Why You Should Revisit the Same Location – Calder Flamingo

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We’re often asked if we photograph the same location more than once, particularly when it’s in one of our hometowns. The answer is a definite, YES! We’ll focus on Chicago’s Calder Flamingo as an example since it’s such a great location! There are a number of reasons to revisit the same location. The first and, […]

Architecture of the Chicago Botanic Gardens

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A few months ago the Chicago Botanic Gardens reached out to me about teaching a workshop about architecture. At first I was unsure this could work given it’s in the suburbs, away from the obvious architecture of downtown Chicago, and I wasn’t that familiar with the architecture of the gardens. We met to do a […]

Intro to Architecture Series, Class 5 – Art Institute

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This week we visited one of my favorite locations in the city; the Art Institute of Chicago. Of course the art is great, but in terms of photography there are some great architectural details, especially the staircases. It was tough to come away with only one series of images, so there are a few in […]

Chicago Workshop Recap

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A couple months ago Michael Muraz and I led a 2.5 day workshop in Chicago. We had incredible weather which made for a really great weekend. We started Friday afternoon with some abstracts of the Studio Gang designed pavilion on Lincoln Park’s south pond. This has long been one of my favorite locations in Chicago to […]