museums are now

The MCA Chicago has got some great new graphics on their front steps for the summer. It looks fab, and if you’re in the area you should swing by! (Free Admission Thursday nights!)

*Bonus, look for my photo (the above) on the museum’s facebook page as well as some of their other promotional materials for the summer.

upside down landscapes

It’s getting to that point in the winter when all you want is spring. The hint of a sunny day sends everyone outside, though there’s not all that much to look at yet. I headed out the other day with my camera, and ended up with this series, which I’m looking forward to exploring further. More on my flickr.

upside down landscapes

upside down landscapes

Photography

January 9, 2009

sunset

I’ve been getting a lot of inspiration through photography lately, and I thought it’d be nice to pull together some of my favorites here. I’m not the most technical photographer in the world, and while I’d like to be, I like the way that now I can go out and sort of lose myself in the composition, without overthinking anything, or really thinking much at all. For me, photography’s always been more of an instinct. I’d love to step that up to the next level eventually. But I enjoy the photos that I take, and that’s what matters to me at the moment.

I have the link to my flickr over in the sidebar, but if my “photographic ramblings” interest you at all I home you check more out here.

ice

blue & gold

beach fences

dunegrass

Desert Inspiration

October 13, 2008

I just got back from a week spent visiting my sister in Arizona. It was refreshing to get away from the computer for a while…and out of the midwest into some different scenery. While from what I could tell, Phoenix is just one giant strip mall (all the really interesting stuff seems to be in northern Arizona) it was nice to be immersed in a completely different color palette. And, as I’m trying to remember what I used to know about photography, it was really fun to try and capture it. I’ve posted the results on my flickr. My goal is to build a stockpile of color palettes and imagery I can pull from later. And hopefully build my photography skills along the way.