Living World Series Gentlemen life-size statues by Ju Ming near Trump Tower. Bronze cast plinth.

Necessity is a mother of invention, so if you are trying to learn portraiture and are short on models, that's where your own kids come in handy.

Although I'm in no way a fan of all day meetings, having a chance to go to our conference center at the top deck to attend such events has its perks. Even if the best camera you have on you is a cheap Droid phone.

If you work in The Loop and the mid-day sun is incessantly convincing you that you need to take a breather from the daily grind, there is no better place than the gardens of the Art Institute. Right off of Michigan Avenue, at this place one finds nothing but peace, be it to eat your... Continue Reading →

Some days are better than others and some days are bad enough to make you see everything in such a negative light that even the existence of naive beauty won't enter your perception. Such as these grey, anonymous, tired buildings on a gloomy day while you're standing across the street inside one of them staring... Continue Reading →

One hot early summer day this was. Back in early June I popped my head out for a lunch break and headed to the Lake. I caught a glimpse of not so well known view of Chicago's skyline. Beautiful bright blue sky. In this instance, it's in infrared, so the blue naturally turned out very... Continue Reading →

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

This one of my first attempts at an infrared with decent bright sunshine, which is actually worth publishing and not something you file under that notoriously known "well that didn't work as intended" category. While driving home from work one afternoon an idea struck, so I swung by a forest preserve near our house. The... Continue Reading →

A monochrome of inner courtyard of the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago on Michigan Ave, just across from John Hancock Center (360 Chicago). This place is quiet, with minimal foot traffic, and with clear sky provides interesting lighting no matter what time of day you visit, especially the peristyle facing Michigan Ave is really nice... Continue Reading →

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