Friday, June 24, 2011


I'll be away from home (and away from this blog) for the next week, visiting family in beautiful San Francisco. I'll return with lots of new photos for the blog (and hopefully for a couple of projects I'm working on), but in the meantime, here's a bunch of shots I took at the jellyfish exhibit at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium last weekend.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Pretty Ivy

The photo would be better if not for my hand reflected in the window. Oh well. Shot on the University of Chicago campus last fall.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Enjoy The Purple

Shot in camera RAW through an infrared filter, then left unprocessed. This was in Portland, I think, in the Japanese gardens.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Chinatown Night

I shot this photo on a rainy night in Chinatown a couple of years ago (the blue spots on the left edge of the photo are from raindrops on my lens). I like the blue light in the window and the motion blur of the people in the street.

Monday, June 20, 2011


Shot yesterday at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.

I wonder where that fish has gone.
You did love it so. You looked after it like a son.
And it went wherever I did go.
Is it in the cupboard?
Yes! Yes! No!…
Wouldn’t you like to know? It was a lovely little fish.
And it went wherever I did go.
It’s behind the sofa!
Where can that fish be?
It is a most elusive fish!
And it went wherever I did go.
Ooooh, fishy, fishy, fishy fish!
A-fish, a-fish, a-fish, a-fishy, ooooh.
Ooooh, fishy, fishy, fishy fish!
That went wherever I did go.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Infrared Panorama

I shot this mosaic/panorama a couple of weeks ago in the Dan Ryan Woods on Chicago's southwest side.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Damaged-My First Book!

I've just published a book on It's a book of photographs I made back when I was a student, trying a technique on a roll of film and having it come out completely wrong. The images turned out to be pretty interesting, despite the errors. I posted a few images from this project here about a year and a half ago. Follow that link to read more detail about what I was attempting to do with that film.

I'm excited about this book, It's something I've been planning for quite a while. I've got ideas for several more books as well.

Hope you enjoy it!

Cool Old Building

Here's a sinple photo mosaic of an old building in Philadelphia. I can't remember when I shot these photos, I'm thinking it was 2003. Click on the image to see a larger version.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

In The Museum

Shot at the Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco in October, 2007 as part of a sabbatical project I was working on. In an unrelated note, a scene from the Hitchcock film Vertigo was also shot there.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Beauty supply store shop window, 51st St. Chicago (just a few blocks from Obama's house). Shot this afternoon.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Infrared Western

Western Avenue, at around 104th St. on Chicago's southwest side. Shot about a month ago.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Indiana St.

Looking down Indiana Street on Chicago's south side from a window in the McCormick Place conference center.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

One More Hipster

The first of my photos finally turned up on the They Might Be Hipsters website. You might remember me posting a bunch of them here a couple of weeks ago. This is the first one I made and posted to They Might Be Hipsters, and I like it, except for forgetting to use a smart quote. The photo was shot with my Holga camera in San Francisco's Japantown in October. 2007.

Update: A second photo I submitted has just been posted!

Friday, June 10, 2011


Mmmmmm, Mexican street food at Chicago's Maxwell Street Market. I could go for some of those huitlacoche tacos right now!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Forest Preserve Infrared

I shot this photo in the Dan Ryan Woods last week. This is about the highest elevation in the city of Chicago. Behind me a couple hundred feet you can see much of the downtown skyline through the trees.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Chinatown At Dusk

I shot this a few weeks ago in Chinatown. I love the colors in this photo, the orange of the lights contrasted with the gray-blue of the sky.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011


A very '80's looking couple on this love tester arcade game, shot at Musee Mecanique in San Francisco. Too bad it's not the Love-Matic Grampa!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Lake Katherine

This was shot at Lake Catherine, a  park in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, on Memorial Day. I've been liking the digital infrared lately.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Paper And Rust

Shot in Chinatown a few weeks ago. I was about to post this when I decided to blast the saturation and contrast  some. Here's the new one. Which do you like better?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


A prehistoric animal enjoys it's lunch in a diorama at the Exhibit Museum in Ann Arbor, MI.