Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, San Francisco

Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption

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

Sphere, Hyatt Regency San Francisco , charles o. perry

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

Mira, San Francisco , studio gang

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"

olafur eliasson, atmospheric wave wall, willis tower

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!

constellation, santiago calatrava, river point

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

rSalk Institute, San Diego, architect - Louis Kahn

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 […]

Toronto Reference Library

One of our favorite Toronto locations is the Reference Library located in the Yorkville neighborhood. The building was designed by Raymond Moriyama and was completed in 1977.  At that time and still today, it was/is Canada’s largest public reference library. The design of the building definitely feels like stepping back in time. The exterior is […]

Visiting Casa Batlló

Casa Batlló, Antoni Gaudí, barcelona

While we’re all stuck at home and anxiously awaiting the chance to travel again we thought we’d take a little virtual trip to the wild world of Antoni Gaudí. His work has become synonymous with Barcelona where he has many buildings in his one-of-a-kind style. Never fitting in with any particular architectural movement he has […]