Intro to Architecture Composition, Class 4 Recap

Week 4’s topic was leading lines. Our plan was to revisit Millennium Park and spend our time with a different focus than week 1’s topic of isolation. However, we had some not-so-great weather. Super foggy, which could actually be good, but once we arrived at Millennium Park it started raining. Onto our backup plan and […]

Trillium Park

trillium park ,toronto, West 8

On a recent trip to Toronto I spent an afternoon along their lakefront biking and taking pics. My first photo stop of the day was the new, Trillium Park. Such a beautiful space and with this great pavilion. Lots of great angles to play with and the black and white emphasizes the shapes a bit […]

Stairway | Gehry | AGO

In my last post I shared some workshop images from my time in Toronto. I stayed a couple extra days and visited the Art Gallery of Ontario for a couple reasons. First, because there was a Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit and she’s one of my favorite artists. Second because it’s designed by one of my favorite […]

Philharmonie de Paris

philharmonie de paris, jean nouvel

As promised in my last post about my recent trip to Paris for my partnership with Le Méridien Etoile, I mentioned I also spent an afternoon photographing the interesting Philharmonie de Paris. I first noticed this building on the drive from the airport to the hotel last November. Through much pointing and gesturing between me […]

International Photography Awards 2015 – Honorable Mentions

It’s always exciting to have my work recognized by the International Photography Awards (IPA), especially when you consider all the truly talented photographer’s, many I’m honored to call friends, whose work is awarded through this competition. This year I received 6 HM’s in the Architecture: Buildings Category. Half were for individual images and the other […]

Looking Up

The third post from my little visit to Chase Tower last week. This one is all about looking up, which is typically what you’ll see me doing while out photographing. Chase Tower is the 11th tallest building in Chicago and the tallest inside the actual Loop. It’s a massive concrete building but with it’s sweeping, […]

In The Clouds

While I was photographing from Chase Tower earlier this week I noticed a reflection of Prudential Plaza in the window with these great clouds in the background. This image doesn’t really fit with my other work but there’s something about it that I like. So, here it is with its very own post.

Aqua – Another Visit

I just can’t seem to stop visiting Aqua lately! This time it was to meet up with some friends and fellow photographers. I rarely visit the same building this frequently in such a short span of time but it is one of Chicago’s best. Each time I go I think I’ve seen it all the […]

New Images – Cloudscrapers

Tuesday I had the opportunity to do a one-on-one photowalk with a woman that wanted a little guidance on some technical aspects, as well as compositional elements, of architectural photography. We had such a great couple of hours together and I think we both learned a few things! One of the benefits of teaching…it never […]

Aqua Abstracts

aqua, studio gang

After Saturday’s Out of Chicago Photography conference sessions wrapped up there was a little bit of light left so I decided to get those abstract shots of the Radisson Blu Aqua building I’ve been meaning to do for quite a long time. I rented the telephoto 70-200mm lens knowing my usual 24-70mm just isn’t long […]