I will tease you with these photos from our recent catalog shoot

Tina and I shot a catalog last Sunday, and I’m still working on edits, but I figured you’d appreciate seeing some of the images that don’t reveal too much of the gowns.

The ones of our blonde model in her sweater were outtakes that I asked her to shoot. When I asked, she said, “Ooo, do you mind if I sit down?”

Of course I didn’t mind!







Lately the fog comes daily, and it’s a little eerily irritating yet mysteriously beautiful


Last night we donated our photography to a charity event downtown right on the water. We find that these types of things benefit good causes and they draw attention to us in positive ways.

Lately the fog seems to be rolling in daily, and it engulfs the entire downtown. But outside the loop, it seems to be sunny and warm.

When summer finally comes, I’ll be here. Waiting.









Putting you in your creative place



More often than not, you see photography that makes you yawn at best.

I know I’m guilty of getting all masturbatory and self congratulatory about my work only to wonder if others are all wide mouthed yawners with no interest or care.

But this work from near Chicago, fine art photographer Kyle Thompson will blow you away.

I’ll let his images be the thousand plus words. Go here to read an article. Here for his facebook.


Happy Memorial Day


It’s too stinking cold to cookout with friends here in Chicago today. It’s overcast, around 64°F and threatening to storm.

So Tina and I bailed on any cookout plans. I’m making some white chicken chili for dinner and we’ll probably watch a few more episodes of Arrested Development Season four, that so far … sucks.

Instead of the average three or four laughs every three minutes, it’s yawns-a-licious for most of the episodes. Portia de Rossi looks so different that it’s difficult to take her serious.

Yesterday we shopped for flowers to beautify our deck, and I grabbed a couple photos to show you. You can see above that it’s gray out.

This morning, I made an old army recipe for pancakes that my dad taught me. He was in the reserves, so it’s how we honor the military.

Last night we made surf and turf to honor the army, navy and marines. And today’s chicken recipe is passed down from Tina’s grand father who was in the air force. 🙂

I hope your Memorial Day is much more memorable.