says “like Lenin to the Bolsheviks (The Bolsheviks, founded by Vladimir Lenin), know what I am so I boast of it, liquor pour toast of it”. This young mans’ wit and wordplay is truly a gift, and his catalogue is definitely worth a thorough listen.

 

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LXAP Productions https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/11/lxap-productions 220827-085306 EAST FREEHOLD 7211K NaimarkPhoto

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) LXAP chicago family philip minefee photography https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/11/lxap-productions Fri, 16 Nov 2012 05:32:36 GMT
Rasheena White https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/11/rasheena-white  

A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears. 
Anne Roiphe 
 

 

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Fashion Rasheena White art chicago designer family philip minefee photography https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/11/rasheena-white Fri, 16 Nov 2012 05:29:32 GMT
BC Project Awareness Foundation Red Carpet Fundraiser https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/11/bc-project-awareness-foundation-red-carpet-fundraiser  

Beauty is not caused. It is. 

 

 

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) BC Project Fashion art chicago designer philip minefee photography https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/11/bc-project-awareness-foundation-red-carpet-fundraiser Thu, 15 Nov 2012 21:05:00 GMT
Red Carpet Concierge of Chicago Fashion Awards 2012 https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/11/red-carpet-concierge-of-chicago-fashion-awards-2012  

 
For me, it's important to anticipate where fashion is heading. 
Miuccia Prada 
 

 

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Fashion Fashion Awards Red Carpet Concierge art chicago designer philip minefee photography https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/11/red-carpet-concierge-of-chicago-fashion-awards-2012 Thu, 15 Nov 2012 20:41:03 GMT
MsSheena Marie - FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER, MODEL, CUSTOM DESIGNER, & PAINTER https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/11/mssheena-marie "When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt."                                                                              

                                                                                                                                     Henry J. Kaiser 


 

 

 

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Fashion MsSheena art chicago designer diva issues philip minefee photography waves https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/11/mssheena-marie Thu, 15 Nov 2012 20:25:39 GMT
Rachel Williams https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/11/rachel-williams

 

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Fashion Rachel Williams art chicago designer philip minefee photography https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/11/rachel-williams Thu, 15 Nov 2012 20:12:03 GMT
Monika Anelle Modeling for Ellie Day https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/11/monika-anelle-modeling-for-ellie-day  

Style is a simple way of saying complicated things. 
Jean Cocteau 
 

 

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Ellie Day Fashion Monika Anelle art chicago designer philip minefee photography https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/11/monika-anelle-modeling-for-ellie-day Thu, 15 Nov 2012 20:03:01 GMT
Melissa Chaidez https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/11/melissa-chaidez

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Chaidez Fashion Melissa art chicago designer philip minefee photography https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/11/melissa-chaidez Thu, 15 Nov 2012 17:23:32 GMT
"Salon Sunday" - Sugar Skull Superstars https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/11/-salon-sunday---sugar-skull-superstars My idea for the shoot was to combine the image of the "walking dead", with that of beautiful women. This shoot took place in Chicago a week before Halloween. Special thanks to my team on this project:  MUA: Holly IaintThru Pink Hair: Drake Xristofano Models: Mafer LunaRachel Williams Tia GodSent.

 

 

 

 

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pminefeephotography@gmail.com (PHILIP MINEFEE PHOTOGRAPHY) Fashion Salon Sunday Sugar Skull Superstars art chicago designer philip minefee photography https://www.philipminefeephotography.com/blog/2012/11/-salon-sunday---sugar-skull-superstars Thu, 15 Nov 2012 16:28:25 GMT