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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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…

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Swimming weather

I got hired today to take some photos of Chicago stuck in our seasonal deep freeze. For my friends in the west, its been around 10-degrees, which I am sure seems frightening to you. To my friends in the Midwest, its just another day in Paradise 😉

The image above is my favorite from today. I didn’t see this image at first as I was drawn to the juxtaposition of the iced over ladder and the city skyline. While I look confused at the footprints headed towards the water, I noticed the reflection.

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Video: She’ll look around

The more I explore new topics with my partner-in-crime Akin Girav the more I fall in love all over again with being a visual artist.

So far the response from our latest video has been great, mostly thanks to the great model we were able to work with, Linda W, represented by Ford Models.

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