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Tag archive: photographer

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.

SWAY Chicago

I’m really excited to share this photo with all of you! For some time I have been wanting to make an image like this, but I didnt have a client who needed one, or a project that came up where I felt like it would be a good fit. To show the energy of Sway…

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!

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.

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