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Hammond Latino Community Resource Fair – October 4, 2014

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Yesterday, I had a chance to represent work at the Latino Community Resource Fair in Hammond, IN. It was fun. Met some parents of my students. And the food was incredible.


Edgewater Art Fair – September 28, 2014

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The annual Edgewater Art Fair. A photographer friend, Justin, had a booth.


Watching the sunrise – September 21, 2014

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… on the eve of the equinox. Hollywood Beach, Edgewater


Kansas City, MO – July 31 – August 6, 2014

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I am currently in Kansas City, MO to photograph an event, the annual conference of the Pioneer Network, an organization that advocates for person-directed living in long-term care. This group calls for a radical change in the culture of aging so that when our grandparents, parents — and ultimately ourselves — go to a nursing […]


Saturday on the Lake – July 19, 2014

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Did a short walk on the beach in the morning and then went home to view what’s happening on the beach and lake from my balcony soon after. The beach was somewhat packed and there were many stand up paddle boarders, then sailboats participating in the Chicago to Mackinac Race and in the evening, the […]


Lurie Garden – July 11, 2014

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Having fun with flowers and insects at the Lurie Garden in Millennium Park. Short and sweet.


American English – July 10, 2014

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American English, a Chicagoland-based band, is considered to be one of the best, if not the best, Beatles tribute bands in the world. They sound and look like the Beatles and even speak like the Beatles. We went to see their show at the MB Park at Rosemont in Rosemont, IL. It was a blast! […]


At Buck’s Place – July 7, 2014

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Night shoot at the Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park two nights ago. I haven’t done a night shoot in a while, so I thought this would be a proper venue for doing one.


Summer Fireworks – July 5, 2014

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Summer fireworks at Navy Pier as seen from my balcony, 7 miles away in Chicago’s far northside. The fireworks are held every Wednesdays and Saturdays until the end of August. I didn’t do any walks for this one.


Oak Park, IL Independence Day Fireworks Unplugged – July 4, 2014

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Spectacular fireworks display in Oak Park, IL at the Oak Park River Forest High School sports stadium. It was a long (about 30 minutes), incessant display of beautiful colors imaginable. Thanks to Liam K. for hosting.


US 1, Belgium 2 @ the Viewing Party in Soldier Field, Home of the Chicago Bears – July 1, 2014

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First knock out round for the US against Belgium. They lost but hey, it was a thrilling game. Love the goalie, the best defense secretary of the USA!


Chicago Pride Parade – June 29, 2014

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I was on the Lambda Legal float as I was one of the plaintiffs who petitioned the Federal Court to allow same-sex marriage in Illinois before it became legal on June 1, 2014. The petition was granted and the rest, as they say, is history. I am just sad that Ron was not able to […]


Wrigley Field Centennial Seats – June 27, 2014

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It’s the home of Chicago Cubs’ 100th year anniversary this year. From the website, wrigleyfield100.com: “Explore the rich history of one of America’s most iconic ballparks with a walk down Michigan Avenue. See all 50 sets of authentic ballpark seats below, each uniquely and artistically designed by community groups, artists and celebrity fans of the […]


Fog on the beach – June 26, 2014

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It has been foggy in Chicago for the past few days. The fog has lifted now but in the past week, we were like San Francisco. Took these pictures at Thorndale and Hollywood Beaches on the 26th of June near my house.


Mixed emotions – US-Germany, 0-1, post-viewing party – June 26, 2014

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I was late for the viewing party because I had to go to the eye doctor, but I caught up with stragglers celebrating the US NMT advancing to the next round. It was weird. US NMT lost, but fans rejoiced. Thanks to Portugal and Ghana. Hahahahahah,


US 2, Portugal 2 – June 22, 2014, unplugged

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Part 6 of today’s photowalk at the 2014 FIFA World Cup viewing party at a designated area near Balbo Avenue, between Lake Shore Drive and Columbus Avenue in Grant Park. The event was sponsored by US Soccer and Chicago Park District. Unplugged, direct from camera(s). This set includes pot shots of people feeling disappointed after […]


US 2, Portugal 2 – June 22, 2014, unplugged

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Part 5 of today’s photowalk at the 2014 FIFA World Cup viewing party at a designated area near Balbo Avenue, between Lake Shore Drive and Columbus Avenue in Grant Park. The event was sponsored by US Soccer and Chicago Park District. Unplugged, direct from camera(s). This set includes crowd reaction when Portugal scores its second […]


US 2, Portugal 2 – June 22, 2014, unplugged

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Part 4 of today’s photowalk at the 2014 FIFA World Cup viewing party at a designated area near Balbo Avenue, between Lake Shore Drive and Columbus Avenue in Grant Park. The event was sponsored by US Soccer and Chicago Park District. Unplugged, direct from camera(s). This set includes shots of post-2nd US goal jubilation.


US 2, Portugal 2 – June 22, 2014 unplugged

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Part 3 of today’s photowalk at the 2014 FIFA World Cup viewing party at a designated area near Balbo Avenue, between Lake Shore Drive and Columbus Avenue in Grant Park. The event was sponsored by US Soccer and Chicago Park District. Unplugged, direct from camera(s). In this set, the US scores its first and second […]


US 2, Portugal 2 – June 22, 2014, unplugged

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Part 2 of today’s photowalk at the 2014 FIFA World Cup viewing party at a designated area near Balbo Avenue, between Lake Shore Drive and Columbus Avenue in Grant Park. The event was sponsored by US Soccer and Chicago Park District. Unplugged, direct from camera(s).


US 2, Portugal 2 – June 22, 2014, Unplugged

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Part 1 of today’s photowalk at the 2014 FIFA World Cup viewing party at a designated area near Balbo Avenue, between Lake Shore Drive and Columbus Avenue in Grant Park. The event was sponsored by US Soccer and Chicago Park District. Unplugged, direct from camera(s).


Bodies in Urban Spaces – June 21, 2014

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Part 3 of the busy photowalk-day yesterday is the Bodies in Urban Spaces performance art/dance/art installation. Bodies in Urban Spaces is a moving art/performance art/dance installation in various spaces within 1 mile of Daley Plaza in Chicago. The whole installation is a concept of Willi Dorner, an Austrian dance maker and features members of various […]


Zombie March Chicago 2014 – June 21, 2014

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Part 2 of today’s photowalk is the Zombie March. I didn’t know it was today. I wasn’t planning to photograph it as I had in the past years. BUT, as I was sitting down on one of the park benches in Millennium Park, I saw a couple of zombies sitting opposite me (photo above). I […]


Summer Solstice at Millennium Park – June 21, 2014

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Jaume Plenza’s new monolithic structure at Millennium park Today was really a busy day for photowalks … since 8 o’clock in the morning! I started at the Chicago River by Wrigley and then headed west to Fulton St. by foot. Had breakfast … which morphed into lunch with some friends – actually it was, a […]