A Short Study of Light & Shadow: Chicago

Although I’m currently based in and around LA, I’m actually from Chicago.  Like so many people who grow up in an area, I didn’t truly appreciate the place as a kid.  It wasn’t until I’d left as an adult and returned to visit that I realized it’s really a heckuva fantastic city!

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Tone, Texture, and Rain

Up until recently, you were more likely to see a leprechaun, riding a unicorn on Main Street while juggling rainbows than experience a rainy day in LA.   Lately, though, we’ve been getting a lot of rain.  I’m talkin’ about the kind of rain that creates mudslides, flash floods, and car-swallowing sinkholes.

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Cornholio…?

Quick!…what’s the first thing that comes to mind when I say “Cornhole”? If you’re like me, the answer is “Beavis and Butt-Head“.  Nope…that’s “Cornholio”.  Suffice to say, I didn’t really know what it was.  So imagine my surprise when a couple of weeks ago, I was in a So-Cal town, Santa Paula, where the residents […]

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One Shot: Working Man, Living the Dream

I get up at seven, yeah And I go to work at nine I got no time for livin’ Yes, I’m workin’ all the time It seems to me I could live my life A lot better than I think I am I guess that’s why they call me They call me the workin’ man… […]

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Winter’s Shadows

 I love winter’s light! Well…I’ve gotta admit, I love all types of light, but I  particularly enjoy the low angled, winter’s morning light we get in LA.  It varies from harsh to mellow and never fails to create depth, texture and, of course, spectacular shadows.  

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