Category Archives: Art

Film Is Not Dead: Chicago

With this July came the culmination of a long-standing goal for me. I attended the Chicago edition of Film Is Not Dead, an intensive, three-day workshop all about (you guessed it!) shooting film. When I first started hearing rave reviews about the workshop a year ago, I worried that I’d be crazy to sign up—that, […]

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Surfaces | Pilsen

In 2007, during a springtime jaunt up to New York City, I wandered into the International Center of Photography and discovered Stephen Shore for the first time. On exhibition were his landscapes of small-town, roadside America in the 1970s, and I was instantly smitten with—and inspired by—the idea of what he called “American surfaces.” To […]

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Hello, Again

Hello there! Welcome, again or for the first time, to my little corner of the Internet. Sit down, make yourself comfortable, and I’ll brew up a figurative pot of coffee. Ever since taking my first darkroom photography class in seventh grade, I’ve been recording stills from my life for posterity. Recently, I’ve became more serious […]

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DIY Furniture Makeovers

Today, I come bearing gifts: the outcome of four furniture refinishing projects completed over the course of a few months. The process introduced me to skills (and muscles) that I didn’t know I had; apparently, they were lying dormant, only to be revealed when my need for attractive home furnishings became too much to bear. […]

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