November 26, 2014

paying it forward

Had a fantastic time yesterday as a volunteer photographer for the Red Cross Disaster Relief Telethon.  What made it to fun, wasn't that I was using my area of expertise to help my community, it wasn't that we got to meet 80's rocker legend Dee Snider, Governor Quinn (who made a point to shake my 11 year old sons hand) a bunch of radio and TV personalities, it was that I sent one email to the fantastic Harrington Photography Department faculty and students looking for people to join me and I was met with an overwhelming response.  Some shot all afternoon, some popped over for an hour or so after work when they could.  Learning outcomes...mission it whatever you want, but I'm proud to be surrounded by a group of faculty and students who really care about our city, each other and doing the right thing.  

I was joined by faculty member Ron Gould, graduate Alfonso Monroy, and a ton of student including Daniel Stewart, the ever energetic Nancy Veloo, Marlee Power, Kate Kaplan and Cortez Dorris.

November 8, 2014

dip and dunk!!!!

Huge thanks to my friend Jeff Phillips for stoking the film fire. I've been running a ton of film lately, but last night I ran the first black and white film that I've processed since 1999! Go ahead and cue Prince...I've been shooting nothing but 3200 so far, I gotta say it's certainly walking me down memory lane! I'm looking forward to souping some high speed Noblex film!

November 1, 2014

Open House Chicago, 2014

The best clients call you every year and ask you to shoot 'cool pictures' at their event.  Huge thanks to Justin and the crew at the Chicago Architecture Foundation for having me shoot Open House Chicago for the third year! I'm already looking forward to next year!