icn_ord My best moment of the weekend - The Cure
#RiotFest #RiotFest2014 #chicago #TheCure
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icn_ord #Riotfest Day 3: The weather was perfect. I can take 'seeing the Cure live' off the list! Oh that was a fun weekend! #RiotFest2014 #chicago 2d

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icn_ord #RiotFest Day 2: Sunny with blue sky. 100 times better than yesterday. Bosstones, Wu-Tang Clan and the National rocked it! 😎😎😎 #RiotFest2014 #chicago 3d

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icn_ord A gorgeous mother-to-be! #Congrats #Happy 3d

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icn_ord #RiotFest2014 Day 1: Cold and wet. It's going only get better from here. #chicago #riotfest 4d
  •   relaxocat Augh, that mud. I had fun though! Hope you did too! 3d
  •   icn_ord You were There too!?!? Glad to hear you had fun! My hands were so cold but it was still good time! @relaxocat 3d
  •   relaxocat I'll be there the whole weekend. It's a well known secret (haha!), that music is my first love! :) I know what you mean about cold fingers, but I was pretty prepared this time. My shoes may never recover however. :( 3d
  •   icn_ord I'll be there the entire weekend too! Have been waiting for this weekend for quite some time! Enjoy!! Maybe we'll run into each other. 3d
  •   icn_ord @relaxocat 3d
  •   relaxocat Great! Let's hope the weather is better! Hope I see ya! 3d

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icn_ord A little rainy day afternoon pick me up before heading to #RiotFest2014. Cappuccino from @IntelligentsiaCoffee. Thanks to @popularpays! 4d

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icn_ord Not ready for the weather to change just yet! #chicago 5d

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icn_ord Long Exposure Exercise #Chicago 6d

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icn_ord Thank you to @luciehmacias for inviting me to participate in #whatisyourpurposemovement.
I had always been interested in photography. I used to love taking pictures and spent a lot of time in the darkroom when I was in school and I just stopped at some point; didn't even touch my camera for years. Then last year (several years later), I got back into photography - as a form of therapy - with my little iPhone and the assitance of Instagram. In the summer of 2013, I was going through a very difficult time. One way to make myself feel better and stop myself from going insane during the painful time was taking a long walk at every chance I got. Those walks calmed me down and gave me the opportunities to clear my thoughts and reflect. Then I started noticing things around and taking pictures with my phone. I had been living in Chicago for 17 years but I don't think I had ever paid that much attention to the city until then. I've been taking pictures obssessively since.

Those long walks with my phone got me out of the house when all I wanted to do was to curl up and feel sorry for myself. It distracted me from doing dumb, regretable things. It also led me to the wonderful and vibrant Chicago IG community.
After just over one year, I am in much better place. I still go for long walks and constantly and obssessively take pictures with my phone and a newly added DSLR. Along the way, many kind and awesome people have touched my life; unexpected new doors opened for me and I made some fabulous, kick-ass friends whom I absolutely adore. And it's been so much fun and I don't think I'm going to stop any time soon. ️ If you're tagged here, please share your story unless you have already participated.
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icn_ord Fact: #bokeh is very hard to do. 1w

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icn_ord If you have not been outside this weekend, you should ASAP! #chicago 1w

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icn_ord "NO! As tempting as it may be to touch... Ask us why." #venusflytraps #carnivore #plants 1w

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icn_ord Hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend! I started the weekend with no plan, then it turned to be busy one with much fun! I so don't wanna go back to work tomorrow! #chicago 2w

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icn_ord Popped in for a little delicious break after a couple hours of photo walk this afternoon. @firecakes @popularpays #firecakes #donuts #poppays 2w

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