Spirits of the Wind
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Spirits of the Wind

NEW RELEASE – “Spirits of the Wind” Author Brendan Detzner brings the old Velvet Lounge to life once again. Photos transport us to a time when music was truly alive and kicking up all night jam-sessions. Spirits of the Wind transports the reader to a time when Chicago truly was a center for the coolest … Continue reading

Absent Ventriloquist
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Absent Ventriloquist

Little Alice and Bryan Thompson of Graffiti Photographic spent a sunny afternoon playing photoshoot in the Wisconsin studio owned by COM crew member Che Correa.  One of the sets that were captured is featured in Absent Ventriloquist, a commentary on mental illness and awareness. The photos were taken while different music played.  Little Alice was feeling … Continue reading

Pallid Hours: Autumn Freed
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Pallid Hours: Autumn Freed

The COM crew always documents their adventures, both fantastical and mundane.  During the years that co-editor Little Alice spent commuting to her job in the northern suburbs, she passed the time by taking photos of the scenery. Pallid Hours: Autumn Freed is an art book featuring the photos Little Alice took during the autumn months, … Continue reading

Spirits of the Wind
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Spirits of the Wind

Spirits of the Wind is a collaboration between Cloud Orchid Publishing and established author Brendan Detzner.  His novella Spirits of the Wind recaptures the glory days of the original Velvet Lounge in the Chicago South Loop.  The story takes the reader into the underground of the jazz world, and offers up an incredible slice of local … Continue reading

Waiting
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Waiting

The photo project “Waiting” was created on one of the OSR caravan trips when Graffiti Photographic spent an evening capturing model Erin Haught in her natural state.  This genuine series whispered a story to the COM crew, and inspired Little Alice to write freeform poetry featuring a jilting lover left waiting indefinitely. Erin brought a … Continue reading

Synesthesia – Depression
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Synesthesia – Depression

The COM crew is passionate about bringing awareness to mental illness through the power of art.  We are proud to bring you the second book in the “Synesthesia” poetry collection.  “Synesthesia – Depression” features poetry by co-editor Little Alice, and photos by co-editor Bryan Thompson of Graffiti Photographic.  Together, they tell a dark story of … Continue reading

Plunge the Soul into the Quick
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Plunge the Soul into the Quick

The COM crew has many expanded crew members, and one of them is our dear model friend Brooklyn Sky.  This young model set aside her usual glamorous style and delivered the helpless despair of an abandoned prisoner for our latest art book “Plunge the Soul into the Quick.” This set was created for one of … Continue reading