Urban Quilt – New Additions

urban quilt

Creating images for my Urban Quilt series has definitely been a photographic priority lately. On last week’s outing to the Art Institute and my tour through the South Loop’s street art, I was keeping an eye out for opportunities to add to this series. Below are some of my favorite’s:   If you follow my […]

Geometric Mood

museum of contemporary art chicago, mca

After a freezing cold walk along the river and Michigan Avenue I decided I needed to head indoors. Given my little outing was on a Tuesday, and Tuesday’s are free at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) to Chicago residents, this was a perfect destination. It hasn’t been too long since my last visit to […]

A Year In Review | 2015

chicago architecture photographer

A light post to end the year…never hurts to do a little review and reminisce about some favorites. I hope you like them too!                                 It’s been an exciting year! Loved teaching at the Out of Chicago (OOC) Summer Conference […]

Lines + Curves | Milwaukee Art Museum

In the last post I shared some images of the pedestrian bridge which connects the Milwaukee Art Museum to downtown Milwaukee. Today we’re moving inside for some abstracts of all those wonderful lines and curves that make up the Quadracci Pavilion. First up, the lines of the grand entrance hall which is called Windhover Hall. […]

Strings | Milwaukee Art Museum

milwaukee art museum, santiago calatrava

The next couple/few posts will feature some images I made over the weekend on the Out of Chicago bus tour up to Milwaukee. Our first stop was the Milwaukee Art Museum designed by Santiago Calatrava. Definitely one of my favorite buildings to photograph! So many great lines and ways to see the details in this […]

International Photography Awards 2015 – Honorable Mentions

It’s always exciting to have my work recognized by the International Photography Awards (IPA), especially when you consider all the truly talented photographer’s, many I’m honored to call friends, whose work is awarded through this competition. This year I received 6 HM’s in the Architecture: Buildings Category. Half were for individual images and the other […]

Tempe Center for the Arts

My final photographic stop while I was in the Phoenix area was the Tempe Center for the Arts. The roof-line of the building immediately caught my attention and I spent a good amount of time focusing on its geometry. If you can’t tell by now, my favorite architectural forms to photograph tend to be very […]

Arizona State University (ASU)

The next stop on our brief trip to the Phoenix area was Arizona State University (ASU). There were a couple of interesting buildings on the satellite campus and a new law school under construction that’s looking pretty intriguing. I spent most of my time photographing the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism which was designed by […]

Illinois Masonic Center For Advanced Care

illinois masonic center for advanced care, smithgroupjjr

Photographing the new Center for Advanced Care at Illinois Masonic Hospital feels like coming full circle to some degree. My very first job when I moved to Chicago in 2000 was in the Virology lab here. The hospital is now owned by Advocate Healthcare, which was actually the reason I left that job to work […]

Deloitte Interiors

deloitte chicago

Last week I was downtown for a meeting about the upcoming Out of Chicago Photography Seminar that’s taking place the day before Open House Chicago, the biggest architectural event of the year where loads of buildings typically closed to the public are open, for FREE, for a whole weekend every October! If you’ve never heard […]