I'm a photographer specializing in Chicago's built environment.
I began photographing all 77 official Chicago Community Areas in 2006, and have amassed an archive of 250,000+ photos of the region and beyond. My photos seek to capture both the typical and the extraordinary elements of the architecture and built environment of Chicagoland's diverse communities. I also specialize in available-light interior photography of some of the city's most impressive landmarks and long-exposure nighttime cityscape photography.
- View a selection of my best photos in the Galleries on this website
- Follow me on Instagram, Twitter, or Tumblr to see my latest
- Visit my Flickr photostream for mostly older images
I routinely license photos and occasionally take on freelance projects. If you see a photo you'd like to use, want to know if I have photos of a specific subject or location, or are interested in hiring me for a project, please contact me.
I love to tell stories about Chicago history and architecture.
A picture might be worth a thousand words, but good writing provides crucial context and background. I'm a seasoned writer with an academic grounding in the social sciences and experience producing and editing content for a range of audiences and purposes.
I write, edit, and supply photography for a large number of Open House Chicago sites. I am also a contributor to Chicago Patterns, a group blog focused on Chicago's built environment. (My posts are here.)
I'm an experienced professional with diverse skills honed over a decade in nonprofit work.
In my current role as Manager of Open House Chicago and Community Outreach at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, I am responsible for managing all aspects of one of the world's largest festivals of architecture and urban exploration, which welcomes over 100,000 visitors to over 250 sites throughout Chicago during one weekend each year.
Project management, working with volunteers, event planning, communications and marketing, research and analysis, fundraising, advocacy- I've worn a number of hats, frequently more than one at a time. I enjoy working on challenging projects that require a range of skills.
I'm a quick learner with an exceptional ability to find technological solutions to operational challenges. I've built and maintained websites, created and managed databases, and used powerful analytical tools. I'm comfortable with computers, and focused on harnessing them for productive use.