Dolby Theatre – Academy Awards 2017

  Dolby Theatre – Academy Awards~ There are plenty of good things about being born and raised in and around Chicago. Flights to anywhere else in the country are more inexpensive because you’re at least already half-way there. There’s a personal strength that comes from outgrowing an inborn inferiority complex from living far away from …

Barrier to the Beauty

  Barrier to the Beauty~ Hello Gentle Readers. Continuing my theme this week of sharing photographs I’ve made since I arrived in Los Angeles last year, Barrier to the Beauty, is what I would call a found image. I was walking through a parking lot outside a venue where I was photographing an event that evening. One …

Billy Sheahan Art Photographs Store Now Open – Give the Gift of Art! – 25% off this week

  Billy Sheahan Art Photographs Store Now Open – Give the Gift of Art Hello again, Gentle Readers! I’m very excited to announce the opening of the new Billy Sheahan Photography Art Store. (There’s a coupon code for 25% off this week at the bottom of this blog.) I know all of you get bombarded with emails …

Meluxine – Dress Handfuls

    Meluxine – Dress Handfuls “Aw, we lost the sun,” Meluxine said, as she noticed the gorgeous shafts of sunlight that until very recently had been beautifully falling on her through the window, had faded away. She was wearing a sparkly gold and black striped dress by Mango and when the sun hit it, it …

Meluxine – Looking Inside

  Meluxine – Looking Inside You know when you’re having one of those days when everything you touch turns to gold? They don’t happen often, but when they do, the feeling is extraordinary. Meluxine and I were definitely having one of those days the first time we ever shot together. Even the, this probably won’t …

Photo Daily: We’ll Always Call It The Sears Tower

  We Chicagoans are funny about names. It honestly doesn’t matter what the official name of something is. It’s our damn city and we really don’t care how many millions of dollars you paid for the naming rights. I’m looking at you, Willis Tower. We tried that for a while, but we’ve decided to go …

Photo Daily: End of the Line

  The light was really incredible the day I made these photos in that old Santa Fe rail yard. The sun was low in the sky, but oh so powerful. The sky was the deepest of blues. And when I made the B&W conversions of these photographs, it very nearly looks like night. Very dramatic. …

Photo Daily: Fire in the Sky

  Studying the light in clouds in nature is a good way to learn about lighting in photography. This image of a cloud formation, just after a rather violent Chicago storm is a perfect example of backlighting. If you’ll notice, the clouds are not being lit from the front. Instead with the sun behind them, …

Photo Daily: Blue Rachael

  Sometimes a wonderful photograph comes together in an instant. I made this Blue Rachael photo on the roof of my studio just as we were getting ready to leave for the airport. We had a half an hour before we were leaving when Rachael suddenly appeared in a lovely dress and asked if we could …

Photo Daily: Gothic Sky, Notre-Dame de Paris

  Stop. Look up. Look close. One thing that differentiates modern and classic architecture are the details. In my travels around the old cities of Europe, and even a few younger ones in the States, I’m in awe when I get up close to the buildings for a better look. Like this gothic corner of Notre-Dame …