ML - Michigan Avenue

2014 - Issue 1 - Winter

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...WITHOUT WHOM THIS ISSUE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WINTER 2014 Maria Ponce Berre Credentials: Fashion and commercial portrait photographer Maria Ponce Berre has been shooting since 2002. You might recognize her work for Atelier Azza and Lululemon Athletica. Behind the story: "John Rutledge ["The Hotel Master," page 46] lived up to his title as a master hotelier. He was gracious and hospitable, channeling his inner Don Draper while shooting in Travelle." Her inspiration: "I'm inspired by real people; I love the challenge of capturing their passion on camera." Favorite spot in Chicago: "The Modern Wing café at the Art Institute of Chicago—a perfect place to take a break with my daughter after looking at some inspiring art." Jason A. Heidemann Saverio Truglia has contributed to Esquire, Fast Company, Rolling Stone, Time, and O, The Oprah Magazine. Behind the story: "Despite the feature being about 'Power Couples' ["Driving Duos," page 98], I wanted all the portraits to be lighthearted and fun. Every couple brought a spirit of play and experimentation, which is something I really encourage in my shoots." His inspiration: "Most people will openly share themselves with me if I show interest in them, which often leads to unexpected portraits. I'm honored by people who trust me to make their portraits: It's a symbiotic relationship." Favorite Chicago spot: "Promontory Point in Hyde Park is amazing for a swim on a hot Chicago day. The water i s so deep right there, and with the Museum of Science and Industry in the distance, it's a historic spot to reflect on all the Chicagoans who have swam there." 28 Ari Bendersky Credentials: Ari Bendersky is the director of content for and freelances for a number of publications, including The New York Times. He recently released 1,000 Food & Art Styling Ideas, a coffee-table book showcasing food photography from around the world. Behind the story: "Tanta ["Peruvian Import," page 70] wasn't necessarily a crazy adventurous experience—it's all about really good, solid food." His inspiration: "Finding the new and interesting. I love exploring the city—whether in Chicago or whenever I travel—and getting lost in new stores, restaurants, and experiences." Favorite Chicago spot: "I'm a sucker for the oatmeal shake and chicken burrito at Irazu in Bucktown." PHOTOGRAPHY BY RYAN BAKERINK (HEIDEMANN); MAGGIE RIFE (PONCE BERRE) Saverio Truglia Credentials: Chicago photographer Credentials: The former Comedy and Gay and Lesbian editor for Time Out Chicago, Jason A. Heidemann contributes to Chicago magazine, the Chicago Tribune, Crain's Chicago Business, and more. An adjunct professor at Columbia College, Heidemann also maintains the food blog Behind the story: "Leslie Hindman ["Go West," page 54] and I hit it off right away. Our jobs are both about storytelling and history, and no day is ever the same as the next." His inspiration: "I'm a total America nut and completely captivated by the romance of the open road." MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM 028_MA_FOB_Contribs_Winter_2014.indd 28 1/9/14 5:32 PM

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