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 […]

"Constellation" in the Snow

Constellation, Santiago Calatrava, River Point Chicago

And, I’m back for more shots of Calatrava’s Constellation sculpture at River Point Park. You’re all gonna get sick of me constantly shooting this, lol. But I couldn’t resist the bright red against the snow and the snow on its “feathers”. I stopped by last Thursday, but given my schedule and the sun deciding to […]

Winter Light & Droning at the Lincoln Park Pavilion

lincoln park nature boardwalk, studio gang architects

Well, here I am again getting out of the habit of shooting. So, new year, new plans to get back into the habit of making images. Last week we had a couple of warm days so I spent some time at one of my favorite Chicago spots, the Studio Gang-designed Lincoln Park pavilion. It was […]

“Constellation” | Santiago Calatrava

santiago calatrava, river point park, clune construction

Chicago finally has a little something from Santiago Calatrava! His sculpture Constellation has just been completed at River Point Park. The vibrant red of the sculpture is the perfect contrast against the glassy blue towers surrounding the area. The swirly red has a leaf-like motif or if his past designs and inspirations come into play […]

Student Images from Northwestern Photowalk

Last week I shared some of the images I got during the Northwestern Photowalk. This week it’s time to share the great images some of the attendees made! This was the first photowalk where we had a review session and it was a great addition. Always a favorite part of any on-location event…getting to see […]

Chicago Union Station

chicago union station

Typically we share modern architecture as it’s far more conducive to creating abstracts than the more historic architecture. But, today, let’s take a look at Chicago’s Union Station which recently underwent restoration by Goettsch Partners. They did an amazing job! Union Station was originally designed by Daniel Burnham as part of his 1909 Plan of […]

Skyspace by James Turrell

james turrell, skyspace, uic

I’ve been in a serious funk lately with no motivation to shoot or create anything new. As I often teach, getting out of ruts like this sometimes takes a little forcing. Granted, sometimes you need a break to do other things and rest. But at a certain point, it’s simply about getting back in the […]