Finding Vivian Maier

Can you tell that Leyla is a Vivian Maier fan? When I was downloading photos that she took on an outing to the Chicago Botanical Garden, the above photo was…
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Determination

 I am always amazed by my 2 year old. She is determined to always figure out a way. Once her mind is set on accomplishing  something, usually getting herself into…
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Art & Soul on the fox

On August 3rd and 4th. My father and I will be sharing a booth at  Art & Soul on the fox. The non-profit organization Art for All in Elgin, Il…
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The New | The Old

Welcome to the new and improved Behind the Shot blog! This is an exciting time. I've migrated all of my blog posts to the new website and added some wonderful…
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The Future of Photography

Teaching others the art of photography is simply one of the most enjoyable things I get a chance to do.  Leading classes, workshops, conference presentations or one on one with…
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Suburban Graffiti 2

Big empty model home in Gilberts, IL. Shot on Ilford HP5 ASA 400 film, with my Yashica 635 TLR
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15 Minutes of Fame? I Hope Not!

This week I am featured as Artist of the Week for Reflejos Bilingual Newspaper. Pretty cool that I am getting some recognition from the press for my photography. I just…
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Upright

No blog posting today, but I leave you with a this photo of the inside of a upright piano.  
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Don’t Forget Your Camera!

Don't leave your camera at home. Your camera should be an extension of your eyes, like a pair of glasses. Without it you should feel like you are missing a…
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Where am I heading?

  Early morning on the Metra heading downtown, I had my Canon QL17 rangefinder in my pocket. This is the photo that captured. I'm glad I sat in the first…
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