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Model w/ CHI's amazing hidden graffiti

Chicago, United States

Experience hosted by Keith

90 minsHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

Let's get *out* of the tourist areas & into a neighborhood where you can see awesome art.

NEW: For the price of 3 people, you can book a private group (4 people)!

We'll meet at one of the best graffiti spots in Chicago for a 90-120 minute session.

It's a spot most tourists NEVER see. We’ll start by scouting out the art - the site is always changing and there are often artists painting while we visit.. During the walk, I’ll point out the artists as you try to decipher the lettering.

We’ll spend most of the time with you posing for photos with your favorite murals. We’ll have fun with different poses and looks. For 1-2 of murals, we can do a special effect shot. That might be multiple exposures, where you are in the same frame multiple times OR a shot where you are levitating in the air!

You can change outfits, but it's mostly a public spot! I'll share proofs as we walk, so you’ll be able to see a preview of the photos as we snap.

Afterwards, each model gets:
1) A download code for 6 full-res, professionally edited photos in a private gallery of the whole session
2) The ability to order more than the 6 if you like what you see (usually I edit/ include 20-30 favorites for each model)
3) Featured on my IG feed (unless you don't want to be!)

I travel a lot! So feel free to DM me for non-CHI sessions or different times.
Other things to note
** If you want to request a different time, just DM me! **. The best times are NOT mid-day. The weather can be unpredictable, but in over 30 sessions, we’ve always figured it out and had a great time.

My goal is to send your pix within 24 hours. So far, so good.
Let's get *out* of the tourist areas & into a neighborhood where you can see awesome art.

NEW: For the price of 3 people, you can book a private group (4 people)!

We'll meet at one of the best graffiti spots in Chicago for a 90-120 minute session.

It's a spot most tourists NEVER see. We’ll start by scouting out the art - the site is always changing and there are often artists painting while we visit.. During…

What's included

  • Equipment
    I'll bring some water/ drinks

Meet your host, Keith

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 38 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a CHI-based photographer that has been snapping pix of various sub-cultures for over 10 years. A few years ago, I combined my passions for graffiti and street photography into a new effort I call: #GrafNModels. As I explore new cities, I find great art and ask people to pose for a photo.

At this point, I have literally snapped #GrafNModels pix all over the world, including 5 continents. You can see a lot of my work here:
http://www.GrafNModels.com

or enjoy it on my Instagram feed:
@Graffiti_KBevPhoto

While I still hunt for the best spots in every city I visit, it’s always great to do some #GrafNModels sessions in my home city!

If you want to read a little more, in 2018, I shared the #GrafNModels story with Voyage Chicago: http://voyagechicago.com/interview/check-keith-aka-kbev-s-artwork/
I'm a CHI-based photographer that has been snapping pix of various sub-cultures for over 10 years. A few years ago, I combined my passions for graffiti and street photography into a new effort I call: #GrafNModels. As I explore new cities, I find great art and ask people to pose for a photo.

At this point, I have literally snapped #GrafNModels pix all over the world, including 5 continents. You can see a lot of my work here:
http://www.GrafNModels.com

or enjoy it o…
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Where you'll be

My favorite spot (and what I'd suggest for first-timers) is on the SW side of Chicago in a area that has DOZENS of great murals. It is a $10-15 Uber ride from Grant Park, right off the expressway. If you do use Uber, I will wait with you until your ride comes when we're done. I want you to have fun and be safe.

For those that have been there before, we may hit the Hyde Park area, Logan Square, or some other spots I've shot frequently.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 38 reviews.

Erika
October 2019
Keith knew where all the hotspots were and definitely helped me a lot with the poses. Towards mid session he made me feel comfortable to the point that I found confidence to do my own silly poses ☺️ it was definitely a great experience while visiting Chicago for the first time .
Keith knew where all the hotspots were and definitely helped me a lot with the poses. Towards mid session he made me feel comfortable to the point that I found confidence to do my…
Stacy
September 2019
This was a wonderful experience getting away from the touristy areas and seeing a different side of Chicago. Photos came out great. Would definitely recommend!
Carolina
September 2019
This was an amazing experience! Keith not only takes great pictures, but he also teaches you a lot about the graffiti culture in Chicago. He will tell you all about the artists and guide you trough their work. He helps you pick the best spots and suggests poses that works best on each mural. He is also super patient with camera-shy people like me. I would recommend this 100% since it is something you would never do on your own in a place that is not tourist oriented!
This was an amazing experience! Keith not only takes great pictures, but he also teaches you a lot about the graffiti culture in Chicago. He will tell you all about the artists and…
April
September 2019
Keith's graffiti tour was the highlight of my time in Chicago! I got to learn about graffiti as an incredibly unique form of art in a unique part of the city! Keith was great at answering my questions. He made my daughter and I feel safe and comfortable while he showed us around and took wonderfully creative pics! Everyone should have an experience with Keith!
Keith's graffiti tour was the highlight of my time in Chicago! I got to learn about graffiti as an incredibly unique form of art in a unique part of the city! Keith was great at an…
Jagtar
July 2019
I took my teenage daughter for the photo shoot experience while we were on our way through Chicago. She absolutely loved the unique experience. Everything was well done here - from the ease of the meet-up, to Keith’s expertise on the area and artists to his ideas on poses. We got out pictures last night and they came out great. I highly recommend this experience.
I took my teenage daughter for the photo shoot experience while we were on our way through Chicago. She absolutely loved the unique experience. Everything was well done here - from…
Akber
July 2019
As you can tell from all the praise in the other reviews, Keith is an awesome photographer. He knows what he’s doing and he is very good at it. He was flexible and a joy to work with. We'd recommend him to anyone looking for a brilliant photographer with a keen eye and a great sense of humor. Thanks Keith!
As you can tell from all the praise in the other reviews, Keith is an awesome photographer. He knows what he’s doing and he is very good at it. He was flexible and a joy to work wi…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 4 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Walking shoes

Change of clothes (or layers) for more variety