it's amazing how much you're able to accomplish with nothing but a camera, some gorgeous faces, and the first blossoms of spring.
The first time I went to New York City was fall of 2015. I decided that it was dirty, exhausting, and in no way worth the hype. After returning to Chicago I caught an itch to return, in March 2016 my gracious aunt invited me to town and I became addicted to the city. Between the beginning of March and the end of April I had a friend offer me a place to live in Brooklyn and decided that I needed to feed the fire. In June I'll be moving to New York to start an entirely new chapter of my life.
These images are from a week of long walks, hazy nights, new friends, and barely being awake.
It's outrageous how many photographs I'll take that absolutely nobody will ever see; not because I dislike them or that they're bad photographs, but because they don't fit with my brand or what I'm actively working on at the time. I stumbled into an old folder from college, which means it was a folder-within a folder- within a folder-full of disorganized content. Then I found myself digging through all these scans of negatives and portraits of friends that have never seen the light of day and now that I have a blog, I think they deserve to.
My insomnia has been getting a little out of hand recently, so I decided if I'm going to wake up at 3am for no reason...might as well take some portraits of what it's like to have insomnia.
My BFF Tom lives in the cutest Logan Square apartment.
Last week we had a storm and all the power went out. So we used the street lights and our phone to light each other for an impromptu photoshoot.
These long awaited images are the result of a collaboration between makeup artist Kristina Marie Feyerherm and myself. There were hundreds of images that I wanted to share, but until I release more, here's a look at what we accomplished.
Huge thank you to all the models who participated!
Photographers and models don't often get uninterrupted creative time, but recently Neil and I took advantage of Chicago's great weather and our spontaneity. The best thing about Neil, is he's a model down for absolutely whatever. Say "take your shirt off" he says cool. Tell him to get barefoot in an alley with broken glass (we go hard) he says "no problem". Neil is cool dude, anyways, here's Neal:
I haven't taken a vacation in a long time, so I decided my first one in awhile should be filled with strangers who are passionate about photography, my godson, and a spontaneous trip to Santa Cruz.
The windows lit up like sweet 90's strobe lights, so we ran out to watch Zeus go crazy. Here are a few quick snapshots from the show.