She Will Be Missed

©1988 Paul Elledge

Along life’s path you meet only a few very special  people that will shape you as well as open both your mind and heart.   Ermalina who passed away last night was one of those people for me.  By sharing her home and her family, she taught me so much about the big and small things in life.
Ermalina  was extremely open allowing me to photograph and film her daily life since our first meeting in 1984.   She and the whole Querciagrossa family have been the key to my love of Italy and all things Italian.

I am so thankful and blessed to have had Ermalina in my life will miss her every day.  Her spirit will live on in myself and those whom she touched.

©1990 Paul Elledge

©1991 Paul Elledge

 

Chicago Project VI

equilibrium. ©2015 elaine suzanne miller

Chicago in the summer time is full of festivals and fun.  This weekend why not add some creativity into the mix?   Team Elledge is proud of our creative number one assistant and digital tech Elaine Suzanne Miller.  Friday night she is part of the Catherine Edelman Gallery opening

The Chicago Project VI, which is an exhibition highlighting a selection of artists from their online gallery.  Get out and support the arts and say hello to Elaine when you stop by!

 

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4th of July

©2014 Paul Elledge

Happy Birthday USA!  Fellow Americans, let’s take a moment and give a little thought to how thankful we are for the country we call home.  It’s not perfect, as nothing is…. Let’s smile and keep working at moving things forward for the better.

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Sometimes it is so delightful to be on our assignments!  The Goodman Theater has provided some of the most inspired and provocative photo projects of 2015.  Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike could be defined as one of the most entertaining on-set experiences to date!

 

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Little Foxes

A great story unfolded during the photo shoot for the promotion of Goodman Theatre’s “Little Foxes”.   The actress Shannon Cochran mentioned that the working methods of Paul’s session with her was reminiscent of when she did a photo shoot with Richard Avedon… This of course peaked Paul’s interest as he is a huge fan of Avedon.   In Avedon’s image of Shannon, the actress appeared naked with the actor Michael Shannon.   This description sparked Paul to get his iPad and find the image on the Avedon app.    If you have not seen the app check it out. If you have not seen “Little Foxes” check it out too!  Both get two thumbs up from Team Elledge.

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