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 […]

The Vessel | NYC

the vessel, hudson yards, thomas heatherwick, nyc

One of the latest architectural additions to NYC is the Vessel by Thomas Heatherwick. Part of the new Hudson Yards development and its main attraction, it’s 16 stories and 150 feet high. Consisting of 154 flights of stairs, 2,500 steps, and 80 landings, it can hold up to 1000 people at a time. Some liken […]

Erasmus MC Library | Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Erasmus MC Library, rotterdam, the netherlands

The second city I visited while in The Netherlands was Rotterdam. I’ve never been here before and most of the time was spent photographing some of its interesting architecture. One of the first stops was Erasmus MC Library, which, well, I got kicked out of. Apparently you can’t be in there unless you’re a student. […]

Paternoster Vents | London

Sculptures are often some of my favorite photographic subjects. The Paternoster Vents in London are both sculptural and functional…even better, right!? Heatherwick Studios is the architect behind the design of this cooling system that emerges from the underground electricity substation into a small, and new at the time, public square. Given the small space, they […]

Architectural Composition Tool: Filling the Frame

When creating architectural images the biggest consideration in composition is isolation, meaning what to include and exclude within your frame. The two basic ways to go about this are filling the frame, which we’ll discuss in more depth today, and negative space, which we’ve discussed in the past, here. As opposed to the negative space […]