Northwestern University Segal Visitors Center

segal visitors center, northwestern university, perkins+will, evanston, illinois

It’s been a very long time since I’ve taken a day to photograph sans kids. I need to get back to a more regular, focused shooting schedule and today was the first time moving back in that direction. I know, I write about this predicament a lot…finding/making the time is hard, really hard, and for […]

The White City Update

merchandise mart chicago, the white city, the devil in the white city

I finally made a decision about which Rookery and Palmer House images to add to The White City series, thought I’d give you a little update… Daniel Burnham and John Root’s Rookery office was where many meetings were held regarding the 1893 World’s Fair so it seemed like a key location to include in the […]

Self-Portrait…it's a stretch

For those camera-shy photographer’s, and aren’t most of us(?), here’s as close to a self-portrait as I’ve been in years! It’s still a stretch…far more about the architecture, lines and geometries than my tiny little reflection. The dreaded self-portrait is one of those things I think most photographer’s struggle with. We’re all so much more […]

From Rooftops and Streets

chicago skyline, cta

I actually had a couple hours to photograph today…unfortunately I was faced with wintery gray skies, definitely less than ideal conditions. Seriously, is this winter ever going to end?! As I write this, it’s snowing….AGAIN! I seemed to make a morning of photographing from a few parking garage rooftops and then made my way to […]

The Rookery Tour

the rookery, frank lloyd wright, burnham and root ,oriole staircase

After last week’s failed attempt to do the full Wednesday Rookery Tour, I had a chance to visit again this week. Luckily the tour took place and I managed to get a few images. Although the main purpose in doing the tour was to see the library for my The White City series, of course […]

Save The Date – LENS 2015 Exhibition

lincoln park, fog, john hancock observatory

Perspective Gallery 1310-1/2b Chicago Ave Evanston, IL  60201 Saturday, March 7, 2015 5-8pm I’m thrilled to share that this image from my Invasion series will be part of the LENS 2015 International Juried Group Exhibition at Evanston’s Perspective Gallery! I created this about 2 years ago from the John Hancock Observatory during a week of […]

Wednesday's Misfits

chicago symphony orchestra rotunda, Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill

Seems I covered a fair amount of ground on Wednesday without really intending to, guess I’m trying to make up for lost time shooting. These are just a few random photos that didn’t really fit in with my intended purpose for shooting Wednesday but I thought I’d share them anyway. First up, the Chicago Symphony […]

The Palmer House & The White City Series

palmer house, the white city, the devil in the white city

I planned to make a couple stops Wednesday to create some images for my series The White City. The Palmer House was my first stop as this was a very prominent hotel at the time with many notable guests of the 1893 World’s Fair staying here. Potter Palmer built the original hotel as a wedding […]

Attempted Rookery

the rookery, frank lloyd wright, burnham and root

After many, many weeks of trying to find time to make it to the Wednesday Rookery tour all the pieces finally seemed to fall into place today…I managed to get a sitter for my youngest, nobody got sick at the last minute and I didn’t have any obligations elsewhere…but it seems the universe had different […]

El Centro

neiu, northeastern illinois university, el centro, jgma architects

Northeastern Illinois University’s (NEIU) new El Centro building has been on my radar for months. I first noticed it last summer while it was under construction, as it’s definitely a standout when driving along the Kennedy. Not only do the vibrant blue and yellow fins seem to move with you as you pass by but […]