Environmental Portrait: DuPont Pioneer President Paul Schickler

Sometimes life throws you a curve ball. You never know when its coming and you never know if it will be a good thing or a bad thing. Today, when photographing Dupont Pioneer President Paul Schickler for an environmental portrait to match an interview, I started looking around the office building where the interview would take place for a backdrop. I was in luck they had this really cool curvy retro chair in the lobby.

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New video ‘Sincerely….Marcus Matteo’

A short video I made introducing Chicago singer songwriter Marcus Matteo was just released prior to the upcoming release of ‘MPFREE,’ his first collection of original music. The video features the intro track to ‘MPFREE’ called ‘Sincerely……Marcus Matteo’, a short but sweet acapella number inviting you into the world of Marcus Matteo.

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Hundreds mourning slain Chicago girl

Hadiya Pendleton, 15, was fatally shot on Jan. 29 as she and her friends shielded themselves from rain under a canopy in a Chicago park in what police say was a case of mistaken identity in a gang turf war. Pendleton, a sophomore at Martin Luther King Jr. College Prep, had performed with her school band eight days earlier at President Barack Obama’s inauguration. A $40,000 reward has been offered in the case.

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One of life’s lessons: Chicago’s violent legacy gets personal

Its not every day that an assignment teaches you something about your own childhood. When I was 7 years old my father, who shared my name, passed away and when I looked down today, I saw a boy, Ronnie Chambers Jr., who is about he same age as I was back then, sitting at my feet with RIP carved in the back of his hair. He was there mourning the loss of his father, who also shared the same name.

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