About 2 weeks ago I did a workout shoot for a group of Chicago Personal Trainers. Here are some of my favorites from the shoot.
I worked on a commercial video shoot yesterday. Here are some of my “behind the scenes” stills.
Hey My New York City People! I’ll be in town the 16th - 20th! I’d love to see you and hang out and shoot! Also… I’d love to stay on your couch! Or your floor! Or… you know… wherever!!
New York City has the most brilliant textures. Sometimes it’s perfectly smooth like wet glass. Sometimes it’s like crushed velvet. Other times its the texture of layers and layers of paint on a canvas. Then sometimes it’s beard stubble. It’s brail for the eyes.
Budapast and Prague Through A Panoramic Camera
What feels like a billion years ago I took a trip to Budapest to visit and stay with a friend who was doing a semester abroad. We took the weekend off and went to Prague with a bunch of her friends from her program. We saw some really great stuff and fortunately I had my little “lomo” Horizon Panoramic camera with me. I think one of my favorite things about this camera is how it goes soft on the edges. Also, double exposures are a total snap. It’s so perfectly imperfect that it lent itself well to the kind of adventure I was on. I think I’ve got a couple un-developed rolls of film from that camera along with a bunch of other film that I’ve been meaning to send out… I think this is inspiration to get on that. In any case - it’s fun coming across file folders of old stuff and being brought right back to that perfect, brisk, Eastern European journey.
Green Street Smoked Meat! This is seriously my new favorite restaurant in Chicago. It’s like they built a rock and roll BBQ joint just for me. It’s loud, dark and delicious. Go for the strong cocktails (my fave is the Oaxacan Old Fashioned - made with mezcal) and delicious food (the brisket is on point, delicious pulled pork, beef ribs, frito pie!!!, hot links, pork belly, baked beans, mac salad and soft serve), and the rock and roll. The service staff is awesome too. I put my seal of approval on it. When it eventually stops being winter in Chicago let’s meet in the alley for after work drinks and awesome food.
Last week I went home to Rochester and saw my mom and step dad. It was a great trip and here is some stuff I saw on my way back to Chicago.