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Hailing from Houston, TX and a graduate of Northwestern University, Justin Barbin now resides in Chicago, IL and continues to pursue his passion for photography.

Justin wields his camera with an immense love for humanity, culture, and the preservation of life, relishing in the opportunity to capture the world in all its beauty.

Entries by Justin Barbin

Windy City Style: The Fifth Avenue Man (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 10:41 AM

Men, take note. You have yet another shopping outlet down Michigan Avenue housed in the remodeled sixth and seventh floors of the Saks Fifth flagship store.

An express elevator will take you right to the sixth floor which highlights luxury brands including Brioni, Ermenegildo Zegna and Salvatore Ferragamo. This level...

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Windy City Happening: Redmoon Theater's Boneshaker 2013 (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 5:46 PM

With November over, I take a look back at my favorite event this month -- Redmoon Theater's spectacular Boneshaker bash celebrating both Halloween and All Saint's Day!

Located in their upgraded space in Pilsen, the Redmoon 57,000 sq. ft. warehouse was the perfect location to host truly one of the...

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Windy City Happening: Art Institute of Chicago Masked Ball (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 6:15 PM

Surrealist artist Rene Magritte's paintings came to life in Chicago as the The Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago celebrated its 40th anniversary with its Nothing Is As It Appears masked ball.

Holding the distinction of being the oldest arts auxiliary board in the country since...

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Windy City Happening: Fashion in the Loop (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 12:20 PM

With Fashion Focus, Chicago's Fashion Week, coming up next week (Oct 15 - 20), I take a look back at some style-focused events -- a particularly fashionable evening in the loop from up-high on the ROOF on the Wit to down low at The Underground nightclub.

My evening began...

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North Coast Music Festival 2013 (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 4:21 PM

Not even torrential downpour and a lightning storm could stop concert-goers from going hard last Friday for the first night of North Coast Music Festival 2013.

After about a two hour delay, the gates to Union Park opened to performances from Aluna George's R&B stylings harking back to the 90's...

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Windy City Style Spotlight: Lollapalooza 2013 (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2013 | 9:24 AM

Earlier this month, Lollapalooza 2013 hosted a record crowd of over 300,000 for the three-day music festival at Grant Park. A sea of denim, grunge-wear, and Lana Del Ray look-a-likes dominated the fashion scene for Chicago's largest music festival, and I was there with my lens to capture the most...

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Glam Launch Party for Macy's Glamorama Fashion Show (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted August 8, 2013 | 7:30 PM

Chicago's most fashionable and philanthropic joined together at Gallery 225 (225 W. Hubbard) for Macy's Glamorama kickoff event, Glam Launch Party. Chaired by Candace Jordan, the evening benefitted Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI). The mission of RMHC-CNI is to care for families of children with...

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Windy City Style Spotlight: C2E2 2013 (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 4:15 PM

From Batman to Dr. Who to the X-Men, this year's Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) attendees did not disappoint with their creativity and hard work on putting together costumes. I got to hang out with my favorite superheroes and villains (Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman, anyone?) for a whole...

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Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo 2013 (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 4:01 PM

The legendary San Diego Comic-Con happened last weekend, but don't get too jealous, Chicago. We have our own annual comic convention, Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), which comes through town again from April 25-27, 2014 at McCormick Place. You have just over 9 months to get your...

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Windy City Style Spotlight: SAIC Presents Fashion 2013 (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted July 17, 2013 | 11:25 AM

Fashion Week featuring men's and haute couture collections debuted earlier this month in Paris with Gaultier and Valentino leading the pack. Chicago had its own taste of high fashion with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's (SAIC) 79th annual showcase of their brilliant students' work at Millennium Park...

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Windy City Style Spotlight: Chicago Spring Nightlife (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted June 24, 2013 | 5:03 PM

The confusing Chicago spring is officially over, so let's take a look back at the gutsy Chicagoans who dressed to the nines in all sorts of weather spring had in store for us!

From weekly parties at DrumBAR atop the Rafaello Hotel and Exile dinners at the Euro-chic Nellcôte to...

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Windy City Style Spotlight: Spring Awakening Music Festival (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2013 | 2:43 PM

Neon, candy bracelets, and furry accessories dominated the fashion scene at last weekend's Spring Awakening Music Festival (SAMF), and I was there with my camera to capture all of the wild and beautiful fashion choices all weekend long.

Check out my SAMF music coverage here

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The 6th Annual Rescue Our Angels Hosted by Jenny McCarthy (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2013 | 3:22 PM

The red carpet rolled out at Studio Paris nightclub in Chicago for Jenny McCarthy and a sold-out crowd, as the model, actress, talk show host, and author hosted the Sixth Annual Rescue Our Angels fundraiser for Generation Rescue. McCarthy is president of Generation Rescue, the leading national organization providing hope,...

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Baconfest Chicago 2013 (PHOTOS)

(7) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 4:31 PM

Let me preface this post with a warning to non-meat eaters that this post features some explicitly delicious photos of bacon in all of its wondrous forms.

Baconfest Chicago, a bacon wonderland where more than 120 chefs serve creative (and most importantly delicious) bacon-inspired dishes to 3,000 bacon-loving fans, celebrated...

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Windy City Style Spotlight: Gilt Warehouse Sale (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted April 22, 2013 | 1:28 PM

The spring Gilt Warehouse Sale treated Chicago fashionistas to insider prices for luxury brands of the newest shoe styles, jewelry, suits, accessories, and outerwear for men, women, and children. Nestled in the Far West Loop, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Warehouse (which, you guessed it, stores the museum's art...

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Flux Pavilion at Congress Theater (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2013 | 2:44 PM

Flux Pavilion, British DJ and producer, made a pit stop at Chicago's Congress Theater along with Torro Torro and Carnage for a night of electronic dance music and hypnotic light displays. Playing to a sold out crowd, Flux Pavilion featured tracks off his latest EP, Blow the Roof, which showcased...

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Spring Awakening Fashion Show (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2013 | 1:42 PM

The first day of spring was all about escaping the dreary winter weather with a fashion show inside a garden of flowers and springtime warmth.

Benjamin Cottrell hosted an exclusive event combining fashion and music for the Spring Awakening Fashion Show at City Escape Greenhouse. Benefitting Chicago Gateway...

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Windy City Style Spotlight: Gucci's 60th Anniversary of the Horsebit Loafer (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted March 14, 2013 | 4:14 PM

Gucci hosted a private cocktail party for more than 175 guests at the House's Chicago store to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the horsebit loafer and the 1953 collection for men and women. In celebration of this icon, Gucci launched the Made to Order program offering guests the exclusive opportunity...

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Northwestern University Dance Marathon Raises Over $1.2 Million for Charity (PHOTOS)

(3) Comments | Posted March 13, 2013 | 12:48 PM

There were a lot of amazing events this past weekend throughout the Chicagoland area, but there was only one of me and only one philanthropic event I would not have missed for anything in all of Chicago.

Northwestern University held its 39th annual Dance Marathon (NUDM) from March...

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Grand Opening for Lulu's on the Avenue Vintage Store (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2013 | 11:05 AM

Over the past 10 years, Lulu's at the Belle Kay has earned the reputation for being one of the country's top vintage stores, carrying an unparalleled selection of jewelry from the 1920s through the 1980s, gowns, furs, and hats. Owner and curator, Laurie Davis, opened a second store last week:...

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