Private Photowalk – Chicago, July 2022

the bean, anish kapoor, millennium park

A beautiful summer day for the most recent private photowalk. We started the day in Millennium Park and lucked out with some great clouds reflecting in the Bean (Anish Kapoor). Despite it being summer and it usually being very busy, it was pretty calm when we arrived at 9am on a Monday, allowing this detailed […]

Student Images – 2022 Chicago Workshop

Another great Chicago workshop is in the books. Another fantastic group joined me for 3 days exploring the city. Let’s take a look at some of their shots from the weekend. Celine Hartwig Celine joined us from Iowa and is sharing shots of a couple of Chicago’s best staircases (The Rookery & The Art Institute) […]

Chicago Workshop Recap 2022

chicago theater

We had a beautiful weekend for the Chicago workshop this year! And, a great group, of course. They traveled from near (Chicago area, Wisconsin, Michigan) and far (NYC, Iowa, San Fran area, Seattle area) to be here. A big thank you to all of them! I’m definitely lucky with such wonderful people signing up for […]

Start to Finish – how I approach shooting an architectural subject

I recently asked on Instagram what you’d all like to learn more about and this was one of the requests, it’s also come up on workshops and elsewhere so it’s about time I try to tackle this subject. It’s a tough one to do through a blog post and why I have been avoiding it, […]

Cascade | Forcade Associates

cascade chicago, cascade park, forcade associates, bkl architecture

Late last fall I shot some of the wayfinding and signage at Cascade & Cascade park for Forcade Associates. One of the newest luxury apartment additions to the Lakeshore East neighborhood alongside a fantastic park. Here’s a look at Forcade’s, always, innovative graphic designs.

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 […]

Northwestern University Photowalk, fall 2021

segal visitor center, northwestern university, perkins + will

About a month ago, FreshLens Chicago, a photography program for teens in under-resourced areas of the city, held a fundraiser. I’m lucky enough to be part of their advisory board and I also donated a photowalk to the fundraiser. Today’s post is a result of that walk. I met up with three very fun ladies […]

Lincoln Park Pavilion at Night

lincoln park pavilion, studio gang architects, chicago architecture

As I’m sure you’ve heard me mention once or twice, I generally hate using a tripod. Particularly for the more detailed and abstract perspectives of architecture. But, I’ve also wanted to shoot a number of architectural locations in this abstracted way at night or dawn/dusk. Oh the conundrum, because a tripod really is a must. […]

Chicago Workshop Recap – October 2021

alexander calder flamingo,

This is the first time I’ve ever done two Chicago workshops in one year. With covid still being such an issue, I decided to stick close to home + someone who couldn’t make this October session planned to do a private session with the exact same itinerary in August so we opened it up to […]

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, […]