when those of you who don’t live in the city, start telling me how it’s dying and nobody wants to live here. I don’t know what the hell you’re talking about.
Tonight I photographed a group of football players from DuSable High School in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood. You may have heard of them. Recently the team, along with Fenger High, was featured on every TV news cast in Chicago, and surprise … Continued
Before Girls Could Play It’s crazy to think that women’s sports was not always a thing in schools in America. Until Title IX was passed in 1972 I can’t help but feel that most of the thinking at the time … 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.
On 9/11 we all gave our own blood. This is not a metaphor, thousands of us physically gave blood beyond the first responders and victims of 9/11 and I think the saddest legacy of 9/11 is each year we remember and relive the … Continued
Facebook Is Doing More Than Just Recognizing Faces In Photos Alt Tags in image metadata may be telling search engines more than you want to them to know First; what is an “alt” tag? Without being to wonky, an alt … Continued
Why My First Front Page For A Major Daily Newspaper Was A Huge Letdown Or, how incredibly awkward the situation created by the Chicago Sun Times photo staff layoff was. First I want to go on record, I’m completely grateful that … Continued
Murders in Chicago can easily be overlooked on an individual basis, unless of course its circumstances fill a certain narrative one is using to rail against the system, or the community where this is happening (see screen shot below). However the … Continued
Ten years ago this April I took these photo as the last of the Robert Taylor/Stateway Garden housing complexes were taken down at about 38th & State St. If you look closely you can see Comiskey Park in the background … Continued
It’s no secret that Chicago has a problem. The stories are all over the local news and even make the national headlines in different months, but depending on who you are and where you get your news the reason for … Continued