Follow Me To…Everywhere

Follow Me To…Everywhere
“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” The question has become a phenomenon since Sheryl Sandberg put paper under it in 2013. There are plenty of items on my personal list: get my pilot’s license, send a certain children’s book to a publisher, and finally try some nigiri. But if you really want to... Read more »

Light Architecture

Light Architecture
Most photographers know that light is the key to their artform. But few have likely stopped to ask themselves the question: “What if light itself was the subject?” So, when Michael Taylor considered those words four years ago, it opened up an entirely different dimension within his work. From his home in Northern Ireland’s largest... Read more »

A Bird's-eye View(finder)

A Bird's-eye View(finder)
A Montreal, Quebec native and third generation aviation photographer, Eric Dumigan‘s father used to take him to airshows and airports as a kid. By the age of 8, he’d received his first camera, and today he often spends more time in the air than on the ground. He spoke with me about his two professional... Read more »
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Dancing in Air

Dancing in Air
The magnanimous Lois Greenfield‘s subjects are often suspended in air, frozen in incomprehensible positions. But there’s no manipulation, no retouching. What you see has somehow come to pass: The work of an ephemeral moment. While your eye might not catch it, the camera tells another story – and Greenfield’s work is proof of that. A... Read more »

Resimlik. Tasweer. Fotografie. Photographie. Photography.

Resimlik. Tasweer. Fotografie. Photographie. Photography.
Whether past, present or future, Joe Yackley‘s entire life revolves around communication: Communicating with others in different languages. Communicating news to the public. Communicating pertinent political developments to the state department. Communicating the history of Ottoman Empire and Egyptian bankruptcies in the 1870s to his dissertation director (you can’t make this stuff up). And communicating... Read more »

Be, Pose, Live, Love, Dream, Work. Hum.

Be, Pose, Live, Love, Dream, Work. Hum.
Brooke Hummer‘s identity as a portrait photographer was born alongside her first son.  But don’t be misled.  Her intimate knowledge of aperture and shutter speed far separates her from the fresh-mothers-with-cameras movement in this digital era.  As does her long-standing work at Outside Magazine and Crain’s Chicago Business, her schooling at the illustrious Brooks Institute,... Read more »
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Grant Me Beauty in the Breakdown

Grant Me Beauty in the Breakdown
Grant Legan‘s love of life carries through the phone line. Upbeat. Unruffled. His appreciation for art and curiosity for places to-be-discovered is infectious. A contagion of joy. Being both a photographer and avid traveler, Legan keeps a site of his visual trinkets – Hipabroadamus.com – a catchy, colorful mishmash of hands and scarves and diners... Read more »

Argentina in Chicago

Argentina in Chicago
The only thing more unique than Argentina Leyva‘s line of work is the studio in which she conducts it. A twisted fairytale from the 1800s, it’s set above a tall stack of wide, carpeted gray stairs. Ornate swirls of wood carvings dress the creaky room, and pink-curtained windows peer down from a dark balcony above.... Read more »

Schear Genius

Schear Genius
Jeff Schear is a professional chameleon whose career took off before his tripod even hit the pavement. A young buck celebrity photographer, he often lives life in Wade’s World. He knows what Kid Rock looks like on the softer side, when thinking about his own kid. And he’s not afraid to bluntly direct the men... Read more »
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