It’s Rahm

Last night I covered the election of Rahm Emmanuel to the Chicago Mayors office for Getty Images. This city has had one mayor, Richard M. Daley, for the past 22 years. When Mr. Emanuel, the former chief of staff to President Obama, takes office it is expected to upend the politics of the city due to his harsh style, his relationships and rivals, and the enormous challenges facing the nation’s third largest city.

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Blizzard 2011

After Chicago got hit with its third-biggest snowstorm on record, 51.3cm (20.2in) of snow according to the national weather service, I headed out into the streets to take some pictures. Temperatures are expected to drop to -21C (-7F) tonight, with wind chills down to -32C (25F).

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A New Frontier

About a year ago, I purchased my first cameras that shoot both still photographs and HD video. I now find video to be a liberating medium that will provide me with one more avenue for expression. To that end, I have decided to add a lot of video specific gear to my line-up, including this shoulder mounted camera rig that arrived Saturday and these professional audio accessories that arrived today.

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One Day A Month

I had a very busy day today… I met with an HIV / AIDS charity to discuss how I can volunteer my services to help them with their marketing initiatives. I did this last year for The Edge Alliance and helped them with a campaign for their Dining Out For Life event. After plastering my pictures all over buses and magazines, the charity raised more than three times what they usually raise from this event. It is my goal for 2011 to volunteer at least 12 days of my time to help others make the world a better place. I would like to challenge all of you to do the same… after all, it is only one day a month.

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