Monthly Archives: March 2011

Gov Quinn, Premier of Manitoba, Canada, Sign Agreement

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and the Premier of Manitoba, Canada, Greg Selinge, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Economic and Environmental Co-operation in late March to work together on trade and commerce opportunities. The signing was held at the Canadian … Continue reading

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

I had the great good fortune last week to document Old St. Patrick Church’s Concert Choir, the Metropolis Symphony Orchestra, Narrator Martin Sheen, Irish Instrumentalists, the Trinity Irish Dancers, vocalists Michael Boschert, Catherine O’Connell, Roderick Dixon, Kate Wild and many … Continue reading

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Old Architectural Friends

I recently discovered a trove of 4×5 black & white negatives from assignments finished long ago. Decided to scan them, process anew using Photoshop vs. the wet darkroom where they were first created, and put them up for sale as … Continue reading

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Jazz Fest Starts Tuesday, Benefits Hunger Relief

The 2011 Chi Town Jazz Festival will swing into high gear from Tuesday, March 22 through March 26. It showcases an array of outstanding jazz artists in some of Chicago’s finest jazz venues. The festival began last year and involves the … Continue reading

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Creating The Harbor Panorama Montage

The challenge here was to duplicate the technique I had used in the late 80s and early 90s, before there were computers and Photoshop, but this time using my computer. In the early days I shot color negative film, processed … Continue reading

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Red Cross Promotes Awareness About House Fires

A house fire happens every 80 seconds. 70,000 families a year face losing everything. The Red Cross responds to 10% more fires than it did six years ago. The problem is spreading, but with your support, hope can spread just … Continue reading

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Wedding Couples Of A Certain Age…

Wedding couples of a certain age (early 30s to mid-70s) are more attracted to my style of shooting and the relationship I build with them than twentysomethings. They often have families, sometimes grown. They don’t want video or a team … Continue reading

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The Holmes Brothers At SPACE

Popsy Dixon, Wendell and Sherman Holmes performing at SPACE in Evanston, IL. The Holmes Brothers produced a joyous and moving blend of blues, gospel, soul, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll and country as they sang at SPACE in Evanston, IL. Their … Continue reading

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Waiting For Blago

When Governor Blagojevich spoke it was always a media event. The media are gathered here waiting for him to arrive. Teams of still photographers from Getty, AP, Reuters, the New York Times and local newspapers. Video crews and commentators covering … Continue reading

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Clean Lasting Chew With Parking Lot

Painted ads on an old brick building in a small river town. I saw this building on Main Street in a small river town. It is both beautiful and sad. Beautiful because of the colors, the ads and design. Sad … Continue reading

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Subway Door

I saw this door as the subway train was rumbling around a distant corner, getting louder, its headlight shining strong along the tracks coming toward me. People started to line up along the edge of the platform. It was almost … Continue reading

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