Private Workshop Recap: Chicago Staircases

My most recent 1on1 workshop took us to a couple locations I love in Chicago: the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) and the Art Institute of Chicago (AI). Both have some of the best staircases in the city! First up, the MCA and its two staircases. The original was designed by Josef Paul Kleihaus, a […]

Art Institute Mini-series

Always one of my favorite locations in Chicago, both architecturally and personally, is the Art Institute of Chicago. I took my students from the architecture series class I taught at Chicago Photography Classes there a few weeks ago. I typically take them to three staircases in various parts of the museum to create images that […]

Intro to Architecture Series, Class 5 – Art Institute

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This week we visited one of my favorite locations in the city; the Art Institute of Chicago. Of course the art is great, but in terms of photography there are some great architectural details, especially the staircases. It was tough to come away with only one series of images, so there are a few in […]

Pritzker Garden at the Art Institute

modern wing art institute of chicago, renzo piano, pritzker garden

  Last week I headed to the Art Institute to check out the Gordon Parks exhibition – Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem. The two collaborated on 2 projects within their lifetime, both striving to make visible the black experience in post WW2 America. It’s a powerful exhibition and one I highly […]

Inside + Outside the Art Institute of Chicago

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Last Thursday I finally made it to the Art Institute (AI) to visit the Steiglitz exhibit, The New Contemporary exhibit and a few others. I arrived shortly before the museum opened at 10:30 so I had a little time to wander the bridge of the modern wing of the museum (designed by Renzo Piano), which […]

Weekend Wanderings

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We had a really beautiful fall weekend so I took the opportunity to photograph some locations I’ve been meaning to get to downtown and check out the Chicago Architecture Biennial at the Cultural Center. One of my first stops wasn’t planned, but the atrium looked interesting. As I expected, I was quickly asked to stop […]

Wednesday's Misfits

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Seems I covered a fair amount of ground on Wednesday without really intending to, guess I’m trying to make up for lost time shooting. These are just a few random photos that didn’t really fit in with my intended purpose for shooting Wednesday but I thought I’d share them anyway. First up, the Chicago Symphony […]

A Morning at the Art Institute

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It’s been far too long since I’ve been out for some photography and even longer since I’ve had the chance to meet up with other photographers for a little conversation and shooting. Yesterday I had the chance to do both and even managed to get to the DePaul Art Museum for their latest exhibition,  The […]

Inspired Art…pick 17 or our 52 adventures in Chicago!

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What a great summer night for a girls night out with my very own little girl! We wandered around the Roy Lichtenstein exhibit at the Art Institute, which I’ve been wanting to get to since it first debuted months ago, and here we are finally making it on it’s closing weekend! Lucky for us, the museum […]