13 November 2012

Steve Starr Chicago Celebrity Photog and Friend Dies Suddenly

On November 12, Chicago's social circuit lost a good friend, Steve Starr. Steve photographed everyone who's anyone and was certainly the life of every party and fundraiser he attended.
With a packed social calendar in Chi-town, my sister, LeAnita & I were often in front of Steve's lens and LeAnita was currently working with him on his next project, "The Face of News" which was to be held on 12-12-12. They were very good friends and sadly, she and Steve spoke about the project just a day before he suffered a heart attack outside the Drake Hotel on Michigan Avenue, moments after dining with friends.

Last November, LeAnita arranged for Steve to do a private photo session with us, our mother and little C. Alexander at The Drake (a place one would find us often). I was incredibly sleep-deprived for the shoot, but he still managed to make me look great (thanks, Steve!) Here are a few of Steve's photos from that shoot: 

This is from a different shoot, but certainly a favorite of mine by Steve of my sister:

Steve's family will hold a private service for him. 

Rikki Ragland the preppy debutante