Hermann & Audrey’s monthly Fashion Film House continued with a showcase of the latest works from three exceptional talents, Clay Boutté, Allison Kortokrax, and Kyle Thompson who all share a brilliant eye for beauty. The screening was curated by Hermann & Audrey and featured a mix of chic, modern editorials; high-fashion shoots; and creative, conceptual images brought to life by our featured photographers. Chicago’s fashion-forward creatives enjoyed drinks in The Public Hotel’s Library Bar –thanks to our hosts at the Public! Clay, Allison, and Kyle share their inspirations, beginnings, and insight to what’s next. Check out our one-on-one’s with our talent in focus below.
“I’ve ALWAYS had a niche for style, fashion and all things creative and artsy. I knew I wanted to become a stylist when I moved to Chicago a few years ago. I saw how much “personal style” was appreciated here and how distinct was ideal so I wanted to project that on a larger scale.” – Ashley Crawford
Hermann & Audrey Chicago’s monthly Fashion Film House is an immersive half hour film feature showcasing excellence in contemporary fashion film and photography.
Fashion Film House features have included showcase of:
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Our next Fashion Film House will be Friday October 24th at Public Hotel Chicago as part of Chicago Artist’s Month Crossing Borders festival. 8pm to 11pm in the Library Bar and Screening Room. To attend please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
FASHION FILM HOUSE PLAYLIST. Some of the songs that inspire the event.
The Hermann & Audrey Chicago Gallery will continue its 2nd Friday celebrations with our upcoming Seven Deadly Sins show featuring fourteen contemporary artists on Friday, July 11th. The Seven Deadly Sins, lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, and envy; will be revealed through artwork, installations, and vignettes by Chicago artists and vendors. Continue reading article →
Anyone that knows Steve Carty knows he is a passionate photographer who’s immense knowledge and ideas are consistently passed forward to those willing to learn. Having worked with celebrities such as Kanye West, to simply doing creative shoots for his own interest, those who get the chance to learn from him seemingly excel and develop their vision at lightening speed. We sat down with Steve and found out what it takes to be a true photographer and his top tips for photographic success. Continue reading article →
Hermann & Audrey’s Steve Carty was mentioned in VICE’s counterpart, Noisey. The article explained that Steve “captures the egoless photograph. Instead of showing us fancy tricks with the camera – or overblown characters – he has a straight-up approach to shooting musicians.” Further, the article points out that his “photo style is simple and unpretentious.” Noisey is VICE’s music channel, with daily news, video, and “reviews that aren’t boring.” VICE is a global youth media company that includes print, event, music, online, television, and feature film divisions that operates in over 30 countries.
On Thursday, March 20th, Hermann & Audrey hosted the 3rd monthly Fashion Film House showcasing the raw, whimsical worlds of Kirsten Miccoli’s Photography in the Public Hotel’s Chicago Screening Room. Kirsten’s work, inspired by beauty and the people in the world around her, creates whimsical worlds that tell a story of the garments she photographs.
Resident Artist, Cory Vanderploeg, was mentioned in Claythorne Communications‘ blog, Wax & Wane. The feature called Cory “an award winning photographer…published nationally for his photography and motion work predominantly in the fashion world.” Claythorne Communications is a boutique PR firm based in Toronto, passionate about aligning cutting-edge brands with a unique story to tell. Wax & Wane casts a spotlight on admired creative minds who Claythorne feels are “all around rad individuals.”
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“People, our livelihoods, our planet, our cosmos, and beyond are sacred. I feel that if the work we create is truly for the people then we can’t avoid asking questions about our present state of being (globally, nationally, locally, personally)” – D’bi Young Anitafrika, Afrikan-Jamaican-Canadian dubpoet, artist, performer, friend. Photographer, Wade Hudson has had the esteemed pleasure of becoming a wonderful friend and partner with D’bi over the few short years that they have known each other. Additionally, Wade has been lucky enough to spend some time in Jamaica at one of her residencies shooting an editorial for the UK’s WIRED Magazine. Continue reading article →
Cory Vanderploeg, resident artist at Hermann & Audrey, views the world through a cinematic lens and captures a timeless narrative essence in every scene he shoots. With background in the film industry and a focus in fashion and editorial photography, Cory’s vision is one of light, motion and history. We sat down with him last week at the Studio to ask him about working in the city and that certain je ne sais quoi of photography. Take a coffee break and dive into the world of our beloved Cory Vanderploeg. Continue reading article →
Wade Hudson’s “JAMAICA: Faces of My Own Vol.1″ is currently being featured at Daniels Spectrum, the new arts and cultural centre in Regent Park. The exhibition began in studio at Hermann & Audrey in November and the large format photographs have since relocated to Daniels Spectrum, where they will remain until the end of January 2014. The exhibition highlights the importance of the individual within a community and accentuates the relationship between them. Continue reading article →
JAMAICA: Faces Of My Own. Volume 1, is a traveling photography exhibit that highlights the importance of individual identity within a community and accentuates the relationship between them.
Inspired by a tradition of organic story-telling, these large format photographs display the face as a map to the world, sharing stories told by lines, expressions, and minute gestures captured by Hudson’s naked perception. Choosing subjects from his family’s home parish in Jamaica, Hudson used natural light to create photos that draw the viewers into the minds and stories of his people.
When we’re gone or just too old to be relevant, what would be left to show what we thought was provoking, interesting, stylish, important, worth fighting for?
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Think Contra online had a lot to say about Hermann & Audrey’s CONTACT 2011 exhibit. The article displayed on Think Contra stated that Steve Carty’s “Moving Pictures”, a “collection of 12 Video Portraits was captivating and raw. You find it almost impossible to look away.” Further, it mentioned “the guys and their “creative extended family” really brought the game to a whole different level. The scope of their talent knows no bounds.” Lastly, the website noted Hermann & Audrey’s CONTACT 2011 exhibit as an “impressive display of award winning talent that had the city talking, and I am forever grateful for having had a chance to witness part of that process.” ThinkContra.com is a premier fashion, music and culture destination for the creative class, working with hundreds of contributors and forward thinkers and influencers from around the world.
Hermann & Audrey’s resident photographer, Steve Carty, was featured on an ET Canada segment. ET Canada is a daily entertainment newsmagazine show that airs primetime on the Global Television Network in Canada, a daily source for the latest Hollywood headlines, celebrity news, photos and celeb interviews. Check out the video below: Continue reading article →
The works of Hermann & Audrey photographer, Steve Carty, among others, were featured on 1LOVETO’s online blog for the Life Cycles exhibit, 2010. The post cited the works as “must haves” and a “broad look at the diverse layout of the city.” 1LoveTO prides themselves as portraying Toronto as “the world in 1 city”, by sharing, educating and highlighting some of Toronto’s best qualities within the categories of: art, music, style, community, and culture.
MuchMusic host Liz Trinnear recently acquired a new bicycle, and stopped by Hermann & Audrey’s Life Cycles exhibit to celebrate her new two-wheeler. MuchMusic online mentioned Life Cycles as great “bike photography and an impressive vintage bike collection.” MuchMusic is Canada’s No. 1 destination for music videos, live performances and interviews with today’s hottest celebrities; plus music downloads, ringtones, artist profiles, concert listings & music countdown.