Springtime Skyline

chicago skyline, chicago gold coast

It appears springtime has finally arrived here in Chicago and it’s about time! I strolled along the lakefront from Chicago Ave to North Ave Beach on a warm spring day…it was so nice, I really should do this more often!

North Avenue Bridge

north avenue bridge chicago

One of my “projects” this year is to photograph some of Chicago’s bridges, along with interesting bridges in any location I travel to. I started this year with the very cool Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge in San Diego. And this week I finally made it to one of Chicago’s more interesting bridges, the North Ave […]

A Return Home

cirrus clouds

Over the weekend I spent a couple days at my parents house and decided to go for a run Saturday morning…I had my phone with me because I can’t seem to run without music and it never hurts to have a camera with you no matter where you are. I’ve never been much for running, […]

Fermilab Field Trip

fermilab, batavia, illinois

I have been meaning to make a trip out to Fermilab (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory) for over a year and since I was headed in the direction of Plano on Saturday, and this was basically on my way, I figured now was as good a time as ever to stop by. Fermilab is a particle […]

Wednesday Walk-by's

sofitel chicago

Like I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I generally like to focus on one building each time I go out for some photography but that doesn’t mean I don’t come across other buildings or scenes that catch my eye. While my morning was fairly dull before making it to Spertus, the afternoon had me walking by […]

Spertus Institute for Jewish Studies & My Photographic Approach

david adjaye, nmaahc

Yay! This week is the first week I’m back to my weekly days out for some Chicago photography; it’s been far too long! And whaddya know…the sun was shining! Maybe my luck is turning around this year. I randomly wandered around for awhile this morning while waiting to meet up with a photographer friend (those […]

Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge

Casa Batlló, Antoni Gaudí, barcelona

The last photographic stop from my couple days in San Diego was the Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge. A photographer friend of mine, Jim Watkins who recently moved to California and has spent much time exploring the area, suggested I find my way to this bridge. If only I would have remembered it once we got […]

Geisel Library

geisel library, dr seuss, brutlist architecture

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! How fitting that a library would be named in honor of the one-and-only Dr. Seuss! And to have the Dr. Seuss Collection housed in […]

Salk Institute

salk institute, jonas salk, louis kahn

“Hope lies in dreams, in imagination and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.”  – Jonas Salk I first became aware of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California when I saw this amazing image by Joel Tjintjelaar, he is one of the best long exposure photographers […]

Walt Disney Concert Hall

walt disney concert hall, frank gehry, los angeles philharmonic

The very first photography stop on my recent trip to Los Angeles was the Disney Concert Hall and if there would have only been time for one place to photograph, this would have been it. I absolutely adore Frank Gehry‘s architecture and if you think the Pritzker Pavilion here in Chicago is amazing you absolutely […]