realnickgerber Staying in the office on this beautiful summer day is going to be very difficult. 10h

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realnickgerber I have one extra ticket to see Lissie tonight at Lincoln Hall and I will give it away to the first person to comment who can feasibly make it there by 7:30pm to see the show. You can either hang out with me go right up front and sing your heart out directly to Lissie. Aaaaand go!
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realnickgerber Fitting right in. 1d

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realnickgerber This weekend has been a whole lot of awesome. Lemme tell you about it. I went to the Stock Mfg Photographer Release Party Friday, photographed the first wedding the Chicago Athletic Association has ever done on Saturday, and today (Sunday), I attended the IGers Chicago Worldwide InstaMeet. Also, as I write this I'm sitting in the CAA Game Room bar eating fish tacos and slurping down slushy cocktails. Life does not suck. Thanks to everyone involved in this amazing weekend for making it amazing. @stockmfgco @chicagoathletichotel @across0219 @igerschicago also, "hi", via the weekend hashtags project #whpsayhitothewater 2d

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realnickgerber What's everybody got planned for the weekend? 4d

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realnickgerber Here's to eating ice cream with fireworks. My wife, you guys. There are so many moments when I feel like I'm the luckiest man because she's in my life. The crazy thing is that I've somehow gotten luckier and now she's bringing a baby boy into our lives. This is the best year I have been alive on this earth and it's almost all due to this beautiful woman. Love you, gurl. 4d
  •   maggiemaera Nick!! Congrats to you both!! It's so fun to find you here- I might take a little credit for all this joy since you were the best photographer and she was the best wedding planner we could imagine! So happy for you guys :) 4d
  •   t_for_therese aww congrats to you both! 4d
  •   cecileamposta Yay!! Congrats!! 4d
  •   realnickgerber @maggiemaera hahaha thanks so much, Maggie! It was around your wedding when I realized I liked her so much and I'm so glad you guys are a part of our story thanks for the well wishes and I hope all is well with you and Danny and your family 4d
  •   realnickgerber @t_for_therese thanks, Theresa! 4d
  •   realnickgerber @t_for_therese Therese! Damn autocorrect! 4d
  •   realnickgerber @cecileamposta thanks so much! 4d
  •   amadougtw Hi friend'$ wife. 4d

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realnickgerber GTA in Chicago last night 🚁 5d

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realnickgerber Playin 5d

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realnickgerber This is what is happening right now 6d

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realnickgerber The other evening I went to Buckingham Fountain. I sat down while I was taking this and as the spout turned on America the Beautiful came on. I looked around and saw people of every ethnicity and seemingly several religions. It was poignant. I think you get the point - but I'm glad I live in a place where the theme is plurality. 6d

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realnickgerber National Ice Cream Day! 1w

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realnickgerber 🚴🏼 1w

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realnickgerber Pitchfork sunset vibes. 2w

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realnickgerber Boatneath me 1000th post 😀 #boatneathme 2w
  •   hattrot Argh! I was in the city for the day and tried to get one of these shots so I could tag you! I kept missing the boats on our short walk to and from lunch. 2w
  •   realnickgerber @hattrot it definitely takes sitting up on a boat for a couple hours to get some good stuff 😀 but good on you for trying!! 2w
  •   studleygregg Lots of aerial river pics!! 2w
  •   raphaelsabatini Love this series, Nick. 2w
  •   realnickgerber @raphaelsabatini thanks so much, Dave! 1w

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realnickgerber I think Max likes it here. 2w

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realnickgerber My friend @maxfairclough is in town from Perth, Australia. He's here for... A super cool reason, but you should navigate to his page to see why. In any case, what should I show him of our fair metropolis today? 2w

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realnickgerber The CPD and Coast Guard use the same style boat. They're cool looking and I'd like to see what it's like when they open it up on the high seas. #boatneathme 2w

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realnickgerber I went to dinner with a friend last week and he mentioned something that has been itching at me since we talked about it. My friend was invited to an Instagram MeetUp where both the sponsor and the location where the MeetUp was being held claimed ownership of the content produced during the MeetUp. So in layman's terms - by participating in the MeetUp anybody who attended forfeited ownership of the pictures, video, or any other content they made. The reason I'm addressing this that I think it's absolute BULLSHIT. I'm not trying to call out the companies who hosted this or the people who participated. I'm trying to address an issue and nip it in the bud. If we as a community say "no" to this we can end this ridiculous practice. I know a lot of people are scared to comment on this kind of stuff because there is a belief that they'll be black listed. Maybe we will be, but there are worse things than being black listed by companies who's intention is to steal content. 2w
  •   t_for_therese Nick, you should join forces with Theron Humphrey. He's always tracking these shenanigans. 2w
  •   realnickgerber @t_for_therese hahaha - I'd be super happy to - he's a bit out of my league - but I'm glad to be on the sane side of these issues with him 😎 2w
  •   deshaunicus It's getting more traction because of the rights grab stuff, but this has been around for ages. It sucks. I'm glad you're contributing to the awareness. 2w
  •   realnickgerber @deshaunicus you're right - I feel like all the new rights grab stuff is emboldening marketing agencies to think they can do it unencumbered. In any case - were gonna just keep it out in the open. People know wrong from right. It's wrong and we can smell it 2w
  •   _jsett I agree! 2w
  •   sandyenoto Ugh, 1. A lot people are uninformed about image rights and contracts and just agree to anything. 2. A lot people are also willing to work for free... I think they're hoping it creates goodwill or something that will result in paid work later on. 2w
  •   realnickgerber @sandyenoto the people who went on this thing are the top 1% of the top 1% of Chicago Instagram personalities. I doubt most of them needed the assistance, but you're right. I think they just saw that it was what their peers were doing and decided to hop on. It's either super bad FOMO, they didn't read their contracts or they don't feel ok contradicting the big names on insta. 2w
  •   realnickgerber @_jsett woot!! 🏻 2w

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