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

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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. […]

Madison Plaza

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I debated writing up a post from my outing on Friday since it was a pretty underwhelming day. Once again, I haven’t been out in weeks and it was another rainy, gloomy, flat gray sky kind of day. But I was determined to find something to photograph. There are these two curvaceous structures that I […]

From the 'L' – a book

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If you read my blog with any regularity, you know I finished my From the ‘L’ series earlier this year. This is the first full series I set out to do and the first I’ve completed! To commemorate this little achievement I’ve put together a book of the best images from each line, I also […]

CAF Open House Chicago 2013

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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 […]

A Mysterious Chicago

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The weather in Chicago this week has been less than stellar; oppressive humidity, temperatures 95 degrees and higher…literally sweltering. Yet, there has been this occasional coolness at the lakefront causing some interesting weather patterns. This haunting fog has been weaving its way through the streets and wrapping around the skyscrapers seeming to cloak them in […]

"Tower of Pizza Hut"

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I always love modern architecture–the clean lines, the appearance of simplicity and order. So, when a friend of mine clued me into a new building in the East Village/Wicker Park Neighborhood I thought I’d check it out. The building isn’t complete yet but what is completed, I love! 1611 W Division (dubbed the “Tower of […]

Chinatown…pick 22 of 52 Adventures in Chicago!

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After my last rained out attempt at taking the water taxi down to Chicago’s Chinatown I ventured out again today with my little girl for a little exploring and our first taste of bubble tea! Avery always loves taking any form of public transportation so she was in luck with our trek on the bus, […]

The 'L' from Above

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It’s been awhile since I’ve shot the el, I’ve taken a little break since completing my From the ‘L’ series. But today I thought I’d grab the chance to shoot from a location I’ve been meaning to get to for months. The corner of Lake & Wells is an ideal location to get some shots […]

Let's Go Cubbies! Pick 21 of 52 Adventures in Chicago

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You might remember that this little deck of cards, 52 Adventures in Chicago, is one of the main factors that pushed me to start blogging about a year and a half ago. We had just moved back to Chicago and these cards started as way to get me out shooting the city while, hopefully, making […]

Marina City

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Marina City is one of those iconic Chicago buildings. Often referred to as the corncob buildings by my kids, and many others I presume. I’ve always been on the fence as to whether or not I like these towers, I think over the years they’ve grown on me. They’re unique to say the least; they […]