Saturday, June 30, 2012

Infrared Trail

Shot in digital infrared on a very hot and muggy Memorial Day weekend last year.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Mid-Century Signage

I love mid-century design and architecture, and I especially love when I come across it still in use.  I've driven by this sign, on Cicero Avenue at about 98th street in Oak Lawn, IL many times, and every time, I've thought that I need to go shoot photos of it. I finally got around to it a couple of weeks ago. This was shot using my reverse-lems Kodak Brownie camera. I also shot it with infrared film in my old 35mm SLR camera.  Maybe I'll post that one soon.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Shot in a Blue Island, IL store window a couple of weeks ago.
Here's the same scene, shot with my reversed-lens Brownie camera:

Monday, June 18, 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Cool Window

I shot this at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC a few years ago. This was in the room where you wait to take the tour of the facility (which was more interesting than I expected).  Funny thing-for a place that has tight security and accounts for every dollar that passes through there, they keep some sloppy records. I bought a t shirt and a couple other items in the gift shop, and payed with a credit card, but the charge never showed up on my credit card statement. Thanks, US taxpayers, for buying me a t shirt!

Saturday, June 16, 2012


I made this panorama in Ping Tom park in Chicago's Chinatown a couple of years ago. It's the same general area where I was busted for legally shooting photos last September.

Friday, June 15, 2012


Made this collage yesterday. It looks a little odd,  I know, but it's part of a series, and makes more sense in that context.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Here's another recent shot made with my Reversed-lens Brownie camera. This is a bowling alley in Evergreen Park, IL. I love mid-century architecture!

Monday, June 11, 2012


I've been scanning some negatives shot with my reversed lens Kodak Brownie camera this weekend. This one was shot about a week and a half ago in Blue Island, IL. I've recently discovered that shooting through store windows with that camera can yield interesting results.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Window Frost

It's supposed to be a baking hot day tomorrow here in Chicago. Enjoy this photo of frost on a window to help keep you cool.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Hyde Park Night

This was shot on an unseasonably warm night last March in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Tiled Steps Panorama

I shot this panorama in San Francisco in 2006. This is near 16th and Moraga streets in the Sunset district. At 16th St., Moraga becomes a staircase and climbs a steep hill for a block. A few years ago, neighborhood residents organized a project to create a mosaic tile running up the staircase.
This was shot near the top of the staircase, with the view of the Sunset district and the Pacific ocean in the distance. Click on the photo to see a larger version. Click on the link to see a view of the tiled steps that shows the tile work better than this panorama does.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Monday, June 4, 2012

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Window Panties

I go shooting in Blue Island, IL a few times a year. It's close to home, and almost always has something interesting, like little girl's dresses, panties and arm-length gloves in a shop window display.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Born Under Punches

Take a look at these hands...take a look at these hands.
Shot earlier today in Blue Island, IL.

Friday, June 1, 2012


I don't really remember shooting this photo, but I think it was over Spring break last March. It was unseasonably warm, and I was riding my bike a lot. I remember throwing a camera into my bike bag, but I don't remember actually taking any photos.