I spent 25 years as a photojournalist in Chicago covering everything from Mayor Daley to Michael Jordan to President Obama. I've met a ton of interesting people, and making great photographs of them while learning something I didn't know five minutes before I met them is probably the most awesome thing about those years.
Mayor Daley was gruff, but he loved this city perhaps more than anyone I have ever met. Ask me about the time I sat in an interview with him and the Sun-Times City Hall reporter Fran Spielman. Michael Jordan was the best there ever was. The best there ever will be. I catch old Bulls games on TV once in a while, and I can't believe I actually got to be a part of those seasons. And... I once met Walter Payton at a Bulls game when he sat behind me court side as I was shooting a game. That's a good story as well. President Obama? Well, I have photographed him several times over the years: all the way back in his apartment in Hyde Park when he was running for State Senator, with Michelle and their then-little girls, as well as when I got to greet him with my camera at UChicago - his first public appearance after his Presidency came to a close. He is a wonderful, authentic human being.
Photography can be a lot of things to a lot of people, but to me, these stories are my history. My photography is who I am, and I want to meet you and love you and tell your story, too.
Please contact me today to get started: 708.263.7269.
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I am a Pulitzer Prize-nominated photographer.
I spent 25 years as a photojournalist in Chicago covering everything from Mayor Daley to Michael Jordan to President Obama. I've met a ton of interesting people, and created some amazing images while on staff at the Chicago Sun-Times.
Seeing my work in print was the coolest thing about those years. That I could open a paper every morning and see the work I had completed the day before not only gave me the chills, it made me feel good about creating something that was enjoyed and appreciated by hundreds of thousands of people each day, and that the moment I captured would live forever.
Oh, and I had a lot of fun doing it, too.
The value of printed artwork cannot be underestimated. That you can have an amazing experience being photographed, and then relive and enjoy it every time you look at a wonderfully composed, beautifully lit portrait hanging in your home is why I do what I do.
Wall portraits of moments with the people who matter the most to you help you remember and appreciate that time moves very fast. That the . kids do grow up. That life can filled with uncertainty and change.
A beautiful portrait can be one of the constants in your family's life and home. My clients fall more in love with their artwork all the time because their moments live forever, too.
Let's talk and get started creating your wall portrait today: 708.263.7269.