Fireworks from the Lighthouse

Night to day blend

As Navy Pier​ is redeveloped over the next few years, I’ve been tasked with helping them update their bank of photos. New firework imagery is high on their list, and I thought the Chicago Harbor Lighthouse​ would make for a…

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Aerial Photos 3,800 Feet Above Chicago

3800quot Above Chicago 8211 A 2 frame Panorama

On Friday afternoon I hopped a doors-off flight with Rotorzen Helicopter and took to the skies to shoot an aerial photography project for a good client of mine. The weather couldn’t have been better. It was so good in fact that after I…

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#BloombergConnects instameet

BoombergConnects Instameet

One of the best parts about participating in the Chicago Instagram community is the cool photo ops that come our way. Instagram is a great photo sharing app, but it’s also a powerful networking tool. Last night was no exception…

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Cerise Rooftop at Virgin Hotel Chicago

Cerise039s western side

There can never be too many open-air, public rooftops in this city. And Chicago’s getting a new one on Wednesday April 29th when Virgin Hotel Chicago opens up their new indoor/outdoor terrace, ‘Cerise’. This rooftop spot will serve Japanese small plates,…

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Hancock Fog Storm

FogStorm composite Lightning at night fog by day

From time to time I create these ‘SurrealScapes’ of the city for fun, and thought a few shots from two recent visits to the Hancock would make for a cool blend. In this image, I’ve layered three separate photos together….

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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

32215 Chitecture WWIM WEB 8

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

31415 St Patrick039s Day 21

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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