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LondonHouse Views

When I travel, one of my top priorities is to find a hotel with a photogenic view. Anytime I can get a room on an upper floor with a great cityscape, I’m a happy traveler. So when Curio – A Collection by Hilton contacted me about a complimentary staycation at their newest property, LondonHouse Chicago, I turned into a happy staycationer. Truth…read more

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360 Chicago Panorama Campaign

Earlier this spring, my friends at 360 CHICAGO and Point B Communications reached out to me about creating a custom panorama of the observatory’s North and South views for their summer advertising campaign. Of course, I was interested. Little did I know it would be one of my biggest (literally) shoots to date. Here is a behind-the-scenes…read more

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University of Chicago Instameet

I spent a lot of time at the University of Chicago Medical Center the past few years visiting my parents as they both went through cancer treatments. And every time I snaked through campus to get to the hospital, I told myself one day I’d go out and explore the wealth of architecture packed within…read more

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Brick by Brick Lego Exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry

I love LEGOs, I love architecture, and the Museum of Science and Industry’s new exhibit, ‘Brick by Brick‘, beautifully blends the two. Brick by Brick contains more than a dozen HUGE lego structures built by Certified Professional and Chicago native Adam Reed Tucker. This guy is a genius, honestly. He envisions these structures in his mind, uses tons…read more

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A New Ferris Wheel Rises at Navy Pier

I’ve documented many construction sites over the years, but heelatching Navy Pier’s new Ferris wheel rise has been one of the most unique and exciting experiences. In this blog post, I detail some of the technical aspects of building the new Ferris wheel, and will update you with periodic photo updates of project milestones and…read more

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Behind the Scenes – Chi-Town Rising

Amy and I had a pretty crazy New Year’s. Just a few days before the festivities, Hyatt reached out to me to see if I was interested in partnering with them to capture images in and around Chicago’s inaugural New Year’s Eve celebration; Chi-Town Rising. Of course, I couldn’t resist this project. I was planning…read more

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Open House Chicago 2015

Open House Chicago is one of my favorite weekends of the year. The Chicago Architectural Foundation does a wonderful job convincing 200+ sites all over  Chicago to open their doors to the public. Venues include churches, skyscrapers, theaters, concrete plants, architecture firms, historic houses – the list goes on and on. Anyway, Amy and I were only able to go out on…read more