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May 15, 2019
"Element Worx is a small design-to-build construction company that specializes in remodeling and expanding indoor and outdoor spaces in Oak Park. I love working with clients that want to make something different, something special. Other companies can have the cookie cutter projects, I like to work on projects that require custom creative solutions. Its extremely rewarding to help clients vision of their living space come to life."
Brett Williams owner

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Apr 22, 2019
"Strength training is more than just a job to me. It's my entire life. I live to be as strong as I can be, and by doing what I love I have been enabled to help so many others become strong. That may mean getting a heavier bench press or fixing someone's posture or helping someone maintain a healthy lifestyle. It's all excites me. People like it when I care for them and show commitment to them. I love my job and I wouldn't have it any other way." Matt Heffernan owner Alchemy Athletics and Performance.

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Apr 1, 2019
Kelly and Masin have known each other since they were 10. They are the co-owners of Ahimsa Yoga. Kelly told me what makes her happy.
"What makes me happy is creating spaces where teachers and students feel comfortable and safe to practice yoga. I like working with my mom, sister, dad, best friend Masin, and really kind and awesome teachers and managers."

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Mar 24, 2019
Stephanie Clemens founded The Academy of Movement and Music in 1971 in her living room. In 1983 the academy moved into its current location in Oak Park. Many generations of students have learned to dance at Stephanie's academy. The Academy classes have always been welcoming to all ages, ethnicities and abilities for both dance and music.

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Mar 21, 2019
VonOrthal Puppets is composed of a group a Chicago-based artists dedicated to bringing children and adults quality cultural experiences
in the puppetry arts. VOP has been captivating audiences for over 2 decades with a unique combination of traditional European, Japanese
and American puppetry techniques. The VonOrthal Puppets style blends imagination, music and story with expressively alive characters
and a refined artistic quality.

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Mar 14, 2019
Laurie and Lynne Hamilton are the owners of Shirley Hamilton Inc. Their mom, Shirley Hamilton, founded the talent agency in 1962.

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Mar 5, 2019

“Immigrants are about twice as likely as natives to start new businesses,” Kauffman Foundation. Steve Cirjakovic president of DMS Industries is a first generation American and 5 of the 6 men in this photo are first generation Americans

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Feb 24, 2019
Margaret Sawczuk art conservator in her studio

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Feb 24, 2019
Athena Uslander came to this country at 18 alone and speaking no English from Iran. She earned a BS in Engineering Mechanics and a MS in Metallurgical Engineering. She opened Silverland Bakery in 1983

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Feb 23, 2019
Jim Lasko (Redmoon ), @Elyse Agnello, AIA, and Mike Healy are making a new kind of social club for building, baking, brewing, and everything in between. www.guildrow.co

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Feb 17, 2019
Jim Lasko, the founder of Redmoon Theatre, met Mike Healy and Elyse Agnello at Harvard Design School. Together they are creating https://www.guildrow.co.

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Feb 17, 2019
Roy and Walter have been partners in Oak Park for 19 years.

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Feb 17, 2019
Deborah Pieritz owner Pieritz Brothers Inc founded 1895

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Feb 9, 2019
Gabriel Tetrev discovered what he loves to do in High School.
He skipped college and opened GP Tetrev Pottery in Oak Park. www.gptetrev.com

Portraits of Unity Temple staff and Ministers

Feb 9, 2019
Alan Taylor and Emily Gage are the ministers at Unity Temple in Oak Park.
The Unity Temple building is a world class building designed my Frank Lloyd Wright and build between 1905 and 1908

Portrait of creative people series

Feb 9, 2019
Brandis Griffith Friedman is a correspondent for Chicago Tonight

"PORTRAITS OF CRITICAL THINKERS"

Apr 23, 2018
Ann Scholhamer-Co-Founder and Board of Directors Women's March Chicago.

"PORTRAITS OF CRITICAL THINKERS"

Mar 28, 2018
Miguel Paloma and Tony Arce- Founders of Red Ivy Studios

"PORTRAITS OF CRITICAL THINKERS"

Mar 15, 2018
Pat McDonald- Film Critic, Writer

"PORTRAITS OF CRITICAL THINKERS"

Jan 4, 2018
Pia Singh- Arts Administrator, Independent Curator & Policymaker
 

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This blog is a way for me to share my early photography work and my new work. It will tell stories of where I have been and where I am now. I hope to share my point of view as well as let my subjects share their stories along the way. With over 40 years of a camera against my eye, there is a lot to tell! Thank you for letting me share my journies with you.
-Steve Ewert

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