River North (Hot Spots)…pick 31 of 52 adventures in Chicago

I’ve been going through photographic withdrawal lately. I haven’t been out shooting for weeks, all my Wednesday’s (along with many other days and nights) have been consumed with the business side of the photography and other random personal obligations.  I’m not complaining, this means good things are happening, but I need to get back out […]

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 […]

CAF Open House Chicago 2013

IA Interior Architects

It’s been a little over a week since attending the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s (CAF) Annual Open House Chicago (OHC), and I’m finally getting around to sharing my photos (as well as the photos of the other 5 photographers I was out with). If you’re not familiar with this event, CAF organizes a weekend full of […]

Radiant Darkness

Richard Lippold Radiant

Recently some of my images have taken on a darker tone. I don’t know if this is influenced by other photographers I admire and spending time viewing their work or my continuing interest in creating high contrast images. I’m sure it has a little to do with both, it’s impossible not to be influenced by […]

Summertime is Here!

art gallery of ontario, frank gehry

Despite this cold, gray and rainy Chicago day, when you see the bridges lift and the sailboats headed for the lake you know summer has to be right around the corner. This morning I met up with some fellow Chicago photogs to catch some shots of the bridges lifting along the Chicago River. After braving […]

A Thousand Points of Light…a new series

One of my photographic goals this year is to work on a few series and complete at least one each year. This particular series was another one that kind-of crept up on me. I was shooting the bean last fall and attempting to find an unique way to photograph it, I was playing around with […]

Buildings, Buildings, Buildings…pick 19 or our 52 adventures!

chicago skyline

Since Miss Avery had off of school today we decided to embark on one of our adventures. We drew the buildings card, which basically covers the the tallest buildings in Chicago. Since attention spans are limited, theirs, and mine with the constant chasing I do with Declan, we only managed the Sears Tower…oops, I mean, […]