Ordinary Beauties

From the series, “Ordinary Beauties.” Lake St. Chicago which explores the nature of the sublime in every day life. 

So while the news asks this daily to care about things which happened to others in our neighborhoods, cities, states, countries, across the globe, we don’t much know perhaps about the ordinary life the citizens we’re asked to care so deeply about. 

We have to fall in love with each other a little bit first in order to develop empathy that can really change how we engage with each other. 

And because also many of our cultures are so focused on status, in terms of physical beauty or money or some other power, we forget how sacred and beautiful simple ordinary life is. 

 It is my hope that photographs like these will help awaken knowledge, empathy and true compassion balanced by wisdom.  

Prints available upon request.