22 April 2011

remembering an awesome friend

Here's a painting I sketched out in August of 2008 when Nate and Elena came for a visit to Chicago fresh off their honeymoon from the north. This stopover included many swims at Foster Avenue beach, delicious meals cooked by Nate, various variations on Uno, a trip to the free Stained Glass Museum at Navy Pier, and many other good times.
And here is Elena taking off on the memorial bike ride for Nate and Nick in Cedarburg April 25, 2011.

18 April 2011

photos from wandering around

Here are some photos taken on a day off last week, just for kicks.

15 April 2011

bulls 97, suns 94

Exciting times for the No. 1 seed Chicago Bulls heading into the playoffs! I photographed their 3 point win over the Suns last week. I can only hope I get to cover a playoff game, what with homecourt advantage and all... definitely a career highlight for this basketball fan.
Chicago's Taj Gibson puts up a shot against Phoenix's Hakim Warrick in the second half of the game on Tuesday at the United Center in Chicago.
Phoenix's Steve Nash splits the defense in the first half.
Chicago's Derrick Rose eyes up the competition.
Chicago's Luol Deng goes up for a shot as Phoenix's Josh Childress attempts a block in the second half of the game on Tuesday at the United Center in Chicago. The Bulls defeated the Suns 97-94.
Chicago's Carlos Boozer looks to pass.
Young fans cheer on their team.
Halftime entertainment!
Another shot for those Pippen fans out there.
The Bulls re-group.


07 April 2011

scottie pippen!

I shot the Chicago Bulls game Tuesday night against the Phoenix Suns. I was just leaving the floor at halftime to edit and I turn around and there is Scottie Pippen! More photos to follow here soon, but in the meantime check out more photos here: http://ssm.nwherald.com/photos/3641/bulls-97-suns-94/

spring sports!

April. Spring sports time!
And an ominous looking sky for good measure...

04 April 2011

the beginning of baseball and softball season

Here are some baseball photos from a game last Monday.
Richmond-Burton's Casey Williams is safe at second as Grant's Brent Spohr goes for the catch Monday afternoon at Grant High School in Fox Lake. The Rockets defeated the Bulldogs 14-3.
Richmond-Burton's Matt Malecki is congratulated by his team after scoring a home run.

beantown and oh canada

Took a spring break trip to Boston and Montreal a few weeks ago. Here are some favorites from the week away with fabulous friends!
Portrait of Kamala.
Carriage horse with tiny hat in Old Montreal.
 Montreal from afar.
On to Boston. Freedom trail!
Boston Commons on a sunny Friday.
An altercation in Boston Commons including a possible knife. Spot news!
Secret alley way.

hip hop

I had the opportunity to photograph a release party hip hop show on the south side of Chicago late one Wednesday evening with fellow photographer Emily Grimes. http://www.emilygrimes.com/
I am most interested in exploring the subculture within the hip hop realm the night of the event... hopefully more will follow on this idea in the future. Enjoy!