Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

The Sartorialist
April 9, 2008

This is a fantastic site where everyday people are photographed in the streets (read: runways) of New York, Milan, Paris and other world-class cities. Notice that Chicago is conspicuously missing from the mix; I guess Cub’s jerseys, cut-off jeans and pasty thighs are just sooo last season, LOL.  

Its a showcase of street style from a fellow I.U. alum that has become wildly popular  (in fact its one of TIME magazine’s top blogs).   If you’re curious about the name, Sartorial means “of or relating to a tailor or to tailoring” (as per Princeton Wordnet)  By the looks of it, it seems that the men are more fashion conscious than women!

  

  

  

  

 

Check out more of The Sartorialist archive here…

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Beautiful Cocks…
March 23, 2008

Lately I’ve had cock on the brain. I ran across The Illustrated Book of Poultry by Lewis Wright, published around 1885. Its a fascinating series of poultry lithographs, popularly known as “Cassell’s Book of Poultry”, and features illustrations of both the male (cock) and female (hen) sexes of the various breeds of the animal. The illustrations might just make you stop and think twice the next time you sit down at the dinner table…

 

Comparative Examples:

I’ve put together a series of comparisons of the 1885 lithographs with actual photos of the various chicken breeds from hatcheries that actually sell the animals for pets or food/farming purposes. I guess I’ve never actually thought of poultry as being beautiful, but, clearly they are. I have a new respect for the under-appreciated chicken. What are your thoughts?

White Crested Black Polish chicken:

Actual photos of the “White Crested Black Polish” chicken:

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The Purity & Honesty of Youth
November 15, 2007

Nothing is more pure than the anguish of a child. Photos of children crying capture raw emotion, sputtering rage, profound loss and theatrical drama at its finest. I think we become desensitized as adults and suppress these emotions and reserve them for only the most catastrophic of events. As adults we edit our feelings and burn nerve endings, but the honesty of a child’s feelings is undeniable. Take a look at these captivating photos by Jill Greenberg

 

 

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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…

Places: Coyote Buttes
November 6, 2007

Coyote Buttes national park

The Coyote Buttes are part of the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument and are half way between Kanab, Utah and Page, Arizona. It is one of the least visited Parks and the reason is that is it is so precious that the Bureau of Land Management only gives out 10 permits a day! This place is breaktaking! Check out more pics…

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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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