Sometimes candids need to look a little less candid-y. The photo is from a snow filled time in Chicago when my daughter had come from Seattle for a holiday visit. We went to The French Market, my favorite place in the city to have lunch at a place that had Freitkoten: a way of making… Continue reading A Better Truth
In areas of my life, I sometimes think of a classic idea in cartoons: the hero or main character runs off a cliff and continues to keep running in air - as long as they don't look down. The concept of following one's own path has something of that same slightly unreal feeling at first.… Continue reading Running Start
Anyone who knows me knows I love cartoons! Some make me laugh, and some make me go "ahhh," with tears in my eyes. This cartoon is "Les Triplettes de Belleville," by Sylvain Chomet. I saw this with a friend years ago in a Chicago theatre, and it remains one of the very few movies that… Continue reading Cartooned Culture
Today on The Easel, I have a contemplative photograph with subtle and elemental symbols that show something different each time you look at it. This ballet of shape and pattern occurred during a moment teaching photography on a snowy day on the far side of Chicago: a reason you always carry some form of camera,… Continue reading On the Easel
A local young bride's wedding photographs are now ready for her home. I was extremely pleased to have two heirloom frames to work with: these images look amazing in antique settings! Another pleasure was in working with a younger person's style of communication and relating. So lovely to meet another who values images that hold… Continue reading Set the Tone
The image was a beautiful moment in the ceremony, deep within the photo, taken by a guest in the wedding party. The groom is a photographer friend, and I know so well the axiom that "the shoemaker's kids have no shoes," and how a photographer may sometimes never own any decent photos of their own… Continue reading Making Photos for Feelings
My 'digital caress' does more than restore: it makes a photograph sparkle again.
Discover a daily break where one can literally enjoy 'being above it all.'
What photos will your family remember you by? Have photos that 'feel' like you to choose from.
As a Chicago photographer, I see people working together to provide the best experiences their own businesses can offer. All the time. This good feeling image, taken during a meeting of the Northside Networking Group, is the type of image I always seek to bring back to those who hire me. My business event photography… Continue reading Pleased to Meeting You!