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

OB PARRISH TRIO

O.B PARRISH

OB PARRISH 2

OB PARRISH 3

 

 

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

COLLEEN DURKIN PHOTOGRAPHY BOB NANNA CHICAGO READER FASHION LIFETYLE

BOB NANNA ORANGE SMOKE

BOB NANNA YELLOW SMOKE

BOB NANNA BLUE SMOKE

BOB NANNA BRAID CHICAGO READER

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