Category Archives: Event Photography

Opening Night with Martine Syms

Opening night at the Graham Foundation with Martine Syms - Event Photography by Michael Courier

Opening night at the Graham Foundation with Martine Syms, featuring her immersive installation around her feature length film Incense Sweaters & Ice.

Here are a few of my favorite moments during the opening night event for Martine Syms at the Graham Foundation. To learn more about the installation, there’s a wonderful video created by The Museum of Modern Art, where Martine explains her work.

Opening night at the Graham Foundation with Martine Syms - Event Photography by Michael Courier

The immersive installation took advantage of an augmented reality application that audiences could download to their phone. To have a better understanding of how this works, you can watch a video of Martine explaining the process.

Opening night at the Graham Foundation with Martine Syms - Event Photography by Michael CourierOpening night at the Graham Foundation with Martine Syms - Event Photography by Michael Courier

Tour at UI Labs

Behind-the-scenes tour at UI Labs in Chicago - Event Photography by Michael Courier

Playing around with a virtual reality workspace during a behind-the-scenes tour at UI Labs in Chicago.

Earlier this year I worked with Formlabs as they hosted an event at UI Labs here in Chicago. It was a fun event broken into multiple parts, but I especially loved the behind-the-scenes tour that offered a glimpse into the digital manufacturing process.

Behind-the-scenes tour at UI Labs in Chicago - Event Photography by Michael CourierBehind-the-scenes tour at UI Labs in Chicago - Event Photography by Michael CourierBehind-the-scenes tour at UI Labs in Chicago - Event Photography by Michael CourierBehind-the-scenes tour at UI Labs in Chicago - Event Photography by Michael Courier

Spectacular Event at Carnivale

Spectacle event at Carnivale in Chicago - Event Photography by Michael Courier

Body painted models during a spectacular event at Carnivale.

This year has been fairly crazy, but this event takes the cake. I knew there was going to be a fire performance, but the rest of the details were kept a bit confidential. When I walked in, I was greeted with a variety of performances and displays — and an overall fun evening. Here’s a few photos that represent something a little different than what I usually photograph at events.

Spectacle event at Carnivale in Chicago - Event Photography by Michael Courier

A fire performer poses for the camera outside Carnivale in Chicago.

Spectacle event at Carnivale in Chicago - Event Photography by Michael Courier

An acrobat hangs from the ceiling.