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There is room in the universe for you to dream bigger. Go ahead, blow God's mind... ~Matt Kahn

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I'm often mesmerized by back alleys in our city, the brick architecture, fire stairs and so many patterns and character. A person can get lost and forget about the sheer scale of our high rise buildings. As can be seen from the above picture, size doesn't matter. Contrary what some men tend to believe.

Doing street photography in a big city, walking around and shooting, inevitably brings a chance that you become a subject of a picture taken by a fellow street photographer. Happened to me more times that I can count and I often return the favor. I only wish one of my last year's pictures had not... Continue Reading →

I have not eaten meat for years and don't miss it, but for those of you who do love good hunk of beef every once in a while I am told that Fogo de Chao is one of better places to visit while in Chicago. Never been inside, but this is supposed to be one... Continue Reading →

Riding a bike or driving a car while on the phone is regulated in the state of Illinois and must be hands free. There must be different interpretations to this, especially when someone takes this rule quite literally. This was on a dedicated bike path and not a public road, still, it got me thinking...... Continue Reading →

I honestly did not know what the heck was going on until I dowloaded my picture at home and blowing it up on my 27" monitor to see finer detail of the man's face to make sure it was in focus. Only then did I realize the uncanny similarity with Matt Damon's looks. Since he... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries Not sure where exactly this storefront was, but the ornate and nicely decorated layout mixed with two people who were engaged in a quite a lively conversation was just a perfect set.

A bronze statue of a cow in front of the Chicago Cultural Center. If you scan the QR code on the sidewalk in front of it, it will moo at you! In early 2000's there was a nomadic display of cow status across Chicago. All sorts of cow statues with varying colors and designs. This... Continue Reading →

I went to the Chicago Cultural Center over lunch to take some architectural pics inside. Had heard that the place was really nice, ornate, with posh inlays, marble and woodwork. As soon as I walked into the lobby I heard a live piano play, so after checking in with a concierge and finding out that... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries Yes, I know, taking shots of people who are blowing smoke is such a cliché and grossly overused. Even though the composition is pretty bad, I'm mostly posting this because this shot was done in IR, this guy was vaping, and I actually did not see that smoke at all (I was too slow... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries My workplace under a different angle and in case you are wondering, this is not lens distortion. I use a 24mm prime, which has hardly any distortion at all, and my building truly has this odd-looking shape. Today called Chase Tower and the primary Midwest corporate center of my employer, J.P. Morgan, this 869-foot... Continue Reading →

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