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I live in Chicago with my family, and I enjoy baseball, coffee, travel, writing, reading, and blogging.

Timeless Photography

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October 10th, 2009

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A friend and former colleague of mine recently got engaged in Paris, and this post is written in her honor. But it is also written to tell you about  photographer Jerry Spagnoli. [ Continue Reading ]

The Eclectic works of Bechira Sorin

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October 3rd, 2009

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Romania’s Bechira Sorin has a most impressive array of artistic chops. In addition to his work at X3 Studios, he also finds time to create works for the very intriguing slash THREE community, [ Continue Reading ]

Postcard collage making with David Mach

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September 26th, 2009

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I admit it. It was Elvis, and not Marilyn, that drew my attention to the fascinating art stylings of David Mach. [ Continue Reading ]

Bunky Echo-Hawk

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September 13th, 2009

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Earth Hour in Reverse

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August 23rd, 2009
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My guess is that Honda, which put together this technically dazzling piece, has never heard the name of John A. Lomax. And you probably haven’t either. In truth, neither had I before I started researching this ad. But 70 years ago, Lomax and his wife traveled to penitentaries throughout the South, recording traditional songs that probably would have died out otherwise. [ Continue Reading ]

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Patrick Rochon – Light Painting Master

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August 1st, 2009

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A more gifted writer than myself is needed to properly describe the work of Montreal native Patrick Rochon. The form being photographed is a starting point, to which various colors are added by a process he calls “light-painting.” [ Continue Reading ]

Phil Hanson says goodbye for me

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July 22nd, 2009
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I find myself drawn to art (no pun intended) because I have zero artistic skills myself. Specifically, I think that people who can create visual images–the kind that you look at and say “Wow, that’s really cool”–have some kind of a special gift. Phil Hanson is such a person, and I marvel at his ability to turn anything at all into art. Watch the video and you’ll see what I mean. [ Continue Reading ]

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Michael Jackson R.I.P.

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June 26th, 2009

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In the 80s I hated Michael Jackson. I remember very clearly writing an editorial in my high school paper about how he didn’t deserve all of the Grammys he won, and rock singers were better, and blah blah blah.

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Way Cooler than a Velvet Elvis

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June 18th, 2009
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I often find myself drawn to things I can’t fully explain. How (or why) was Stonehenge built on a grassy plain in England? Beats me. Why do I continue to root for the Cubs, when it’s never brought me anything but disappointment? I dunno. Why would anybody want to use Cheetos to create a likeness of Elvis Presley? Damned if I know. [ Continue Reading ]

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