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one drop | COVID19 Comment, March 19th, 2020

one drop | COVID19 Comment, March 19th, 2020

Two and a half weeks a sign hung in all the stairwells of my apartment building. “Please limit your HOT water usage over the next few days. You can do this by NOT LETTING THE WATER RUN while you’re doing dishes or taking shorter showers. […]

MOUNTAINEER HILAREE NELSON | NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE! @ Auditorium Theatre

MOUNTAINEER HILAREE NELSON | NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE! @ Auditorium Theatre

Feature (Originally published on Chicago Stage Standard) National Geographic Live! series brings real critical concepts regarding our environment and our impact upon it and each other. The Auditorium Theater broadens its programming with sparking curiosity and important storytelling. Mountaineer Hilaree Nelson shares her thrilling story […]

Broadway and the Bard: An Evening with Len Cariou

Broadway and the Bard: An Evening with Len Cariou

  4 OUT OF 4 STARS (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON CHICAGO STAGE STANDARD)   Len Cariou enchants with a night fused between William Shakespeare’s works and Broadway classics. Cariou navigates the audience through soliloquies and monologues and pairs them with complimentary, inspired, or contrasting show tunes. Broadway and […]

West Coast Road Trip Summer 2017

West Coast Road Trip Summer 2017

Chicago to Seattle to San Francisco to Los Angeles This is a collection of photographs are taken from car, ferry, on foot and in flight. Simple memories of the in-between moments on a week long adventure. A bookend example that things do not go to […]

Into the West | Colorado Roadtrip

Into the West | Colorado Roadtrip

Denver ~ Glenwood Springs ~ Steamboat Springs ~ Fort Collins I find myself yearning for more. Just more. More everything. More creativity. More freedom. More coffee. More time. More money. More travel. More photography. More sleep. More happiness. While most of the time is spent […]

“Be Kind to Yourself”: A Walk Through The Tough Times

“Be Kind to Yourself”: A Walk Through The Tough Times

To be human is to feel. We feel all the time. A vast array of emotions throughout the day. Emotions dictate our reactions to the world around us. Bad fish sandwich – gross, sick, regret. Receiving flowers – awe, happiness, gratitude. Scrapping your knee – ouch, […]

The Three C’s to Posing

The Three C’s to Posing

A photographer usually finds it easy to compare their workflow to another artist’s. Your eye is trained to take in details and analyze what is working in the image and what is not. In portrait photography, it comes down to the posing. As a commercial […]

Twenty-five Thoughts at 25

Twenty-five Thoughts at 25

Chicago, IL; USA I believe we all reach a state of “I do not know what the f!#*” am I doing with my life”. The answer to that question is simple, at least according to my parents it is. On our occasional life update phone […]