Wayne County Justice Center | HOK

hok, wayne county justice center, detroit

I’m happy to be able to share the images from 2 shoots with HOK documenting their work on the Wayne County Justice Center. The first, we spent a few days on the interiors and the second was to cover the exteriors. This was a massive project in terms of the sheer size of the buildings, […]

Joliet Inpatient Treatment Center | HOK

joliet inpatient treatment center, hok

This fall I had the opportunity to work with HOK for the first time photographing the exteriors of their recently completed mental health and medical correctional facility which aims to act as a model for mental health treatment within the corrections. We spent an afternoon into dusk followed by dawn into midday to capture the […]

Ram’s Gate Winery | Backen & Backen

ram's gate winery, backen & backen

Earlier this year I spent some time on the west coast – Mexico, Los Angeles area, San Francisco area – creating images for a client centered around design inspiration. One of those SF area stops was Ram’s Gate Winery in Sonoma. While this wasn’t all-encompassing of how I’d shoot this space for the winery or […]

Dezeen Architecture Photo of the Year 2021 Winner

Beyond thrilled to have my image of the David Rubenstein Forum win this year’s Dezeen Architecture Photo of the Year!!! My first time submitting and could not be more surprised and honored. This drone lookdown shot of the plaza was one of my favorites of this area. I love the simplicity, the long shadows in […]

Dying of the Chicago River – St Patrick's Day

drone photography, dying of the chicago river, chicago river, st patricks day chicago, chicago skyline

The city of Chicago surprised us over the weekend dying the river green! Like last year, they had planned to cancel this annual St Patrick’s Day tradition because of Covid. So, this was a fun surprise on a very beautiful day. In the 21 years I’ve lived here I’ve never photographed this so I decided […]

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 […]

"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 […]

First Drone Shots…

Baháʼí House, drone photography

Drones have been around awhile and it’s been long on my list to get one and figure out how to shoot with it. I finally made the leap so I thought I’d share my initial shots. The two above are my first two shots with the drone. The next stop was the Baháʼí House in […]