The Boot Posted in Photo Blog, Portfolio, on March 24, 2011 This poor guy, his car got the boot. Its a bit funny though that there was a pay box sign right by his booted vehicle. Chicago parking has gotten more ridiculous this year with the hike in fees that started in January. It can now cost you as much as $5 an hour to park in the loop. What is worse is the city has sold the rights to the parking met ... 1 The Noodle Man Posted in Photo Blog, Portfolio, on March 22, 2011 I was spending the afternoon in China Town in South Chicago with some friends, eating great food and looking in different shops. It was quite the experience and you see some pretty amazing things. China Town is a small culture shock but it is one of the great many things about Chicago overall. As I was walking through a small row of shops I saw t ... 2 What’s Up Michigan Ave Posted in Chicago, Photo Blog, Portfolio, on December 31, 2010 I was downtown the other night with a few friends just walking around looking at shops and eating great food.  I decided to stop for an impromptu photo session with my friend Chris.  He has appeared on the blog before but only in silhouette so I figured it was time to take some real photos of him. 0 Speeding Reflection Posted in Photo Blog, on September 30, 2010 A photo from my archive, or I should say another take on this photo. I have used it before a few years ago but I decided to process it again. This is my friend Kai acting all suave in a Chicago CTA station while a train was speeding through the station. It was shear luck that I managed to catch his reflection in the window, but after looking at ... 2 Three Beasts Posted in Photo Blog, on August 21, 2010 I was visiting downtown Chicago with my close friend Chris and we decided to visit our favorite car shop Top Speed Motorsports to re-live the old days.  Out front they always have amazing cars parked.  Today was special though because they had not one but three Nissan Skylines including the brand new Nissan GTR.  The first two from left to right ... 0 Sunset Thunderstorm Posted in Photo Blog, on July 31, 2010 I was driving around after a thunderstorm that rolled through the area and I saw the sunset start peeking through the clouds in the distance and made this photo.  I always love the contrast of the sky after a good thunderstorm here in Illinois. 0 City Life Posted in Photo Blog, on July 10, 2010 Chicago has to be one of the most beautiful cities at night.  The riverfront area is such a nice area to walk around during the day, but it is even better at night.  Chicago has been pretty busy at night with the Taste of Chicago going on during June.  Everyone seems like they want to be outside doing something.  The beautiful weather at night ... 8 Fast Lane Posted in Photo Blog, on July 3, 2010 Life in the fast lane.  Every time I am in the city I always can feel the energy from everyone in a fast paced lifestyle.  The night this photo was made it was particularly nice out in Chicago and more people were out and about than usual.  Always an interesting time. I am in the fast lane this weekend but not in Chicago.  I was hoping to shoot ... 0 Chicago Bucket Boys Posted in Photo Blog, on July 1, 2010 I was at the Taste of Chicago and I came across these wonderful street performers The Chicago Bucket Boys.  These guys are amazing percussionists.  I myself played percussion for many years and I was extremely impressed with their talent and stamina during their performance. Here is a short video of them on YouTube. 0 Gay Pride Protest Posted in Photo Blog, on June 28, 2010 I was in Chicago this last Sunday for the Taste of Chicago and I heard the Gay Pride Parade was going on so I hopped on the train over there.  Sure enough there was a huge amount of people over there so I wandered about for some time and came upon this religious protest.  It was peaceful for the most part besides the angry yelling and gestures th ... 2 Lonely Musician Posted in Photo Blog, on May 24, 2010 Another street musician but this time in Chicago.  As the weather is getting warmer I am sure I will see more and more of them.  I plan on trying to start talking with each of them to get a story about each performer. 0 Round and Round Posted in Photo Blog, on May 21, 2010 While I was at Navy Pier last time a friend of mine wanted to relive his childhood and decided to ride the swings.  I captured several photos of him enjoying his time and here is one to share with you… On a technical note these photos were difficult to take since it was moving quite fast and to get proper focus on the subject was a challenge ... 0 A Relaxing Cab Ride Posted in Photo Blog, on May 19, 2010 The yellow monsters are everywhere in Chicago.  You can also see them slowly making their way down the Chicago River from time to time.  This photo was made as I was walking down Michigan Avenue over the river. 0 Hiding From The Yellow Monster Posted in Photo Blog, on May 17, 2010 I made this photo last week when I was in the city with a few friends.  I noticed these beautiful flower beds and all of the traffic near by and I thought the perspective of hiding from cabs or “the yellow monster” behind some flowers was fun..  I know completely random and a bit strange.. 0 Bad Parking Posted in Photo Blog, on May 7, 2010 I was in downtown Chicago yesterday shooting photos and visiting with friends.  I was walking down Michigan Ave and noticed the very unique lighting as it was getting late in the afternoon, then I noticed the way the car had stopped on the side of the road.  I took some amazing photos yesterday so I should have some great ones coming up soon! 0 Do Not Walk Posted in Photo Blog, on April 28, 2010 I made this photo walking over to the bar from the last photo.  It was a very chilly night in Chicago and I did not bring anything for the weather.. It was around 38 degrees and I had a short sleeve shirt on.  The weather here can change so fast during the spring you really have to be prepared for anything everyday. 0 Good Beer, Bad Game Posted in Photo Blog, on April 26, 2010 I was out making photos the other night and working on a future time lapse project and I stopped in a bar to warm up and grab a good brew.  The bar had a full brewery setup throughout the bar.  It was quite and amazing setup and I have photos from all over it.  Great beer there as well! 0 Waiting For The Call Posted in Photo Blog, on April 23, 2010 This is another photo I made when I was in the firehouse off of Chicago Ave.  On a side note.. the Chicago CTA does not like people taking photos in their train stations.  I was told I was not allowed to take photos without express permission and I was then escorted onto a train by a CTA employee.. What is the big deal?  It’s getting harde ... 0 Engine Company 98 Posted in Photo Blog, on April 21, 2010 While walking over to a friends place I stopped inside a small fire house on Chicago Ave.  I have always been interested in this really small fire house so I asked to take a few photos and they gladly accepted.  This is a real small house with just enough room for 1 engine and an ambulance. 0 Turning Fast Posted in Photo Blog, on April 15, 2010 I made this photo the other night in downtown Chicago after I met with the mad photographer Jez Coulson.  He has a love for blurring cabs and I had caught this by luck when I noticed this motorcycle come around the corner. On a side note welcome to the new website.  There will be some slight changes over the coming weeks, but I encourage YOU to p ... 8