Rio 2016: Emotional Ride


The Milky Way Galaxy and other stars visible in the sky from a LATAM Airlines flight from Miami to Rio in the air near Puerto Rico early Wednesday, August 3, 2016.

To suggest that the past three days of prepping for, traveling to, and arriving in Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympics have been a roller coaster of emotions would be putting things lightly. In just a little over 40 hours on the ground, I

Landmark Anchors


Visitors walk beneath the Gateway Arch along the Mississippi River in downtown St. Louis, Mo., Thursday, July 21, 2016.

Being born and raised just a stone’s throw from downtown Chicago, the iconic Sears Tower has always been a visual anchor of home on the horizon. If I may, before expounding any further, I will acknowledge that I just incorrectly referred to it as the Sears Tower. For, you see, there is only one person I

Posted in Photography, Photojournalism, Travel on July 22nd, 2016. Comments Off.

NoDa Adventure

Textures in the NoDa neighborhood of Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, May 10, 2016.Sunset light slashes across the facade of the Neighborhood Theatre in the NoDa neighborhood of Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, May 10, 2016.

With three off-days on my plate in the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, I set out to find some interesting textures to photograph and enjoy. This was not an easy task up front. For, you see, Charlotte

Posted in Photography, Travel on May 11th, 2016. Comments Off.

David Sudler’s Chicago Igloo

001_igloochicago_010716David Sudler of Chicago works to fill the gaps between blocks of ice on the igloo he constructed on a median on Wacker Dr. at Columbus Dr. in downtown Chicago, early Thursday, January 7, 2016. Sudler, who resides in a high-rise near the intersection, is a retired boilermaker.

The Chicago media was abuzz today with an unusual tale of an igloo that seemingly sprouted up out of nowhere on a median on Wacker Drive. While it was first thought to have been constructed by a homeless person, it turned out that a retired boilermaker and local resident, David Sudler, was the craftsman of the wintery abode. Always a fan of the odd and out-of-place, I decided to take a quick drive up to the city and see / photograph the igloo for myself.

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Posted in Photography, Photojournalism, Thoughts On Life on January 7th, 2016. Comments Off.