Daily Photo: Ego Trip

  It seemed like a perfectly fine building. Some might even call it beautiful. A nice addition to Chicago’s skyline. And then he had to put his name on it. To use his vernacular, “Huge.” I guess we should have expected it. He does it on all his buildings. His ego trip. But the name …

Photo Daily: Revolution in Progress

  Some might say the revolution away from train travel in this country is over and has been for decades. Yet I still hold out some hope that in years to come, the pendulum may swing back a little closer to center. After WWII, Americans made the decision we were going to be a car country …

Photo Daily: Coupled Engines

  The 5-year old boy in me stills loves trains. Riding the Illinois Central electric trains around Chicago was one of my favorite early memories. Traveling by rail in Europe rekindles the same love. Given the choice of traveling by air or by train? Put me on a train. I was visiting Santa Fe a …

Photo Daily: Santa Fe Southern Railway – and Bonus: Making Your Color Photos B&W

  The other day, a wonderful photographer friend of mine who makes beautiful color photographs asked me about how I make my black & white conversions from color photos. It sounds like an easy process, but if you’re serious about making rich black and white images, there’s so much more to it than simply turning off the color. …

Photo Daily: 1953 Ghost Train (Short Film)

A little departure from the Photo Daily today. Not really a photo. Not really a film. Somewhere in between. The 1953 Ghost Train. I was finishing up work a couple Fridays ago, walking out of the studio with a producer friend of mine. Her boyfriend was picking her up and he mentioned that a vintage …

Dijon

Ok well, Morgan and I are now traveling first class on the TGV (Train a Grande Vitesse) in style. You simply can’t compare traveling by train in the States with traveling in Europe. I love to take Amtrak across the US and I’ve done it many times, but in Europe and most certainly in France, …