Underwater

Commissioned portrait

A friend saw a photo he really liked and asked if I could photograph him in my own take on it.

I’m always up for a good challenge.

We were both really happy with the results.

What great idea do you have for a conceptual photo portrait? Let’s make something fabulous together.

Use Contact Me to reach out for your own special portrait, (thoughtfully priced)

James with and without Roses

James does lighting for a living but he brings an even brighter light to his everyday life.

He’s gone through life changing experiences and always seeks the wisdom inside those moments of hardship.

Many thanks for his willingness to step into the shrubbery for this portrait and for his grace always.

Not sure what it is that draws me to this place, but the pictures made here have a feel to them I find intriguing and compelling.

Maybe it’s a feeling of emerging from a dark place to a lighter one.

Or, stepping out of entanglements, mental, emotional- patterns which trap us.

Maybe it’s the mystery. That thing just beyond knowing.

Part of me really wants to know but the artist part says – don’t know and that’s cool. Just keep going.

Maybe you have that feeling too sometimes.

Lovely roses thanks to Michelle of Blumgarten in Pilsen. @blumgartenco @blumgarten

What You Seek…

Is seeking you

Jimmy’s Tree

This tree has lived a long time. Longer than the landlords who own this land know actually .

Trees have a different sense of time than we short lived humans do. It’s sheltered many animals over the years. Squirrels, woodpeckers. Seen many people through good times and hard ones.

Provided sheltering cover during hard times.

This tree has given so much. And has in return been loved.Friends have gathered around and beneath her. Gardens have grown. Love has come and gone. Children once small are now adults flying free from the nest.A full harvest of love and loss, the full spectrum of life has danced here. And now, some say it’s time for tree to be cut down. It’s limbs are old and brittle. They could fall and cause injuries.

What if there was a different story?

The tree might be tended. Yes, she is elderly, requiring care.

But so don’t we all?

What if we made that offering?

Shared our love for the community and sheltered a little longer under here sweet branches, sang a few more songs, danced slowly into the twilight together?

Sock Drive Success

Thank you so much to everyone who joined in to help our local homeless people by donating warm wool socks, hats and hand and foot warmers. Together we gathered almost 200 pairs of socks. That’s a lot of much warmer feet in the city of Chicago. This here, is Jeanne. She says thank you! And that she is too blessed to be depressed.

It truly does take a village. Because none of us gets where we are going alone. Thank you again for your support and your generosity.

The Lift Bridge and Trees in Mist

The Lift Bridge and Trees in Mist, January 21, 2018 Chicago River, Chinatown, Chicago

Sinking Dock

Sinking Dock, Chicago River, Ping Tom Park, Chicago, Il January 22, 2018

Bridge in Fog

The Lift Bridge in the Fog at Ping Tom Park, Chicago, Il

January 21, 2018

Lake Michigan in Winter

I make black-and-white photographs.

I’m interested in interconnection and so understanding our relationship to each other and the landscape as a spiritual matter, but also in practical terms. How does this relationship, this experience, inform our thoughts, words, and actions?

It matters because we’re in an especially delicate place as a planet-our survival and the potential thriving of our species and all species we share this planet-time with, depends on what we do; not only now but in the future. The ripple effect of all our tiny actions matter.

Like when you’re standing at the lakefront, or anyplace outdoors, how does it make you feel? Do you feel separated from or connected to the world around you? How do those feelings and beliefs inform what you do and how you treat that world?

The Imperial Wizard of Intergalactic Light

Version 2

The Imperial Wizard of Intergalactic Light at the 18th St Lift Bridge, Chicago, Illinois
Mask by Chicago artist Bryan Sperry , part of Warriors of the Apocalypse work.

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