New York City

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. 

Throwback Thursday #2: My Birthday Party

During my birthday in February we set up a few lights and decided to get silly in front of the camera. Being surrounded by the people I love was the best birthday present I could ever have received. 

Click on the images to get a better look. 

Throwback Thursday #1

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. 


Neil Fontano

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: 


Geekfest Oakland

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. 

 I left my loft in Chicago right after the sun came up to catch my flight to San Francisco. 

I left my loft in Chicago right after the sun came up to catch my flight to San Francisco.