Student Images from the August 2021 Chicago Workshop

You’ve seen my shots from the workshop, but isn’t it more fun to peek at some of the attendee’s images for a different perspective?! Let’s dive right in! Omar Jeffries This was the first workshop where everyone was from out of town, not a single local Chicagoan! Omar joined us from Cleveland. He has a […]

Chicago Workshop Recap, August 2021

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So happy to say in-person workshops are back! Given the uncertainty around a number of things, I decided to stick with Chicago for 2021. Initially, opening registration for October but then adding an August date as well. So, here we are with a recap. Settle in, we had 3 very full days exploring so much […]

St Regis Chicago, summer update | Magellan Development

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It’s been fun documenting the way the St Regis changes based on the seasons…the differences in the sun and how the light affects the building, the clouds, its natural surroundings. So, just dropping by with a few summer photo updates. First up, bright and early for a June sunrise and those moments just before the […]

Two New Chicago Sculptures – “Constellation” & “Atmospheric Wave Wall”

It’s no mystery that I love photographing sculptures and include them in the realm of architectural photography. Sometimes designed by architects, sometimes artists. Though I consider many architects artists as well. Our first new Chicago sculpture is certainly designed by an architect I’d consider an artist, Santiago Calatrava, and his sculpture Constellation. Even his buildings […]

Private Workshop – River North, The Loop, Lakeshore East

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It’s been a busy few weeks with private workshops. This time I spent a few hours with a father/son duo. We spent our time exploring some urban views from parking garages to a mix of modern and historic architecture. The first stop was the Kinzie & Wells parking garage for some elevated views of the […]

Private Workshop – The Loop, Lakeshore East

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It’s been a summer of private workshops, which are always a great time! This time, it was with a wife/husband duo and we spent a day in the sweltering heat we’ve been having checking out a bunch of Loop and Lakeshore East locations. First up, Calatrava’s Constellation. I’ve been here a lot lately and I’m […]

Private Workshop – South Loop, The Loop, Lakeshore East

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Last week I had a private workshop with a wonderful woman who has done a couple of these 1on1’s with me. It’s always so nice to catch up, explore the city, and see how her shooting has evolved. After seeing a post of mine on Instagram, she requested we visit the Paragon. An apartment building […]

St Regis Chicago, spring update | Magellan Development

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Time to get back to the St Regis for some fleeting spring shots! So far, I think these are my favorites. Lots of variety and the short-lived nature of the weather in Chicago this time of year makes for, hopefully, unique images. First, a little fun with the city surprising us with dying the river […]

Chicagohenge Spring 2021

Chicagohenge is upon us once again. For those of you wondering what the heck I’m talking about, it’s basically the spring equinox where the sun rises and sets along Chicago’s grid. Plus, the light is just amazing this time of year…fiery, intense. Which provides great opportunities for some unique shots whether shooting directly into the […]

Dying of the Chicago River – St Patrick's Day

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The city of Chicago surprised us over the weekend dying the river green! Like last year, they had planned to cancel this annual St Patrick’s Day tradition because of Covid. So, this was a fun surprise on a very beautiful day. In the 21 years I’ve lived here I’ve never photographed this so I decided […]