Late Winter :: Life Lately

Hi! I’m not sure how to start this, except maybe to say that it’s been a while & thank you for visiting. For a good stretch of time I’ve been putting most of my energy into shooting film & posting on Instagram. But a big goal for me this year is to create more space for my work to live elsewhere. With that in mind, I hope to be posting here more often, finally getting a store/sale together & some other big projects.

Some quick fun facts: I’m based in Chicago, shoot primarily with an inherited Nikon FM & spend my days doing social media & advertising for Secretly Group (Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar & Secretly Canadian). I’m a big fan of camping out in coffee shops and weekend trips.

Follow me on Instagram & Twitter, if you’d like :~)

coffee with k

The Cowboys :: The Bottom of a Rotten Flower

The Cowboys are a rock n’ roll group from Bloomington, Indiana. With three stellar records & a handful of tapes under their belt, they set out to record their fourth full-length. Shortly after recording (and the day after a show) we spent the day running around Chicago, taking pictures for their upcoming release. The Bottom of a Rotten Flower is a delightful distillation of the band - funny, unpredictable, catchy-as-hell — and it absolutely rips.

The Cowboys are: Keith Harman (vocals), Mark McWhirter (guitars), Zackery Worcel (bass/vocals), Jordan Tarantino (drums) & Chris Kramer (guitars/vocals).

The Bottom of a Rotten Flower is out now on Feel It Records.

Follow The Cowboys on Facebook & Instagram. Listen to The Cowboys on Bandcamp & Spotify.

Pitchfork Festival :: Cherry Glazerr, Mitski, Angel Olsen & Jamila Woods

Do you like crowds? I've never been a fan - both from a lack of patience & a distaste for getting stuck somewhere. While it definitely fills up at the end of the day, Pitchfork Festival is super navigable and laid back. Sure you can push up front, dip into the festival crowd - but thanks to A+ sound and the layout of Union Park you can pick your adventure & hang back if you choose. 

Besides the size, the lineup's solid every year (we're talking bucket list artists) and there typically aren't many conflicts. Plus I'm a sucker for a smaller (relatively speaking) festival set up in a metropolitan area. Being able to hit up an art museum or grade-A grub before music starts? 100% up my alley. 

This was my third year going - and first taking photos. We had four artists playing: Cherry Glazerr, Mitski, Angel Olsen & Jamila Woods. Some of my favorite photos from the weekend are below! 

A Show Roundup :: Japanese Breakfast & Slowdive | Alex Cameron & Whitney

May always feels like the start to summer - especially when it comes to the level of busyness. This year it's already been quite the ride. Between tagging along with The Cowboys  and work I feel like I've been going nonstop. In the span of little over a week I saw Japanese Breakfast perform with Slowdive in Chicago at The Vic Theatre, and Alex Cameron play with Whitney here in Bloomington at The Bluebird. Not to mention, Slowdive put out their first record in 22 years + Japanese Breakfast just announced her next one

Here's a (hopefully enjoyable) photo dump from the past couple of weeks. Hope you enjoy!