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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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New Friends and Field Trips

Happy Friday, my friends! I’d like to celebrate the impending weekend with some end-of-fall photos—a perfect segue into winter, I guess, as we Chicagoans celebrated our first snowflakes of the season yesterday. But the story behind these photos, I think, is even nicer than the results themselves. A few weeks back, I met up with […]

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Seeing Square | Goose Island on Film

In a beauty contest pitting Chicago’s neighborhoods against each other, Goose Island wouldn’t exactly make the top ten. She might have some great insights to share during the interview competition—about the amazing beer brewed on her shores, or the fact that she’s the only island on the Chicago River—but even an evening gown couldn’t hide […]

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