Tag Archive: Chicago

Seventeen in ’17

Shit!  2018 is only hours away . . . 

The Chicago Way

It was in Chicago that I discovered what love is, what love is not, and how lust can blind.  It was in Chicago that I became a better man.

Seven

Okay . . . let’s try this blogging thing again.

Dear Annamaria

The following is an open letter to my friend and fellow photographer Annamaria.  Annamaria took up the photographic arts over a year ago.  Seeing a few of her early images, I noticed that… Continue reading

Because a vision softly creeping

Hello darkness, my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again, Because a vision softly creeping, Left its seeds while I was sleeping, And the vision that was planted in my brain… Continue reading

The game changer, Part 2 | The sound of silence

Three months ago, I wrote the first installment of an ode to the camera that has become a game changer to my photography—the Fuji X100.  I have hesitated writing this concluding installment because… Continue reading

Tempus fugit

Tempus fugit.  Time flies.  I do not know exactly where July went.  The lack of organisation and flow in my life in the past few weeks certainly have played a role, much to… Continue reading

The great adventure

Five years ago this week, I embarked on a great adventure that to this day stands as the best decision I made for myself.  It was an adventure that started out with a primary… Continue reading

HAWKS WIN

Last night, 15 June 2015, the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup once again, the third time in six years and the sixth time total. It almost seems paradoxical that I would live… Continue reading

Shall not have died in vain

We live in rather odd times where the current political and social climate seems to shame any sense of patriotism and pride in this country.  I often try to remain silent, or if anything… Continue reading

Into the wild green yonder

There are four holidays throughout the year I look forward to the most: Christmas, Thanksgiving, Tết, and St. Patrick’s Day.  My fondness for St. Pat’s derives from several factors, ranging from my appreciation… Continue reading

Weekend zen

Life is about balance.  From the physiological process of homeostasis to emotional and mental stability, balance is a necessity to a human being.  That is why the weekend before last, despite being in… Continue reading

The Great Chicago Fire and the not-so-great festival

It has been nearly a fortnight since my thirty-first birthday.  I am still mentally absorbing the impact of growing older, though, as I balance out the negatives and the positives.  Fortunately, the balance… Continue reading

Summer reflections

While I had known fully for some time now that autumn is upon us in Chicago, it did not hit me fully until yesterday afternoon.  As I walked around Grant Park downtown with… Continue reading

Living legend

The past week has been a rather productive and inspirational one photographically, despite the fact that I did not pick up an actual camera until the weekend itself.  I am glad to say… Continue reading