Monday, February 28, 2011

Back From The Dead

Not quite a rear ago, I posted a photo of this house. Like this one, it was shot with my Holga camera while on a walk around my neighborhood. A year ago, this house was boarded up and seemingly abandoned. As you can see from the photo above, it's now occupied, and has a new coat of paint (and a new recycling bin!). It's a big old house, I'm glad to see it being taken care of.

Here's my photo from last year, for comparison.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Blurry Trcaks

Shot out of a train window last fall. The windows were tinted, which created an interesting color shift.

Saturday, February 26, 2011


An empty lot, shot last summer with my Holga camera. I'm not sure if it's in Chicago or Blue Island, which sits just south of the Chicago city limit.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Wisconsin Cheese

Speaking of Wisconsin cheese, what about the rancid Limburger the governor of Wisconsin is forcing down people's throats?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Osaka Garden Bridge

Shot at the Osaka Garden in Jackson Park, Chicago, a little over a month ago.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Someone Title This One For Me

Shot last fall at an abandoned factory in Blue Island, Il. Anyone have an idea for a title?

Monday, February 21, 2011

Atomic City

I made this collage around 1989, for an exhibit somewhere (can't remember where). I've been dabbling a little in collage recently, but it's slow going. I'm trying to keep them purposefully simple, and not over think things, and that's proving more difficult than I expected.

Friday, February 18, 2011


Made long ago (1993), part of a failed attempt at reticulating negatives. I'm thinking of doing a book of all 26 images on this roll of ruined film. I'd love some feedback on what you think of that idea.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


I shot this while wandering around with my Holga camera last summer. I love mid-century architectural details, luckily, there's a decent amount of it close to where I live.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


In a Pilsen shop window. Shot last fall with my reversed-lens Brownie camera.

Monday, February 14, 2011


Shot this while walking around with my camera last fall in an attempt to alleviate boredom.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Pond Scum

Algae, leaves, and a reflection of a nearby building on the surface of a pond on the University of Chicago campus.

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Shot in my Mom's backyard late last fall. I like this one quite a bit.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Double Baby

Accidental double exposure made using my Holga camera with a closeup filter over the lens.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Bean In Infrared

Cloud Gate (AKA The Bean) in Chicago's Millennium Park, shot in digital infrared late last summer.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Hi Kids!

I made this for an assignment in a Photoshop class I took a few years ago. The assignment required combining two images. I took that literally, and inspired by some John Baldessari pieces, merged an old postcard with a vintage photo of a zeppelin.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Eye Again

I've previously posted photos of this sculpture shot in digital infrared and as a photo mosaic. Here it is again, shot with my reversed lens Kodak Hawkeye camera.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Shadow Portrait

I shot this in 1998 on the campus of the Cranbrook Academy of Art, when I was in graduate school. This was the first time I had used a Holga camera, and at the time was pretty unimpressed with the results. Now, I think it turned out pretty well.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

We Survived

The great Chicago snowtastrophe has passed, and everything is returning to normal. Frigid, snow covered normal.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Snow Day!

So we're in the midst of the blizzard striking Chicago right now. It's actually kind of pretty outside, and it will be interesting to see what it looks like tomorrow. I'm just glad I don't have to go anywhere. My school wisely called a snow day for tomorrow.