A group of friends recently hired me to do three group shots in studio and on location. Everyone was cool not to fight for the spotlight and all of the compositions came together without a lot of fuss.. although I did hear the word “bitch” a hundred times before noon.
I once did a portrait session with the man who I always refer to as Elliot Ness, who locked up a media baron, two Illinois Governors and almost took down Dick Cheney. In between frames we had a nice conversation, both of us new transplants to Chicago.
Thousands of Chicago Public School teachers march to the Board of Education’s headquarters in protest.
One thing stuck out in my mind this weekend as I was ushered from one place to place by military and State Department personnel: It wasn’t that long ago that I could roam the hallways of McCormick Place freely with then Senator Barack Obama.
The North American Treaty Organazation meeting began today just a five minute walk from my own bed. It was a lot of fun seeing scores of world leaders all in one place and even odder to have them so close to home.