Darja Väärsi, 2014
Jessica striking a pose.

Jessica striking a pose.

A portrait of Danny, a local dancer from Chicago.

A portrait of Danny, a local dancer from Chicago.

Katie in Black & White, 2013

Katie in Black & White, 2013

Another old film scan. This shot is a black and white shot from an old church I used to pass on a regular basis. Not sure if it was the position of the light, the weathered brick, but I always seemed to “need” to take a shot when I passed by.

Another old film scan. This shot is a black and white shot from an old church I used to pass on a regular basis. Not sure if it was the position of the light, the weathered brick, but I always seemed to “need” to take a shot when I passed by.

Another old film scan. This shot is of the south facing end of the Loyola CTA El stop that’s currently being remodeled. Although built in 1980-81,  the stop always had a modernism feel to it from a previous time.

Another old film scan. This shot is of the south facing end of the Loyola CTA El stop that’s currently being remodeled. Although built in 1980-81,  the stop always had a modernism feel to it from a previous time.

Scanned in some more old film. Pictured is an old music store formerly on Belmont Ave., in Chicago. At one time this stretch of Belmont was a crossroads to a diversity of local subcultures and tourists looking for something a bit more real. While the area still exists, the area has all but lost its edge as retail chains and condo developments now grab a foot hold. 

Scanned in some more old film.  This set is of coal refuse piles from an area in Yukon, Pennsylvania. Once a prosperous (at least for the owners) coal town, the area became a site of a violent 16 month strike from 1910-1911

Deteriorating ruins of the coal plants and pollution from runoff still exists throughout the area.

Some more film scans.  

Some more film scans.  

I took a walk along the lakefront today up in Rogers Park. While I had an SLR with me, it’s hard to beat the speedy workflow and convenience of publishing from your phone. 

Wide angle shot off the top floor balcony of the Holiday Inn at Chicago-Mart Plaza.

Wide angle shot off the top floor balcony of the Holiday Inn at Chicago-Mart Plaza.

Plaster sculpture.

Plaster sculpture.

Cubicle dwellers at work, across from the Daley Center.

Cubicle dwellers at work, across from the Daley Center.

A portrait outtake of Rachel.

A portrait outtake of Rachel.

It’s a wet one.

It’s a wet one.