With unlimited mobile data and free WiFi at nearly every shop these days, so many of us spend free time watching videos while on a break. Personally, I have never been much into TV and have not seen a proper TV show episode, or tuned into any channel, for at least a few years, but... 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 →

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 →

As I was on my way to the Cultural Center I ducked into one of the back alleys (my favorite places to shoot pictures for their ample amount of character, patterns and grit). I think this one was N Garland Ct with Washington St. visible out in the distance. I ran into a guy who... Continue Reading →

New York City is not the only town where food trucks are all the rage. After Chicago amended it's city ordinances to regulate these trucks (they were partially illegal before), they sprouted like mushrooms. Food is apparently mostly good and lots of brick and mortar eateries use these as mobile advertising, selling affordable food, building... Continue Reading →

Went for a lunch walk the other day and got offered a job twice! Lucky me! Super nice guy spoke with me. A legit job for ComEd to do door to door sales trying to convert people to another utility company. Three hundred bucks a week. I literally took this shot without looking at the... Continue Reading →

Like any other city, parking in Chicago is sometimes hectic and banged up and scratched bumpers are a natural byproduct of that culture. Disclaimer: does not apply to the cars in this picture (they've dutifully paid), but as I walk around the city, sometimes I come across cars who have entire stacks of orange envelopes... Continue Reading →

Things sometimes get tense when there are demonstrations. Not this one. Since the crowd contained themselves to the sidewalk, no police presence was required. The bullhorns assured it was audible blocks away, but peaceful, while the camera crew looked on while the demonstrators walked in a circle. Not every country would tolerate such event, thankfully... Continue Reading →

This guy was pedaling so hard he was huffing and puffing. He did make the green light, though. Absolutely no way to be able to focus on him and still compose. That's where GR's snap mode saved the day. You just mash the button and take a picture without waiting. My GR is set up... Continue Reading →

Yep, and that is how it looks when you miss your train... I confess it was completely and utterly my fault, as I was standing on the platform taking pictures of the trains and forgot about the time, the doors closed shut and off it went. Excitedly switched to Tv mode with slow shutter speed... Continue Reading →

Sometimes it is good to stop and let the crowd pass you by and watch as they turn into a faceless color blur. Shutter @ 1/3s, handheld. Ricoh GR. Endless possibilities. I'll try to re-take this shot some other day, but will need a tripod and shoot at f/16 for an even better starburst effect.... Continue Reading →

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