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 […]

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 […]