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Category archive: Photojournalism

Technology That Transforms Life (and Mutual Funds’ Returns)

The New York Times published a story this morning, which included one of my photos, about mutual fund managers. I also shot this image on the same assignment. I was blown away at the opulence of their offices, located just off of Chicago’s Magnificent mile in a 100-plus year old antique filled mansion. I knew right away when I saw the French room that this is where I had to shoot their portrait.

Manufacturing Policy

While doing photojournalism shoots were once common place, I’ve been focusing on other things. However, today was a fun foray back into journalism, covering a visit to Chicago by Fed Chair Janet Yellen.

Thankfully the press advance orchestrated this welding photo-op while we were touring a manufacturing community college classroom, because the overwhelming large amount of peopling walking around with her blocked us from making images that showed the machinery.

Inside a Mental Hospital - The Cook County Jail

“Have you ever been to jail before?” a Cook County Sheriff’s employee asked me as we began our journey into the jail.

“I’ve been in a correctional institution four times, but this is only my second time in a county jail!” I responded. I know you’re wondering…. no I wasn’t incarcerated!

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.

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