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Jill Brown has over 15 years of experience in the field of photography. She has studied photography at Missouri State University and Maryville University, St. Louis. She spent time working on her personal fine art work for many years and in 2003 started her first wedding and portrait photography business in St. Louis, MO. Jill moved to Des Moines, IA in 2005 and has continued her wedding and portrait business along with her fine art photography. Jill currently has work displayed in and around the Des Moines area as well as work in personal collections around the world. Jill uses both medium format film cameras and digital formats to create her images. This is how the artist describes her work: “My work is a reflection of everyday life and places. I chose the medium of photography as a tool to capture the essence of the person or place. I create images to depict the subject as they are remembered in the mind. Not posed or unnatural, but as a window into the intimate world of the subject.” Jill Brown is a member of Professional Photographers of America.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Ichi Bike!

My husband plays hockey with a guy named Dan.  Dan is a pretty awesome guy... very nice, very talented and very creative.  Dan is a tattoo artist and has a tattoo shop called Yankee Doodle Tattoo here is Des Moines.  That is pretty sweet in and of itself... HOWEVER... In addition to the tattoo place, Dan and his wife Amy just opened up a bicycle chop shop called Ichi Bike!  Let me tell you that these bikes are so awesome!!  

For those of you who don't know Japanese (and I am one of them) - ichi means "number one".  These bikes are definitely #1.  They are some of the grooviest, custom designed and built bikes I have ever seen!  All of the bikes in the shop are old school, chopped and redesigned by Dan.  You really have to see them!

The opening for his shop was this past Saturday.  Dave and I had the privilege of being there, had a beer (Fat Tire of course!), bought a T-Shirt, hung out and took some photos.  Good times!  :)

If you are in Des Moines, you need to check this place out.  There are some of the best bikes in town!    

Best of luck to you Dan and Amy!!!  I know that you will do well!!

Dan's first transaction!

Love these theater chairs!

Buy the shirt!  ;)

Hey Dan!  Nice shop!


"Welcome to the Neighborhood" gift!  

...this one just came in... it's not yet been redesigned by Dan.  Cannot wait to see what it will look like!


Gary's third pottery blog said...

Holy cats Duh Moines is the absolute COOL-est place on earth. My first choice for a vacation destination, NO LIE :)

Jill A. Brown said...

Gary!!!!! You should totally come to DSM for a vacation! I know a couple of places you and your lovely wife can stay! :)

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Kasey sez we can stay in her guest room :) Look out the window and see, I think, Iowa Cubs park :)

Jill A. Brown said...

Principle Park! :) Nice view!!! :) Any your downtown! :) So.... when are you coming? ;) heehee.