Well, that was fast.

Spring has come and gone, and I spent most of it among wonderful artists and beautiful moments. Here's a sample of everything I saw: 

The Chicago Children's Choir singing their hearts out in grand spaces. Galas for Bella Voce and Music of the Baroque. A beautiful spring evening on stage at Millennium Park. A surprise proposal and engagement tomfoolery. The Chicago Philharmonic's Scott Speck puts on the conducting gloves. Lots of portraits of lovely and talented artists. And the best rooftop view a photographer could ask for. 

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Cameras, birds, and photographers blowing in the wind

This camera of mine is taking me to some very cool places.  I had the recent privilege of doing a behind-the-scenes shoot with the Emmy-winning film crew of Bitter Jester Creative on a windswept bit of Chicago.  We dodged flying cameras and wildlife against the backdrop of post-industrialism and pretty sweet view of the skyline.