Archive for the ‘My Portfolio’ Category

Chicago is the new Gotham
January 29, 2008

Chicago Skyline
Above: A photo of Chicago’s Skyline I took by boat.

By now, you’ve all heard that actor Heath Ledger was found dead in his New York apartment recently. I was a fan of his, and he will be dearly missed by many. Heath’s last movie, “Batman: The Dark Knight”, will be released this summer and was filmed in Chicago. This may come as a surprise to many that Chicago be crowned the new “Gotham City”, since New York City has traditionally donned the moniker. Well, seems people are now remembering the forgotten Second City and all her beauty…

Batman: The Dark Knight

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MyArt: Photographing Paulo
November 9, 2007

Here’s a recent collection of fashion photographs that I either took myself and/or art directed & produced as part of a Salvatore Ferragamo fashion shoot test for a good friend of mine, Paulo. He hails from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and while he doesn’t officially model, I think he’s got some potential so I hooked him up big time with a nice starter portfolio. What do you think? Post your comments!

 

paulo

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I miss my puppy dog :(
November 7, 2007

Some photos I took of my baby boy at the Dunes, just outside of Chicago. Aint he just the cutest thing u ever did see?

my puppy dog

my puppy dog

my puppy dog

For more info on the location, click here…
For more info on the breed, click here…

MyArt: Julio in the Iglesia
November 6, 2007

One random and recent day, I popped into a church (“iglesia” en Español) that I had been admiring for quite a while. My intrigue got the best of me on this day and I, along with a friend of mine (we’ll call him “Julio”), set off to explore and photograph this gorgeous and historic place in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago. Each step we took was met with an eerie noise and a glance over the shoulder to see if we’d been spotted. We even managed to find our way into the forbidden belltower and choir stand to get some great shots (forgive me Lord, for I have sinned ;-p )….

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MyWork: A Retrospective
November 6, 2007

a retrospective of my architectural work

Above: A preview of my handywork 🙂

I have been designing and building things since I was a wee toddler. While some of you may be familiar with the creative agency I owned for many years, I’ve also been designing houses for some time now. I did my first remodel of a home on my mom’s kitchen when I was 16. It was actually a surprise, she had no idea until she came home and saw what I had did. Her reaction was priceless and I have become addicted to see people’s reaction to good design. Architecture and design are just a few of the passions I have. I find myself naturally inspired by the Asian sensibilities and design aesthetics and mid-century and early modernists such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies Van der Rohe, Richard Neutra and others. I am working on putting together case studies of some of my favorite projects, including gut renovations of important homes by Florida architects such as George Reed that I have done. Stay tuned!