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Adam

Adam and I have known each other for a few decades now. It may sound corny or sappy, but I’m glad to be part of his story and happy that I get to continue making history together. There are two people pictured here, of course…

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Lightroom Mobile

This past spring Adobe updated Lightroom. One of the features they added for Creative Cloud members was the ability to sync to a mobile app. At first I thought this would be a neat feature, and I might use it to show off images. Instead…

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Yale

One of the reasons I label myself an urban photographer vs. a street photographer is that I love to shoot architectural features. Seeing a cool building is as exciting as coming as finding a great street scene unfolding. Much like street photography, taking images of…

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New York

As a true blue (red??) Chicagoan this next sentence is very hard to type. I love New York. Ok, there, that is out of the way. Now I can breathe again. I’ve had these feelings about NYC before, there is something in the air in…

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Sorry for the mess.

Things are under construction, so I apologize about the mess around here. If you have noticed the site is changing, I’m updating portions of the website and making the blog the predominant feature of this website. Hopefully by the time you see this post I…

Christmas in July

Christmas in July

Want to check out some great artwork created by Puerto Rican artists? Enjoy some of the best food? Listen to music? Join me and my fellow artists at Christmas in July Summerfest in Waukegan this weekend. Presented by the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance, Puerto Rican…

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Creek Gallery

  I’m excited to be taking part in Creek Gallery hosted by Willow Creek Crystal Lake. Opening night is Friday, July 11  from 6-9. For more information please check out http://www.xculturearts.com/creekgallery.html. The piece that I will have displayed until July 27th  is “Lights and Darks” printed on…

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Cheating on film

Besides the look of film, I also like how a classic camera feels. Not a lot of plastic, manual controls and things just fall in place. Well as of the past few months I feel like I am cheating on my film cameras. I become…

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Too many “How To’s”. Not enough “Why’s”

Personally I think that the photography world is filled with too many blog posts that explain “how to”. Yes a how to is an important part of learning your camera, developing, your software and using gear, but shouldn’t there be more. Why should I use…

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Marketing

Ask yourself, what is the difference between a famous photographer and an unknown one? 15 years ago did you know who Vivan Maier was? Why had you never heard of this now famous photographer? It is all about marketing. The difference between a famous photographer…