Sometimes I let other people take my picture (photos by Dawn/Bridget/Bridget/Samme).

Sometimes I let other people take my picture (photos by Dawn/Bridget/Bridget/Samme).

I'm a Chicago-based photographer with a passion for live music, visual storytelling, architecture and cityscapes, and portraiture. My work attempts to combine several of these elements to create a sense of place, personality, and emotion. When not shooting for clients, you'll find me wandering among the buildings, walking the lakefront, down front at the Green Mill, or attending as many classical concerts as possible. If I'm not taking pictures I'm playing cello at the Old Town School of Folk Music, drinking the city's supply of coffee, hanging out at the Art Institute, or dreaming about Vienna. 

My work has appeared in Gramophone Magazine, The New York TimesSports IllustratedThe Wall Street JournalChicago TribuneChicago Sun-TimesChicago MagazineChicagoistGapers BlockCBS 2 Chicago, and WBEZ.org.  I am proud to have shot the artwork for Spektral Quartet's Grammy-nominated album "Serious Business" (Sono Luminus, 2016).  Listen to me discuss photographing classical music in this short interview with Regine Schlesinger on WBBM radio.  

Past Exhibits and Events

Chicago Jazz & Blues: A Photographer's View - Juried Exhibition, Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago, September 22 - December 8, 2017. Awarded "Best Image at a Club." 

Featured Artist - Black Music in Chicago and Vienna: Roots & Routes. Symposium presented by the U.S. Embassy Vienna, University of Vienna, Austria, and Fulbright Austria. AmerikaHaus Vienna, Austria. June 27, 2016.  

Chicago Jazz: A Photographer's View - Juried Exhibition, Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago, September 23 - October 25, 2015.

Chicago Distance (solo) - Pianoforte Chicago, November 6, 2015 - January 6, 2016.

Clients include

98.7 WFMT FM

Alliance Française de Chicago

Avalon Quartet

Bach Week Festival

Bella Voce

Bitter Jester Creative, Inc.

C6 Agility

Cedille Records

Chicago a cappella

Chicago Children's Choir

Chicago Philharmonic

Chicago Writers Conference

Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago

Eighth Blackbird

Fourth Coast Ensemble

Fulcrum Point New Music Project

Haymarket Opera Company

Music Institute of Chicago

Music of the Baroque

National Flute Association

Northwestern University, Bienen School of Music

Poetry Foundation

Sharing Notes

Spektral Quartet

Third Coast Percussion

Rush Hour Concerts

University of Chicago Presents

William Harris Lee & Co. Fine String Instruments

Awards: 

Category Winner and Runner-up: Chicago Park District Nature Photo Contest (2012, 2010)

Runner-up: Art Institute of Chicago Modern Wing Photography Contest (2009)

I am grateful for the in-kind legal support of Lawyers for the Creative Arts.

I am grateful for the in-kind legal support of Lawyers for the Creative Arts.