During our current worldwide pandemic I took a look back at photo album from my family’s archive and got a look at what one part of the country looked like before the second wave of the Spanish Flu took hold. It looked normal.
The Blue Angels flight team flew over the city of Chicago and a few surrounding suburbs, specifically over hospitals, to show support for the healthcare professionals. Luckily that flight path was right over the top of my house so with … Continued
On September 11th, 2001, I was just 2 years out of photo school, pretty much only shooting sports, and I don’t have a single picture from that day. However with the 11th being a Tuesday, that meant Friday night was only 3 days away. So as I headed off to shoot high school football, the events of earlier in the week were heavily on my mind.
In High School Sports, The Best Photos Don’t Always Make It To The Paper In the world of professional sports photography you live & die by your ability to get the pivotal moment of a game captured in your frame. We … Continued
South Side Catholic League and Me; St. Rita vs. Rich Central So being a near south sider and catholic high school grad myself I’ve ended up by luck, or design of my photo editors, shooting quite a bit of sports involving … Continued
Chicago area high school football 2016 – Week 1 It’s that time of the year again, high school football season. So of course 7 weeks into a 9 week regular season I’m going to play a little catch up this … Continued
That Bridge – Gritty, In the City of Stone There’s a certain grittiness to Joliet that I have always loved. The city has several nicknames, The City of Stone, The City of Steel, The City of Champions & Prison City and … Continued
That Bridge – Joliet Playing tribute to photographer Mark Hirsch’s “That Tree” project, which was later made into a book. I had to revisit what was my first long term attempt at documenting a single subject, the old Rock … Continued
It’s been a while since I’ve had an assignment to photograph a politician who held an office higher than a local school council, today it just happened to be the Governor of Illinois, Pat Quinn. He’s not the most animated person in … Continued