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 Times, Sports Illustrated, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Magazine, Chicagoist, Gapers Block, CBS 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.
Category Winner and Runner-up: Chicago Park District Nature Photo Contest (2012, 2010)
Runner-up: Art Institute of Chicago Modern Wing Photography Contest (2009)