Adler Planetarium: Mission Moon

Gemini XII

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of working with the Adler Planetarium on their newest exhibit, Mission Moon. I was tasked with photographing the exhibit both empty and with volunteers interacting with the exhibit’s elements. And now that…

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Chitecture Worldwide InstaMeet 11

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This weekend marked Instagram’s Worldwide InstaMeet 11. To celebrate the occasion, the guys who run my favorite Chicago-themed Instagram community, @Chitecture, organized a pretty epic event to kick off the #WWIM11 weekend. In partnership with Choose Chicago, they got 350 photographers up…

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St. Patrick’s Day 2015

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Thanks to Choose Chicago and Shoreline Sightseeing, I had a front-row seat to the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day festivities along the Chicago River. What started as a chilly morning turned into a picture-perfect day. Bright sunshine, and some thin high-altitude…

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Winter is gone! Aerials in early March

A thawed blue lake

Just a little under two weeks ago I was flying high above Chicago documenting the frigid end to February. Then, last Wednesday I took to the skies again to shoot a client property near O’Hare. Once the shoot was wrapped…

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Flying over Wrigley Field – Winter Update

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Last November I flew over Wrigley Field to snag some rare photos of a bleacher-less Wrigley Field (See those photos here). With a nice blanket of snow on the ground, and a good deal of structural steel up in left field,…

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2015 Choose Chicago Artist of the Year

Choose Chicago Artist of the Year

I’ve been working hard behind-the-scenes for a few months, but can officially announce that I am the 2015 Choose Chicago Artist of the Year! Over the next year, I will work with the Choose Chicago team to create custom gallery…

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Chicago Stereograms – an experiment with GIFs

Michigan Ave Wobble

While I was editing some photos form my recent night flight, I learned the slight perspective change experienced when circling a building via helicopter can produce the perfect stereoscopic frames if you’re shooting fast enough

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Jordan Winery Photoshoot

Screen grab from jordanwinerycom

After months of hard work, Jordan Winery’s new website has just launched and I’m really proud to see so much of the work I did contribute to the site’s design.

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Jellies at the Shedd Aquarium

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  UPDATE (12/11/14): On January 4, 2015 the Jellies exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium will be CLOSING! So if you still haven’t seen this exhibit, I highly recommend you visit soon soon.  Last night I had the pleasure of visiting the Shedd…

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The Power of the #Hashtag: Instagram, Part 2

Hashtags Everywhere

Hashtags are everywhere these days, and no where are they more important than on Instagram. Adding hashtags to your post is the best way to make sure new ‘grammers find your photos when they’re searching hashtags on Instagram. In my…

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