TUCSON, AZ

March 22, 2014 in FILM, TRAVEL

I just got back from Tucson. I didn’t get to see the place where Hey Dude was filmed but the houses were cool.

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STILL LIFE LIVIN

March 6, 2014 in EVERYTHING, FILM, FUN

March was a brutal extension of winter, but hey it’s Chicago so it’s not really worth complaining about. Instead of getting down, and fantasizing about Baja I walked around to different bodegas in my neighborhood, gathered some things from each place and made some new work. Cheetos and pineapples. I don’t know man, but I had fun.

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HAVE A NICE DAY!

 

 

 

 

COLLEEN DURKIN LOVES TO SHOOT HIGH LEVEL EXECUTIVES!

February 13, 2014 in FILM, PUBLISHED

I recently had the pleasure of shooting O.B Parrish, the chairman of The Female Health Company here in Chicago. “The Female Health Company (“FHC” or the “Company”) manufactures, markets and sells the FC2 female condom, the only currently available product under a woman’s control that is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which provides dual protection against unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (“STIs”), including HIV/AIDS.”

He was a sweet funny man, who generously gave us plenty of his time to chat, and make a few portraits. Here’s what we came up with.

COLLEEN DURKIN PHOTOGRAPHY CHICAGO MAGAZINE OB PARRISH CHICAGO WOMENS HEALTH COMPANY

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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

February 13, 2014 in FILM, FUN, PUBLISHED

I recently got to shoot the singer of one of my favorite bands, Braid. Hell yeah! I got a call from the photo editor at Chicago Reader asking if I’d be down to shoot Bob Nanna as cupid for the Music cover of the valentines issue. So cupid related props I gathered, but as it turns out Bob Nanna was not aware of the cupid concept which made everything all the more fun. Sasha Hodges brought some great pieces for Bob to wear, combined with angel wings, my guitalele, and a bit of confetti we had a great shoot.

Bob and some friends started a website where you can commission an artist to write a song for you called Downwrite. Matt Pyror, Bob Nanna, Mark Rose, and Bob Morris are just a few of the songwriters on the roster that will personally write you a song!

While battling adult colds, and Chiberia’s vortex, this is what we came up with in the studio. Enjoy!

How to get Bob Nanna of Braid to write your sweetheart a Valentine’s Day song

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WORST PHOTO ASSISTANT EVER

Dottie was terrible photo assistant. She’s going nowhere fast.

VNDL MAGAZINE

December 10, 2013 in EVERYTHING, FILM, FUN, PUBLISHED

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I recently did a shoot for VNDL magazine. COLOR, COLOR, COLOR! I love it! It was loosely inspired by Mod fashion, and my love for collage. I think it looks pretty cool. Sasha Hodges killed it at styling, as did Jenna Baltes with hair and makeup.

NIRVANA

November 26, 2013 in FILM, FUN, PUBLISHED

This summer I shot Nirvana in the studio rerecording In Utero, and I can finally talk about it! We listened to serve the servants over and over, drank whiskey, and had a blast. They asked me out for pizza.

When I was first asked to shoot some behind the scenes, I was told it was to be a high profile artist but couldn’t know more until it was finalized. I found out the day before because the project was so hush hush. When I finally got the call and told who it was it was very casual, but hanging up the phone I was actually nervous I might be star struck. It’s not everyday you get called by Universal Music, and asked ever so casually to shoot some of your teenage idols. No big deal. This is what I came up with before we got drunk.

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COLLEEN DURKIN PHOTOGRAPHY NIRVANA PAT SMEAR KRIST NOVOSELIC

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I’ve never had more fun shooting behind the scenes.

 

MILLION DOLLAR MANO

May 29, 2013 in EVERYTHING, FILM, FUN, PUBLISHED

I just shot “a day in the life” Casio advertorial for Nylon Guys with Mano. Brushin his grill didn’t make the cut, I love that shot.

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