Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A Few if by Sea

I usually avoid boats like I do the discotheques, but can tolerate them traversing at a slow pace through the Chicago River while on a guided Architectural Tour. I wish I could say I absorbed a bevy of information about Chicago's rich design history, but I was too busy taking photos on my unstable sea legs.

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Trump, Gull and Fox Trot Building, Sears Willis

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Eye in the Sky 

Even while playing  the role of a vacationing local tourist, I can't seem to avoid the weddings.
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Wedding People

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Boat Beam, Some Buildings

If the sea sickness isn't too overwhelming, feel free to drift on over to Flickr to see some more from the voyage. 

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Game, Set, and Match

This past Labor Day Kintner and I went to NYC to hang out with friends, see the sites, spend time in an emergency room, and to eat some serious pizza. We spent one day at The US Open, which was by far the coolest sporting event I've ever attended.
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John Isner in Motion 

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Court View inside Louis Armstrong Stadium

It's amazing how close you get to these players when watching matches on the side courts.
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David Ferrer in Motion 

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Sam Querrey-this dude will be winning this tournament in the near future.  

It's safe to say that I plan on attending this event every year from here on out. Peep more photos from the Open on Flickr. 

Monday, July 26, 2010

Plant on Premises

This past weekend myself and two ladies went to "that building with the plants inside of it," also known as The Garfield Park Conservatory. A joint like this is sort of like the Grand Canyon (not in size, of course) in that it's difficult to photograph the entire facility and get a strong sense of its scope, or for how cool it really is. At the same time the place is so damn awesome that any shot is probably going to produce some interesting results.

Garfiled Composite
Garfield Composite

Garfield Park Conservatory
Flooded Fern Room

Garfield Park Conservatory
Desert Room

Garfield Park Conservatory
Working Dude

See the entire set of images over this way.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

It Takes me So Long Just To Figure Out What I'm Going To Post

Last weekend I had the pleasure of photographing the AIDS Foundation of Chicago's 25th Anniversary Gala held at The Hilton on Michigan Ave. I've done some work for the foundation in the past, and can honestly say no organization throws a classier party. Obviously their goals are quite serious, but when they let loose they go all out. For instance, the entertainment at this particular party was provided my none other than The Bangles.


Oh Susanna...


The did the Big Star cover, I swooned. The played Eternal Flame, I melted.


Check out more photos from the night over at Flickr.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

What Spring Does Look Like, Actually

A Sunday morning spent tooling around the lakefront on the Schwinn, enjoying this freakishly warm weather here in Chicago, snapping some photos-trying to make things happen, not eating Easter ham, and listening to too much Gram Parsons for my own good. Landstractions abound...



The wind has been serious here the past few days, causing an uprising of sand.

Quite an Understatement, I reckon:


Lake Michigan is vanishing. Tell all your friends.

There's more where this came from....

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

What Spring Might Look Like, Possibly

Both of these images are actually unaltered, save for the color of course. They were shot with some condensation on the lens filter, creating a hazy, soupy effect. Almost makes me wish I liked the heat and beaches...

Seeing that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a top-notch Asshole here in Chicago, by the weekend it's supposed to be snowing. Again.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Practice Cuts

It's been freaking forever a while since I've posted any images to this Photo Blog, so I thought now was a good as time as any to put some up and see what sticks. Both of these shots were taken at the Art Institute of Chicago a few weeks ago.

Museuming, originally uploaded by Christopher Hiltz.

I really could photograph museum security for a living, if that were in fact a career, that is.

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Museuming 2, originally uploaded by Christopher Hiltz.

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Museuming 3, originally uploaded by Christopher Hiltz.