Monthly Archives: August 2012

Sometimes we all need to change something in our lives. It can be our job, a relationship, career path etc. Often this destruction seems really hard, however, it is the destruction that allows the room for growth. What do you have in your life that you need to change? (Image is of my friend and former co-worker. Zack. Zack was an amazing assistant and my “go to” talent whenever I need him in front of the camera as well. Thanks man! You can see his photography work at www.zacheryjamesjohnson) If you feel like sharing, please comment on something you want to change in your life. Then give yourself the two week notice you need to get going! (Taken with Instagram)

Michigan Ave street photography. (Taken with Instagram)

Michigan Ave street photography. (Taken with Instagram)

Michigan Ave street photography. (Taken with Instagram)

Former Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley as push pin art. (Taken with Instagram)

A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.

Edward Steichen

I was told that often times my portraits have a very dark/sepia/deep shadows type of feel to them so I decided to break my mold. Hope you enjoy my new direction! The model was very difficult to work with on this shot. (Taken with Instagram)

The view from my bed @6:42 a.m. To support Emily’s first theme “Keeping it Real” Tag all images submitted #jj_keepingitreal_001, I wanted to show how I get greeted every Saturday morning. Best alarm clock ever made! Although most times I act like I am asleep so he can wake me up, today decided to greet him with a snap of a picture. To which I was greeted… “Dad, Stop! I just woke up!! Why do you always take SO many pictures!!!” (Taken with Instagram)

Is life really a tiptoe through the tulips? (Taken with Instagram)

“One eyed Jack” the pirate with a heart of gold. (Taken with Instagram)

Old School. “Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.” -Unknown (Taken with Instagram at Uncle Richie’s Place, 112 East 95th street Lockport IL)

He sits with a stoic’s resistance, his son in the casket lies there. No line of a tear mars his visage-the man with a the thousand yard stare. -John McCullagh (Taken with Instagram at American Legion)

Caged in. (Taken with Instagram)

Life grows even in the harshest environments. (Taken with Instagram at Cheeseburger In Paradise)

To remember Andy Wahol’s birthday… Ryan as “Pop Art” (Taken with Instagram)

Departure (Taken with Instagram)

Arrival (Taken with Instagram at Omaha Airport, NE)

if these wall could talk what would they say? (Taken with Instagram)

The long draw. (Taken with Instagram)

Jody (Taken with Instagram at Studio b, Kansas City Mo)

Working today with the 1st mobile camera. (Bellows large format view camera.) Originally posted @joshjohnson 8/6/12. Hello fellow Instgram artists, photographers and creatives. It is with great excitement and honor that I am writing this post. Although I have not know Josh Johnson for a long time, I am truly privilege to be helping him, serving the IG community and helping to develop our new app. Thank you Josh for selecting me as the first Staff Editor and allowing me to assist you and your vision. Although I have had a 20 year career in photography, I can honestly say I have NEVER been more excited about photography and it’s future. Yes, I admit I am late to embracing cell phone photography, however, I am so glad I have finally seen the light. Every day I am amazed at the quality of images the IG community creates and I am so humbled to have this opportunity to contribute in some small capacity. I believe that cell phone photography and Instgram is completely changing the industry and art of photography. A photographer rejecting a cell phone camera is like a painter rejecting a pencil. Crazy! It’s not the camera that matters, it’s only about the image and that you get the shot! Thank you all for sharing your art, photography, comments and talents with me and others like me these past few months. (Taken with Instagram at Woodcliff Lake)

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil (Taken with Instagram)

invasion of the toy soldiers. My son (aka: General Kuster) created this D-Day scene on North Ave Beach while the sun slowly set in the western sky. As he built it he kept saying ” (Taken with Instagram)

nieces, nephews & son series. #6 (Taken with Instagram)

the innocents of a child. on Flickr.