Out of the corn fields, into the mountains...Read More
I've know Ben for about ten years. We met, and continue to stay in touch, because we share some unexplainable, unhealthy affinity towards playing music. He currently performs as Lonesome Highway, a Bob Dylan tribute act, and as you could guess it's spot on. He's one of my favorite people to photograph, always insightful, never boring.
This is Michael. He's an incredibly nice guy with looks to prove it. I had a lot of fun on this shoot and couldnt be happier with the results.
I've been sitting on these photos since last August, dying to post them, but didnt want to ruin the surprise of Margaret's incredible Stereogum video release. I'm so happy for this girl. She's been hiding these talents (at least from me and the general population) for far too long. Follow, like, subscribe, watch, support Faux Margaux in every outlet possible!
I spent this weekend at my folks house in Bull Valley. Across the street from their farm house is an enormous conservation. My dad has been taking the beast, Walter, out there for walks. It's an incredible patch of land. I brought my camera out on one of the walks, and tried my best to photograph my parents in this spot, in this time in their life that they've worked so incredibly hard for. I think they were both avoiding the camera but I managed. I dont know why, but I hardly ever make it out of the city and visit them. I think I need to make more time for moments like these. I always tell myself that one day I'll live in a place like this, in the middle of nowhere, and I'll find peace and be content with not much at all. I realized this weekend, the fantasy is right in front of me, I just need to be paying more attention to it.
Kayleigh and I looked over a friends farm land for a week in Wisconsin. It was nice and quiet.
For the past few months I've been in and out of this shop, slowly fixing up my bike for a long trip in August. I've learned a lot about my bike and how it operates, mostly from breaking parts on the bike or removing something I shouldn't have, but it really is the best way to learn. I'm slowly figuring out what not to do and I think thats the most important part. There's a lot of great people working out of this shop, and I'm real glad to be apart of it. #cb750
got the chance to photograph the lovely people of Tiny Fireflies at the garfield park conservatory a few days ago. this is one of my favorite places to take photographs in. the lighting is always perfect.
these are photos from our most recent tour. it was a short run to new york, for CMJ fest, and back, with shows scattered here and there. our friend andy gave us a private tour of new york on his boat at around 1am. we got to see our lady liberty close up and with no one else around. it was one of those "this is the first, and maybe only time i'll do this in my life" moments, so we all took it in with great sincerity.
touring may be the best part about being in a band. its a very strange experience but hugely rewarding. even if you play to just a few people some nights, its a physical representation of trying really hard and putting all of yourselves into this dream/goal/fantasy we all have. its a lot of hurry up and wait; drive all day, hurry to make load-in, sound check, then wait for hours to play 30 min of your music. But for some reason, it's the greatest thing to be apart of.
hopefully the road will call again soon, and we can start chipping away at the fantasy some more.
I just got a motorcycle this summer and havent gotten to ride with anyone yet. so instead of easing into it, today I joined 200+ bikers on a Distinguished Gentleman's Ride around chicago. this was a fundraiser event to raise awareness/funds for prostate cancer. I met a lot of awesome people and got to ride in a sea of moving parts.
a few weeks ago, we piled into a small car and drove 6 hours up wisconsin to celebrate my older brother. it was one of the best trips i've ever been apart of. nothin' but fishn'
These two are my favorite. Cant tell you how much I look up to the both of them as individuals, and to see them together is something else entirely.
I recently decided to leave my job at Columbia to pursue more freelance work and give a little more time to music. I've learned a lot over the past 2 years working at the college, and have had a lot of great opportunities to photograph some amazing projects. The woman in this photo is Dawn. She runs marketing for the theater department. I've worked with her a lot over the years and im really bummed to not have her as a client anymore. She asked me to take her portrait before I left, and I'm glad she did. It was a lot of fun photographing her. She's usually the one behind the scenes, art directing everything, so this was a nice change of pace.
the watts wedding...Read More
the evanson wedding...Read More
a weekend in the mountains...Read More