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Portrait Session: Leslie Beukelman

I had a great time last Saturday making portraits with Chicago singer Leslie Beukelman in the West Loop. We lucked out with some great light at sunset and took advantage of the empty streets. Leslie even sang a bit for me which was pretty wonderful! Leslie and her band will be playing the Double Door…

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Flashes of Hope

I recently did a volunteer photo shoot at the University of Chicago’s Children’s Hospital with the nonprofit organization Flashes of Hope. Their mission is to change the way children with cancer and other life threatening illnesses see themselves through photography and they also raise money for pediatric cancer research. I set up a backdrop and…

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Ronald Novotny: The Golf Ball Man

I was really excited when I got the assignment to photograph Ronald Novotny in his Morton Grove home. Novotny, a retired factory worker, collects golf balls from courses in the Chicago suburbs and has thousands of them throughout his home which he later sells. He started collecting in 1952 with his father and has kept…

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Keep on Trudgin’

While nearly everyone I know was sipping hot cocoa and enjoying a day off during ‘Snowmageddon’, I woke up really early and headed to the south side with reporter John Greenfield on assignment for Time Out Chicago. John decided to snowshoe Chicago’s entire lakefront so we headed to the Metra and got off at Chicago’s…

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An Afternoon with Bethany Hamilton

I had a great time yesterday working with Chicago singer Bethany Hamilton on a series of promotional portraits. Coleman Brice was kind enough to let us use his space, Cole’s Bar, in Logan Square. We had a great time shooting and I even got to hear her sing a few songs while we were working!…

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