Monthly Archives: May 2013

My favorite thing to photograph is people. I love the personal interaction and the desired hope to make that person trust you long enough to give you an brief unguarded moment of truth. When shooting people, don’t try and capture an image but try and create a moment.

Amazing storm rolled in as I was driving tonight and had to pull over and take a picture. I have never seen such contrast on the horizon. #nofilter (at Somewhere between the earth and sky)

Off the grid. (at The Barn

Looking up while going down.

Water, plant and grow.

Part 2. (The face of photography professionalism.)

As I approached bus I suddenly saw the drivers face and slowly my brain began to compute that I actually knew the driver!

Smiling back at me was one of my old photo assistant from Playboy. It was the infamous David Goodman!

In the world of photo assistances, David was at the top of the list. He was a rare and great bread of assistant. Unlike most photo assistance, David had no interest in being a photographer. He was a full-time professional assistant and he worked only for the best and famous photographers. I do not put myself in that category.

What David saw and learned over his 30 + year is truly amazing. If I was a dean of the largest most prestigious photography college, I would have David teach a class on photography 101 and what it means to a professional.

It’s been years since I had seen David and only wish I had more 5 seconds to capture a more appropriate portrait of him.

Thanks David for teaching me so much about photography and setting the standard of photo professionalism!

Part 1. Something totally different.

As I left my car to locate the bus that would take me to the rugby field today, my eyes fell upon this beast of a beauty.

I thought to myself “now what parent would want this bad boy to pick their child up on Tuesday morning?” LOL.


This post is in honor of my late uncle Major Thomas Dailey 7th Armored Division 17th Tank Battalion. Uncle Tom severed under General George S. Patton in the Battle of the Bulge till the end of the war.

Thanks to all that have served and those still serving today. It is your service that has provided us with today’s freedom. Happy Memorial Day!

Up in smoke. (at Naper Settlement)

You looking at me?

Some photographs are way more enjoyable to create then others.

Now that is one big ass potato! Yeah I would say meals on wheels is truly appropriate. (at Kem’s Restaurant at Holiday Inn Aurora, IL)

If you look into an soldiers eyes you can tell how much war he has seen. If the answer is “none” linger upon the innocence before it is destroyed. For once innocence is gone, it shall never return again. (at Naper Settlement)

Young Rebs. (at Naper Settlement)

To all the moms in Ilian Island that have little in terms of material comforts but an abundance of love for your children, I hope you had a special day yesterday. (Anyone know if they celebrate Mother’s Day in the Philippinies?)

black VS white. (at Mastro’s Steakhouse)

This meal took 3 years, 2 fist-fights and 1 small kitchen fire too perfect. Well worth it! (at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit)

Last transmission. (at Bowie lane)


Reach for the sky. (at Powers Lake)

The sport of champions.

Learning to fly.

Natures color wheel.

The dawn of a new day.