Announcing Art Folios!

I’m thrilled to share Folio10/GZ Art has invited me to be one of the first 3 artists to collaborate in creating art folios! Each custom-designed box will feature 10 of my Toronto images. You can display as loose prints within the box or there’s an option to frame one or more of the prints. We’ll […]

Symmetry & When To Use It

columbus city hall

One of my favorite compositional tools. It creates order, balance, strength – when used with intention. When not, it can create an image that feels stale and boring. So, when does it work? Here are a few examples of when you might want to consider symmetry. Lateral symmetry Think of it like folding a book […]

Private Photwalks Recap | Fall 2023

Typically, I do these photowalk recaps individually but things have been a little crazy lately so I decided on a couple of things. There are a couple of reasons for this. So, I decided the iPhone would free me up to maybe see things a bit differently and use it as a sort of sketch […]

Chicago Commission

the avenir

I was recently commissioned to shoot 12 properties around Chicago for a real estate compliance company. They were looking for detailed/abstracted takes on their properties for marketing purposes. Always fun when my typical approach to shooting architecture is appreciated by companies like this. And a fun opportunity to shoot some buildings I may not have […]

Contrasts – Shadow vs Light

555 California St san francisco

Contrasts are one of my favorite themes to look for when making images. There are many to consider – old/new, warm/cool, smooth/rough, and today we’ll discuss shadow/light. Subtle Variations It can be subtle and can take a very straightforward image that might be dull in flat lighting conditions more interesting. In this shot, I’ve centered […]

Los Angeles 2023 Workshop Recap

petersen automotive museum, kohn pedersen fox

The first workshop of 2023 is in the books! LA’s been having some odd weather this year and it sure wasn’t the most cooperative for us but we still had a great time and got some great shots. Just gotta improvise your approach when you don’t get the sun you expect/hope for. Same goes for […]

Downtown Wanderings

Last Friday we finally had some sunshine, along with some pretty cold temps, which seems unavoidable in the winter. Oh well, despite the cold, I think I finally have a little project idea in mind. I need sunshine and clear skies so I had to take advantage of the right conditions. I’m not going to […]

Carbide and Carbon Building

carbide and carbon building, art deco chicago

On this freezing cold day, I decided to continue the procrastination on something I’ve been meaning to do for years and is especially top of mind lately. Why? A couple of reasons – this thing is new, I don’t entirely know where or how to begin, and we had sun for the first time in […]

Photo Series | Triptychs

I’ve discussed photo series a few times on this blog and in webinars. Soon, I’ll cover this topic for the 2023 Out of Chicago LIVE! Conference. Both, in a free photo challenge (on Jan 24, at noon) and then more comprehensively during the conference on February 5. So, if this topic interests you, sign up […]

Cloudscrapers in LensWork Trilogies

I’m honored to share three of my images from my Cloudscrapers series are part of the new LensWork Trilogies book! This series has been ongoing for years, though I haven’t made a new image for this series in quite awhile. If you saw my recent post on inspiration, well, you see I’ve been stuck – […]