Sunday, June 29, 2008

Thanks Justin!




We subjected Justin (and his coach John) to tons of photos! And they were great sports - Thanks guys!!! GOOD LUCK! We'll be watching!

Greg says - GO JUSTIN!

My good buddy Greg (brother of Jess) and a fellow gymnast and University of Illinois alum of Justin's threw him an awesome (multi-level) BBQ this Saturday in Chicago.


This is a "before" and "durring".
Thanks Greg! We had such a great time!

Spring to Beijing


I am excited to be part of a large group of people here in Chicago cheering Justin Spring on his way to Beijing 2008 with the USA Men's Olympic Gymnastics Team! Above, Jess and I get into the spirit. Below, Justin in practice (from a lifted web photo).

Saturday, June 28, 2008

08.08.08


make sure to check out Joey D's solo show at Rotofugi on 8.8.08.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Solve

I came across this Solve sticker this weekend while taking portraits of Joey D.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Summer of Love



this heart is in the alley that I share with jess.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Death of Solve


Normally, i wouldn't post this, as I don't know SOLVE at all, though he runs in some overlapping art worlds with myself. I can tell you that he was 24, an artist (street/graphic/fine) and murdered. He was stabbed to death close to my house in Logan Square earlier this week. The above image is one of the many tribute pieces popping up all over town. I didn't take this photo - I stole it off the web. For more click HERE.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Magic



magic things happen on trampolines...

Carr Kids


All three Carr kids. Chris, Shane & Kylie.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Pineapple Thief



A Good Big Brother


Blond like her mom


Click HERE for a shot of me and Kylie at her baptism, I am honored to be her Godmother!

Summer is sooo here...


I spent a little time with this cutie today. Chris Carr plays in his back yard in Lombard, Illinois

Monday, June 16, 2008

Flowers - Memento Mori



I bought these amazing roses for a photo shoot (coming soon).
This post is in memoriam for the lost riders here in Chicago. The Ghost Bikes exists as a reminder.
Here is a mock-up from the shoot.

My new tent is sweet!



It's very sturdy and water proof. I know because it was put to the test when a crazy wind storm with angry rain came and tried to blow it away around 7 in the morning. I had both the dogs with me and they were freaking out! I thought "the ranger won't let us die here." then i thought about the dead Boy Scouts in Iowa and we decided to make a break for it before it got worse.

Camping



The dogs try to figure out the mesh tent door. WTF...what's going on?!?!?!

Friday, June 13, 2008

It's my Birthday!




Janessa and her brothers celebrated with me in an early party for my birthday. They made me this awesome gift!
Thanks guys!!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Now and Then

Alex Garcia sits in the front seat of my Volvo wagon - 2008

Alex garcia sits in the front seat of my Dodge Colt wagon - 2000

Isn't it weird...

when people you have known for a long time have babies? My good friend from TKD and fellow blackbelt, Terri, had a baby boy 2 month ago. His name is John, but can only call him John Boy. It's hard to get my head around the whole thing. This tough little scrapper that I used to kick the shit out of (she kicked the shit out of me too) HAD A BABY. Wow.
Congratulations Tom and Terri!!!