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The Winemaker

My whole career has focused on telling stories. For some time I have wanted to do a project that showcased another craftsman and their love for their life’s passion. This is that story.

Chilean born Winemaker Andres Basso shares what gets him out of bed every morning in a four minute documentary short about the wine making process at Lynfred Winery in Roselle, Illinois.

New York Times Magazine -  36 Hours in Chicago

Shooting this travel story for The New York Times Magazine was a great experience. As a Chicago transplant, I make my way around the city just about everyday, but this time I got to really appreciate Chicago through the eyes of a tourist.

A Chicago Cocktail Crawl

I love it when an assignment not only gives me an opportunity to do what I love – shoot environmental portraits – but it gives new insights about the city I call home.

When the New York Times magazine asked me to shoot a series of images showcasing Chicago bars and bartenders I was shown five great places to tie one on, all with a unique knot.

Top 10 for 2013

Every year, for all of us, is different. But as I look back on all that I accomplished this year, during this season of self reflection, the one word that comes to mind is quality.  I’m really proud of the fact that by looking over my top ten favorite projects I can see how all…

An Alternative to Giving Up the Car Keys

In the United States, about 35 million licensed drivers are over 65, an increase of 20 percent since 2003, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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