Vintage Cars + Art Deco + Palm Trees | South Beach, Miami
A couple of weekends ago I made a quick trip to Miami for a friend’s wedding. So happy for them and was looking forward to some sunshine and warmth. Well, I got one of the two – it was so cold, seriously, about the same temps as Chicago. Oh well, a change of scenery is […]
Photo Series | Triptychs
I’ve discussed photo series a few times on this blog and in webinars. Soon, I’ll cover this topic for the 2023 Out of Chicago LIVE! Conference. Both, in a free photo challenge (on Jan 24, at noon) and then more comprehensively during the conference on February 5. So, if this topic interests you, sign up […]
Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, San Francisco
Yet another favorite San Francisco stop, The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption designed by local architects John Michael Lee, Paul A. Ryan, and Angus McSweeney along with internationally known architects Pier Luigi Nervi and Pietro Belluschi. I’ve seen many photos of the interior, particularly the ceiling, which is understandable and we’ll get to those soon. However, […]
“Sphere”, San Francisco
Sculptures are one of my favorite photographic subjects. Especially those that have great curves. Throw in some cool lighting and there are endless opportunities. You can imagine my thrill when I stumbled upon Sphere by Charles O. Perry in the Hyatt Regency San Francisco. It’s a 40-foot high geodesic sphere consisting of 1,400 pieces of […]
Mira San Francisco
If you’ve been following me long enough you know I adore any design by Jeanne Gang (Studio Gang Architects). So, when I saw her newish building, Mira, being developed in San Francisco I knew I had to get there to shoot it! As luck would have it, I found myself in SF the last week […]
Olafur Eliasson's "Atmospheric Wave Wall"
Another outing in the snow. And another piece of great Chicago public art, the relatively new Olafur Eliasson’s Atmospheric Wave Wall at the Willis Tower. After last Monday’s blizzard, we had a bright sunny morning. Taking advantage of that light, I thought I’d make some snowy images of this fun new sculptural wall. Inspired by […]
New Limited Edition Prints at Minted!
I’m excited to share I have three new limited edition prints available through Minted.com! Always fun collaborating with them and being able to offer so many ways to showcase the artwork. From a wide variety of sizes, ways to print the image and frame it. Plus, the option to add my signature. Below are the […]
Calatrava's Constellation…it's complete!
So excited for a new piece of design here in Chicago! The long-awaited Constellation sculpture by Santiago Calatrava! I still find it hard to believe we haven’t had anything by the starchitect until now. Granted, the incomparable Milwaukee Art Museum is nearby but it’s not the same as having something by him right at home. […]
A Look At Brutalism
When I’ve discussed Brutalist architecture on photowalks or presentations I often get asked why it’s called this so I thought a quick post with a little explanation along with some pics might be useful. Simply looking at any building we’d classify as brutalist, the name is inherently fitting as the buildings all look, well, brutal. […]
ICM – Aqua & Lake Michigan
Last week I spent a few hours exploring Aqua (for about the millionth time, lol) and Lake Michigan. The impetus was for a potential project with one of my art consultants and needing some intentional camera movement (ICM) shots of the two areas. Surprisingly, I didn’t have any of Aqua. So, why not?! A fun […]