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 …

Photo Daily: Library Stop

  It’s funny how you can live in a city your whole life and then a series of events puts you on a different train than usual, and you see another side of something very familiar, in a new way. I’ve been spending a lot of time on the Brown Line these days on Chicago’s …

Photo Daily: Café Adler, Berlin

  It was only a few years after the Berlin Wall came down. Café Adler was a little coffee shop, across the street from the infamous Checkpoint Charlie, one of the main crossing points between the old East and West Germany. The, YOU ARE LEAVING THE AMERICAN SECTOR sign, in multiple languages, was still in place, even …

Photo Daily: If love were snowflakes, I’d send you a blizzard.

  “If love were snowflakes, I’d send you a blizzard,” she texted. Where she was, below the equator, it was the middle of Summer. For me, Winter. Yet her words, warmed me. Clever words. She was, is, clever. Checking in from time to time. Morning for her, middle of the night for me. A world …

Photo Daily: Rainy Crossing in Streeterville

  I don’t really mind the rain. I actually like it. Living in Chicago, I know that rain is always better than snow. I made this photograph during a mid afternoon downpour, so heavy, that it looked like evening at 2 in the afternoon. I got a bit drenched, standing out there with my camera, …

Photo Daily: Rendezvous à Notre-Dame

  Paris is a wonderful people watching city. Its cafés are lined with chairs facing out, allowing for conversations next to your companion, rather than across from them. A much better angle to watch from, while sipping espressos. And on foot, wandering at a leisurely Parisian pace, silently observing the greetings, the hugs, handholding and …

PhotoDaily: Sainte Clotilde, Rue las Cases, Paris

  Riding in a taxi back home, after watching the lights on the Eiffel Tower turn off for the night at 1am, Paris is beautifully quiet. Silently passing through the streets of the city. Savoring each moment. After dinner, my companion and I, hurried on foot toward the illuminated icon. Glancing at our watches, knowing …

Photo Daily: Above and Below, Montmartre, Paris

  The neighborhood of Montmartre in Paris’ 18th arrondissement, is one of duality. It’s home to one of the city’s most religious places, the Sacré-Cœur Basilica. The slightly more famous, Notre-Dame de Paris, being the other. But it’s also home to one of Paris’ more colorful stretches along the south end, boulevard Clichy and boulevard Rochechouart, containing various …

Photo Daily: Kids Reaching Under the Fence for Autographs at Fenway Park

  Boston’s Fenway Park in 1999 was an endangered species. One of the last old Major League Baseball parks in an era when new stadiums with luxury skyboxes were replacing them all over the country. I had just lived through the travesty of Chicago’s Comiskey Park being torn down and replaced with what would turn …

Photo Daily: “Nadine” 1951 Studebaker Champion Convertible

  I’m not really what you would call a “car guy.” But  I do appreciate beauty in design when I see it. I was walking past my studio last week, when I saw something completely out-of-place on my street. Among the rows of parked cars, was Nadine. I almost didn’t stop to make a photograph, because I …