Chicago area gathering

Discussion in 'Chicago' started by Mike A, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. Mike A

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    Well someone motioned to move this subject to the regional forum and here we are. Does anyone have any suggestions on a common place to meet?
     
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    A couple suggestions, The Arboritum or Botanic Gardens for flora or the Brookfield or Lincoln Park zoos for fauna.
    Mark
     
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    How about my house to meet, talk, and share photos?

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    The Bahai Temple is nearby and visually interesting too. Although it would be more interesting with a couple of nude models in front of it. :smile:
     
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    Are you volunteering to be the model??
     
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    Do people want to meet and look at prints or meet to go photographing together? Where to go to look at prints would depend on how large a group? Maybe if the size is right we can take Richard (who I've met a couple times and definitely has prints worth seeing) up on his offer and get things started. I'm in Prospect Heights.
    Chuck Pere
     
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    I'd be game to simply share photos some evening. At least for me, a weeknight evening get together is better. I work in Evanston and live in Highland Park so Willmette could not be a whole lot more convenient. Shooting some film is good too, though!
    I would not recommend the Botanic Garden right now as it is seriously torn up. They are doing major construction everywhere from the greenhouses to the ponds.
     
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    I thought it would be nice if we (however many that might be) got together to meet each other and see what people are doing photographically and otherwise. This could be a good opportunity to organize something for a later date. Plus it's always fun to see pictures! Maybe I'll have my 7x17 by then for show and tell.

    I am also happy to do anything else if that is what the group prefers, I just hope it involves food...

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    Let's target a date and time.
     
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    I'm tied up for the next 2 weeks, but after that anything works for me. It seems like a weekend would probably be the easiest for most people so how about Saturday 2-25. Hey, you could come for lunch! Free food, that should bring everyone out of the woodwork. Come one, come all!!!

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    I'm interested and suprisling free for that Saturday. I think if at all possible everyone should try and bring an informal sample of there work, and I'd like to see richards new toy, who was the builder?

    I could bring some of my equiptment as well, it travels with me usually anyways.

    Mike A
     
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    Count me in. Let me know where and when. I recently started back in the darkroom (I spent a couple of years on the darkside of digital printing) so it will be nice to have others look at my prints. This would give us a chance to talk about interests and plan potential outings.
     
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    The 25th will work for me.
    Looking forward to the opportunity to meet and view everyones work.
    Mark
     
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    How about 12:30 on the 25th? I'm:

    Richard Wasserman
    1240 Maple Av
    Wilmette, IL 60091
    847-251-6649

    Mike, my 7x17 is being built by Richard Ritter. He is basically splicing a 7x17 back from one of his new cameras onto an 8x10 Sinar. I'll give him a call tomorrow and see if I can hurry him up a bit.

    I hope more people come too, I have lots of room.
     
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    2/25 works for me so far. If anyone from Crystal LAke/Algonquin wants to carpool, I'll drive :smile:
     
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    mikeb_z5 I'm in Algonquin. At this point I'm free and would be interested in a lift.

    Kevin
     
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    I'm in. Since I'm so far west, 40+mi. I could pick up a rider or two on the way up. But I can only stay 'til around 3.
     
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    The 25th sounds Ok for me. Looking forward to meeting everyone.
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    I contacted Richard regarding my interest in a 16x20, he said he would put me on his list although I looked at the current price of this film and am having some reservations now and leaning toward 7x17. I read over on the camera building forum about people using "donor cameras" for this purpose, it seems the Sinar is a popular one. I'll bring my 11x14 Phillips to keep things interesting.

    Do you have holders yet? I looked for used ones when I first purchased my ULF and always got sniped or the price was just as much as I would have paid new for S&S holders like I have now.

    Do you have a head count yet? See everyone Saturday.

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    Mike thanks for bringing your 11x14 Phillips. I've never seen one in person, and ahve heard wonderful things about them. I bought some S&S holders for the 7x17 and they are very nice. Now all I need is a camera...

    We are up to 8 people, I'm hoping more will join us. I'm looking forward to the 25th, this should be fun.

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    Hello All,

    I will be up in the Chicago area on the 25th, and would love to meet up. Will this be an outting, print-sharing, or beer drinking? All of the above would be great.

    All the best,
    Daniel
     
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    Daniel,
    It's going to be more of a print sharing, beer drinking kind of thing to get to know each other a bit. Hey, two out of three isn't bad. It might be good to plan an outing for next time. Glad you can make it!

    Richard Wasserman
     
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    Hi Richard,
    I'm going to make a concerted effort to make your gathering...I lived on Oak Circle for some time. I'll give you a "definite" later in the week, if that's OK.
    Generous of you to make this offer.
    Nancy
     
  25. Richard Wasserman

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    Nancy,
    I hope you can make it. Oak Circle is a project I hope to do in the near future. I want to document the houses and the people who live in them.

    Richard Wasserman
     
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    Just a reminder that we are getting together Saturday at my house for a photo gala well, really lunch, talk, and photos. If there is anyone who has been thinking about joining us, I hope you will. It really doesn't matter if you have work you want to share or not-everyone is welcome.

    Richard Wasserman