Monday, March 24, 2008

Foggy & Rainy Day in Chicago

While most clients request images of a city taken on a sky blue day, recently I received a request for photographs of Chicago on a foggy and rainy day and discovered I didn't have many to offer.

Last week afforded the perfect gross weather day - low-lying clouds covered the tops of the tallest buildings, fog hung along the lakeshore and drizzle coated everything. The Cloud Gate sculpture, aka the Bean, in Millennium Park was coated in condensation and provided a different view from the usually highly reflective, mirror surface.

A day worthy of the best British mystery writer and photo researcher needing moody shots of an urban setting.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

REI Taste & Travel to Mexico

The REI store in Northbrook, Illinois will be hosting a Taste and Travel: Mexico event on March 20, 2008 at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. along with Whole Foods.

I will be presenting a travelogue and slide presentation of my travels in 2006 & 2007 to the Mexican Colonial cities of Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for the first hour. This portion of the event is free and open to everyone. The second hour will be held at the Whole Foods store across the parking lot. There the chefs will have prepared regional food for all to enjoy and will provide recipes for those who wish to recreate the authentic cuisine at home. A $20.00 per person registration fee is required.

Come join us! To register, follow this link.

¡Hasta luego!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Weathered Face

In the fall of 2007, I traveled to Guanajuato, Mexico, a wonderful city filled with color, culture and character.

This elderly Mexican man was enjoying the afternoon sun seated on a sidewalk bench. The tilt of his cap and the crook of the cane add to the life story expressed in his lined and weathered face.

A moment and face just waiting for a camera.