Architectural Sightseeing Tour, Deux

chicago skyline, marina city, trump tower, mies van der rohe, ibm building, langham

Not too long ago I chaperoned my daughter’s final school field trip on an architectural sightseeing tour. And about two weeks ago I took my second tour of the year with my Aussie cousins who were in town for a few days. This is one touristy thing I could do many times throughout the year […]

2 HONORABLE MENTION WINS in PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris Awards

It is a great honor to have two of my series, Architectural Street & People Spots, awarded with Honorable Mentions in the PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris Awards! Below is the official press release and some info about the awards:   HONORABLE MENTION WINNER OF PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris Angie McMonigal of […]

Updates: Out of Chicago Podcast Interview & A Couple Awards

walt disney concert hall, frank gehry

Seems interviews are all the rage the last couple of weeks! This latest interview was done by Chris Smith from Out of Chicago for his new podcast. Chris is also responsible for organizing the Summer Conference “The Art of City Photography” taking place this Saturday, there’s still time to sign up, just click here! It’s […]

Interview with Lens People

milwaukee art museum, santiago calatrava

I’m always surprised and flattered when I receive requests for interviews and this interview with Lens People is no exception. Thank you so much to them for their time! Below is an excerpt from the editors: Angie McMonigal is an urban architecture and fine art photographer from Chicago. Most of her work consists of minimalistic […]

University of Chicago…pick 30 of 52 adventures in Chicago

university of chicago, reva and david logan center for the arts

The University of Chicago campus has been on my to-do list for quite sometime. Today I finally made it down there for a meandering photowalk with Chris Smith from Out of Chicago (yep, the same Out of Chicago hosting the Summer Conference I’m teaching at in a couple weeks). We attempted to get into the […]

The Chicago River & iPhone Photography

chicago skyline, trump tower

Friday I had the opportunity to chaperone my daughter’s 1st grade field trip and there might not be a better field trip than the architectural boat tour down the Chicago River. Despite having been on this boat tour a couple times it never gets old, there’s always something new to learn and it seems there […]

Museum of Science & Industry…pick 29 of 52 adventures in Chicago

museum of science and industry chicago

Today didn’t quite go as planned…I was going to meet up with two other photographers for some cityscape and architectural photography around Rush University Medical Center and UIC but once again, super low cloud cover, gray skies and lots of drizzle prevented that from happening. Instead, two of us headed to the Museum of Science […]

National Geographic Feature

geisel library, dr seuss, brutalist architecture, university of san diego

I recently had the honor of National Geographic Your Shot Blog featuring some of my work. While they’ve featured a few of my images on their Your Shot Daily Dozen (here, here and here) in the past and one image as their photo of the day (here), I have to admit I was extra excited […]

Bridges: Webster, Cortland & Damen

damen avenue bridge chicage

It was a day full of wandering the bridges on the northside of Chicago, some old–the bascule (drawbridge) bridges of Webster and Cortland which are most representative of the type of bridge this city is known for, afterall Chicago has the largest variety of drawbridge’s in any city in the world, to the more modern […]

Wednesday Wandering's


Yesterday was quite a random day of subject matter—low-lying fog, the Chicago skyline, street photography, architecture and abstracts. I spent the morning walking around with another mom-tographer friend who typically photographs kids and families (be sure to check out her work here and here..I love her images!). Unlike my usual days of shooting we didn’t […]