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LGBTQ+ Icons Gallery and Book Launch

  By Trope Publishing Co

The Trope team was overjoyed to welcome friends and fans to celebrate the launch of LGBTQ+ Icons by David Lee Csicsko and Owen Keehnen with a talk,...

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Paul Natkin Interviewed on WGN

Paul Natkin Interviewed on WGN

Concert photographer Paul Natkin joins WGN’s Bob Sirott to talk about his new book Natkin: The Moment of Truth and how he had the opportunity to tour with The Rolling...

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In Conversation: Tom Maday & Peter Shea

In Conversation: Tom Maday & Peter Shea

A celebration of the individuals who worked tirelessly in an effort to uphold America’s democracy, In the Arena boldly questions our society’s perspective of those who are not victorious in their...

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Behind the Shot: ZZ Top

Behind the Shot: ZZ Top

They’re three really hilarious characters, and they’re known for their beards. I was doing a cover shoot for a magazine, and there was a scissors laying on the table.

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Behind the Shot: Joan Jett

Behind the Shot: Joan Jett

It's really hard to look at a picture of Joan Jett playing in a heavy metal band dressed in spandex with spiked out hair and know what the story...

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Behind the Shot: Motörhead

Behind the Shot: Motörhead

Their publicist suggested I pick them up and take them somewhere to do a photoshoot with them. So they all got in my car and said, “Let’s go and...

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Behind the Shot: Axl & Mick

Behind the Shot: Axl & Mick

Paul Natkin, Chicago’s foremost music photographer, shines a light on the stories behind some of his most famous shots for Trope’s Behind The Shot series. ...

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In Conversation: David Lee Csicsko

In Conversation: David Lee Csicsko

Award-winning artist and designer David Lee Csicsko has an impressive background. From countless solo exhibitions to illustrations in the Chicago Tribune and even designing for the White House Christmas in 2012,...

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Trope Chicago Gallery Exhibition

Trope Chicago Gallery Exhibition

Originally planned for April 2020 and rescheduled twice due to Covid, the team was delighted to host our first Trope gallery exhibit in our studio and office space on April...

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