New Series…."On the Grid"

“Architecture is the very mirror of life. You only have to cast your eyes on buildings to feel the presence of the past, the spirit of a place; they are the reflection of society.” – I.M. Pei   Given this post and my last two, it seems my mind is on series lately. These kinds of things […]

The White City Workshop Recap

the white city, field museum

A couple weekends ago I led my first workshop with Chicago Photography Classes (CPC) – The White City, Part I. While I’ve taught before, this was a first with CPC and the first time teaching this particular workshop. Being a part of this organization is particularly great because early on in my photography I took […]

Urban Quilt – additions, additions

urban quilt

This morning I headed downtown to shoot for a commissioned photo project I’m working on but I need nice, inviting, sunny weather. Unfortunately, no such luck. I was dealt nothing but dull, gray skies. While it’s frustrating, I figured since I was downtown I should shoot anyway. Within the last couple weeks I’ve come across […]

Urban Quilt – New Additions

urban quilt

In a recent blog post I shared why I work on personal projects. I seem to be in that frame of mind at the moment and while I was out last week I not only added some new images to my From the ‘L’ project but I shot a number of images for my Urban […]

The White City Update

merchandise mart chicago, the white city, the devil in the white city

I finally made a decision about which Rookery and Palmer House images to add to The White City series, thought I’d give you a little update… Daniel Burnham and John Root’s Rookery office was where many meetings were held regarding the 1893 World’s Fair so it seemed like a key location to include in the […]

The Palmer House & The White City Series

palmer house, the white city, the devil in the white city

I planned to make a couple stops Wednesday to create some images for my series The White City. The Palmer House was my first stop as this was a very prominent hotel at the time with many notable guests of the 1893 World’s Fair staying here. Potter Palmer built the original hotel as a wedding […]

The Best of 2013

chicago skyline

It’s that time of year again…where everyone sets out to reflect on the past year and look ahead to the new year. As this is a photography blog, I thought I’d reflect on the images I’ve made throughout this year and, just for fun, share my favorites! After reviewing my 2013 images I was a […]

Shop 'Til You Drop….pick 27 of 52 adventures in Chicago

macy's chicago

Seems I’m sticking with that shopping theme…it’s far too cold to be wandering around outside for too long and once again I did a stellar job of picking a blizzardous Chicago day for some photography. This time the little adventure card had me “shopping” on State Street. Wow, has this street changed since I first […]

Magnificent Mile….pick 25 & 26 of 52 adventures in Chicago

hampton inn downtown chicago, chicago motor club, holabird & root

Once again it’s been awhile since I’ve had a day to myself to shoot or pick one of those adventure cards. Since it was supposed to be ridiculously cold I didn’t so much “pick” a card as I strategically choose two cards! The first was the Magnificent Mile and the second was Walk and Shop. […]

Hometown Revisited

berlin, wisconsin, berlin aquatic center

It’s been a full year since I started my Hometown Series, so, once again, while I was back in my hometown for Thanksgiving I set out to make some images of locations I missed the first time around. The two Thanksgiving outings are more of a documentation of key locations throughout town that were a […]