Short and Sweet Walk with an Up-and-coming Photographer

Last week, I had a chance to shadow one of the up-and-coming Chicago-based photographers whose work I really admire – Nenad Spasojevic who is on Instagram as well as 500px. Have a look at both sites. His work is so thoughtful and well-crafted and his posts also include his thoughts about his process.



We planned for a sunrise shoot at Monroe Harbor on July 5 and just did that. It turned out to be a short walk – from 5:30 AM at Monroe Harbor to just about fifteen minutes later when the sun was way above the horizon and the colors of the sky turned to lighter shades from the intense reds and oranges at the beginning.

I didn’t get to observe Nenad that much as I came later than I expected and he was situated more south than where I wanted to be. But here is a screen grab of his post on Instagram from that photoshoot last week, and you will get an idea where he is coming from:

As you can see, his eye is totally different from mine even though we were looking at the same view.

I wholeheartedly agree with his philosophy though. In addition, photography-wise, you will have missed really good early morning light you can’t get any other time of the day :-).

BTW, shortly after the walk, I passed by Millennium Park and bumped into two more up-and-coming photographers whose works are also awesome, Vinod K. (blinkofalens on Instagram) of Chicago and Beau R. (beaurogersphoto on Instagram) of Reno. But that is another story.

No Particular Place to Go* Walk – February 19, 2017


I woke up, did my laundry, felt antsy and so I hopped on the bus with no particular place to go … and ended up in Navy Pier.

* Song I kept on playing on my iPhone (George Thorogood version) while doing the walk :-).