Guggenheim Museum

After far too many years without a visit to New York City I had a chance to take a quick trip there this last weekend. I had the perfect excuse with one of my ‘L’ images being part of a group exhibition through the New York Center for Photographic Art at gallery Site 109 Friday […]

From One Rooftop to Another

Earlier this week I had the good fortune to go out and shoot with a couple photographer friends who happen to have some pretty great rooftop access. First, they both work at the Chicago Tribune so I was lucky enough to get a chance to grab a couple photos from one of their rooftop terraces. […]

Finding Your Vision

david adjaye, nmaahc

I recently had the honor of being one of 16 presenters at Out of Chicago Photography’s inaugural conference. What an exciting and nerve-racking experience that was given it was my first time presenting anything on photography. I had really great turnout during my two sessions and met some truly amazing people, attendees and fellow presenters […]

Updates: Out of Chicago Podcast Interview & A Couple Awards

walt disney concert hall, frank gehry

Seems interviews are all the rage the last couple of weeks! This latest interview was done by Chris Smith from Out of Chicago for his new podcast. Chris is also responsible for organizing the Summer Conference “The Art of City Photography” taking place this Saturday, there’s still time to sign up, just click here! It’s […]

Interview with Lens People

milwaukee art museum, santiago calatrava

I’m always surprised and flattered when I receive requests for interviews and this interview with Lens People is no exception. Thank you so much to them for their time! Below is an excerpt from the editors: Angie McMonigal is an urban architecture and fine art photographer from Chicago. Most of her work consists of minimalistic […]

The Chicago River & iPhone Photography

chicago skyline, trump tower

Friday I had the opportunity to chaperone my daughter’s 1st grade field trip and there might not be a better field trip than the architectural boat tour down the Chicago River. Despite having been on this boat tour a couple times it never gets old, there’s always something new to learn and it seems there […]

National Geographic Feature

geisel library, dr seuss, brutalist architecture, university of san diego

I recently had the honor of National Geographic Your Shot Blog featuring some of my work. While they’ve featured a few of my images on their Your Shot Daily Dozen (here, here and here) in the past and one image as their photo of the day (here), I have to admit I was extra excited […]

Bridges: Webster, Cortland & Damen

damen avenue bridge chicage

It was a day full of wandering the bridges on the northside of Chicago, some old–the bascule (drawbridge) bridges of Webster and Cortland which are most representative of the type of bridge this city is known for, afterall Chicago has the largest variety of drawbridge’s in any city in the world, to the more modern […]

Wednesday Wandering's


Yesterday was quite a random day of subject matter—low-lying fog, the Chicago skyline, street photography, architecture and abstracts. I spent the morning walking around with another mom-tographer friend who typically photographs kids and families (be sure to check out her work here and here..I love her images!). Unlike my usual days of shooting we didn’t […]

Urban Layers

chicago skyline

As I was walking along Lakeshore Drive (LSD) admiring the amazing architecture in this city, I remembered an image I made last fall at the Open House Chicago event and how much I loved the layering of buildings and different styles of architecture. The various eras of design aesthetics yet they all still seem to […]