Reasons to be Happy, in North Hollywood

It was a small thing. But one of those little defining moments that you make a note of when they happen. I was walking down Magnolia Blvd in North Hollywood, when I caught sight of it. There it was, on the window of the Sherry Theatre. My first publicly viewable photograph made since I had arrived in Los Angeles just a few months earlier. Right there. There it was. I really enjoyed that moment.

He Shook Sinatra’s Hand – Brian O’Rourke

  He Shook Sinatra’s Hand – Brian O’Rourke~ Life is probably best when you go from, “Oh. We’ve made a horrible mistake,” to, “Whoa. This is amaaaaazing!”, in a matter of a few minutes. I was out celebrating the birthday of a great friend of mine. Her newish boyfriend had spent all day on Yelp, …

Photo Daily: ARIISK

Making photographs in the dark. ARIISK invited me to photograph one of their Chicago shows a few years ago. I loved their sound. Moody, layered with analog synthesizer tones and walls of reverb. The stage lighting reflected that. Another show where my camera could see more than my eyes could. ARIISK are, in their own …

Photo Daily: Cirque du Soleil Allegría

  A lot of people think I learned to speak French because I’ve spent a lot of time in Paris. It’s true that it came in handy later during my visits, but my desire to speak that beautiful language was triggered by something slightly more North American. I’ve only missed a couple of the touring …