Private Photowalk – Chicago, May 2022

calder flamingo, mies van der rohe

The first private photowalk of the season. It’s kind of feeling like spring…kind of. The forecast was looking promising but we had chilly temps and gray skies. Still, we had a great time and got some great shots all over the Loop. We started with something bright and cheerful, Calatrava’s Constellation sculpture at River Point […]

Private Photowalk – The Loop, Millennium Park, Lakeshore East

millennium park, bp bridge, frank gehry

It’s been a busy summer for private photowalks! This time around I met up with two ladies from Philly who either have never been to Chicago or haven’t been here in many years. So much fun having the opportunity to show them some of Chicago’s best architecture. We started with the relatively new Calatrava sculpture, […]

Private Workshop – River North, The Loop, Lakeshore East

cta, L

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 – South Loop, The Loop, Lakeshore East

alexander calder, calder red, calder flamingo

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 […]

North Shore Congregation Isreal

north shore congregation isreal, Minoru Yamasaki, okw architects

It’s always exciting to realize there’s an architectural gem around Chicago I have yet to photograph. This building certainly is that and I have one of my students to thank for the introduction! With all this online teaching, a recent class I taught at RS Chicago Photography Classes consisted of each student photographing either one […]

Lakeshore Winter Sunrise Droning

lake point tower

Last week we had some warmer, sunny days so I decided to drag myself out of bed at the ungodly hour of 4:30am to get ready and get down to the lakefront for some drone shots. Mainly of the St Regis Chicago for a client project but there’s one shot in particular that I grabbed […]

St Regis Chicago, winter update | Magellan Development

st regis chicago, magellan development, studio gang architects, drone photography, drone architecture photography

I’ll be documenting the St Regis Chicago for Magellan Development over the course of its completion. For now, I’ve been working on getting exterior shots in various weather conditions. We’ve had an chilly, snowy winter resulting in some unique perspectives from the lake and river…snow covered water, cracked ice, snow/sunshine mixtures. Cold to be out […]

St Regis Chicago | Chicago Magazine

chicago magazine, st regis chicago, studio gang architects, magellan development group, bkl architects

I’m thrilled to share I was commissioned by Chicago Magazine last December to create images of the Studio Gang-designed St Regis Chicago! Just after it topped out the magazine and I set out on a warm winter day of shooting various perspectives on this exciting new project. It’s so great to see a new, unique […]

“Atmospheric Wave Wall” | Olafur Eliasson

olafur eliasson, atmospheric wave wall, willis tower

Chicago has been getting bombarded with cold and snow this winter. And earlier this week we had one of the heaviest snowfalls I’ve experienced in my 20+ years living here. Followed by, as luck would have it, a morning of sunshine. So, I headed to check out one of the city’s newest pieces of public […]

The Bean in the Snow

the bean, millennium park, anish kapoor, architecture photography, chicago photography, chicago architecture photography, black and white photography, winter photography

Long on my to-shoot list is The Bean in the snow. Last week we had lots of snow. And, after shooting the new St Regis for a client project I decided to make the short drive over to The Bean. By the time I arrived the little bit of sun we had, had disappeared and […]